Posts By Carolyn Stanley

About Carolyn Stanley

middle school computer technology integration specialist
life-long learner
excited about how today’s technology connects us with other to share with and learn from

  1. 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 […]

  2. DEN Fall VirtCon – “A Bewitching Combination: Student Facilitators, Professional Development & Livebinders

    On October 19, 2013, Discovery Education again wowed us with their full day of presentations, 23 in all. Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with […]

  3. 3D Printing – My First Exposure

    I knew that 3D printing, crafting three-dimensional objects using CAD and a variety of materials from plastics to metal, existed, but it was a mystery to me. I know that these printers have become more affordable such that they are in the price range of more schools (a little over $2,000), but I knew very […]

  4. Exciting News! DENSI Live!

    I have never attended the Den Summer Institute, but I’ve always envied those who have. This year it takes place in our own neck of the woods, Burlington, Vermont. Congratulations to all those wonderful DEN stars who were chosen to attend. But guess what! The rest of us are not going to be left out […]

  5. Just a Quick Reminder – Social Learning Summit – tomorrow, April 21

    It’s almost here – the collaboration between Discovery Education Network and Classroom 2.0 -the Social Learning Summit – starts tomorrow  at 8:50 am EST. Here is a link to the presentations for the EST: Chad Lehman also wrote a nice post on the upcoming summit including a short instructional video on how to find […]

  6. Excited About the Upcoming Social Learning Summit on April 21, 2012

    Of all my personal learning network resources, I am most passionate about the Discovery Education Network (DEN) and Classroom 2.0. Now these two wonderful professional development platforms have partnered and are sponsoring the Social Learning Summit on Saturday, April 21. The conference theme is the use of social media and web 2.0 in teaching and […]

  7. More Reflections on DEN SCIcon 2012

    Both Jane and David have done a great job of highlighting features of the wonderful gathering of educators at the Mark Twain House Visitor Center this past Saturday. I am so grateful for them sharing their notes, summary comments, and links to the archived presentations. One of the highlights for me was being privileged to […]

  8. Update on Splashtop app for iPad

    In a previous post I raved about the Splashtop app I’d purchased for my iPad. However, I was only able to connect to a computer that was on the same wireless network. After going to the help site, and following the directions for “internet discovery,” it’s working! I made sure that I had my gmail […]

  9. Cross Posting from Steve Hargadon’s Mighty Bell

    Today I attended Westchester Day of Discovery in White Plains, NY, and as usual, I came away from the experience energized and even more excited about how technology can add excitement and engagement and skill building for today’s students.You would think after a whole day at the conference, I would have said, “Enough is enough! […]

  10. A Veritable Treasure Trove of Children’s Stories available from DE

    Just this past summer I became aware that Discovery Education offered subscribers access to the whole collection of the wonderful Weston Woods retelling of famous children’s stories and picture books. The studio, located in Weston, CT, I believe, uses narration, music, and animation to bring important children’s books to life through multimedia. Even though the […]

  11. Updating my iPad2

    One of the teachers at our middle school sent out a reminder to teachers to connect their iPads to their iTunes accounts on their computer to make sure everything was up to date. I have to admit that I hadn’t plugged in for a couple of weeks, so I decided that last night was the time to take care of […]

  12. New to the CT Leadership Council

    Earlier in September,  I watched the webinar with Steve Dembo on blogging for the state councils, but when I accessed the DEN Blog Network for the first time, I just couldn’t find the “categories” panel so I could put my check by CT. I must have clicked on something different this time because I found […]