Monthly Archives: April 2014

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DEN Spring VirtCon – on now!

I was a bit late tuning in this morning, but the DEN Spring VirtCon is live now! It’s live, and there are lots of presentations available, with a closing keynote “Igniting a Passion to Learn” with Karen Ogen at 3:00 PM. I am participating in Chad Leman’s “Build Your PLN with the DEN!” If you

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iMake iLearn: Sphero Me Some Fun and Learning

This week our three 2.0 Spheros arrived.  What is a Sphero you say?  It is a programmable ball and so much more.  After looking at many different options to introduce robotics and coding into our SP Design Lab, I learned about the Sphero. Several great posts have already been done by Erin Klein and the Nerdy Teacher which made me realize

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30 Minutes of Discovery: May 16

DISCOVERY EDUCATION UNVEILS NEW ANNUAL EVENT FOR STUDENTS On May 16th, encourage your students to spend 30 Minutes exploring their own interests and discovering new ones in their Discovery Education student accounts. Frogs – yep! Music – yep! The history of airplanes – yep! The sky’s the limit: just explore and enjoy. When they’re done

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DEN Weekly Update 4-25-2014

This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: DEN Spring VirtCon Geocaching Day Teacher Appreciation Week Take the DEN to Work Day Spotlight on Strategies Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update. 

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Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

Have you ever used sound effects in your classroom? There are so many different sites you can use to locate specific sounds to enhance a lesson. Below are two fantastic examples. One from http://www.naturesoundmap.com/ and the other is of course from the DiscoveryEducation media library. Use these sounds: -when students enter your room to get their attention

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