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This week on DENvice: It’s an admin share out

  Are you an administrator? An aspiring administrator? Join us on DENvice this week. Virginia DEN STAR and DENvice team member, Heather Hurley, is sharing out her best advice and resources for administrators. Make sure to visit and add your thoughts to this week’s conversation. Here is Heather’s first post…… I think it is funny seeing the word


This week on DENvice: It’s Digital Citizenship Week

  This week on DENvice, Pennsylvania DEN STAR Sheila Fredericks leads our discussion for Digital Citizenship Week.  Digital Citizenship Week, sponsored by Common Sense Media, is part of Connected Educator Month. Common Sense Media describes the week as a time to, “build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students, and lawmakers


Resolutions for the New School Year

I am not one for making New Year’s resolutions. I do, however, make a list of resolutions for each new school year. The start of the school year and my birthday are in close proximity. So, I think that both of those situations combine to create an impetus for reflection and change. My resolutions for


This week on DENvice: Time to reflect

The fabulous Heather Hurley is moderating DENvice this week! Here’s her message: Hi Everyone, Many of you have already finished the school year and have begun your summer vacation. This week we would like you to look back and reflect upon your year. What were some of your greatest successes with Discovery Education. Please take


This week on DENvice: Explore the Blue with Kyle

  Join Kyle Schutt this week on DENvice! Kyle is sharing great resources from Explore the Blue and prepping for a Livestream on Wednesday, June 5. Join Kyle live from the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida. Register for the Livestream here! And, check out this awesome interactive, Thrill of the


Speaking in hashtag: #memorywall

Over the past few months, my middle school students have started speaking in hashtag. For example, “I have hashtag twelve days of school left.”  Their adoption of speaking in hashtag drives me a little insane. Why spend all that energy to speak the extra syllables? So…when the time for our 8th grade memory wall came along,


This week on DENvice: Tech integration is… Tech integration isn’t…

How would you complete these sentences? Tech integration is _____________________. Tech integration isn’t _____________________.  Head on over to DENvice and share your ideas! DENvice team member and Virginia LC member Cynthia Treichler is leading our conversation this week. And, another enormous thank you to Mark Case for chatting about geocaching last week! If you missed last


Where did you get that wallpaper?

Warning. Inner-geek shining through in this post.  Members of the DENvice team, namely Selena Ward and I, enjoy a small obsession with finding the perfect wallpaper for our laptops and mobile devices. Now, we don’t spend tons of time staring at our home screens- some days we barely see them at all. However, even a quick glance