Posts By Eric Strommer

  1. Interactive Maps online

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    I am currently taking on on-line course; Michigan History for the 3rd Grade Teacher. One of activities has us critiquing 17th century French maps of the Great Lakes and more. Go here. You can zoom in and out and shift all over the maps. I did check out the Luna Commons site to see what […]

  2. An Example use of

    As most teachers do when summer starts I am taking a class. This one is on-line and uses Moodle and the group feature of Facebook as its platform. One of the tools used is the web 2.0 site Here is one mind map that I put together for an assignment on early Woodland culture. […]

  3. This and That’s

    In case you missed all or part of this spring’s DEN Virtual Conference you have two ways to watch the sessions. The first is at the DEN’s webinar archive page. The second is at the Discovery Education YouTube page . Just give them a couple of days to upload the sessions. Also, don’t forget about […]

  4. Thoughts on Symbaloo

    Back in the winter I participated in a three day technology integration workshop. One of the tools that             the instructor shared with us was a new site he discovered, Symbaloo. I have used both Delicious and Diigo for a while and did not need another social bookmarking account. But, this […]

  5. March Michigan DEN Newsletter and Upcoming Events

    Attached is this month’s Michigan DEN newsletter produced by your own Michigan DEN LC chair Cheryl Lykowski. March2011 Also, here are some upcoming dates to put on your calendars. Open enrollment to join the Leadership Council, 3/7 to 3/28. DEN Guru Application, now through 3/14. Spring Virtual Conference, 4/30. Quest for Curiosity, Registration now till […]

  6. MACUL’s On-Line Conference Planner

    In years past I was all a-tither about about getting the MACUL Conference book with all the sessions and their times. I have had to sit and highlight sessions that I was interested in and then have to figure out times, locations, etc. That was nice, but now we have the On-Line Conference Planner at […]

  7. Weather Resources

    With most of the nation experiencing a huge winter storm many schools are canceled. What can you do when you get back to integrate the “stormagetton” ? Here are some online and downloadable tools to use with your students. Desktop Weather Stations to download (all free) Weather Exchange (I use this one) WeatherBug […]

  8. January Michigan DEN Newsletter

    Click Jan2011 to download and read the newest Michigan DEN newsletter. Some highlights: Welcome to the newest STARS: Bethany Arsenault and Stephen Larzenlere-Kellern! DEN SciCon is tomorrow. There is still time to sign up to join the event. The keynote will be Reed Timmer from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers (who happens to be from Michigan!). Click […]

  9. Calling all Michigan STAR's!!

    Be it know that this is a semi-formal call out for any and all Michigan STAR’s to be a guest blogger on this site. You’ve read us. Now it’s your turn. Do you have a topic of great importance (or not that important)? Do you have a great idea to share? A best practice? Just […]

  10. Voice Thread in Action

    It was not until we were in our Poetry Unit that I saw an obvious use of Voice Thread with my 1st and 2nd graders. I have been unsure how it could be useful with young students as I have. But, with the students showing excitement with writing poetry I presented Voice Thread to them. […]

  11. Virtual Conference Site in Flint

    Over 30 educators from around the area met in Flint to take part in the Spring Virtual Conference. Everyone was treated with informative sessions (in-person and virtual), good food, free stuff, prizes, and collaboration. Here are some of the sights from that day.

  12. DEN Spring Training. Play Ball!

    DEN Spring Training 2010: From now until May 21st STAR Discovery Educators have the opportunity to show how active they are in the DEN.  There are twenty challenges that test whether you are still working your way up from the Grapefruit League or if you are ready for Cooperstown.  Grab your bat and take up the […]

  13. Flint Area Virtual Conference In-Person Site

    Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts Saturday, April 24, 8:30AM – 4PM Join the Discovery Educator Network for an in-person event at: Genesee Intermediate School District  2413 W. Maple Ave. Flint, MI 48507 Breakfast, lunch and prizes will be provided for FREE! Come spend the day learning and networking with colleagues and friends. Register […]