Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Reflections on A DENamazing Summer! (DENSI2013 and beyond)

Reflections on A DENamazing Summer! (DENSI2013 and beyond)

This should have been written sooner but my summer has flown by. Since I got home from DENSI on July 20, I had two additional adventures. First, I had a booth at the Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. After that I was part of a high adventure trek to the


We’re Down to TWO for DEN Gone Country

At the moment, we have 38 attendees scheduled to attend DEN Gone Country in Nashville, TN from September 20 to 22.  That means we have room for TWO more!  Will it be you? If you can arrive on the afternoon of the 20th and leave on the afternoon of the 22nd, you should apply!  Hotel


Start The New Year With Technology

I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year.  But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson.  (Don’t


Back to School Goodies for You!

Our pals over at Symbaloo had this nifty idea about gathering some of their friends together to give you some sweet stuff to celebrate back to school. While we are going to have some exciting news of our own headed out to STAR Discovery Educators in a few short weeks, we couldn’t help but jump


First Day of School Ideas!

Try something new for the start of school this year. Here are some suggested activities form some leaders in education. There are suggestions about seating assignments as well as thoughts for making new students feel at home in your room. Robert Byrne: Tom Barrett – 36 Ways to get to know your class better: Edudemic


How Much Is Too Much?

As an education technology specialist for a regional education service center in Connecticut, I spend a large portion of my time helping teachers who are valiantly attempting to learn new and innovative ways to engage their students in positive learning experiences. In one of the districts I am currently working with, not only are the


“Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge” Starts Today

As global environmental challenges increase, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are looking to our country’s future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Since 2008, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge has tasked K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom, school or community and