Archives for December, 2011

  1. DEN Summer Institute 2012


    Get your cowboy boots ready! The DEN Summer Institute is heading to the wild wild west. DENSI2012 will take place from July 21-26, 2012 at Montana State University in scenic Bozeman, MT. Up to 125 STARs will be invited to attend the DEN Summer Institute. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR […]

  2. MACUL Conference

    If you are a technology enthusiast in Michigan, you have probably seen advertisements for the MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning) Conference each year. It is one that our district has made a priority for the “tech leaders” in order to keep us current in educational technology trends. If you are unfamiliar with […]

  3. Welcome New DEN STARs!


    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Tracie Best-Harris, NJ Todd Boender, IA Meaghan Corcoran, TX Terra-Lee Gratton, Alberta Robin Harward, NC Tracy Huemoeller, AZ Charlamen Hurtado, AZ Susan Kirlough, SC Melissa Landreth, NC Vicki Morgan, NM Jill Murphy, TN Jamie Nodell, CT Jennifer Orr, AZ Heather Parris-Fitzpatrick, NY Kevin Roessner, PA Stacey Saraj, FL Katherine […]

  4. Try Your Hand at: INTEGRATED LEARNING!

      Looking for a fun way to engage your students as well as get them active and excited about their learning? EXPLORE INTEGRATING THE ARTS! Arts integration combines content and skills from the arts – dance/movement, music, theatre and the visual arts – with other core subjects in a seamlessly blended lesson plan. It’s a […]

  5. Android OS Apps for Education

    Culled from listserv responses, here are some suggested Android OS based apps useful for teachers or students: Spongelab is great for science. Middle School and High School FriendCaster for Facebook use (can’t use it to play games though) For good, free Android apps for children, check out Famigo Sandbox: One App that librarians should […]

  6. Do you believe that America has fallen behind in the world it created?


    America’s economy, infrastructure (airports, ports, bandwidth, bridges, rail system, etc.), educational system, open door to immigration, and safe guards to the natural environment and intellectual (encouragements to increase capital flow and innovation) environment have been what Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum have labeled as America’s historic “pillars of prosperity”.*  These pillars are less than […]

  7. Is “Cultural Literacy” still relevant?

    First a link to what is meant by cultural literacy:  See also references to the book Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch After sending out a question to my library listservs on what they thought students should know to be culturally literate these days, one respondent told me that in presenting this concept to a […]

  8. Exciting News for Those Wanting to Use Discovery Education Science Techbook on their iPad

    Whether you are a subscriber to Discovery Education Science Techbook or streaming you can now access all of the flash based resources from your iPad. iSwifter, an iPad app that allows developers to stream flash games to the tablet device, is debuting Rover, an iPad browser that gives educators and students access to Flash-based educational […]

  9. Get Discovery Education Flash Content on your iPad

    by David Andrade,     Discovery Education has a huge amount of great resources for educators, from videos to lesson plans to e-textbooks and more. Some of it is in Flash, so you can’t access it directly on your iOS device browser. However, iSwifter has partnered with Discovery Education to create Rover. Rover is an iPad […]

  10. iTunes Resources

    More than 800 universities have active iTunes U sites including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley.  iTunes U allows you to upload and share educational content which is really cool.  In the Beyond Campus section of iTunes U, students and teachers can also access content from distinguished entities such as MoMA, the New York […]

  11. Luring Your Students Into Learning

    Every educator knows, this is the time of year when reeling your school of students in from the holiday excitement could prove to be a challenge even for the most experienced fishermen… I mean teachers. The trick becomes learning how to lure students into learning.  What bait do you have in your box? There’s an […]

  12. A Day for Sharing

    Sharing iPad apps and resources from teachers attending the NICE iPads in Education workshop on Dec. 3, 2011.  You may not have had the opportunity to attend this unconference, so we are sharing the iPad Smackdown with you. There are apps, tutorials, and much more to help you along your iPad journey. Below is a […]

  13. Introducing Sandi Dennis from the GA DEN BLOG team!

      Hello Georgia DEN blog readers!  I’d like to introduce myself and let you know that I will be posting to the GA DEN blog on “Technology Tuesdays” this year!   Name: Sandi Hollomon Dennis, Ed.S.   Colleges Attended: University of Georgia/ University of West Georgia- Degrees in Media nd Instructional Technology   Current Employer: […]

  14. Chemical Elements – interactive periodic table

    by David Andrade,   Chemical Elements is an interactive, online periodic table. Clicking on an element brings up a page with all the information on the element, including all the normal information along with the atomic structure and facts about the element. There are also separate pages for each group of elements. You can also display different […]

  15. Adobe Digital School Collection – supporting creativity and digital literacy

    by David Andrade,     Adobe recently announced the release of the Adobe Digital School Collection (ADSC). This collection is a bundle of software for K-12 students and educators and is available for Windows and Mac OS.   Included in the bundle is Adobe Photoshop Elements 10, Adobe Premiere Elements 10 and Adobe Acrobat […]

  16. I am SO Glad I Found You!

    Hey There! Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Peg Hartwig and I am the new WI LC DEN Blog chair, taking on Chad Lehman’s role.  I wanted to introduce myself as I am relatively new in the DEN circle and happened upon the DEN in a most curious way. In 2010, I was selected […]