Monthly Archives: June 2013

DEN Techformation: Tools To Reach All Learners: UDL

DEN Techformation: Tools To Reach All Learners: UDL

Universal Design for learning, or UDL,  is a set of principles that give all students an opportunity to learn. The following websites provide all the information teachers need to start using UDL principles in their classrooms.Use this summer to familiarize yourself with UDL and be ready to implement it in your classroom on the first

DEN Weekly Update 6-28-2013

This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: The New Discovery Education Events Page Attend DENSI Virtually Building your PLN Click here to read the Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team    

DEN STARs in the News: Karen Lirenman

Canadian DEN STAR Karen Lirenman is the 2013 recipient of the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award, giving by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  This award recognizes a PK–2 educator whose work has had a significant positive impact on the use of technology in education.  Karen received her award at the ISTE Conference last

Explore DEN Reads

          I love how the DEN Community shares.  It’s what makes the DEN such a special community.  One example of the community taking the lead on sharing is DEN Reads.  DEN Reads is a place where community members suggest great books to explore.  Take a look through the DEN Reads posts

Fun Fact Friday: Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Did you know that Japan (and some other countries) build buildings that are nearly earthquake proof? It’s true! Japan is very prone to earthquakes, so their engineers spend a long time determining how to make structures more resiliant to the effects of plate tectonics. These buildings are designed to move with the force of an

DEN Techformation: SimpleK12

So the summer has finally come and your looking for something to do on those rainy days ( like the next few on the east coast), how about puttin on some slippers in your PJs and taking a look at  They are a website dedicated to professional development for teachers through the use of

Speed Dating, PD-style at #TSLA13

I had the opportunity to present to educators at the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy (#tsla13) on Wednesday afternoon at Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Tennessee.  We has 2.5 hours for attendees to pass through a dozen or so session to learn about a wide-ranging list of STEM opportunities and programs to help as they integrate strategies and resources within their

DEN Reads and Shares

It’s time for this week’s additions to the DEN Reads suggestions. Have you taken any suggestions? Which have been your favorites?   Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Debbie Silver My Rating:    5: DEN Finger Worthy, This book is fun to read and has a great approach to learning strategies that target all sorts