Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

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Top 20 Educators to Watch Includes Texas’ own Andrea Keller

Top 20 Educators to Watch Includes Texas’ own Andrea Keller

What an honor it is for Texas to have their very own National School Board Association Top 20 to watch on the Leadership Council! Below is the excerpt posted on the NSBA site. Make sure to take a moment and congratulate her! She certainly deserves it! Andrea Keller, LIFE K-5 Special Education Teacher, Elliott Elementary

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There’s Still Time!

Apply to attend the DEN Summer Institute 2012 by March 1 for a chance to have your airfare covered by the DEN. DEN Summer Institute 2012 Bozeman, Montana STAR Discovery Educators who are accepted to the DEN Summer Institute will experience a week of professional development and networking that they will never forget.  Apply today

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DEN Star Jan Abernethy SHINES at Pete&C

It has been a DEN-tastic day of Discovery here at the Pete & C Preconference. I had the pleasure this afternoon to attend PA’s own DEN Star Jan Abernethy’s presentation on her Ponderous Pandas… a 21st Century 5th grade classroom in Greenville, PA. Jan does an amazing job differentiating instruction with her students. She enables

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Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 02/28/2012

30+ Cool Content Curation Tools for Personal & Professional Use Tags: curation, tools, content, Web2.0, web Introducing Prezi U – a community hub for everything Prezi in education – Prezi.com Blog Visit Prezi U for access to diverse content on using Prezi in education for all levels– from Kindergarten to University and beyond. Tags: no_tag

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A Great Celebration of the Alaska DEN!

The Discovery Educator Network held a social gathering on the Monday of ASTE to celebrate the launch of the Alaska Leadership Council (LC Members shown to the right: Ross Johnson, Jessica Cook, and LC Chair Marilyn Doore) and to spread the DEN word to other Discovery Education users.  The evening event, held at the Glacier Brewhouse

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Re: Dr. Lodge Video Challenge

Dear Community, It has come to our attention that some of you have been wrestling with our upload tool for the Dr. Lodge Video Contest. Uh-oh! While we are impressed with your persistance and stick-to-it-ness, we do apologize for the struggle.  We have called-in IT for support (yeah that’s right, even the techies call for

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A Great Collection of EdTech Pins

I know so many educators that are becoming addicted to Pinterest.  Pinterest is a great resource for classroom ideas and a fun way to store and share your favorite sites, links, ideas, products, and images. If you are educator that is using technology in your classroom, you need to take a look at the pinboards

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Common Core Resources For Educators

For many educators, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a significant shift from the standards and curriculum to which they are accustomed. That being said, there is a need for collections of resources that can help keep you up to date as the CCSS develop and are implemented. I would like to thank Chris

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11 steps to planning Professional Development

Professional development is an important part of education and educator’s professional learning. Unfortunately, professional development is not always planned or delivered well, or is not relevant to the staff. Here are some tips for planning professional development:   1. Develop a professional development committee to plan and coordinate.   2. Demonstrate examples of classroom technology

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Android for Education resources and apps

A colleague asked if I could put together a list of some great Android apps for education and some great Android resources for a presentation he is doing on the Kindle Fire. Here’s what I came up with: Great Android Apps for Education and Resources for Android Comparison to iPad Every app I want or

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