Daily Archives: May 9, 2013


Teacher Appreciation Week – Day 5

Teacher Appreciation Week – Day 5

We are nearing the official end of DEN Teacher Appreciation Week.  You’re probably a little sad knowing the love you’ve been getting from the DEN is winding down, but don’t fret, it’s Friday!  It’s the day of the week many people look forward to beginning every Monday.  We’ve been looking forward to today as well,


I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

I always laugh when I see that commercial. I don’t know why. I mean- it is pretty sad…the old man or lady are lying on the floor and they can’t move. I couldn’t understand why they were in that predicament and why they couldn’t get themselves up…..until TODAY!  I am tired. I mean really tired!


To Flip or Not To Flip

Last week on #DENChat, Lisa Parisi and Elaine Plybon took on both sides of the Flipped Classroom debate as they led the discussion on Twitter. Flipping the classroom is a method of instruction that involves teachers creating short snippets of instruction on video (usually 5 to 15 minutes) and posting them online for students to



I am spending today in a full-day PD session on Nettrekker. If you are a teacher and haven’t heard of Nettrekker, call your district Ed Tech department now and ask them when they will be providing this resource to you and your students. Nettrekker is an Internet search tool for students.  It allows for three


The #whyiteach Movement

Our friends at Planboard, who have generously provided today’s DEN Teacher Appreciation Week gift, have created the #whyiteach movement.  Below the video is a story written by Planboard Co-Founder Suraj Srinivas, explaining the reasons behind this awesome movement. Watch the video, visit the #whyiteach movement website, and contribute your thoughts and ideas. We’d love to


DEN Techformation:Mindjet

Post by Jessica Donaldson Collaborating on large projects can be difficult. Tracking conversations for follow-up, sharing resources, and assigning deadlines are critical components of a collaborative project, but ensuring everyone is communicating and getting consistent information isn’t an easy task…until now. Mindjet [http://www.mindjet.com/] was created with true collaboration in mind. Whether you are writing curriculum