Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Google Voice Search

Google Voice Search

Google and Chrome are working together to enhance features for all learners. While using the Chrome web browser, and then going to Google to search the web, you will notice a microphone icon to the right of the search window. You can click the microphone and speak your search terms! I was amazed at how accurately it

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Pendemonium

Are you looking for ways to incorporate more grammar lessons into your class? Do you love finding ways to integrate history and geography throughout the day? If so, check out the Pendemonium series on Discovery Streaming. In Discovery Education’s Lesson Plan Library, you can even find a collection of free lesson plans to enhance your

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DEN Techformation – EasyBib

The above video was made with Powtoon.com as a hook to a lesson we use to introduce students to EasyBib. When I was a student, many, many years ago, and was assigned a research paper, I truly enjoyed doing the research and writing the paper.  I truly hated writing the bibliography.  Back in the day,

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Oh The Things That You Learn

Working with my son earlier tonight on his schoolwork led us to the website of my former school.  As I scrolled down the main page to see what’s happened over the last year or so, a story caught my eye. One of the teachers at the school, who I’ve worked with at the beginning of

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Free STEM Opportunity for NC Students

The Exploring the Earth Camp could be for you! NC State is offering a FREE weeklong summer day camp to for rising Juniors and Seniors to learn geoscience field and laboratory research techniques. Geoscientists investigate the Earth, its rocks, oceans and atmosphere. We forecast the weather, develop land-use plans, explore other planets and the solar system, determine environmental impacts, find new

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Speaking in hashtag: #memorywall

Over the past few months, my middle school students have started speaking in hashtag. For example, “I have hashtag twelve days of school left.”  Their adoption of speaking in hashtag drives me a little insane. Why spend all that energy to speak the extra syllables? So…when the time for our 8th grade memory wall came along,

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DEN Reads and Shares

More excellent professional reading suggestions from our awesome DEN members!   Creating Innovators Tony Wagner 978-1-4516-1149-6 Rating: 5: DEN Finger Worthy In this book Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. This

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Data Stream Ocean course – Free!

Calling all educators, both formal and informal!     There are spaces available in the Fall 2013 semester of DataStreme Ocean!  The only cost to you is your time — time to complete the weekly investigations and time to attend the meetings (plus whatever costs are involved for travel to the meetings).   DataStreme Ocean

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