Posts By Kim Caise

  1. Celebrate Digital Learning Day the DEN Way

    The DEN has planned a variety of events to celebrate ‘Digital Learning Day‘ on February 5, 2014. Teachers throughout North America will participate in a variety of events to immerse students in a digitally rich environment with technology devices and activities. The Digital Learning Day website has lesson plans and other resources to help educators […]

  2. New FREE Tool to Send Large Files via Email

    Have you ever had to send a large file and your email client won’t allow that large of a file to get to its recipient? I came across an article from about a web tool to send large files. The tool is called ‘Filemail‘ and so far it has been a lifesaver. It saves […]

  3. “Cell Phone Tricks and Treats” – DEN Fall Virtual Conference

    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 Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with […]

  4. #Appy Hour was an ‘Appstanding’ Success!

    The Texas DEN Leadership Council hosted a Twitter chat on Tuesday, March 20, called ‘Appy Hour’ using the hashtag #appyhour. If you saw tweets flying by sharing outstanding information or answering questions related to the instructional uses of apps in the classroom then you saw part of the #appyhour Twitter chat. Questions were posed throughout […]

  5. Mythbuster’s Own Tory Belleci is TCEA’s Opening Keynote

    During the week February 6-10, 2012, the Texas Computer Educator Association’s convention was held in Austin, Texas. The opening keynote was Discovery’s own Mythbuster’s co-host, Tory Belleci. He provided a poignant, hilarious look at his own struggle at education and explained why he not only desired to learn science but to ‘do’ science. Tory explained […]

  6. Iron DEN Challenge at TCEA in Austin

    The Texas DEN Leadership Council participated in an Iron DEN Challenge at TCEA in Austin, Texas during the week of the convention. The ‘Special Ingredient’ was an picture of a spitting camel that all teams had to incorporate into their unique team’s digital artifacts. Many teams used audio, the Blabberize site, or some other type […]

  7. TCEA Time

    Next week, Feb. 6-10th is the Texas Computer Education Association’s Convention in Austin, Texas. Tory Belleci from Discovery’s own “Mythbuster’s” will be the opening keynote presenter on Wednesday, February 8th. His session is titled, “Engaging Students in Science and Technology Wednesday Opening Keynote”.  Several DEN members will be presenting throughout the convention and a list […]

  8. First Ever Digital Learning Day – February 1, 2012

    Digital Learning Day will be celebrated on February 1, 2012 as a culminating event with the past year serving as a national awareness campaign to improve teaching and learning for all children. Digital Learning is defined as, “…any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience. Digital learning encompasses a […]

  9. 2011 K12 Online Conference Week 2 Starts Next Week

    Monday, December 5th starts the second week of the free virtual conference of the 2011 K12 Online Conference. The theme this year is ‘Purposeful Play’ with the following four strands with their keynoters and video presentation titles: Chris Craft, in ‘Sandbox Play’. Chris blogs on “Crucial Thought.” Co-Convener: Jose Rodriguez George Couros, in ‘Team Captains’. George […]

  10. Publishing Student Work

    Quite often, teachers plan culminating activities for the school year and want to publish student work. There are a great number of online resources to share and post student work. Another avenue besides posting online to a website or blog is to design and upload the student work and then print the written piece of […]

  11. Fake a Facebook Page

    In the event you have been distracted by the budget crisis/shortfall for Texas public schools or caught up in the ‘madness’ over the DEN March Madness Mashup Final Round, you may have missed the bookmarks shared about creating fake Facebook pages. There has been a great deal of buzz on Twitter and other social networks […]

  12. February Ed Tech News You Can Use

    Many ed tech educators will travel to Austin, Texas this week for the Texas Computer Education Association conference. There are a number of sessions that will feature Texas DEN Stars as the presenter. If you are attending the conference, hopefully you registered to attend the DEN Pre-Con event at the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum […]

  13. December Ed Tech News You Can Use

    Edublog Awards It’s that time again – time to vote for the 2010 Edublog Awards. The DEN was nominated for the following categories: Best Educational Use of a Virtual World and Best Educational Webinar Series. The link to vote for those two categories are listed below. While voting for the DEN, take time to vote […]

  14. Ed Tech News You Can Use

    yolink Search Enhancement Tool Have you heard of  ‘yolink‘? yolink is a search enhancement tool that make searching easier and produces more relevant results. To use yolink, you first need to download and install the browser plugin. yolink is powered by Googleand the browser plugin allows you to preview search results via the plugin. yolink […]