Posts By newyork

  1. New York DEN LC January News

    Greetings NY DEN STARs, The latest issue of the NYDENLC News ( just went out via email. If you didn’t receive a copy of the newsletter, then the contact information we have for you may be inaccurate. Time to update our information for the new year. Please take a moment and visit ( so that […]

  2. NY DEN Leadership Council Opens It's Doors on Twitter

    Exciting NY DEN LC news to announce.  Technology helps us stay better connected, save time, and become more efficient.  The NY DEN Leadership Council is always looking for better ways to reach this goal.  One new way is to converse in the Twitterverse.  Our new Twitter page can be found at  Here the members […]

  3. NYDEN Digitally Fit Recap

    Perhaps you joined the NY DEN Event in New York City earlier this month.  Perhaps you were there in person.  Perhaps you were behind your computer joining Christine in the virtual conversation.  Perhaps you were just with us in spirit.  What ever the case may be, care to feel like a fly on the wall?  […]

  4. Virtual Conference – Virtually a Smash

    This past Saturday, October 25th was the second annual Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference.  Educators gathered behind computers and in person to connect with other educators.  Connections were made in RL and cyberspace.  Distance learning presentations from Steve Dembo, Jannita Demian, Matt Monjan, Hall Davidson, Jen Dorman, Scott Kinney, and more were so wonderful to […]

  5. Mark Your Calendars for the NY DEN!

    Mark your calendars for the NY DEN events this week! Friday, October 24th – Come socialize at Panera Bread in Northvale, NJ. Why this Panera? It’s only 6 minutes away from Tech Forum Northeast if you’re attending.  269 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647.  Need more information about Tech Forum Northeast, visit An exciting day […]

  6. NY DEN – part of the national pack

    The New York DEN may be from New York State but we try to support, grow with, and learn from other educators and DEN members.  Our colleagues in New Jersey are asking for our help.  One of their leadership council members, Bev Plein is in the middle of an election project with her students.  They […]

  7. What's in Your Backpack/Briefcase?

     I just read a great idea, “Back to School Back Pack” from A to Z Teacher Stuff.  The poster suggests bringing in their own back pack to show students a little bit about themselves.  We all carry so much stuff.  But can you really tell something/anything/a lot about someone from what’s in their back […]

  8. Funding Factory – Free Technology

    Are you looking for a way to bring new technology equipment to your school or classroom? Having trouble figuring out a way to get the school to pay for it? Try Funding Factory. I have been using them for several years and love them. Here’s the deal. Ask people to donate old cell phones and […]

  9. Administrators Among Us

    Standup and be counted. Someone recently shared that they feel disconnected from the DEN at times because they are an administrator and not a teacher. The New York DEN would like to recognize the administrators in our midst. April 25th is Administrative Day. The New York DEN Leadership Council would greatly appreciate it if the […]

  10. Always remember to check your spam mail

    You know… every now and then it is a good idea to check your Spam Email folder. After the DEN NY visit to the Computer Show and the IMAX theater we collected spare change to donate on behalf of school children. We sent an email requesting that our donation go towards school children in the […]

  11. Spring Buddies??

    Okay so Winter Buddies was a good idea for networking. Anyone game for trying Spring Buddies? We’d love to hear about it if you made a successful connection with your Winter Buddy. Here’s the deal… Just like this Winter only new buddies and new theme: Would you be interested in making a Spring Buddy? It’s […]

  12. STAR Directory

    Greetings everyone, Did you know the DEN now has a directory of STAR Discovery Educator Blogs?  I had no idea we could find everyone in one spot. Discovery Educator Blog Directory Have you posted your Passion Quilt? Steve Dembo’s Passion Quilt (

  13. Meet the Members of the NY DEN

    Sorry for the delay in getting this video posted but my software wasn’t working.  Thank you to everyone who submitted their PowerPoint slides.  It’s not too late if you haven’t submitted.  Just fill out the Power Point slide from our previous post and we will gladly update the movie.  We hope you enjoy meeting some […]

  14. Welcome Christine

    The New York DEN Leadership Council would like to welcome Christine Southard on board the blog team. As you can see she’s already got a few posts going here. Christine, it is a pleasure to have you working with us. Thank you for agreeing to give of your time. I look forward to seeing what […]

  15. Happy New Year from the New York DEN

    Happy New Year from your friends at the DEN NY! We will be posting a Power Point Movie shortly to help us all become more familiar with each other.  If you have not submitted your slide yet and would like to participate please save this file and enter your information on the last slide.  Don’t […]

  16. Virtual Judges Needed in Texas

    Message from the TX DEN LC: A fellow DEN Leadership Council needs your help. The Irving Independent School Districtin Irving, Texas, has an annual Technology Media Fair. This year, the district has opened up several categories for online judging. The hope, above all, is that this will help keep district students excited about technology and […]

  17. Check Your Mailboxes

    Email inboxes that is.  Your Winter Buddy’s name has been sent to you.  It’s time to start sharing winter messages.  Enjoy your newfound friends.  It’s not to late to gain a Winter Buddy.  Just send an email to and we’ll pair you with a new friend.

  18. Updating our records

    We would like to update our address book.  Please take a moment and send an email to  This way we can ensure that you are included when we send out newsletters and reminders.  Don’t miss out on all that the New York DEN has to offer.  We hope to hear from you soon.

  19. Winter Buddies

    Would you be interested in having Winter Buddies?  It’s a bit like pen pals, virtual friends, Secret Santas, etc but it lasts all Winter.  As you find an interesting winter joke, online game, adorable photo, etc. you pass it on via email to your Winter Buddy.  I’ve done this with online friends before with great […]

  20. EdTechConnect Reminder:

    EdTechConnect with Daniel Pink, December 12th 7:00pm EST Daniel Pink, bestselling author of A WHOLE NEW MIND, will describe how three powerful economic forces are putting a premium on right-brain abilities in the workforce. He’ll describe the six artistic, empathic abilities that now matter most — and discuss how educators are beginning to surface and […]

  21. Imax Experience Slideshow

    Wow, the IMAX movie was amazing. The technology is outstanding. Feels like the animals swim right over your head. The evening was a ton of fun. Good conversation, good company, wonderful entertainment, delicious food, and memories galore. Here are a few photos from the event. Free MySpace slideshows, photo and video editing at

  22. Halloween in the DEN

    Have you found a Halloween Costume yet for the DEN in SL Halloween Party?  I’ve got mine ready to go.  Hope to see you there.  Don’t forget the party will be held on October 28th. Here are some DE streaming videos for this time of year.  You and your students might find these interesting.

  23. Standup and Be Counted

    If you are not currently receiving email newsletters from the New York DEN, please let us know.  There are many New York DEN Members out there.  Let’s stand up and be counted.  You can post a comment here or better idea, send an email so we have your contact information. Email:

  24. NY DEN Event for October '07

    IMAX Experience Come join the New York DEN on October 26, 2007. We will be meeting after Tech Forum NY at 5:00 at the IMAX Theater in the Palisades Center Mall. Even if you can’t attend Tech Forum NY, our event is open to all DEN members. When: October 26, 2007 5:00 Where: IMAX Theater, […]

  25. New York DEN Member needs our help

    About three weeks ago, I entered an essay contest to Lenovo Computers(they make my T60 PC laptop).  They asked entrants to describe in 50 words or less what makes them “New Thinkers for a New Age”.  I entered and hoped to win one of the special commemorative laptops they were randomly selecting each week. […]