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
Here is a little web tool that can be expanded to do more than what you may think! ThingLink will allow you to upload a picture and then place link targets within the picture to connect you to different sites, listen to an explanation, or read information an important concept. It seems like a simple
Enjoy the DEN Weekly Update for April 27, 2012.
The Top 20 TED Talks in The Last 5 Years Tags: no_tag Posted from Diigo. The rest of Discovery Educator Network group favorite links are here.
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
Since launching theme pages on DE Streaming, we’ve received requests to find a more descriptive, appropriate name for them. The name “theme page” conveys the idea of a collection of content assets focused on a particular topic. However, many people thought that the name fell short in describing the value that the pages offer teachers.
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: http://www.slideshare.net/imcguy/anywhere-anytime-learning-sls All of the resources shared during the session are hyperlinked in that presentation for
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
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
Home | MIT + K12 Tags: science, mit, physics, education, khanacademy TED-Ed’s New Video Tool Allows Anyone To Create Video Lessons Online | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation anyone can use this simple platform to pair any video on YouTube–not just TED Talks–with custom content. Tags: TED, lessons, TED-Ed, flippedclassroom, YouTube, Khan, Acadmey –