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
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
In this week’s Weekly Update, we’re sharing some great virtual events coming up like a webinar on Wolfram|Alpha and a livestream about water. We’ve also got information about DEN March Madness and certainly want you to save the date for the DEN Spring VirtCon on April 20. We’re also announcing two more people who were
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
What does Discovery Streaming, Science Techbook, 35 Science Stations, 24 preserved frogs, 90 owl pellets, 12 educators, and a Skype Visit with Yellowstone have in common? CONTROLLED CHAOS! It took 12 hours to plan and make stations, 4 hours to set-up and 5 hours to deliver. Every group had a map, a journal, and a
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
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.
Did you know that the Mars rover, Curiosity, recently discovered that Mars once had all the building blocks of life on its surface? It’s true! The rover was able to drill into a rock, the first time a robot has ever drilled on another planet, and perform a chemical analysis of what it found. What
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.