Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

Congratulations to Michigander Edie Erickson

I would like for you to join me in meeting and congratulating Michigan DEN Star, Edie Erickson! Edie is a 3rd Grade teacher from Manistique, Michigan and was recently accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute in Burlington, Vermont! Edie and I got together over “Google” during a recent snow day of mine and after

DEN STARs in the News: Deanna Duray

Deanna Duray (@dlpd17) got some great news in late January.  The Colorado DEN STAR’s classroom at Little Elementary in Arvada, CO, was one of seven classrooms in Jefferson County that were chosen to receive an iPad 1 to 1 grant from The Friedman Family Foundation.  The Denver Post wrote a short article about the grant. 

DEN Weekly Update 2-22-2013

This week, learn about three new community initiated projects: DENvice, #DENchat, and The DEN Zone. Don’t miss the free webinars and virtual field trips happening this week like a visit to the Discovery Channel Telescope and Google’s Doodle World. We’re also announcing who was accepted this week to the DEN Summer Institute. Be sure to

Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver

Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown.

Blossoming to Science – Must See

If you loved “Blossom” or if you love “Big Bang Theory,” this video is for you. If you want to pursue seemingly contradictory passions, this video is for you. If you work with kids who are trying to find themselves and their places in the world, this is for you. If you believe that we