Posts By Karie Huttner

  1. Come Hangout and Learn

    What are you doing this Thursday, February 28th at 6pm? Come learn about how to integrate Discovery Education and iPads. Here is an example of just a little of what you will learn. This is just one of several excellent opportunities to learn about Discovery Education while never leaving the comfort of your favorite learning […]

  2. iPad iMovie Trailers

    So the first of a series of after-school workshops at our school wrapped up with an amazing example of what can happen when students are given the opportunity to create.  The greatest accomplishment of any educational activity is when students become inspired and the learning does not stop at the doors of the school. iMovie […]

  3. DEN Hangout

    In the upcoming months, you have a chance to learn with the DEN while in the comfort of your favorite spot using Google Hangout. Please sign-up and join us for some DEN learning and sharing. Loading…

  4. iPad iMovie Trailers

    Next month, several students and I will be leading an after-school course on designing iPad iMovie Trailers.  In my search to learn about how to create an iMovie on the iPad, I found some really amazing resources. Teaching Paradox has a wonderful PDF that can be downloaded to storyboard the trailer. I didn’t know […]

  5. On Wisconsin!!

    Overture Center

    The DEN is about bringing educators together to network by creating common experiences. This past Saturday DEN members met in our state capitol, Madison to learn and share with each other. Starting at the Capitol building, participants learned about the history of one of the most important buildings in our state. The beautiful holiday tree […]

  6. Poetry Slamming with iPads

    Over the last few weeks my students have taught me more than a few lessons about innovative uses of apps and iPads. We are collaborating with our high school to participate in Rock Our World 16 with a focus on poetry and poetry slams. We started by using facetime and having students share their favorite […]

  7. Wisconsin STAR DEN Members Feature Discovery Content in their Presentations!


    This past week, nearly 650 educators from around Wisconsin attended the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association Conference held at the Wisconsin Dells. Two instructors from Verona Area High School teamed up and presented innovative ways to use Discovery content on the iPad. MS. Julie Jenewein and Ms. Rita Mortenson, WI STAR DEN members, from […]

  8. WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association) Award Winners Make Connection with Discovery Streaming

    Hope Mikkelson

    We would like to congratulate, two outstanding teachers who were recent recipients of the WEMTA Grant! Ms. Cathy Houchin, from Watertown Unified School District won the Media and Technology grant for her innovative idea of a musical zoo. Her vision for the musical zoo is a unique collaboration between music teachers and media specialists. Her […]

  9. WEMTA…. Here We Come!!

    So this week is our state technology conference, a place that gives educators an excellent opportunity to learn from each other. Amy and I are off to the conference on Friday to present. I just wanted to share our presentation. Wemta2012 View more presentations from Karie Huttner.

  10. Discovery and iPads


    Saturday March 24th, educators from around the state learned ways to integrate Discovery and iPads into their instruction. Here are just some of the resources that were shared – Resource list. Thank you to Discovery for sponsoring this wonderful event full of learning, sharing, and collaborating. Stay tuned for an upcoming event in April!

  11. March 24 iPad Hands-on Event

    March 24 – iPad Hands-on Event Agenda: 8:30 – 9 Arrival and orientation 9 – 9:45 Workshops 9:45 – 10 Share sessions 10 – 10:45 Workshops 10:45 – 11 Share sessions 11 – 11:45 Workshops 11:45 Lunch and departure Location: Glacier Edge Elementary 800 Kimball Lane Verona, WI 53593 Still want to attend? Let us […]

  12. The Power of Words

    Last year while attending DENSI 2011 in San Diego, a group of educators watched the documentary about Poetry Slams. It was a powerful example of how words can transform a person’s life through poetry. As part of my Wilkes coursework, I was taking a Project Based Learning class and our group decided to use poetry […]

  13. Beyond Cuentos – The Making of Student Movies

    In February, I was fortunate to receive a WEMTA Outreach grant to continue the work with my students on Beyond Cuentos, a website that is helping us to integrate literacy, languages, and content area material. My third grade students have started by tackling the multiplication tables. Our first venture wasn’t the best but it gave […]

  14. NETS for Students…. What?

    In education, we have standards for all curriculum areas. But did you know about the NETS standards? The following are the NETS standards for students. ……. Really? I don’t have time for this too! Is this another bandwagon that you want me to jump on? ……. The NETS are really about transforming education in an […]

  15. To Teach or Not to Teach

    Today I realized that we as educators need to be starting much earlier talking to and requiring students to respect digital content creation. It has become too easy to copy and paste without teaching students that plagiarism exists with digital content too. Images, music, words – all of this content needs to be cited. But […]

  16. iPad, uPad, wePad – Come Discover

    Are you ready for this? A whole morning of hands-on iPad learning! Join us for a morning of learning ranging from the beginner to the learner who wants ideas of how to incorporate this new tool into projects and advanced learning. Choose from 3 sessions of 45 minutes with time for sharing and lunch included. […]

  17. Project Based Learning – African Animal Style

    I’m suppose to be working on a post for my Wilkes project based learning course but right now the website is having problems – oh, Technology! So instead I will write about a recent project that we have done in our classroom that turned out beautifully. Step 1: We started out by having each child […]

  18. Science Upclose

    When I am not thinking about teaching and using technology, I am engaged in some fiber activity – spinning, weaving, or holding my angora bunnies. But until recently I never brought this part of me into the classroom. Last year I wrote a proposal for donors choose to get cardboard looms and a silkworm farm […]

  19. Money, money…

    For the past two years, I have had the fortune to be able to integrate more technology into my classroom through grants. One little known grant available to Wisconsin educators is the WEMTA technology grant. The deadline is approaching quickly – the last Friday in January. This grant has helped me to fund the expansion […]

  20. Write Me Another Story

    Over winter vacation while reading one of my favorite blogs – Mind/Shift I learned about a really amazing story writing app with the power to design beautiful student created images or uploading other images. Scribble Press is a free iPad app that gives children the tool to create wonderful stories that they can share by […]

  21. Discovery and Tagxedo

    So here is a little fun using Discovery Encyclopedia articles and the wonderful word cloud creator Tagxedo. Step 1: Find a resource from DE and encyclopedia Step 2: Copy and paste part of the article into Tagxedo Step 3: Choose a shape and edit the words Step 4: Choose the colors and share ________________________________________________________________________ Citation […]