Author Archives: Pam Shoemaker

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SE Michigan Geocaching Day

SE Michigan Geocaching Day

The Michigan Leadership Council hosted three events across the state for teachers as part of Discovery Educator Network’s Geocaching Day!  Events were held in Battle Creek, Flint, and Milford.  It was a great day of collaboration, learning, and outdoor fun.  The Milford group found 7 caches along Milford Trail, a path that goes from the

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Technology Grant Opportunity for Michigan Educators

Each year, MACUL supports Michigan educators by funding grants of up to $1500 to support effective use of technology in the classroom.  Apply any time between now and June 8, 2011.  Applications should include the outline of a project that focuses on an instructional use of a computer or related equipment which has the potential

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Michigan Event: Stir it Up with Discovery

The Walled Lake Consolidated School District in southeastern Michigan hosted the Stir it Up with Discovery Education Conference on Saturday, March 19. It was a fantastic day of learning and networking. There were 75+ attendees from at least 15 different school districts and one attendee from Canada. We were lucky to have Discovery Education’s Mike

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“Stir it Up” with Discovery: Michigan PD Event, March 19

Michigan Educators:  You are invited to attend a technology conference on Saturday, March 19 at Sarah Banks Middle School (Wixom, MI)  from 8:30am-3:15pm. This event will focus on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming teaching practices through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.  Presenters are from Discovery Education, the

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Superintendents Get Schooled in Social Media

Porter Palmer delivered the keynote address to Michigan school superintendents at the MASA Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan this morning.  She demonstrated six super tools for lifelong learners:  Facebook, Twitter, the new and improved MASA website, RSS, Blogging, and the Discovery Educator Network Administrators’ Academy.  See her presentation and all shared links here.  Enjoy!

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Skype Guest of the Week

Jennifer Bond, a DEN STAR educator from the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in Michigan, has a “Skype Guest of the Week.”  This past week, JoAnne Kaminski, a Reading Specialist from Wisconsin, visited Mrs. Bond’s 3rd grade classroom. The two educators connected as a result of Mrs. Bond’s post on the Skype in Schools wiki which describes how

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Michigan PD Opportunities – "Tech or Treat" on October 23

Want to join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement? Then attend the DEN Fall Virtual Conference on October 23!  During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of two regional

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