Monthly Archives: July 2011

Transformational Change in Support of the Common Good

Transformational Change in Support of the Common Good

[Effective] “Leaders realize that humans grow intellectually through resolving differences, achieving consensus, and stretching to accommodate dissonance.  They realize there is greater possibility for making connections, stimulating creativity, and growing the capacity for complex problem solving when such differences are bridged.  Interdependent learning communities are built, not by obscuring diversity, but by valuing the friction those differences

HP’s Cloud Computing Digital Hub hosted by Tech&Learning

Tech&Learning, a great, free, resource for educators, hosts HP’s Cloud Computing Digital Hub. This site has free resources, eBooks, and other information about cloud-based infrastructures in K-12 Education. The resources include planning guides, how-to’s and tips, what the cloud is and how it can benefit education, case studies and how cloud computing can transform education and

Knovio – create online presentations easilly

Knovio is a new service that allows you to easily create online presentations. It is currently in private beta, but you can request access from their main page. It is free to use and lets you turn PowerPoint slides into video presentations in your browser with no hardware or video software needed. All you need is

Slidestaxx – create amazing social media slideshows

Slidestaxx is a free service I recently learned about from my PLN on Twitter. Slidestaxx lets you take media from multiple sources and turn them into a slideshow that you can share on Slidestaxx, a website, or your blog. You can add pictures, videos, links and more. You can annotate each element also. There are examples on the site

Wisconsin at the DENSI

Wisconsin represents at the 2011 DEN Summer Institute in San Diego, California! Recently, three WI DEN Leadership Council members (Peg Hartwig from Marshfield School District and Karie Huttner and Rita Mortenson from the Verona Area School District) were selected to attend the 2011 DEN Summer Institute in San Diego, CA. The institute started on Saturday,

DENSI 2011 – What the DEN Knows

Create your own video slideshow at I learned a lot of new things, and had some of my ideas about instructional technology, education, and networking reinforced at DENSI 2011. I had a great time too! Most importantly I learned what the DEN knows, and why it is an important part of my professional learning

DENSI — part 5

Posted for Kass Bates: I am holding a workshop for K-2 McKinney teachers next Monday titled “Reading Rumble.” It will help to get teachers thinking about projects they can do with their students using some of latest children’s books.  My plan is to create a mash-up from one of the  books. So that’s definitely something

DENSI — part 4 — what we learned

Comments from the Texas team something  learned at DENSI: I learned how to make a green screen (search for “green screen”) video. I also learned about mapalist ( is a site dedicated to creating global connections in education. Music is the common thread that can connect us all Google + was a hot topic at DENSI as

Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK Overview Webinar

Join us for a quick overview of all that the Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK has to offer. This session will highlight all of the great resources, instructional strategies, lesson plans, and support available to TECHBOOK users. While archives are helpful if you can not attend in person there is no substitute for being able to