Here’s another installment of the Wisconsin DEN Blog feature – Things I Think You Should Read. The state tech conference season is pretty much over, but ISTE will be here sooner than you think. Here are 5 tips to enhance your next conference experience from Angela Maiers. Looking to share your Twitter experience with others?
Imagine that the world had no middleman, no publishers, no bosses, HR folks, no one telling you what you couldn’t do. If you lived in that world, what would you do? Go. Do that. In China, there’s a factory that can make the same widgets your company makes – for a tenth of the price.
Take a Cyber Walk in Stockton Take a “cyber” walk with Christa McAuliffe Middle School DEN members! From the comfort of the school’s climate controlled computer lab, you’ll learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction. You’ll discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network.
Wow! What an exceptional group of talented educators we have in the DEN. Thanks to those of you who applied to be part of the 2011 class of DEN Gurus. This was a very exciting, and difficult, process. All of the applications were phenomenal! We set out to choose 10 finalists and couldn’t do it.
Scratch Educator Meetup Open to All Boston-Area Educators Saturday, April 16 10AM – 1PM MIT Media Lab Create and Share Your Own Interactive Stories, Games, Music and Art Come learn about Scratch, a free programming environment created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. With Scratch, young people can create interactive stories,
Science Teachers! Classroom Teachers! Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into
I recently saw Ben Franklin’s daily schedule and planner on Larry Ferlazzo’s website (which is an awesome resource for educators). I was a long time user of Franklin Quest (now Franklin Covey) paper planners and used their planning software and methods on my first PDA and had heard that they had gotten some of their
It’s serious crunch time in regards to education budgets. Budgets are staying flat or shrinking as costs go up. So, how do we cut costs to get the most bang for our buck? Here are some tips: 1. DIY Whiteboards – a regular whiteboard can cost hundreds of dollars. If you go to a home improvement
Qwiki is a pretty cool site I learned about this past March at TeachMeetNJ. Qwicki works differently than regular search. Instead of coming back with links, it creates a multimedia presentation for your search term. The result is a story, told with images, text, and audio about the subject you searched for. If you search for
Windows comes with some utilities that allow you to perform different maintenance on the system, but the included versions are not always the best. Piriform has a variety of free utilities for Windows that I use and that I recommend to others. CCleaner – cleans out your temporary files, internet history, cookies, form history, recycle bin, and