Daily Archives: March 15, 2013


I Am a Logophile: update (and more)

I Am a Logophile: update (and more)

One of my favorite vocabulary games: 7 Little Words has officially released its junior version: 7 Little Words for Kids. Like the original,  you must figure seven words from the clues, using the letter blocks.    The junior version, however, takes the elementary age players through various worlds, including a scuba adventure, space travel, dinosaur


DEN STARs in the News: Ruby Aguilar

Texas DEN STAR Ruby Aguilar shared some of her great news with us and we’re sharing it with you.  Ruby was selected to participate in the Community Historical and Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) program at the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas. This NEH-funded program selected twelve educators from across the Rio


Class of 2013 DEN Guru Finalists

Every STAR has his/her own special talents, skills, and passion for utilizing digital content across the curriculum. We want to continue to provide opportunities for STARs to share their knowledge with the community so we began the DEN Guru program. Through a competitive application process, up to 5 DEN Gurus are selected each year. DEN


Your Digital Portfolio

I know I have asked my students in the past to do a portfolio for various courses.  I think it is valuable for them to have a physical representation of their body of work.  I got to thinking (dangerous business) when I was filling out the DEN Guru application that I did not have a


STEM Webinar: Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom

Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 7pm ET Join us to learn more about one of the Internet’s most exciting and powerful tools! Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers – not by searching the web, but by performing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.


EdCamp NC

EdcampNC 2013 has been scheduled! The date is May 4, 2013! REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE http://t.co/na9cIuCuEn Poe Hall, NCSU, Raleigh, North Carolina If you aren’t familiar with EdCamp check out this “snapshot” from the official EdCamp website. Edcamps were founded when a group of teachers, were inspired by a local Barcamp unconference on computer programming.