Monthly Archives: October 2013

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STEM Camp Powered Fun at the Boys & Girls Club

This Saturday in Harrisburg was STEM-tastic at the Boys & Girls Club!  Local STARs connected to the DEN VirtCon and helped get students excited about the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). During Family Fun Day we got our hands-dirty (literally…food coloring doesn’t come off as easy as you might think) and worked

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DEN Reads for Connected Educator Month

DEN Reads wrapped up it’s latest book, Fish! a few weeks ago and it’s time to share the next book. This time around we’re going to read Switch – How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Join us beginning next week! Here’s Our Schedule of Events… What are your options? Remember, do what you

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On this day…

On this day… On October 23rd, 2001, Apple released the first line of iPods, offering “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and created by Apple Inc. The first iPod was released about 8 months after the release of the Macintosh version of iTunes, Apple’s media player

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DEN Techformation – Pixlr

The ability to edit photos has become an indispensable tool in an educators box.  I am a math teacher and in order to create assessments, worksheets, study guides, lesson presentations…etc. I need to be able to edit pictures, create drawings, and combine elements of them both into one element on a page.  Until the last few

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Mystery Skype!

Recently I arranged a Mystery Skype for one of my 3rd grade classes.  A Mystery Skype is a game played over Skype where the classes take turns asking one another yes or no questions to try to guess the state, province, or city that the other class lives in.  We played with Mrs. Abernathy’s 5th

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Crime Lab Simulation THIS WEEK

Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be a Crime Scene Investigator? Why not find out? Join us on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6:30pm for the Crime Lab Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory (SBI). Visit stations scattered throughout the Nature Research Center and perform activities

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Polar Bears – Live from the Tundra!

Last year, the DEN teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring your students a series of webcasts from Churchill, Manitoba to learn about polar bears and their environment. Well, those opportunities are back in 2014. Tundra Connections conduct LIVE, free broadcasts from the tundra during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill. We are

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DEN Zone Podcast – Connected Educator Episode

It’s time for a new episode of the DEN Zone, a podcast series featuring host and DEN Guru David Fisher discussing educational topics with special guests.  For October, Connected Educator Month, David brought together a panel of DEN connected educators to discuss what being connected means to them.  In this segment they share both the

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This week on DENvice: It’s Digital Citizenship Week

  This week on DENvice, Pennsylvania DEN STAR Sheila Fredericks leads our discussion for Digital Citizenship Week.  Digital Citizenship Week, sponsored by Common Sense Media, is part of Connected Educator Month. Common Sense Media describes the week as a time to, “build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students, and lawmakers

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