Posts By Robin Martin

About Robin Martin

Middle school computer lab teacher and adjunct professior for Wilkes University technology courses. Member of PA LC council for 5 years along with PA blog team.

  1. An Evening at FableVision

    Image by rmom352 via Flickr Last night we had the pleasure of visiting the office of Peter Reynolds company, FableVision which are located in the Boston Children’s Museum on the harbor. The work areas are whimsical as each person has their own collection of toys, books and visuals around their working area. Posters of Peter’s […]

  2. Working With Lodge

    Today at the DEN LC in Boston we worked with Dr. Lodge McCammon of the Friday Institute in North Carolina. If you have never experienced a workshop with him, then you need to find a conference and go there NOW! This is an exciting way to have students create an instructional video in a quick […]

  3. Logic Games for the End of Year

    Image by brentdanley via Flickr This site is full of logic games for many age levels. At this time of the school year, you may need a time filler at the end of class as students finish projects. You can even put this up on your IWB and have groups of students try their hand […]

  4. Come to the Philadelphia Zoo for FREE

    Image via Wikipedia Come to the Philadelphia Zoo this summer for FREE. The intent is to have teachers visit then plan to bring their students on a field trip later in the year. The Philadelphia Zoo is the nations first zoo and has made many improvements of the past several years. In addition, their education […]

  5. Geocaching Day This Saturday

    Image by rmom352 via Flickr If you have been following the blogs, then you know that you can participate in a Geocaching day in many places. Visit the main page HERE to get the details. If you were planning on attending the session in Kennett Square, it has been postponed. Email Robin Martin at (rmartin […]

  6. An Apple for a DEN Member

    The New Jersey DEN Leadership Council is pleased to present an exciting morning of professional development that will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum using 21st century digital resources and tools. The event will begin at 9:00 AM at the Apple Store in the Promenade at Sagemore in Marlton, NJ. We will […]

  7. Discovery's Planet Earth – sorry

    This week, April 13-19 the first episode of PlanetEarth is available for download on iTunes.  You also have the opportunity to purchase other episodes from iTunes, or from Discovery directly if you want the DVDs for your collection. Don’t miss this opportunity!

  8. Teacher Night in Philly

    The Educators at the National Liberty Museum invite you to our upcoming Teacher Appreciation Celebration! The National Liberty Museum is the only Museum in the world that uses state-of-the-art interactives and world-class glass art to help build character, honor heroism and promote harmony in your classroom. Join us to learn how you can benefit from […]

  9. Make Fun of Yourself!

    If you have not created a cartoon or animation of yourself as an elf, Santa or trekker, then here is your chance. Make a fun avatar for use on your website or send an e-card to a family member. These are fun, but check them out completely before using with students. Some sites contain characters […]

  10. Learn About Student Adventures!

    Hey Eastern PA you can find out more about the Discovery Student Adventures in March. The first session will be at the James a. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30PM. The second opportuntiy will be Wednesday March 24, at Penn State GreatValley campus starting at 6:30PM. If you would like […]

  11. Study Hall with Ms. Southard

    Christine Southard began study hall session telling us a bit about her background. Did you know that she has taught the blind to ski? Christine is a “learning specialist” in a New York 5th grade classroom and co-teaches with Lisa Parisi, she came to share her tips at PETE&C. Normally people want passes to leave […]

  12. "Brace for Impact" the STARS in NYC!

    Yes Brace for Impact the DEN STARS arrive in New York City! Thirty seats were available for STARS to attend the premiere of the documentary of Captain Cheslely Sullenberger, the pilot of flight 1549, who had to land the aircraft in the Hudson River because a flight of Canada geese flew into both engines. Over […]

  13. Discovery On Demand at Comcast

    Did you know? “In a move that could help extend students’ learning after school hours, the state of Indiana, Comcast Corp., and Discovery Education have teamed up to provide students with free on-demand digital resources that are aligned with state standards. Discovery Education On Demand By Comcast is a first-in-the-nation service that will give Indiana […]

  14. Tom Barrett's Creative Ways To Use….

    Wikis can be used for many things by different people. Even with the limited editing tools, there is enough available to create some online content for any purpose. There is a blog post on the smarttech.com site that offers 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom. When you are finished […]

  15. Self Reflection or Just Fun

    If you have not created a cartoon animation of yourself as an elf, Santa or trekker, then here is your chance. Make a fun avatar for use on your website or send an e-card to a family member. These are fun, but check them out completely before using with students. Some sites contain partial nudity […]

  16. A Collection of Goodies

    Image by happy via via Flickr A recent podcast by The Tech Chicks, recommended several great and FREE links/sites/applications. Be sure to visit their site and enjoy these teaching resources: Math Posters TakingITGlobal – social network for student to take a stand for their environment. Kewl Grader – just like that little wheel you have […]

  17. Digital By the Numbers

    Did you know that 54% of 8-12 year olds will have cell phones by 2012? That is only 3 short years away! Over 148 million households will own video game consoles with Internet connections by 2012. In addition, 20 million Wii units have been sold worldwide in just 31 months and 300 million colleges and […]

  18. Teacher Day at Staples

    Today, August 22, 2009 was teacher day at Staples in Kennett Square, PA. Meg Basilio and Robin Martin set up a DiscoveryEducation table along with several other vendors to showcase the DEN. I was baffled by how many teachers did NOT even know about DiscoveryEducation Streaming! The most common teacher that visited with us today […]