Posts By Lillian Hritz

  1. Symbaloo

    STAR Discovery Educators can now take advantage of a special (and free) offer from Symbaloo. Simply follow the link after you log in to the DEN site. Is anyone currently using this site?  Would love to read about it, if you would care to comment.

  2. Discovery Education U.S. Geography App

    Discovery Education hit the iTunes App store with U.S. Geography by Discovery Education. The app is intended for 5th grade students studying U.S. Geography in the classroom, but is enjoyable and informative for people of all ages. Available through the App Store, the U.S. Geography by Discovery Education app offers educators and students videos, knowledge-based […]

  3. Overcoming Our Fears

    DE treated LC members to the BLC 2010 Conference. The BLC Conference is hotsed by November Learning. Mitch Resnick opened the conference with a very simple message: Students should be creating on the web I couldn’t agree more and not just creating for themselves and their classmates, but for the world. Using Scratch as his […]

  4. FIZZ

    A new licensing agreement with Discovery Education will bring the music and methods of Dr. Lodge McCammon within reach of a million teachers around the world. McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary media specialist in the Friday Institute for Education Innovation, brings 21st century tools into the classroom. He’s a proponent of making classroom videos and […]

  5. Explore Mouse Mischief

    Mouse Mischief can transform teaching and learning in the classroom.   Mouse Mischief integrates into Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, letting you create interactive presentations that engage and excite every student in the classroom by inserting questions, polls, and drawing activity slides into your lessons. Students can actively participate in these lessons by […]

  6. Mini-Geek Fest – Monday, June 14 @ 8:00pm

    If you’re interested and available, join other AZ teachers for a  Mini-Geek Fest on Monday evening, June 14 at 8:00pm AZ time. Some great sites/links will be shared. Anyone is welcome so feel free to share it with any of your teachers or colleagues. Get more information and register via:

  7. Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator.

    Check out the  Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator created by Steve Dembo! Is this teacher you? Please share how you use Discovery Education to enhance your students interest in learning. Would you like to be this teacher, but need to learn more about Discovery Education? If so, contact your  Technology Integration Specialist […]

  8. Google Collaborative Tools

    Do you use or have you tried Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets, or presentations), Sites, Gmail, or Calendar? Many educators have found that the best things about using Google Docs, Sites, or Calendar with their students or colleagues are the ability to collaborate and to work from any computer. Teachers are using Google’s offerings for […]

  9. Inspired Picture Writing

    What is is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. If you are currently using let […]

  10. Too Much Searching! Not Enough Finding!

    How often do you  search for specific information online and spend so much time searching for the right link?  Or even worse so many search engines overload the window with images, links, icons, and advertising before you even get a chance to view the links to sites found in your search. yolink To The Rescue […]

  11. Shorten URLs

    Do you have trouble coping and pasting long URLs in emails only to have them break or realize there is a typo, after you sent the URL? By entering a URL in a text field, a tiny URL will  be created and to some extent it can be customized.  Most of the URLs created will […]

  12. Making Movies Teaches Second Graders Writing

    Kudos to our very own April Weston Den LC Council member for her dedication and the amazing job of working with Terry Patrick’s second grade class.  It is a great example of her dedication shines in this article Making movies teaches second graders writing written by Nancy Stidham, Special to the Independent Shopping, birthdays, friends […]

  13. Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in technology

    Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite […]

  14. "Mini-Geek Fest" Monthly Online Conversation

    Do you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? Do you often feel overwhelmed with all of the new tools and feel you don’t have time to keep up with everything? If you do, then the Mini-Geek Fest is here for you!  No homework, no assignments, no cost—just […]