It’s time for the first post in a new blog series – Chad’s Choices from the Community. This series is designed to highlight the DEN Community in a variety of ways. My plan, for now, is to share a few blog posts or resources that were shared by a DEN member on Twitter. Keep in mind, while others may have also shared the same post/article, I saw it posted by the person I’m noting below. Forgive me if I’m not giving credit to the person who first posted it. While not every person follows every DEN member on Twitter, I figure this is a way to help spread the good things the community is sharing. In addition, I’ll share a couple websites or blogs maintained by DEN members, ones I think are rather good or have been brought to my attention. As a way to help everyone grow their PLN, I’ll also share the a few people from the DEN who you might want to follow on Twitter. Some of the people listed are veteran DEN members while others might be new to the community. Lastly, I’d like to share a DEN Person of Interest. That’s it, the plan for now. Of course, this is subject to change.
Articles from the Community
- Tennessee DEN STAR and Guru Tim Childers shared this great chart featuring 4 mindsets towards learning with technology in schools.
- Tennessee STAR Matt Graves shared this piece from the Huffington Post – Educators are the Heart of the Education System.
- Texas DEN STAR Todd Nesloney shared 79 Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom
- Texas STAR Mark Dunk shared 6 Technology Challenges Facing Education
- Maryland DEN STAR Renee Henderson shared with great post about getting the most out of Twitter.
Blogs from the Community
- Barbara De Santis’ Blog
- Andy Losik’s school blog and his Adventures in Professional Development Blog
- David Andrade – Educational Technology Guy
People from the Community to Follow
Person of Interest
Rafranz Davis is a relative newcomer to the DEN STAR family. She is from Texas and is a member of the DEN Leadership Council. She is frequently sharing her thoughts and ideas online. Take a peek at her Discovery Blog – Rafranz’s Digital Bytes.
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