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Register Today for the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery!

Register Today for the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery!

Hello and Happy New Year! Let’s kick this year off right with a Day of Discovery in sunny Florida!  We are very pleased to invite you to the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery in Orlando in a few weeks and we hope you all can join us! This interactive day of free professional development will

BYOD QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

Being an information specialist, i.e. Media Specialist, it is my job to show my high school students new ways to access information.  One of the latest and greatest ways to link or retrieve information is by the use of QR Codes.  Inspired by the Daring Librarian who used the QR Codes to create a Library Scavenger

Musuem Makers LC Event in Florida on 10/19

If you are in the Kissimmee, Florida area, you might want to check out this LC Event, organized by Debbie Bohanan. Have you ever visited a museum and wished there was more information on the topic?  If so, Museum Makers is the workshop for you.  We are going to start our day with a tour

What Do You Want For Your Students?

I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami with 70+ members of the district’s leadership team.  Curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and more dived right in to a discussion about what they want to see for their students.  I thought it would be fun (and funny) to share the products they developed

DENSI 2012

Not sure what to say about this awesome Institute in Bozeman, Montana. Once again the DEN Discovery team out did themselves! The Florida DEN was well represented with veteran and new Star members! A few of us met prior to the start of DENSI2012 for an awesome day of Saddle and Paddle! Again Florida was

Florida Regional Science Institute 2012!

“Making Science Come Alive in a Digital World” What a great start to the Florida Regional Science Institute 2012! A fantastic group of 38 Florida Educators have come together at UCF in Orlando. The theme for our 3 days together is “Making Science Come Alive in a Digital World”.  The Discovery team has once again

Rainy Day Idea For Data Use

I want to credit Shelly Strickland, a school administrator in the Taylor County, Florida school system for passing on this idea to me. At her school, Strickland uses those unfortunate rainy day recesses to put some exciting Discovery Education content in front of her students. Instead of sitting around with nothing to do, her elementary

Making PowerPoint More Powerful

PowerPoint has always been my presentation tool of choice.  I have explored many others and enjoy the different effects, but I always return to PowerPoint.  Being the “Grand Dame” of presentation tools, PowerPoint has been a tool a novice can use, but has also has many possibilities for the advanced user.  Many of the effects

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