Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Doodle 4 Google: Collaborative brainstorming

Doodle 4 Google: Collaborative brainstorming

Two things I love happened today. First, I introduced the Doodle 4 Google contest to my students. My 7th and 8th classes cheered. (I am not sure about your 7th and 8th graders – but cheering for a project is not a  normal occurrence in my middle school classes.) Second, we brainstormed as a class. Brainstorming

AzTEA: 22nd Century Skills Presentation

This came across my Twitter feed today, a great video of Steve Dembo’s keynote presentation at AzTEA Unconference. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Be sure to tell him you watched and learned by clicking those “Like” and “Tweet” below.

DEN March Madness – Entry #1 – Edmodo

College basketball is heating up with March Madness only a few weeks away.  For the DEN, March Madness is already here! Here’s the first team! Edmodo Marion Jacob nominates Edmodo.  Here is Marion’s description of how she feels about Edmodo and how she uses in with her students. Edmodo is an educational social networking platform that

Meet Edie from MI at #DENSI2013

This is Edie Erickson, STAR Discovery Educator from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you and

Favorites from the DEN Team

The DEN Team loves sharing. We love sharing things we’ve learned ourselves and things we’ve learned from others. Below are 5 things we think are worth sharing. Will these be brand new to everyone who reads them? Who knows? If they are new, great. If not, perhaps it’s time to reconnect and find a way

Facebook Template Ideas

I’ve done posts before about using Facebook templates for your students to create engaging and thought-provoking projects. Considering the focus in the Common Core State Standards on characterization, understanding point of view, and writing across genres, this really lends itself well to addressing these concepts. I just wanted to share this NEW Wonderful Free Facebook

Looking at the Tennessee STARs

If you are a STAR Discovery Educator in the DEN, and you are presenting at a local, regional, state, or national conference, we would like to know about it!  The National DEN Leadership is tracking the STARs through a giant telescope called Google! So, if you are a STAR DEN member presenting at a conference

iPad iMovie Trailers

So the first of a series of after-school workshops at our school wrapped up with an amazing example of what can happen when students are given the opportunity to create.  The greatest accomplishment of any educational activity is when students become inspired and the learning does not stop at the doors of the school. iMovie