Monthly Archives: May 2013

DEN Techformation: Twitter + Education

 Twitter Anyone? TWITTER is the best professional development tool that I have encountered in years.  Twitter allows you to have conversations and get resources from like-minded individuals. It allows you to network with others in a way that transcends the walls of our schools and neighborhoods. It allows for 24/7 participation in 140 characters or less.  That means

The DEN’s Favorite Place

Have you ever shared with someone your favorite place?  Perhaps you’ve told them about your favorite vacation spot, favorite restaurant, or special place that just makes you feel good.  We want you to think about that favorite place and share it with us.  We want to know all about the DEN’s Favorite Places.  Under the

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Post written by Kelsey Johnson. May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! This month, we celebrate all of the Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The term Asian-Pacific includes the entire Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. What used to be a week-long celebration beginning in 1978 was extended

Join us for the 2013 DENny Awards

The DENny Awards are scheduled for May 23. These are special awards for STAR Discovery Educators. It’s a time for us to celebrate the very best of the DEN. With categories like Best DEN Event, The RJ Stangherlin (for excellence in blogging), and Rising STAR (for new STARs), we recognize greatness within the community. Take

NC DEN STAR Spotlight

Meet CONNI MULLIGAN   Where do you teach? Buncombe County Schools, Asheville, NC   What do you teach? K-12 Technology Integration   When did you become a DEN member? 2006   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? My favorite thing about being a part of the DEN is the totally AWESOMTASTIC INSPIRATIONAL

#DENChat Focuses on STEM Resources

Last Thursday, Tim Childers, moderated #DENChat focusing on STEM resources and philosophies.  As with previous discussions, there were a multitude of great websites, activities, and thought-provoking questions from those who joined the chat. STEM goes far beyond the idea of, “Oh, I added a science activity to my social studies lesson,” or, “We’re going to

DEN STARs in the News: Mary McCullagh

On March 8th, The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center awarded Florida DEN STAR Mary McCullagh with the highest honor that a teacher can receive from their organization – the Teacher of the Year Award. The HDEC Award Committee reviews the contributions of exceptional teachers from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, and selects only