In 2009, I joined Facebook because everyone else was. I really had no idea what I was getting in to. I enjoyed the photos, the notifications, the statuses (well, most of them), and the adding of friends. For two years- I checked it every week and commented on things that really didn’t matter much to
Denspired by my “Hills are Alive” DEN buddies and everyone at Discovery Education.
DEN: The Discovery Education Network! The DEN is a community of educators who share. Nope- that is too general…..it is a family of dedicated, passionate believers in the well-being of students, who become part of your life and stay there. Over the past two years, I have been blessed beyond measure with these friends called
So what was DENsi for me? 1400 miles, 150 educators, 10 days, revisiting old friends, making new ones, singing the “Sound of Music” soundtrack at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, 3 cones of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, Shelburne Museum, a Lake Monster baseball game, grant-writing sessions, 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain, visit to Urgent Care, 14
I finished up the school year on May 24th and found myself in the middle of Moore, Oklahoma on May 26th. I had been called up for Disaster Relief Recovery with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team. I have done things like this all my life but never have I been so drastically changed. I
I always laugh when I see that commercial. I don’t know why. I mean- it is pretty sad…the old man or lady are lying on the floor and they can’t move. I couldn’t understand why they were in that predicament and why they couldn’t get themselves up…..until TODAY! I am tired. I mean really tired!
I had the most amazing privilege of attending DENSI 2012 last summer in Bozeman, Montana. I met some of the most beautiful and talented people that I have ever known in education. We learned, ate, raced, danced, blogged, videoed, traveled, laughed, and then we unconferenced! During this unconference time about 15 people gathered and spent
So today I met with the manager at the Atlanta Bread Company. I am going to have our F2F for Spring VirtCon there on April 20th and I just wanted to touch bases. I assumed it would be a quick meeting of……Yes- you can have a screen and we will move tables. To my amazement
Yesterday was quite an interesting day on Twitter! The DEN Stars were tweeting anxiously to find out if anyone had heard about DENSI 2013. At first it was fun and light-hearted! Just cute little comments saying, “I can’t wait” or “So nervous”. At around noon (EST), the tweets became more intense….”Has anyone heard anything? ”
If you are an educator, I am sure that you are yelling YES at the screen right now. Funding our dreams in the classroom can be very expensive and unfortunately our schools can’t always help out. Have you tried websites like Donors Choose? Simple, simple to join and a very easy to write proposal. You