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Have you discovered iGoogle paired with Discovery products?

Have you discovered iGoogle paired with Discovery products?

iGoogle (located at allows you to customize your Google experience. After initial setup when you visit as usual, you will now have an option to login. This will bring you access to feeds, online gadgets, etc. all in one web location. The following Discovery links are available: Discovery News Discovery News – Planet

August Teacher Appreciation Days

Don’t miss out on the freebies stores offer up this time of year. Many major chains offer teacher grab bags, discounts and things for educators. Staples Nationwide Events August varies by store Office Depot Breakfasts August 12 – August 18th Have you heard of any other nationwide teacher deals?

Discover Second Life with the DEN

The DEN is hosting a virtual gala. Come join the fun in Second Life on August 15th. You can find us at EDUISLAND II 98,95,21. The event will take place from 5:30 – 7:00 PM SLT. Games! Demos! Dancing! Raffle Prizes (must be present to win) Come network with other DEN members. Download SLGala.pdf

Web 2.0 Are you ready?

I recently found an amazing file from Quentin D’Souza. It discusses various forms of technology that fall under the title Web 2.0. How many forms of web 2.0 do you use in your teaching? Quentin D’Souza’s file: Web 2.0 Share your successes or your struggles. Collaboration is all part of Web 2.0 maybe someone has

What Type of Technology User are You?

The following was posted on the Textually website: “The Pew Internet and American Life Project found that adult Americans are broadly divided into three groups: 31% are elite technology users, 20% are moderate users and the remainder has little or no use of the Internet or cellphones. But Americans are divided within each group, according

ALERT!!! Sharks in New York!

Just in case you haven’t read the national DEN blog, I thought I’d share the following with you.  If you happen to be in the area on that date, this is something you DEFINITELY want to attend!  I would apply, but I’ll still be at the DEN Summer Institute on that date. Reposted from the

Summertime! WOOHOO! And WHAT will you be doing?

Just think about it!  Summertime (read: NO SCHOOL!) is right around the corner.  What are your plans this summer? Here’s one option:  If you’re not already a Discovery Educator you might want to check it out here.  Here’s another option:  Explore the multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) of Second Life.  Why?  Hint, hint:  DEN has established

First Mass E-mailing to NY DEN Members

For those of you who may not have received the first mass e-mailing to all NY DEN members, here is the content of the e-mail: On behalf of the NY DEN Leadership Council, I am emailing to try to share with you what the NY DEN Leadership Council has been up to lately. There is

Going, Going, GONE!!!

Get them while you can! Was notified by DEN that they have some extras in the warehouse of some training materials.  Now’s the time to order some (they come in packs of 10), especially if you’re going to be doing training over the summer.  I understand that once these are gone — that’s it!  So

ALERT! Great Opportunity!!!

HOT OFF THE PRESS Jannita (DEN) JUST e-mailed me with the following information: We have a BIG webinar TODAY with a producer from the Science Channel and I just received word that we have confirmed an ASTRONAUT that will also be on the call!!!!!  The webinar is at 1 EST so that students can participate,