Posts By Traci Blazosky

  1. Untangling the Web with the Dynamic Dembo

    In Steve’s *dynamic* session today, he shared many wonderful resources from his book Untangling the Web. I will briefly give a recap of some of the sites he shared. Big Huge Labs Visit Discovery- grab an image, and create a motivational poster! Create a trading card on a person you’re currently studying. Click the images […]

  2. “JUMP-starting” Discovery Pre-Con at Pete&C

    Today Dean Shareski ‘jump started’ our Discovery Pre-con at Pete&C. Dean discussed the JOY of learning- bringing JOY to the classroom. He first shared the definition of JOY: Joy is that of the emotion of well-being and success as well as the expression of that well being. Then he shared some wonderful classroom examples of JOY. It was refreshing […]

  3. DEN Star Jan Abernethy SHINES at Pete&C


    It has been a DEN-tastic day of Discovery here at the Pete & C Preconference. I had the pleasure this afternoon to attend PA’s own DEN Star Jan Abernethy’s presentation on her Ponderous Pandas… a 21st Century 5th grade classroom in Greenville, PA. Jan does an amazing job differentiating instruction with her students. She enables […]

  4. PA DEN Stars SHINE!

    I absolutely love attending Pete&C. I love to see my “east coast” PA friends and to network and learn new amazing technology applications relevant to my job. But there is one thing that I love even more… and that is when deserving people are recognized for the amazing things they do. This is exactly what […]

  5. Glogster, Edmodo & Wikispaces… Oh YES!

    The folks at Glogster EDU have been busy, busy, busy! If you aren’t aware of the latest updates to the platform… then continue reading this post. As a Glogster Ambassador, I am constantly using the product and answering questions about this awesome learning tool via email and Skype… or at various presentations that I have […]

  6. Lee Kolbert Launches the DEN Virtual Conference!

    Lee launched the DEN Virtual conference with an amazing presentation on Personal Learning Networks (PLN). She emphasized the importance of reaching out to others. There are certainly times when we all may feel isolated… and knowing our PLN is there is comforting! Lee began by sharing WallWisher which is a great collaborative board in which […]

  7. DEN Summer Institute: Apply Today!

    The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA just twenty minutes west of Boston.  Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, week-long networking and professional development event.  Apply today! March 12 DEN […]

  8. 21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

    If you want to see a project-based classroom modeling authentic 21st century learning, then be sure to check out Jan Abernethy’s Techno Tigers. Jan shared many ways that her students are using technology across the curriculum. From creating wikis, to blogging, or Skyping other classrooms in PA, her students are collaborating and creating content that […]

  9. PA SCIcon Live Event

    DEN SCIcon live event was located at Propel Montour School in Pittsburgh. What an amazing day focused on the 3 S’s… Science, Sharing & Socializing! The blustery cold winter weather didn’t keep our attendees from enjoying a day of fun with Discovery Education. Propel (and Joe) as always, were both so accommodating! We had a great […]

  10. We Came… We Connected!

    The theme of the TRETC ( Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference) this year was Come and Connect.  There were many that came and many that made some great connections. Held at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, Pa, the conference had two awesome keynote speakers that kept attendees on the edge of their seat with […]

  11. Powerful Practices

    Today I attended and presented at Propel’s Powerful Practices Technology Conference at the Propel Montour school in Pittsburgh. Our own Discovery Star and Leadership Council Blog team member Joe Oliphant organized this event… and I must say, he did a remarkable job! The turnout was fabulous, with many eager teachers ready to pounce on new […]

  12. Closing out Digital Storytelling Week…

    Summer is winding down fast, and if you’re anything like me, you are busy prepping for the upcoming school year. I’ve hit the teacher store, updated my Wikispace, and now I’m ready for the DEN Summer School Webinars! There are three amazing weeks of free professional development and resources! Digital Storytelling week just closed, and […]