Looking for ideas for summer reading? Want to start a professional book club in your area? Check out these excellent suggestions from DEN members from across the country. Brain Rules John Medina 979777704 Rating: 4 I think this is a great book for teachers to read about how the brain works. Favorite line/quote: Brain
This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you check out: My DE for Students and Board Builder DEN’s Favorite Places Hangout with Kathy Schrock Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team
Tally Burkhart, a California DEN STAR, shared her experience that appears in an article in the May 2013 issue of Educational Leadership. The issue focuses on poverty and there is a piece called “Tell Me About…/Your Firsthand Experience with Poverty.” People with a wide range of occupations and experiences share their experiences, including Tally. Tally
Did you know that there are no snakes, either native or introduced, in New Zealand? It’s true! It should be said, more specifically, that there are no land snakes in New Zealand. Due to New Zealand being an island, the commonly held explanation is that there was no way for land snakes to get there.
Explore the Blue! June 5, 2013 1:00-2:00 PM ET Live from J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Register: http://exploretheblue.eventbrite.com Put your waders on and come exploring with us on this virtual field trip live from Sanibel Island, Florida. Ding Darling is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and it is world
For the last two years my school’s end of the year dinner has happened on the same evening as the DENny Awards show. I am sorry I have to miss all the fun of the live event, but imagine how thrilled I was to be recognized with another DENny award this year. As part of
California DEN STAR Geneva Hultenius recently shared information about a class project her students worked on. Geneva, a third grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School, put her students up to a challenge and the prize was a $1,000 scholarship provided by a Bonnie Plants. Geneva was interested in teaching her students about the scientific method
Whether you’re a coffee drinker or not, you should find a moment for “Coffee Time.” DEN STAR and Guru Tim Childers has put together a fun little video series on YouTube related to educational technology and how to use certain apps and websites in education. Below, is Tim’s latest video.
We made a joyful noise last Wednesday with the May Science Live Stream: The Sound of Science. Broadcast LIVE from the Community School of Naples 4th grade class, Instructional Implementation Specialist Patti Duncan presented over 25 hands-on and digital ways to teach the concept of sound. You can view the archive of the Science Live
Born on this day in 1917, President John F. Kennedy would have been turning 96 years old today. Kennedy served in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the U.S. Senate before becoming the 35th President of the United States in 1961. Even those that weren’t alive during this time period