How do Wisconsin educators use DE Streaming when teaching the Civil War? Jennifer Dorman (Pennsylvania DEN) has set up a Google Form (below) to get your input. When completed, Jennifer will compile and post the results. Even if you don’t teach the Civil War, but have ideas for how it could be done, make sure to include your
Cathy Houchin (Watertown, WI & part of our WI DEN Leadership Council) has been adding some things to her http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/houchinc/. She has a great post on using Audacity (which we use for our Lab Out Loud podcast) and another post on 180 Technology Tips. Follow her RSS feed at http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/houchinc/feed/ Who else from Wisconsin has been blogging (either
To help kick off your school year, Starbucks will be giving a free tall coffee to all K-12 educators on Mondays during the month of September. Simply bring in your teacher ID, and enjoy! Here’s the announcement from My Starbucks Idea (MSI) It’s not an apple to welcome teachers back to school, but a cup
Want to keep up with current news in your subject area? Try Google Reader (or other RSS readers) to get constant, up-to-date RSS feeds from various news sources, blogs and podcasts. As May 1st is RSS Day, now is the perfect time to start.Before we begin, what is RSS? RSS stands for “Real Simple Syndication”.
For Earth Day, listen to our podcast with Bill Nye—comic, engineer, and science guy—and learn his thoughts on global warming and sustainable living. He even tells us about his new show—Stuff Happens—that will air on Discovery’s new channel: Planet Green (which debuts in June). You can play the interview, view the show notes and subscribe
With shrinking school budgets, educators might consider looking to grants for project funds. Here are some tips (from the links below and from personal experience) for you if you are thinking of applying for a grant. Preparation Make sure your idea fits the grant criteria (location, non-equipment, etc) Look for full grants and mini-grants too
My district has recently installed Microsoft Sharepoint. This is a dynamic tool (albeit from the MotherShip) that allows me to create and control groups where users can collaborate though shared documents, discussions boards, blogs, and wikis (and many other features). My initial observations of Sharepoint made me realize that it has a distinct Microsoft footprint
This school year, I was fortunate enough to have an interactive whiteboard (from Interwrite) installed in my classroom. I was hesitant to get it at first, as I would lose some valuable front-board real estate to have it mounted. However, once I started using it, I soon found out some interactive and intriguing ways ways
Can’t Make it to PETE & C or FETC? Register for the Illinois Technology Conference at the end of the month. Visit www.iceberg.org for more details.
Saturday, February 9th @ 7:00 PM Lawrence University; Appleton, WI Science Hall, Room 102 Please join us for this special Darwin Day event on Saturday, February 9th at Lawrence University. This event is designed to celebrate Darwin’s birthday and contributions to science. All students, educators and scientists are welcome. Food and door prizes will be