Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Calendar of Cool: First National Braille Challenge

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the first-ever National Braille Challenge. The National Braille Challenge is a unique academic competition created to encourage blind children to learn Braille, the written alphabet used by the blind. The competition tests students’ skills in various language arts subjects, and is open to students from the U.S. and Canada.

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iMake iLearn – Summer Learning

Coursera – Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course Description:Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students’ interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities,

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DEN Weekly Update 6-27-2014

This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: DSN Summer Series Spotlight on Strategies LIVE from DENSI Chad’s Choices from the Community Click here to learn more about these great opportunities and more in the DEN Weekly Update.   Your DEN

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Tech Wednesday

Hello! I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I wanted to present a brief piece highlighting  technical feats within the film industry. Technology has created many magical moments for movie goers throughout the years. But there is one movie in particular that set the bar for feature film innovation. The Star Wars

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LIVE from the DEN Summer Institute

There are a lot of educators looking to learn this summer and while many will not be able to be in Nashville for the DEN Summer Institute this year, the learning can continue for many. In fact, there are several ways for you to experience the learning if you are somewhere other than Nashville. A group

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Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They

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One Idea: with Idaho’s Dr. Linda Clark, Superintendent, Meridian Joint School District #2

In the first of a series of interviews with the thought leaders driving the digital transition nationwide, Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Meridian Joint School District #2 Superintendent Dr. Linda Clark. The leader of Idaho’s fastest growing school system and member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools, Dr. Clark’s One Idea focuses

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