Author Archives: Pam Shoemaker


Updated My DE

Next time you log in, you’ll notice that My DE has a fresh new look and design, streamlined content and exciting new customization capabilities. Design your own landing page by utilizing the new Drag and Drop feature, which allows you to arrange your content so it suits your needs and gives you immediate access to what


First Impressions of Windows 7

I’ve seen the ads, I’ve read the reviews, and I couldn’t wait to get a copy of Windows 7 to see how it worked for myself.  Admitedly, I was nervous about upgrading my computer (from Vista), worried that something would go wrong and I’d no longer be able to connect to my home wireless network,


Fun Learning

I’m at the DEN Leadership Council Institute in Boston this week with 75 other amazing DEN leaders from across the country.  This evening we participated in an AmeriDEN Idol competition.  What a fun structure for learning!  Each team (of approximately ten people) were given four minutes to deliver a presentation to the others…   a web site, online tool, video, etc.  The DEN team hammed


Congratulations, Cheryl!

Cheryl Lykowski was awarded a Discovery Educator Network leadership award at this year’s DENny awards!  Cheryl is the Michigan DEN Leadership Council Chairperson.  Congratulations, Cheryl; your efforts are much appreciated. 


Geocaching Day; West Bloomfield Group

Today is the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Spring Geocaching Day.  Groups of teachers from all over the country get together to geocache!  This is part of the West Bloomfield group, organized by Cindy Carson and Pam Shoemaker.  It rained the whole time, but that didn’t stop us.  A fun time! Another Michigan group cached in Battle