Archives for June, 2013

  1. It’s All About Sharing

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    One of the things that makes the DEN Community so awesome is the willingness to share with each other. There have been so many great lesson ideas, articles, tech tips, and resources that have been shared with me over the years and they’ve made me a better teacher and person.  I believe this is what […]

  2. Fun Fact Friday: Harrison Ford

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    (©Tom Sorensen/Wikimedia Commons) Everyone knows Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Indiana Jones, but did you know that Ford’s first role for director George Lucas was carpenter, when he was hired to install cabinets in Lucas’ house? It’s true! Harrison Ford was a struggling actor who taught himself carpentry to make ends meet. Being hired […]

  3. DEN Reads and Shares

    School’s almost through. Summer sun is beating down. It’s time to dust off those reading glasses and that favorite lawn chair. Check out these great professional suggestions from DEN members across America as you start that pile of books to tackle this summer. They are good ones!   The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our […]

  4. Join the White House for a National “Show and Tell”

    On Thursday, President Obama is headed to Mooresville, North Carolina to see firsthand how one middle school is developing a cutting edge curriculum that embraces technology and digital learning. As soon as that event concludes, the administration is hosting a national virtual “show and tell” with high tech schools from the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA […]

  5. Heading to ISTE? Join us!

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    This summer will be the DEN’s 8th Birthday and we are having a little party to celebrate the DEN!  If you’re heading to ISTE in San Antonio in late June, join us for a time with fellow DEN STARs to reminisce about past DEN experiences and meet others to build new connections.  We’ll have appetizers […]

  6. Eleven #DENChats and Counting

    Last week was our 11th #DENChat, and Paula Naugle did a fantastic job leading us through a discussion of our own summer professional development plans.  Sometimes we spend so much time training others and pouring ourselves into other teachers, we often forget that we also need a time to relax, reflect, and recharge. You can […]

  7. School’s out!!!

    Although it may be bittersweet saying goodbye to the students you have spent the past year with, as soon as the bell rings on the last day, freedom sets in! You now have the entire summer to catch up on everything you couldn’t do during the school year and enjoy time with family and friends. […]

  8. This week on DENvice: Explore the Blue with Kyle

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      Join Kyle Schutt this week on DENvice! Kyle is sharing great resources from Explore the Blue and prepping for a Livestream on Wednesday, June 5. Join Kyle live from the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida. Register for the Livestream here! And, check out this awesome interactive, Thrill of the […]

  9. Communication and Community are Different

    Cross posted on my blog: As I talk with and work with schools and districts interested in using social media they often talk about their communication strategy and how they might use social media in a strategic way. My first reaction is you can’t. The word “strategic” implies a tactical and deliberate approach. While that […]

  10. STARs in the News: Eileen Malick

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    In early May, RichTech, the Greater Richmond Virginia Technology Council, held their 18th Annual Richmond Technology Awards.  The Educator Award, sponsored by Computer Resource Team, is awarded to the educator or school program that provides exceptional technology leadership and encourages students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering and math.     […]

  11. SC DEN News and Smore.com

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    The SC DEN has been using Smore.com to create a monthly newsletter for our state STARS. If you haven’t seen our newsletter, check out this month’s issue: SC DEN NEWS: Summer 2013. We have found Smore to be the perfect platform for our newsletter for several reasons: -It is FREE -We can collaborate on the […]

  12. From a Competitive Contest to a Collaborative Learning Experience

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    Jeremy Rifkin is a best-selling author and one of the most popular social thinkers of our time.  In his book: The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis he presents a picture of our current civilization and questions the future if, in fact, citizens of the world do not become […]

  13. Great Summer Opportunities for NC Teachers

    North Carolina has some amazing opportunities for educators around the state. Don’t let the chance pass you buy to build your professional network, grow your own learning, and find new ways to make your classroom engaging for your students!   The NC Museum of Natural Sciences has some exciting opportunities for educators this summer. See […]

  14. Announcing the DENbrarian Selection for June:

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        The DENbrarian selection for June is a great kickoff to summer reading!! Twofer: This book has a sequel coming out June 4- so you might want to order both! June’s selection: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy It’s 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie […]