Archives for February 17, 2012

  1. Apply to Become A DEN Guru

    Over the past six years, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has grown in many different ways including the variety of ways educators may participate in the community. You can be a Discovery Educator and participate in the online community. You can apply to become a STAR Discovery Educator and engage in both online and in-person […]

  2. Discovery Education Science TechBooks – great resource – more than an e-text

      Discovery Education has a lot of great resources for educators, many free (over 30). They also have fee-based services such as DE Streaming with thousands of videos, audio files, images, lesson plans, and much more.   One of their other resources that I have been using lately is the Discovery Education Science Techbook.   The Discovery Education Science […]

  3. DonorsChoose – a great resource for funding classroom projects/supplies

          DonorsChoose is an awesome site, created by former educators, that allows educators to create a project idea, select the materials and equipment needed, and get funding for those supplies. The teacher fills out the project format and selects materials and then DonorsChoose does the rest. Donors go to the site (and the site is advertised) […]

  4. Vonage announces free iPhone and Android apps for calling and texting

    Vonage announces iPhone and Android apps that allow you to call and text message other Vonage Mobile app users for free, worldwide, on iPhone and Android. You can also call any phone number in over 200 different countries at discounted rates. You can even purchase calling credits through iTunes or Android market accounts. Calls will work over WiFi, […]

  5. 10 Tech Skills Every Student (and teacher) need to have

      Last month, I wrote “10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future.” After reading a few articles about specific tech skills, I thought I write what I think are the 10 Important Tech Skills Students Need.   1. Internet Search – students need to know how to do a proper internet search, using search terms and modifiers. This […]

  6. SC Teachers: Free Environmental Education Opportunity Through the SC Dept of Forestry

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Spend seven days touring and learning about and the forests of South Carolina, examining sustainable forestry practices and the forest industry. This outdoor environmental education course is designed to provide an unbiased look into the impact forests have on our state’s environment, economy, and quality of life. Key topics include forest management; emphasizing […]