Posts By Heather Sullivan

  1. Recess Time @ PETE&C PreCon

    Everyone’s been hard at work all morning & now that lunch is over it’s time for a little recess Some STAR DEN members are sharing a few of their favorite tools.  I decided to share Animoto for Education (http://animoto.com/education/getting_started) Here are the two videos I’m sharing.  The 1st video is a project my 2nd grade […]

  2. WOW #7.5: Dropbox on Demand

    Instead of moving on to WOW #12, I thought we’d revisit a previous web tool (WOW #7) because they have an exciting new feature: DropBox.com  Review: What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your […]

  3. Doodle4Google

    Do your students love to doodle? Give them a chance to showcase their art on Google.com’s homepage by registering your school for Doodle 4 Google. Doodle 4 Google is a competition open to K-12 students in U.S. schools who are invited to create their own Google doodle inspired by the theme, “If I Could Do Anything, I Would […]

  4. 1/27 Deadline: Win a Science Assembly for Your School

      Ultimate Cool School Science Day Sweepstakes   Win a Science Assembly for Your School Imagine a day of Discovery at your school–complete with engaging science demonstrations, hands-on activities and thrilling special surprises. Enter often to improve your chances of winning the Ultimate Cool School Science Day for your school. Entries accepted through January 27, […]

  5. DEN SciCon in NYC: Saturday 1.9.2010

    The DEN SciCon is tomorrow!  January 9th the DEN is hosting a science-exclusive online conference. “DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.” Tri-State area DEN members, are […]

  6. Get Your Sci-On!

    Join us for DEN SCIcon 2010 Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day!  It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon. About DEN SCIcon DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of […]

  7. WOW #9: Everyone Can Attend MIT. No, Really!

    Web Tool of the Week #9:   http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/ This year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reviewed 15,661 applications for its Fall 2009 freshman class.  They accepted 1,675 and, in the process, shattered the dreams of thousands of eager high school students.  Then again, maybe not. MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative may help soften the blow for those […]

  8. WOW #8: Social Bookmarking- SO Important

    Web Tool of the Week #8: Diigo.com Everyone has heard of Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.), but how about Social Bookmarking? Instead of using the “Favorites” tool in your web browser to save a website link that you like, want to share and/or will need later, consider using a social bookmarking web tool instead.  […]

  9. Diss Disorganization with Dropbox

    Web Tool of the Week #7:  DropBox.com    What is DropBox? DropBox is a free file organization/storage tool that works both on & offline.  That is, you can download the software for free to use on your computer so you can access your files anytime, from anywhere from other computers.  The installation creates a Dropbox folder […]

  10. WOW #6: Cool "Cards" with Quizlet

    Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #6:  Quizlet.com  ·       What is Quizlet? Quizlet is a free website that lets you (and your students) make flash cards by yourself or collaboratively with a group. You can then share for review online, or print for offline use.      ·       Why use Quizlet? Think about the alternative: “Paper” Flashcards […]

  11. eInstruction Video Contest

    eInstruction is excited to announce that their third annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest is in full effect and will run until November 10, 2009. This year, the contest is limited to U.S. K-12 educators only. Prizes worth more than $30,000 will be awarded in three categories: Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. To enter, educators must […]

  12. Tech or Treat Countdown

    Saturday, October 24, 2009 9 AM to 4 PM ET This is an all day event that thousands of educators from around the country (and world) will be attending. This is a virtual conference – meaning that you attend via your computer & the Internet (like a webinar). You can watch one session or stay […]

  13. WOW #3.5

    A follow-up to this week’s WOW:  ·       While We’re Talking Word Clouds…o   Visual Feedback can give a more lucid understanding of what you read.  Although, on the surface, the following “word clouds” web page might seem content specific (U.S. History), I encourage everyone to check it out, play around with it (I got hooked really […]

  14. WOW #3:The Wonders of Wordle

      Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #3: WORDLE.net  What is Wordle? Wordle is a web tool that generates “word clouds” from text that you provide or that you import from somewhere else. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text you provide. The bigger the word is, indicates […]

  15. Wow #2: Animoto

    Animoto.comAnimoto claims that it will put an “end to slideshows”.  And once use it, you’ll probably agree.  I use it both in my personal life as well as with my students, and it’s one of my favorite web 2.0 tools (for a number of reasons).  Here are a few of the top reasons why you’ll want to […]

  16. Tech or Treat

      On Saturday, October 24, 2009 join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today.  During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the […]

  17. Dive Into a Day of Discovery!

    New Jersey Day of Discovery Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 Location: Medford Memorial Middle School 55 Mill Street Medford, NJ 08055 Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Cost: FREE! Lunch will be provided. Participants are invited to bring their laptops, but computers labs will be provided for workshops. Click Here to Register