Monthly Archives: February 2014

iMake iLearn – Minecraft continued

iMake iLearn – Minecraft continued

What do you do when you are not the expert and do not have the time to become the expert?  Enlist a student who is passionate about it and see where it takes you both! So in an earlier post I wrote about starting a Design Lab in our school and taking the leap into

DEN Weekly Update 2-28-2014

This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: March Community Calendar DEN Spring VirtCon DEN March Madness Two Virtual Field Trips Click here to read the DEN Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

Reducing Paper

Ever since we have implemented portable devices and carts in our middle school, the paper and toner budget has exploded. For a school grades 6-8 with 1100 students, we use over 380 cases of paper and over $12,000 in toner. It would have been higher, but our principal stopped purchasing toner at the end of

#DENchat Tonight

Thanks to Lisa Parisi for a great chat last week! This week,Paula Naugle will be leading our #DENchat to share, explore, and gain ideas and resources for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Even if you are not a CCSS location, let’s look at the learning objectives together and see how best to teach

SOS: Poetry Slam

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Poetry SlamPDF Version Background If “Pictures are worth a thousand words” then why not use imagery to inspire student writing. “When learners are situated in an environment similar to what a poem describes, they

Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

The second annual Future@Now forum discussed the transition from traditional classrooms to digital classrooms. Built off the discussions from last year, this new agenda focuses on the critical steps necessary to successfully implement digital learning. Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition gave viewers the opportunity to hear practical advice and real success stories from real