Author Archives: Kim Caise

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Celebrate Digital Learning Day the DEN Way

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

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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 Makeuseof.com about a web tool to send large files. The tool is called ‘Filemail‘ and so far it has been a lifesaver. It saves

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“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 Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/den-fall-virtcon-archive.cfm I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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