Posts By Tom Turner

  1. Palm Beach Day of Discovery

    I received this on Friday from Melissa McBride (still Lander to me but she knows that!). Palm Beach County will be hosting a Day of Discovery down there. The date is Saturday, March 28th and the beauty of this event is that it is FREE! Register  here by March 13. You can also view the […]

  2. FETC: Opening Keynote and More

    Thursday was the first full day for FETC. It was a very weird feeling. The sessions started before the opening keynote. I was still trying to get a grasp on that. It’s all well though. Began the day with Hall’s Featured Session titled “Thinking Big as the World Gets Small”. I of course asked his […]

  3. DEN FETC PreCon 2009

    I’ve had to explain it a few times and without going into too much detail, it’s been a rough couple of months with some family issues since my last post for Florida. For that I do apologize. It looks like the rough part is behind us and it’s time to move on. With the new […]

  4. DEN LC Summer Institute "by Cheryl Woolwine"

    July 14 – 18, 2008, Lee Kolbert (Palm Beach) and Cheryl Woolwine (Palatka) Florida DEN Stars, attended the DEN Leadership Council Institute, in Silver Spring MD. It was held in the Headquarters for Discovery Education. Once again Discovery out did itself. They treated us like royalty for 5 days. Food was awesome, lodging great, and […]

  5. STAR Streaming Update and NECC

    I missed this announcement from Jannita and Lance in my email 2 days ago. See what happens when I’m on summer break. I forget to look there. The webinars were yesterday, however, I’m sure she’d be happy to answer any questions you have. I will be seeing the DEN team this weekend and will post […]

  6. Call for some DEN help

     Dedra Stafford is seeking some help from fellow DEN members. Below is her blurb I have been selected as one of the four candidates to run for the NMSA South Region Trustee. If you have not committed to one of the other candidates, I would be honored to have your vote and support. I am […]

  7. Summer Plans and Stuff…

    How many FL DEN Stars got into the Summer Institute up in Silver Spring? I know a few from the top of my head that are going to the LC Institute. This will be the first summer in 2 years for me not doing any DEN summer events and it has me hurting. I will […]

  8. STAR DEN Educator – Cheryl Woolwine's Thoughts on the Palm Beach County Technology Conference

    Chery was very gracious enough to send me her thoughts about the recent Palm Beach County Technology Conference. I’m sorry for not getting my post conference thoughts on it as well. Had some family issues that cropped up that kept me pretty busy during spring break last week. Here’s Cheryl’s thoughts on a GREAT conference […]

  9. Online Graphical Dictionary

    If you are like me, sometimes putting something into a graphical form is helpful to get the mind flowing. I guess that is one of the reasons I like using Inspiration so much. It’s how my mind works. Needless to say, that’s how most of our student’s minds work too. I was forwarded this webpage […]

  10. DEN Virtual Con == Today

    Been very lack in getting my FETC post out this past week. My mind I think is FINALLY rested up and rip-roaring ready to go. I will get my FETC post out, AND please, I’m calling out anyone who was at FETC to write something up and I will post it as a guest blogger. […]

  11. FETC Event to bring to your attention

    Received word from Darlene Wolfe here in the Orange County, FL area of an event that might be beneficial to some of you. If you are interested please read further on below the images. Educators, guidance counselors and administrators may register on line at . More information for this free program is at the […]

  12. WoW 2.0 show review

    I just wanted to say thanks to all of you DEN members that showed their support last night in the EdTechTalk chat room while the WoW 2.0 Show was going on last night. As Anne Truger (SL Council and good friend) can tell you, I was a basket of nerves leading up to the show. […]

  13. Women of Web 2.0

    For you regular listeners of the Women of Web 2.0, tomorrow’s show should be a pretty good one. At least for me that is. As I posted on my personal non-DEN blog over the weekend, I will be guest speaking on the WoW 2.0 show tomorrow night. It truly is an honor to have little […]

  14. FETC Pre-Con Event Announced

    When? 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (January 23) Where? Orange County Convention Center, Discovery Education’s Corporate Room (S220F) Why? Professional development, networking, fun, free…need we say more? How? To sign up for the event, please send me Lance an email at ( that contains the following… * Name * School * District * email Space […]

  15. Help a Fellow DEN Member Out Please

    Elaine Plybon, blog coordinator for the Texas DEN Leadership Council, needs YOU! The Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas, for which she works, has an annual Technology Media Fair. This year, the district has opened up several categories for online judging. The hope, above all, is that this will help keep district students excited […]

  16. National DEN Information to Pass Along

    Just received this information from Jannita. Wanted to pass this along to you all out there so you were aware of it: EdTechConnect with Daniel Pink, December 12th 7:00pm EST Daniel Pink, bestselling author of A WHOLE NEW MIND, will describe how three powerful economic forces are putting a premium on right-brain abilities in the […]

  17. FETC – Just over a month away!!!

    Outside of NECC, FETC to me is tops in the area for Educational Technology Conferences. Ours is only about a month and a half or so away. If you’ve not seen the program as of yet, you can check it out here at the FETC website. But what is a conference without some exciting Discovery […]

  18. Happy Thanksgiving Florida DEN

    Good Morning Florida…I’m writing to you from the lovely Don Cesar Beach Resort over in St. Pete Beach this morning. I thought about writing a post from Nassau, Bahamas over the weekend when I was down there, but the evil eye I got from my wife was pretty tell tale that I was better off […]

  19. Florida DEN STAR Blogs

    Are you a Florida STAR DEN Member? Are you keeping a DEN Blog? If you answered yes to BOTH of those questions then I have a small job for you. Debbie and I are configuring the Florida Page to be a source of information for the DEN and a place to share in Florida conversations. […]

  20. OMG….Long Post Overdue!!!

    My Florida DEN colleagues and friends….My apologies for such a long delay in coming. With the changes in the web page it’s been a chore in getting access rights set up for Debbie and myself. I think we finally have this fixed. SO this is a GREAT thing. As i can start getting more and […]