Daily Archives: February 11, 2013

Happy ValDENtines 4 U!

Happy ValDENtines 4 U!

I am so happy to take some time to share the love and support DEN has given me.  Since my first experience with DEN team members in 2010, my understanding and implementation of 21st C learning techniques has grown exponentially. Sure, I have always been a very motivated educator, pursuing professional growth, sharing my feats while searching

How Can I See Your Project?

In our world of digital media, students today are creating great projects in the classroom. The question that needs to be addressed next is “How can I publish their work so they can share it beyond the classroom?”. Today’s students are extremely social on the web and they need to share their projects in that

Countdown to #DENSI2013

The DEN Summer Institute #DENSI2013 application window is open. STAR Discovery Educators far and wide are invited to submit an application to attend the week long event in Burlington, VT this July. Here’s a little counter just to help you remember just when the fun begins! COUNTDOWN WEBSITE Other Important Dates February 1    DENSI2013 Application Window


PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode Five

  This is the fifth(and last)  post in a series highlighting DEN Stars who are presenting at PETE&C February 10th -13th 2013.  In the fourth episode   looked at the The Creative Flip  presented by Drew Giorgi, Mary Schwander, and me (Tom McLaughlin).  The session will be Wednesday February 13th from 10:30am to 11:30 am in Magnolia A session code  LL09. In this last

Things I Think You Should Read

It’s time for another installment of Things I Think You Should Read.  I became aware of the articles through Twitter, my RSS feed, or an email.  Regardless of how these articles made it to me, I found each to be interesting and thought provoking so I’m sharing.  Enjoy. I came across this great site for

My DEN Love Story

Porter Palmer, as she is so good at doing, has inspired me to write my DEN love story. I have been a member of the DEN since 2006 and a STAR since the program started. It has also been my privilege to have been the chair of the CT DEN LC for the past three

Do you really love the DEN?

“Work is love made visible.” Kahlil Gibran For my work with the DEN, there is no truer statement. Everyday, when I come to work, I do so with a heart full of love for every single member of this community. I even catch myself signing emails to community members “Love, P”. A few weeks ago,

DEN STARs in the News: Bridget Belardi

Pennsylvania DEN STAR Bridget Belardi had several of her fifth grade students selected to be a part of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s “TransformED: A Digital Playground for Teachers” grand opening on National Digital Learning Day. Students showcased their digital media skills by teaching teachers how to integrate technology in their classrooms. Maddie Ganoe, Meghan Maselko and Molly