1. EdmodoCon 2012

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    Edmodocon will be held on 8/8/12 from 10:00 A.M. EST to 7:30 P.M. Join other tech-savy educators for an informative virtual conference highlighting innovative uses of Edmodo and other technology tools in the classroom. Register for free here.

  2. Meograph

    Meograph, a new application that uses Google Earth to make digital storytelling easy goes live today. I have previously posted about this application, and today you can sign up for your own free account. Meograph is like Photostory meets Google Earth, and makes adding geographic tags, images, and information from Google Earth to a digital […]

  3. STEM and Gamiming: Play foldit and Add Knowledge to Scientific Research!

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    Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. http://fold.it/portal/info/science  Teach Biology students about the importance of proteins and protein structures in a fun, inquiry-based exploration via this game. A wealth of background information on the […]

  4. Get free online curricululm resources from SAS!

    Get ready for the 2012-2013 school year with a free e-learning account for teachers from SAS! SAS provides free e-courses and lesson resources to teachers in a variety of subjects. Students receive a student log-on tied to a free teacher account, and can explore a variety of academic concepts at their own pace. For more […]

  5. DENVisory Board and Virtual DENSI Live

    For those of us who cannot make it to DENSI 2012 will have an opportunity to attend virtually via the DEN Blog. Here is a link to the Virtual DENSI Live agenda. Don’t forget to vote for your representative of choice for the DENVisory Board. The nominations are in, and I, Monique Liles, along with […]

  6. Show teachers the MONEY with creative fundraising ideas for classrooms and school programs!

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    Try some creative fund raising for your classroom! I know teachers who have had success with “Donors Choose“.  You can also post your classroom at “Adopt a Classroom“, or even set up “registry” supply lists at sites like Amazon or office supply stores.  Don’t forget Discovery Education’s Kathy Schrock who maintains a list of grant […]

  7. Science at Sea

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    Join Steve Spangler and other teachers for a unique professional development experience in June of 2013. We’re taking the Spangler Seminars experience to the seas for the third time in June, 2013 with Holland America. Join our award-winning naturalists and Steve Spangler as we explore the inside passage of Alaska. We will explore Juneau, Glacier […]

  8. Treasure Hunting 101- Georgia State Historic Sites History Trail Geocaching Game

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    Summertime is TREASURE HUNTING Time! The Georgia State Historic Sites History Trail geocaching game is underway-  you can ‘Get Out.  Get Dirty. And Get Fit.’ in a Georgia Historic Site this summer! It’s time to grab your cell phone, comfortable shoes, and a buddy – let’s go Geocaching! A few weeks ago the Georgia Discovery […]

  9. Meograph – Four Dimensional Digital Storytelling

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    Meograph helps automatically create, share, and watch interactive multimedia stories.  The first product pairs Google Earth with a timeline and multimedia overlays to tell stories in context of where and when. Authoring is structured into a few simple prompts on an intuitive interface.  Viewers get a new form of media that they can watch in […]

  10. QR Codes: A Beginner’s Guide

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    What are QR codes? QR codes are quick response 2D bar codes. They hold  a lot of information in one code, and can be scanned with a variety of devices such as Smartphones, iPod Touches, iPads, laptops with webcams, etc. When scanned they provide marketing information about products and companies, coupons, etc. How are QR […]

  11. App Recap with Zinepal

    Here is a recap, courtesy of  Zinepal, of the great apps and educational tech tools highlighted by the Georgia DEN Blog Team this year.  I have created a Zinepal eBook of this year’s  blog posts. While in the eBook, just click on the blogger’s name to see a list of all of their posts. It’s […]

  12. DENny Awards- Go Team Georgia!

    I am so proud that I won a DENny award from The Discovery Educator Network– for my blogging work and help at Georgia DEN events. I think DEN member David Andrade said it best when he said the DENny Awards are the Oscars for Discovery Education. So once more– If you haven’t joined the DEN […]

  13. Great Resources to Teach Epidemiology

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    Here is a list of sites with wonderful comprehensive interdisciplinary lesson plans and materials to teach epidemiology! There are also some great games and simulations listed below as well. The end of the year after state testing is a great time to use simulations and role play games to keep students engaged with the curriculum […]

  14. Pop My Video!

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    Creative Writing Teachers REJOICE!  Remember the good times we had watching “Pop Up Video” on VH1 (or am I totally showing my age…?)  The VH1 site has an option to make your own Pop Up Video subtitles to some popular videos-  but that might not work for most (read ‘all’) classrooms…. An alternative I found […]

  15. Georgia Children’s Book Awards 2012-2013– Grades 4-8 with Links to Author Websites / Blogs

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                Here’s the list of 2012-2013 nominees and author or publisher websites/blogs. (N) indicates that the title is available on Nook reader.  Some titles are more appropriate for mature or Middle Grades audiences. Davis, Eleanor  Secret Science Alliance And The Copycat Crook Greenwald, Lisa My Life In Pink & Green […]

  16. Dear Diary 2.0- Penzu and NEW Penzu Classroom

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    Dear Diary 2.0 ~ with PENZU http://penzu.com/ and http://penzu.com/classroom Penzu is an online journaling program with numerous features for you or your students.  Some features are free, such as password protection for journals, and some advanced features (such as mobile device access) are included in the Penzu PRO 19.00 per year fee. After signing up- […]

  17. Now You’re Cooking! Delicious Web Apps

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      Check out these Delicious Web Apps!          Bake up a Time Line                                            Simmer those Keyboarding Skills!           Stir up a STORY w/ Zimmer Twins!                                 Sautee a MOVIE with DVOLVER!                              Share a Delicious Feast of Knowledge w/ Qwiki!