Monthly Archives: April 2013


Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

Curious how the progress this school year of the students you know and work with every day measures up? Discovery Education is pleased to announce that it has developed a new tool for educators to use to compare the performance of the students in their district, school, or classroom to a national sample. With just a


DEN STARs in the News: Kathy Cassidy

Canadian DEN STAR Kathy Cassidy is a published author.  Her new ebook, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, is now available through the PLP Network. From the site, “This highly interactive digital book — featuring dozens of color photos, six student-centered videos, and hundreds of live links to helpful downloads and


Say Not in Grief: When a student leaves us.

It is with a sad heart that I write this post. Last night a brave and strong student died from a long battle with illness.  Robert was one of the strongest people I have ever met.  Over his two year battle he never once said I can’t do that with respect to anything.  Robert continued


Grants R’ Us

I had the most amazing privilege of attending DENSI 2012 last summer in Bozeman, Montana. I met some of the most beautiful and talented people that I have ever known in education. We learned, ate, raced, danced, blogged, videoed, traveled, laughed, and then we unconferenced! During this unconference time about 15 people gathered and spent


DEN Spring VirtCon: That’s a wrap!

Twice a year we host a virtual conference.  And each time, when the event is over, I walk away shaking my head in admiration. I admire the presenters, who take the time to put together these phenomenal presentations.  They learn a new platform, put themselves out there in front of hundreds of educators, and spend