Monthly Archives: June 2011

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An Example use of Bubbl.us

As most teachers do when summer starts I am taking a class. This one is on-line and uses Moodle and the group feature of Facebook as its platform. One of the tools used is the web 2.0 site Bubbl.us. Here is one mind map that I put together for an assignment on early Woodland culture.

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Constructivism & The Discovery Education Science Techbook = (Education & Web 2.0 tools) Education 2.0

Over the past 15 years, technology has constantly evolved, creating and expanding for the learning capabilities off all students.  We see it everyday, as new products arrive to local stores ranging from smartphones to computers.  The 21st century classroom has also evolved as teachers, administrators and parents have come to understand that students need innovative

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Meet our new guy: Johnny H.

Hey all, my name is Johnny Hwong and I am the newest member of the DE Level I Tech Support Team. It’s been less than three weeks into my stay here at Discovery, so I’m still a doe-eyed, newly minted college grad getting used to waking up before noon and not wearing my Pink Floyd

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Does the DEN Impact Your Teaching & Learning?

We wanted to know just that; so we asked researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to investigate. The research team conducted an online survey in March 2011 with 231 members of the DEN Leadership Council to determine how the DEN has affected their professional development, and their use of technology in their work.

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Does the DEN Impact Your Teaching & Learning?

And the answer is a resounding YES! Shared to the DEN Global Blog by Porter Palmer, the results of the Harvard Study are now public. DEN Research Study Highlights View more presentations from changingconnections DEN Impact Study 2011 View more documents from Porter Palmer Highlights include 89.2 % answered “tremendously” and “very much.” In addition,

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Closing the DENPRECON 2011 with DESAB

To say that the day was fantastic would just not do today justice. It was over the top. Lance wrapped the day by noting that DEN has expanded to include administrators, and we now have a Discovery Education Student Advisory Board. Our day ended with 2 students discussing the different types of technology they use

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Merging Literature, Discoverystreaming, and Web 2.0 Tools: Howard Gunther @ #DENPRECON 2011

Join Gunther on a DEN Pre-ISTE adventure Howard Gunther, CT DEN Leadership Council Events Coordinator, delivered a multi-layered and  exciting approach to an often overlooked area at conferences: language arts and humanities, aka English and Literature. This session is exactly what I have been looking for as we move as a district into block scheduling

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From Banned to Planned ~ Hall Davidson’s Teaching Them Spectacularly with What’s in Their Pockets

Cutting edge mobile tech: it’s in your pockets Director of Global Learning Initiatives for Discovery Education, Hall Davidson saw the future ahead of the paradigm shift, and he continues to define Discovery’s cutting edge by teaching students with what’s in their pockets. From banned to planned, this session builds challenging student projects that tap into

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