Author Archives: Sandy MacDougall

DENSI 2014 – Two other perspectives

One of the things that make the DENSIs so great is the variety of attendees.  We come from different backgrounds and positions in education, we have various and varying skills with technology (and beyond!), we come from east and west and north and “all y’all” come from the south… and this year we were fortunate to have new

If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

My name is Alexander MacDougall – my friends call me Sandy.  I’ve been a teacher for almost 30 years. In that time,  I’ve taught community education (evening) classes in a variety of computer topics including DOS for Beginners (do you remember DOS?) then I went on to teach adults in an alternative high school, and then grade

DENSI 2014 – Wednesday update

This post by Monique Liles We started off the sessions with a bang and a fun and interactive assessment using Kahoot. I will definitely be using Kahoot to teach the student handbook as a back to school activity. The DENSI2014 sessions started off with the great Dr. Lodge McCammon. He taught us strategies for maximizing teacher effectiveness,

DENSI 2014 – Thursday Update

This post by Monique Liles We started out another day of mind bending professional development with a Family Feud warm-up game. We listened to an inspirational speaker, Adam Bellow, who reminded us of what school should be like for kids and why we are teachers. His humorous and engaging presentation hit close to home for

DENSI 2014 – Monday Update

Now the DENSI2014 conference can kick into full swing. Sunday of DEN-S-I is a special day because participants participate in a passion project that is often designed to give something back to the community. This year was no different.  LC members and some of the principals who remained from the Principal Summit volunteered to make

DENSI 2014 – Sunday Update

Leadership Council (LC) members arrived on Friday. Principals from 50 schools across North America had already been here for a couple of days.  On Friday evening and Saturday the two groups had the opportunity to mix, share and network. Saturday’s unconference sessions were attended by both groups, each of which brought wonderful insight and perspective

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