Posts By Tracy Carpenter

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

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      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 […]

  2. This week on DENvice: It’s Digital Citizenship Week

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      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 […]

  3. Resolutions for the New School Year

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    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 […]

  4. This week on DENvice: Time to reflect

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    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 […]

  5. This week on DENvice: Explore the Blue with Kyle

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      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 […]

  6. Speaking in hashtag: #memorywall

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    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, […]

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

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    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 […]

  8. Where did you get that wallpaper?

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    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 […]

  9. Dembo on DENvice!

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    Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media and Online Community for Discovery Education, joins us on DENvice this week to chat about all things Web 2.0. Steve will be discussing different tools and resources throughout the week. Here is Monday’s DENvice post: Alrighty! Let’s get this show on the road! Since I’ve got a book coming out soon […]

  10. This week on DENvice: STEMming engagement beyond the classroom

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    Stop, collaborate and listen…this week on DENvice we welcome our own STEM superhero, Zulma Whiteford. Zulma is looking for creative ways to continue STEM education outside the classroom. Here is her question: STEM education supports curiosity, exploration, discovery, higher-level thinking, logical reasoning, collaboration and problem solving, both inside and outside the classroom. What types of […]

  11. On the path to healthy choices with Fit 4 the Classroom

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    Discovery Education has joined forces with Sanford Heath and WebMD to create Fit 4 the Classroom. This site has amazing resources to help your students get moving, exercise healthy eating habits and think about making health conscious decisions throughout their day. My fellow DENvice team member Zulma Whiteford loves the Fit 4 the Classroom resources for her health classes. […]

  12. This week on DENvice: Creativity in the classroom

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    This week on DENvice, our amazing moderator is DENvice team member and Maryland LC member Selena Ward. Selena is incredibly passionate about giving her students opportunities to express themselves creatively. Here is this week’s question: In Kindergarten, students believe they are artists and have no fear when they create. For every year students are in […]

  13. This week on DENvice: Welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon

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      This week on DENvice we welcome Dr. Lodge McCammon! We are super excited for a great week of sharing and learning. View the video for this week’s question. Then, head over to DENvice to share your thoughts with Dr. Lodge. Make sure to check out Dr. Lodge at NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and […]

  14. Collaborative Boards on Pinterest

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    Last night on the DEN Social Media and Blog Team Meeting the idea of using collaborative boards on Pinterest came up as a potential way for DEN Stars to share ideas. This is a fantastic idea! Collaborative boards are easy to set up and can be a great way to for DEN Stars to connect. […]

  15. Doodle 4 Google: Get doodling now!

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    Time is ticking! The Doodle 4 Google contest closes next Friday, March 22nd.  There’s still time if your students haven’t started doodling yet. Head over to the official contest site and download a drawing template and an Entry Form. The Educator’s Guide has fantastic resources for lesson ideas and managing the contest. Recently, I changed the wallpaper on my […]

  16. This week on DENvice: STEM superheroes

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    This week at DENvice, we welcome STEM superheroes! Wisconsin LC member Peg Hartwig and Maryland LC member Zulma Whiteford are taking on DENvice. Peg and Zulma are passionate about integrating STEM education into classroom learning experiences. Join us for a conversation on how DE resources can assist teachers in addressing STEM initiatives. This week’s DENvice […]

  17. This week on DENvice: Sandi’s feeling the Edmodo love

    This week’s DENvice question has already generated a great conversation. A giant thank you to all of our DEN friends who have contributed their ideas! DENvice’s question for this week: Dear DEN, What Learning Management System (LMS) are you using or considering? I am looking at Edmodo, Haiku and Schoology. What others should I consider? […]