Archives for February 12, 2012

  1. Matt’s Media Tips and Tricks 2-13

    Ahh love is in the air and with Valentines…check that DEN-entines… just around the corner I’m exploring a few things that I love about Discovery Education this week.  This week’s edition highlights:  Five Minute Science Preps, a song about Newton’s Law and its complementary kinesthetic lecture, how Discovery Education and Pinterest.com can be used together […]

  2. (Apple + Android)*Socrative = Mobile Mondays!

    I have experimented with polleverywhere in my classroom, but the concern of off task texting and excluding students without devices became a philosophical burdon.  I have also taken advantage of  ”Flashcardlet,” an iPad app which can interface with my on-line Quizlet question bank, but again I only have 9 iPads in my room; Flashcardlet is student driven and […]

  3. Bridging Media and Digital Literacy with Brad Fountain

    Brad Fountain: Director of Instructional Implementation

    Let’s begin with Brad’s presentation; I just love when a presenter shares ahead of time. Wonderful. Thank you so much, Brad. Bridging literacy and digital media View more PowerPoint from bradfountain Brad Fountain came on board shortly after Lance Rougeux joined the Discovery team. Head hunted by Hall Davidson, Brad is a seasoned presenter who […]

  4. Mash It Up for Deeper Learning and Understanding

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    Common Core standards expect that “students will use digital media to…”. Mashup tools will help them to meet those 21st century core standards. Carmella Doty and Renee Henderson kicked off their mash up session at the DEN PETEnC pre-conference by  talking about Notaland where you can “ mash your ideas and media together with friends in a […]

  5. Creating an Integrated STEM Curriculum with Patti Duncan

    The STEM Diva: Patti Duncan

    STEM is a mindset, a way of thinking, and Patti Duncan says there are a lot of misconceptions of what STEM really is. STEM requires kids to think, be independent workers who can also collaborate, but skill sets are important and need to be learned in a relevant way. That way to integration within the […]

  6. Using Primary Sources to Reach Reluctant Readers and Teach Reading Skills

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    In the first breakout session at the DEN Pre-con in Hershey, presenter Elizabeth Shotwell  readily admitted hating social studies in high school because it was just memorizing facts. It was a History of Civilization class in college and a professor who said that history was just the “juiciest gossip” that got passed down through the […]

  7. The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5000 Teachers): Lance Rougeux

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    Lance began with e.ggtimer.com for the classic times for classroom use. Yasiv lets you enter a book and you get a visualization of related books. The visual organizer is animated and a very useful tool, despite grade level. Copyright and Creative Commons, explained by the folks of Common Craft. For simple explanations in Plain English, […]

  8. 22nd Century Skills: BD2 at DEN PreCon @PETE&C 2012

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    BD2…That’s (Max) Brooks, (Steve) Dembo and (Hall) Davidson, (Steve) Dembo open the DEN PreCon at PETE&C on 2-12-12 exploring 22nd Century Skills. Special thanks to Max Brooks, organizer of the DEN PreCon 2012 for all his efforts in bringing us the best of PETE&C before it begins. What skills will students need? Max opened the […]