Monthly Archives: September 2012


Matt’s Tips and Tricks 9-24-2012

Matt’s Tips and Tricks 9-24-2012

Wow – Monday almost got away from me!  This week we’ll explore five fantastic free resources from Discovery Education and its partners.  I also provide a link to a whole lot more (thanks to @ktschutt)!  We’ll also explore Sketch Nation Studio which is a very simple, intuitive and fun free app that can turn your


Back to School with the DEN Promotion Ends Sunday

Our Back to School Promotion with our friends from PhotoPeach ends on Sunday, September 30th.  If you haven’t submitted your favorite tip and trick, you still have a few more days.  We’ve already had hundreds of fantastic back to school tips and we’ve shared them here, here, and here.  Remember, if you submit a tip,


National Digital Education Perspective Webinar

State and National Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Education: A Conversation with Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov. Bob Wise   Wednesday September 26th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET) I received this invitation through  The Alliance for Excellent Education.  This Webinar is being sponsored by both the Alliance and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Because we


Sign Up for the DEN Goes Viral Project

We’re still looking for interested DEN members to participate in our DEN Goes Viral project.  We will be sharing the list of topics in a few days and can’t wait to interested educators to join a group and let the learning begin.  If you’d like more information about the project and are interested in signing


Colorado LC Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on Christine Archer-Davidson Hi, my name is Christine Archer-Davison and I’m the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Cherokee Trail High School in the Cherry Creek School District.  I’ve been in the district over twenty years and have been involved with technology in some way or another throughout my career.  I have a


Fall Is In The Air!

Fall! What a beautiful time of the year. The first snowfall, the changing of the leaves and wait….do you hear that? Is it the leaves changing color or maybe the animals getting ready for winter? No, that is the sound of Seasonal Science Stream. Join Discovery Education for our first Science Live Stream of the


Evernote Skitch as a Teaching Tool

  Skitch is Evernote’s sketching app. It is a great app that allows you to create sketches and annotate, edit and save photos and sketches. It is very useful for taking notes that can’t be typed, annotating photos, and making sketches. It is available for desktop, iOS and Android.       Steve Lai, a teacher in Canada, has some


K-12 Blueprint site updated – resources for planning and implementing EdTech

  This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.   The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. This is


Google Course Builder – create your own online courses

    Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating