3 DEN Activities + 12 DEN STAR Presenters + Dr Lodge= UnDENiably the BEST DEN Event This Year in SC!

What event could this be?  None other than the Upstate Technology Conference (UTC) in Greenville, SC from 6/12-6/14: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/utc

3 DEN Activities:
1. Dining with the STARS: You are cordially invited to dine among the STARs.
The South Carolina DEN will host a dinner for STARs during the UTC conference in Greenville, SC. STARs let’s spread the word about the DEN. We will have door prizes for STARs that bring an educator who is not a DEN member.  Register Here.
2. Tweet and Meet:  While at UTC follow the SC DEN Tweets at @SCDENSTARS to find out where we will have a tweet and meet each day.  Show up for a fun activity, to meet new friends, and maybe you will win a prize, too!
3. DEN APPetizers: Chill with the DEN crew and share your favorite educational APPs.  Meet us on Wednesday between 1:15 and 2:15 in Room 104 to collaborate.  We will tweet out your favorites and make a list to share with all of our DEN friends.

Here are some great workshops that are being given by our talented group of SC DEN STARS:

Framed! Creating & Putting Images to Work
Cathy Jo Nelson
6/12/2012
8:30AM -9:30AM and 9:45AM-10:45AM
Room 206
Learn some tricks and tips for making images that do the work for you! Teach students to create visual booktalks, announcements, and signage, just to name a few–use websites and school provided software to showcase student work and more.

Scratch a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art
Larry Armstrong
6/12/2012
8:30AM-9:30AM and 9:45AM-10:45AM
Room 106
Scratch: programming language that makes it easy to create interactive art, stories, simulations, and games. Participants introduced to computational creations – see a collection of sample projects and engaging in an exploratory, hands-on experience.

1:1 Implementation: Richland Two’s Experience
Donna Teuber (with Shirley Smith)
6/12/2012
8:30AM-9:30AM
Room 108
The Richland Two 1TWO1 computing initiative will place a mobile device in every students hands over the next three years. Hear about lessons learned so far in building infrastructure, providing professional development, and choosing a device.

Lights, Camera, Greenscreen, Action!
Karen Ogen
6/12/2012
1:15PM-2:15PM
Room 224
Learn how to use the green-screening technique to engage your students.   Make them fly in outer space, visit a desert habitat, or dive underwater.  Learn how to easily (and cheaply) set up a recording studio, make a video, and share your movies.

For the win! AASL’s Best websites for Teaching and Learning
Cathy Jo Nelson
6/12/2012
1:15PM-2:15PM
Room 215
Come learn about the AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. See the winning sites, how they might be used, and get great ideas for implementing these free online tools, some 2.0, to make your class engaging and relevant for today’s students.

QR Codes in the Classroom
Karen Ogen
6/12/2012
2:30PM-3:30PM
Room 224
QR codes are everywhere!  What are they?  Come find out and learn some fun ways to use QR codes in your classroom, with your curriculum, for all grade levels and subjects.

APPetizers in the DEN
Amy Dent, Karen Ogen, Andrea Rollison, and Suzanne Brooks
6/13/2012
8:30AM-10:45AM
Room 104
Come share your favorite APP and meet other SC educators creating learning environments using APPs in the classroom. Don’t miss this powerful collaboration opportunity.

PD With a Twist
Tamara Cox
6/13/2012
9:45AM-10:45AM
Room 114
Professional Development does NOT have to be an experience that feels like torture! Three librarians will share ways that they have put a new spin on the professional development opportunities they offer to their teachers.

Tech Gadget Speed Dating
Tamara Cox
6/13/2012
8:30AM-9:30AM
Room 114
The Anderson One school librarians cordially invite you to a tech gadget speed dating event. Spend a few minutes of quality time meeting and getting to know gadgets like iPods, e-readers, Smartpens and more. Find the ONE you’ve been searching for.

Edmodo: It’s Elementary!
Suzanne Brooks and Susan Wise
6/13/2012
8:30AM-9:30AM and 9:45AM-10:45AM
Room 204
Edmodo is a learning network that can extend your classroom community outside of the classroom. It provides opportunities for students and teachers to share resources, communicate, collaborate, and much more.

APPetizers in the DEN
Amy Dent, Karen Ogen, and Suzanne Brooks
6/13/2012
1:15PM-2:15PM
Room 104
Come share your favorite APP and meet other SC educators creating learning environments using APPs in the classroom. Don’t miss this powerful collaboration opportunity.

Flipping, Fizzing and Sliding in the Classroom
Andrea Rollison
6/13/2012
1:15PM-2:15PM
Room 118
Learn how to flip your classroom by having students create meaningful video projects.  You will use a Flip Digital Camcorder, resources from Discovery Education and other simple tools to create engaging videos

Google Apps and Chrome: Two Peas in a Pod
The Cloud Is Your Classroom
Donna Teuber and MaryAnn Sansonetti-Wood (with Pam Hanfland and Janine Sears)
6/13/2012
1:15PM-2:15PM
Room 117
Use Chrome to completely integrate your classroom to the cloud. Collaborate through Google Apps and expand your horizons with Chrome apps to create multimedia experiences.

Let’s Go Educaching! Finding Educational Treasures using GPS
Andrea Rollison
6/13/2012
2:30PM-3:30PM
Room 118
Find out how you can use geocaching in your classroom. Presenter will demonstrate standards-based lessons that you can do with your students to create motivating and educational activities using a GPS.

Crack the Code of Learning: QR Codes and Geocaching in the Elementary
Suzanne Brooks and Susan Wise
6/13/2012
2:30PM-3:30PM

ETV Presentations by Debbie Jarrett and Donna Thompson
June 12th
8:30-9:30 Room 214  Beyond the Basics (Advanced SL)
9:45-10:45 Room 214 Ways to Integrate Streamline
1:15-2:15  Room 214  ETV Does That?
2:30-3:30  Room 214 Using Video Cameras in the Classroom

June 13
8:30-9:30  Room 211  Movie Maker
9:45-10:45  Room 211  Digital Storytelling
1:15-2:15  Room 211  Streamline Admin
2:30-3:30 Room 214  School News Programs

Our Discovery Education partners- ETV will have a booth at UTC.  Please stop by and see them.  Most teachers know about StreamlineSC but did you know that ETV offers many other resources for educators: Knowitall.org, PBS Learning Media, Teacherline, eMedia, Media Share, PBS Kids and OnePlaceSC?  Drop-by and learn about all the resources that ETV provides for all SC Educators.

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