Posts By Joe Fromme

About Joe Fromme

Education Technlogy Specialist at the Capitol Region Education Council in Hartford, CT.

  1. How Much Is Too Much?

    As an education technology specialist for a regional education service center in Connecticut, I spend a large portion of my time helping teachers who are valiantly attempting to learn new and innovative ways to engage their students in positive learning experiences. In one of the districts I am currently working with, not only are the […]

  2. My DEN Love Story


    Porter Palmer, as she is so good at doing, has inspired me to write my DEN love story. I have been a member of the DEN since 2006 and a STAR since the program started. It has also been my privilege to have been the chair of the CT DEN LC for the past three […]

  3. CT DEN SCICon Registration Is Now Open

    I am very pleased to announce that the CT DEN leadership council will be hosting a live event for the SCICon virtual conference at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Saturday, January 28, 2012. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the […]

  4. CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery

    Discovery Education, CECA, and Meriden Public Schools are pleased to present: CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery Designed specifically for Connecticut-area educators, this interactive day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools. Whether you are new to Discovery Education or a long-time […]

  5. Why did you get up today?

    Did you ever stop to think about why you got up today? Are you marking off another day on the calendar that gets you closer to retirement? Did you think about the staff meeting, ppt, or other get together with a sense of dread? Did you think about the students you are going to be […]

  6. Twitter as a Research Resource

    Back in the fall I was given the assignment to learn as much as I could about the iPad in order to support the agency I work for, and our member districts, as they begin various pilot programs.  When I was first presented with this project, I was overwhelemed with the amount of information I was […]

  7. No Such Thing as Best

    The list of Web 2.0 tools grows exponentially day by day it seems.  In almost every workshop I facilitate lately, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “Which Web 2.0 tool(s) do you like best?”  That’s like asking me, “Which tool do you like best when building a house?”  The answer all depends on […]

  8. Can We Talk?

    It is 9:09 am Wednesday morning.  I have been awake since 6:30 am.  So far today I have checked my work email, my hotmail and gmail accounts, voicemail, twitter, facebook, my elfster gift exchange with my PLN, and the headlines from  I spent a half hour in the car driving my nephew to school.  […]

  9. Upcoming Events – Pre CECA Day of Discovery and CECA Conference

    A final reminder that the Pre CECA Day of Discovery is set and ready to go this Saturday, October 16.  It will take place at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Steve Dembo from Discovery Education will be presenting the keynote “Learning to Speak Native”.  There will be numerous break […]

  10. Registration Open for FREE CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery, Saturday, October 16, 2010

    Discovery Education, Glastonbury Public Schools, and the Connecticut DEN Leadership Council are proud to present a CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT on October 16, 2010. Designed specifically for Connecticut educators, this exciting and interactive day of professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum […]

  11. A History Lesson

    One of the things I like to do is to research the history of the holidays and other special days we celebrate.  With today being Labor Day, I thought I would share what I have learned about this holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer and celebrates the American worker.  As educators, many of […]

  12. Winding Down

    Well, we have reached June and for many, it is a very hectic time of year.  Last minute lessons, working around field trips, special assemblies, and warm weather all make it difficult for students (and teachers) to stay focused.  It is my hope that as we enter the final weeks of this school year, each […]

  13. DENny 2010 Award Winners!

    Tuesday evening the Discovery Educator Network held its second annual DENny awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the DEN.  The Connecticut DEN Leadership Council received an award for having one of the most outstanding blogs. We would like to thank all of our Connecticut Discovery Educators and fellow DEN STARS across the country for recognizing the efforts of […]

  14. A Nifty and Versitile USB Camera

    I attended a workshop yesterday and one of the presenters was using a really neat USB camera as a document camera.  It is called the IPEVO Point 2 View USB Camera.  It can be used as a web cam with Skype and other IM applications and it can take 2 megapixel pictures.  The quality of […]

  15. World Wide Telescope – an out of this world view!

    I recently received a link to Microsoft Research’s World Wide Telescope –  According to the user guide:  “The WorldWide Telescope is a software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—combining terabytes of imagery from such famous telescopes as Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer into one vast panorama of the universe. WorldWide […]

  16. Flip Video in the Classroom

    I have recently had the opportunity to work with a couple of districts on using Flip video cameras.  The Flip is a video camera that is about the size of an iPod.  Depending on the model you choose, you can store either 60 or 120 minutes of video on the camera.  I am currently using […]