Archives for October, 2011

  1. Discovery Atlas Interactive Map

    Have you checked out the Discovery Atlas Interactive map from Discovery Education Streaming?  This video guide to our world includes thousands of video clips!  When you click on a country, it allows you to explore the culture, government, history and environment of your selected country.   I love that it brings all of the resources about […]

  2. Picture Perfect!

    One of the things we know about the Digital Native generation is that they are visual learners.  One of the ways to capture their attention is to offer them high quality, interesting, and engaging pictures and videos as part of your classroom practice.  While Discovery Streaming has thousands of engaging photographs and videos readily available […]

  3. Playing With Media Session by Wes Fryer

    Fryer Playing with Media

    Attendees at the Tech or Treat virtual conference were treated to Wes Fryer’s session on Playing with Media. Just as children learn through play, Wes urged educators to “play” with digital text, images, audio, and video as a way to become comfortable with these technologies. His book, Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing, […]

  4. Monstrously Good Mash-ups

    tech cauldron

    DEN Guru Traci Blazosky kicked off the Tech or Treat DEN Virtual Conference on Saturday by stirring up a cauldron of tools to create mashups…not the “Monster Mash”-up she shared at the beginning of her session, but a concoction of monstrously great tools to engage students in the learning process and help them create their […]

  5. Great Cybersafety Presentation at Tech or Treat!

    Georgia Cybersafety Initiative

    We had a wonderful time at Tech or Treat today! One of the highlights was an informative GBI presentation on the The Georgia Cybersafety Initiative. For more information on this program, and to view the training webinar Cybersafety in the Age of Cyberbullying, visit the link from GPB below. The Georgia Cybersafety Initiative: http://www.gpb.org/education/cybersafetyintheageofcyberbullying Here […]

  6. Web Surfing

          So, what have I been finding in my web surfing?   Here are a few of the “waves”:       > Weblist.me — add web links, files, videos and more to your own lists or browse the lists saved in various catagories      > twiducate.com — “social networking for schools”      >  plus.google.com  — keep up […]

  7. does accuracy matter?

    i have been in online ed 4 many years. kids turn in work that looks like it came from their cell phones. may b it did! we tell them 2 use tech 4 school. now their assignments look like convos w/ friends. do we care? we no what they mean rite? i am old school […]

  8. Upcoming: DEN Virtual Conference – TECH or TREAT

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 — 9 AM to 3 PM ET The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Fall Virtual Conference is a free professional development event for educators to learn about the most effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional practices. Our focus for this fall’s Tech or Treat virtual conference is on digital […]

  9. Last Call! KS Tech or Treat in Goddard

    The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council is looking forward to our time collaborating, learning, and creating with our fellow educators during Discovery Education’s “Tech or Treat” virtual conference October 22nd. It is not too late to register and participate with us at Challenger Intermediate School. The physical address for Challenger is 325 Walnut Street, Goddard, […]

  10. DEN VirtCon – PhotoPeach Challenge

    DEN VirtCon is all about the tech and the treats.  So, here’s a challenge to see how easy it is to master the tech and potentially win a really nice treat. Create a DEN-themed PhotoPeach and send the link to Porter_Palmer@discovery.com by Sunday, October 23, 2011 and have a chance to win a free PhotoPeach […]

  11. Deadline Extended for VSTE Student Technology Integration Challenge

      The deadline for entries for the VSTE Student Technology Integration Challenge has been extended until October 31, 2011. Are your students creating exciting curriculum-based projects using technology? The Student Technology Integration Challenge (STIC) is your chance to show off this work to the world! This challenge, sponsored by VSTE, is designed to highlight the […]

  12. Autumn

    We are well into October and the school year is moving quickly!  I find as an educator this is the perfect time of year to update my personal and professional learning communities.  Fall is probably the busiest time for most educators but a perfect opportunity to add to a network of educators to build resources […]

  13. Finalists for Adobe Educators’ Choice Awards Announced – cast your votes!

        Adobe Education Exchange is a great resource for educators, with resources, lesson ideas, lesson plans, and a place to collaborate with other educators.     The 2011 Educator’s Choice Awards is an awards program for educators. Any educator can enter. You submit your innovative teaching and learning materials and you could win some really nice […]

  14. Google for Educators Resource Page

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy     I just updated my Google for Educators Resource page. It has a list of ways to use Google’s resources in your classroom, as well as links to other resources that will help you take advantage of Google’s apps.   Check it out.   I’ll be using this as a resource at TechForum […]

  15. FETC Virtual Conference – Oct 27th – free, online – featuring DE’s own Hall Davidson

    FETC’s Fall Virtual Conference is Thursday, October 27th, from 10:30am – 6pm. This is a great way to get some excellent professional development and connect with other educators without traveling. There is a keynote speaker, multiple sessions, and even an exhibit hall, all accessed online for free.    Hall Davidson, Director, Discovery Educator Network, will be delivering the […]

  16. Tech Or Treat in Knoxville This Saturday!

    The DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference, Tech or Treat, is nearly here.  And while you can always attend online, there are many live events being hosted across the country.  Knoxville is no exception! In addition to viewing several online presentations, there will be live workshops offered by the Tennessee DEN Leadership Council specifically geared to help […]

  17. Got Energy?

    Check out this new *free* educational resource about energy from Progress Energy! There are great resources on electrical safety, energy conservation and renewable energy for parents, students and teachers. The section for teachers even has some simple hands-on activities to do with your kids!