Monthly Archives: November 2013

DENbrarian ‘Free-For-All Thursday’ !

DENbrarian ‘Free-For-All Thursday’ !

Discovery’s DENbrarians are getting their YA “book on” every month!   Last month the lovely and talented Susan Gauthier from Louisiana selected the book to celebrate reading and all things Star Wars … and we read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. This month we’re taking a break from a selected book and posting

On this day…

On this day…   Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born on November 6, 1861. Dr. Naismith, a Canadian-born teacher and coach, invented basketball while teaching physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.    Dr. Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario, Canada and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, studying

DEN – Techformation Piazza

Piazza is a free online Course Communication system.  It  is an online platform that facilitates interaction among students and instructors in an efficient and intuitive manor.  It was started as a way to help students who were stuck on homework problems get unstuck with the help of their classmates, TAs and professors. The list of what you can

Board Builder – Now Available for Teachers

The wait is over! Board Builder, the exciting tool for users to create multimedia posters, is now available for teachers.  This great tool, available for students for a while now, is ready for you to explore even more.  Create posters and projects that include text, photos, and video!  The great part of Board Builder is the

Tuesday 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing

  Lance Rougeux, VP, Learning Communities & Educational Consultants 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing In the context of conceptual shifts and crosscutting concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that we think outside the box, outside the book, and outside the classroom,

This week on DENvice: It’s an admin share out

  Are you an administrator? An aspiring administrator? Join us on DENvice this week. Virginia DEN STAR and DENvice team member, Heather Hurley, is sharing out her best advice and resources for administrators. Make sure to visit and add your thoughts to this week’s conversation. Here is Heather’s first post…… I think it is funny seeing the word

November DEN Community Calendar

November is here and after hearing so many great comments about the DEN Connected Educator Month calendar of activities, we’ve decided to continue with the idea. You can always find the community calendar on the DEN Community site, but we’ve included it below as well. Explore the DEN Community Calendar for November and see what’s

Polar Bears A to Z

Thanks to our friends at Polar Bears International, I am in Churchill, Manitoba – the polar bear capital of the world – for Polar Bear Week.  Starting tomorrow we will be making virtual connections with students, educators, classrooms, zoos and other organizations to share the experience of what it’s like on the tundra.  With polar

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