Author Archives: Marybeth O'Brien

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Turn Your Computer into a Whiteboard

Any teacher who has had access to a StarBoard, Promethean Board, or Interactive Whiteboard, etc. is lost when it malfunctions or for whatever reason is no longer accessible. Tablet PC’s may be used in a similar manner. True the functionalities and application tools may not be as top-notch, but any port in a storm. Well

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Stay Connected

 Blog it UP!!! As we embark on a new school year, there is no better way to “get connected” with your learning community than blogging or microblogging.  Here are a few great sites to get you started: Blogs & Micro Blogging Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people,

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Michael Wesch on Media & Relationships

Thanks to our peeps at Discovery, the Leadership Council Members were given the wonderful opportunity to spend Thursday at the November Learning Conference in Boston.  I must say, the keynote given by Dr. Michael Wesch was absolutely inspiring.  Michael Wesch is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.  He is also the

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Don't You Want to Be A Star?

Here Ye, Here Ye! Attention all Discovery Users.  Are you a Discovery Star Educator?  WHAT’s that we hear … are you saying NO??? Well, say no more, check out these videos, and you won’t be able to say NO again!  http://sites.google.com/site/denlcfizz2010/2-contestAs you learned in the last post, Dr. Lodge McCammon is an inspirational educator and

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Lodge McCammon

Have you ever wondered how Common Craft creates their simple yet informative digital videos? Well, thanks to Dr. Lodge McCammon and the DEN LC Symposium, your fearless DEN Leadership Council now knows, and we are here to share it with you!  Dr. Lodge McCammon, a good friend of the DEN, currently calls North Carolina his

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