Monthly Archives: April 2012

Texas STAR a Finalist for Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

Texas STAR a Finalist for Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum

Congrats to Texas DEN Star and Leadership Council member Joli Barker!  She is one of a select group of educators invited to Redmond this summer for the  Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 US Forum.   Here is news on this special program and Joli’s fantastic project: The Partners in Learning US Forum is part of a

The Eight Podcast

Today Steve and I chat with our colleague Ginny Washburne about her new project The Rising Star. She may or may not have showered which meant we only recorded audio even though we used Google Hangout. This is a pretty cool project that warrants your attention. Listen and leave a comment. I mean it, leave

Virginia Social Learning Summit!

On April 21st 25 educators came together for the first Discovery Social Learning Summit in Woodbridge, VA.  It was a fantastic day filled with learning, sharing and collaborating. Below are some resources from the day. “Anywhere, Anytime Learning” presentation link: All of the resources shared during the session are hyperlinked in that presentation for

Post Test Season: keep the learning going

Testing is over for most, the end of the year is in sight — it is WAY to easy to just coast the rest of the year.  However, this time can be a great time to bring those special , extra, or just plain fun learning items that too often get pushed aside in the rest

America – We Have a Problem: Smart people acting like squirrels!

What follows is a section of Levinson and Grieder’s book: Following Through:A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start p. 35 & 36 (2007).  I am fascinated by their example of how a squirrel’s brain is ‘hard wired’ to accomplish certain very specific tasks. Mr. Squirrel collects acorns for the winter because he’s pre-programmed

Daily Dose of DEN Diigo 04/26/2012

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