Author Archives: Valerie Burton

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DEN Fall VirtCon Recap – Get the Conversation Started!

DEN Fall VirtCon Recap – Get the Conversation Started!

Elaine Plybon is a DEN Star and DEN Guru, instructional resource trainer, independent professional development and instructional design consultant. She has presented at numerous local, regional, and national conferences, including ISTE, TCEA, and NSTA. Her contribution to the 2013 Den Fall VirtCon was entitled Get the Conversation Started and highlighted three ways to increase student response and engagement within

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DEN Techformation – Smore

This week’s post adds a tool to your PUBLISH and SHARE tech tools toolbox.  Smore.com allows you to create quality posters, newsletters and flyers for projects, presentations, and events. It is easy to create a poster: 1st sign up. 2nd choose your desired layout. 3rd Arrange the elements to your purpose. 4th add necessary text,

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DEN Techformation: Twitter + Education

 Twitter Anyone? TWITTER is the best professional development tool that I have encountered in years.  Twitter allows you to have conversations and get resources from like-minded individuals. It allows you to network with others in a way that transcends the walls of our schools and neighborhoods. It allows for 24/7 participation in 140 characters or less.  That means

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