Author Archives: Zulma Whiteford

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MacGyver Mindset Comes to DENvice

MacGyver Mindset Comes to DENvice

While we probably can’t tell you how to build a spaceship out of a rubber band, a pencil and chewing gum, we can offer you simple, clever tips for your classroom. Our new weekly Star Tip feature will share quick and easy solutions for everyday classroom needs, including everything from building a tripod out of

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Globalizing your Classroom

We live in an increasingly interconnected world where learning opportunities around the globe are available directly to our local classroom. Modern technology enables us to transcend political borders and foreign languages in order to explore, communicate and collaborate. Join us this week on DENvice where Arkansas DEN Star and participant in the recent program Auschwitz

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Happy Birthday DENvice!

Two years ago, a Maryland DEN Star approached two others and proposed a project: to crowdsource answers to educational questions, along the lines of a community “Dear Abby” advice column. She thought that the collective brainpower of our DEN members would result in a powerful resource from which everyone could benefit. This modest proposal gave

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LEGO Bricks-Creative Fun for all Ages

From an early age, LEGO bricks provide a foundation for creative building and engineering skills. Children of all ages enjoy the many different possibilities that LEGO brings. As a brand new 8th Grade homeroom teacher, I wanted to bring the option of LEGO bricks to my student’s unstructured time, but space became a limitation with

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Engaging the reluctant teacher on DENvice

Are you planning a professional development session and wondering how to engage reluctant teachers? Join Wisconsin DEN Star Rachel Yurk as she shares with us her creative ways to meet that reluctant teacher during professional development. Join the conversation this week on DENvice

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STEM Fun on DENvice!

STEM education encourages curiosity, exploration, discovery, higher-level thinking, logical reasoning, collaboration and problem solving, both inside and outside the classroom. This week on DENvice join Idaho LC Member and DEN Star, Second Grade teacher, Digital Integration Coach and STEM Superstar Kim Miller. Kim will guide us through a STEM-filled week with resources, ideas and discussions

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Lifelong Learning

As a parent, you’ve probably had the experience of asking your child, “What did you learn in school today?” and getting back the answer, “Nothing.” As educators, we try to give our students the tools and skills needed to become lifelong learners and to take advantage of teaching moments wherever and whenever they may occur.

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Assessing your students

The school year is now well under way and soon it will be time for teachers to begin assessing how well students are learning. Are you looking for resources on how to create fantastic formative and super summative assessments? Join South Carolina DEN Guru Karen Ogen on DENvice this week as she shares her expertise

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Getting to Know Your Students

At the beginning of each school year, teachers walk into classrooms full of new students. How do you get to know them? How do you elicit their interests, experiences, and learning needs? Join the always fabulous Virginia DEN Star and Assistant Principal Heather Hurley as she shares resources, tips and exercises on ways to get

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