1. Tech or Treat: It was all about sharing Treats!

    Tech or Treats' Shining Stars!

    There were many treats, but no mean tricks to be had at last weekends “Discovery Education Virtual Conference, Tech or Treat”. After we listened to all of the incredible webinars provided by Discovery, we chose to have our own mini share session. Marie shared videos she created with students in a summer program. The school […]

  2. Illinois: Upcoming Events!!

    Illinois has two upcoming in person events coming up!!! You can gather with other great educators and learn about new technologies and activities you can add to your classroom. First up is TECH OR TREAT!!! TECH OR TREAT Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 Times: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CST Location: Glen Crest Middle School 725 […]

  3. Share Your Inner Rock Star!

    Are you an ed tech guru? Enthusiast or advocate? Maybe you’re a newbie who’s excited about learning and sharing new ideas? No matter what your background, you are needed at ISTE 2012! The call for presenters/proposals is now open! Submit your proposal online through October 5. You’ll find all information and instructions on the website.

  4. Share What You Know and DO!

    ICE Conference 2012: Innovate – Collaborate – Educate Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center St. Charles, Illinois February 28- March 2, 2012 Submit a Proposal to Present at ICE Conference 2012! Share all the innovative things that are happening in your classroom or the great tricks you learned during last weeks stream-a-thon or other DEN […]

  5. Stream-a-thon… Are you ready?

    Today Discovery is hosting the Stream-a-thon webinar. The 6th annual Discovery Education stream-a-thon is being held on September 14, 2011. Discovery has set up full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. The webinar starts at  8:00am (central time). This […]

  6. Flipping a Lesson

    Are you flipping the classroom or flipping a lesson?  Please share with us, in the comments, what you are doing and how it is working in your classroom or school.   Am I the only one that did not know about flipping the lesson until just this year?  This is a new topic for me, and I […]

  7. DENny Awards

    Just this past Tuesday, May 17th, the 3rd annual DENny Awards was held via webinar. Illinois DEN Star Charlene Chausis received the award of DENthusiasm for her participation and excitement at DEN events that were held during the year. Charlene was also a semi-finalist in the DEN Guru competition. CONGRATULATIONS Charlene!! You make us proud to be from Illinois!! The […]

  8. Exclusive Event: LIVE from the White House

    Teachers and students are invited to join Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, for a very special webinar on Thursday, May 5 at 1PM ET. * Presentation (15 minutes) Ben will provide context and perspective * Q&A from Students (15 minutes) Students will have […]

  9. Register for an In Person Event

    All Saints Catholic Academy will be hosting an in-person event featuring the 2011 Discovery Virtual Conference. Light breakfast and a light lunch will be provided. Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM (central time) All Saints Catholic Academy 1155 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 Park in east lot and use Door 7. Click […]

  10. Professional Development Opportunity

    SET Connections Special Education Technology Conference Special Education and Technology: The Next Step Saturday, April 16, 2011 Maine South High School 1111 South Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 8:00 – 12:30 (Lunch optional til 1:30 pm) Registration, Breakfast, Networking (8:00-9:00) General Program and Breakout Sessions 9:00 – 12:30 Optional: Lunch with the Speakers 12:30 […]

  11. Join Tech & Learning for the Tech Forum Tour

    Tech & Learning is looking for innovative educators to participate in two spring edtech conferences: Boston, MA — April 8, 2011 (keynote Mitchel Resnick) Chicago, IL — May 6 (keynote Wesley Fryer) They have set up two source codes: BOS11DEN and CH11DEN for the Discovery Educator Network to get a reduced rate of $185 Find […]

  12. Poetry in Motion XLV

    I’ve said it before, one of the great rewards of teaching is getting to watch kids learn and grow up. And to take that a step further, seeing those “kids” as grown-ups can be just as rewarding. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching and coaching with a few former students. A few have managed to […]

  13. My Fake Wall

     My Fake Wall is a tool for creating a fake Facebook wall for a fictitious or historical character.  To create a Fake Wall you do need to register for a My Fake Wall account. Then you can upload images, write wall posts, even create “likes” and comments on fake posts.  Let us know what you’ve created. Click […]

  14. Doodle 4 Google is Back

    Doodle 4 Google is back with wonderful opportunities for students to express their creativity and to try to win wonderful prizes. The National Winner will be awarded a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to the Google New York office for an event on May […]

  15. Nice Mini Conference (Open to all)- January 29, 2011

    Saturday January 29, 2011 8:00 am to 1:30 pm Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL Attend  the seventeenth annual NICE Mini Conference sponsored by Northern Illinois Computing Educators(Chapter of Illinois Computing Educators). Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Forum. During this time, you can meet our 2010 Mini”Grant winners and […]

  16. 100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

    This fantastic list was posted on Classroom 2.0 by John Costilla.  This list contains some old favorites along with some great new finds.  Check it out and let us know how it inspired you.  http://www.classroom20.com/profiles/blogs/649749:BlogPost:180818?xg_source=activity

  17. Call for proposals- ICE 2011

                    Every February in Saint Charles, Illinois groups of dedicated teachers come together to explore ideas and tools related to technology. February seems like forever from now. We all know how quickly time flies when we are having fun! Most importantly the ICE Conference Committee is hard at work to bring you the best program […]

  18. Building Learning Communities Conference

    Today the DEN LCs  are attending the BLC in Boston.  We began with am amazing Keynote speech given by Michael Wesch. We will be following a traditional conference format, choosing from among a host of amazing sessions. My first session of the day is entitled “What Can You Do with 3 (4) Billion Photos?” presented by […]

  19. Wednesday at the LC Symposium

    Today Deb Thomson and I are participating in an “un”conference.  The LCs in attendance have created their own sessions and are directing their own learning.  The first session we have chosen is entitled “LC Tips and Tricks:  Best of DEN LC”.  We are having conversations on how to strengthen our state DEN.  Have an idea […]

  20. Upcoming Discovery Student Adventures Events

    ARE YOU A TEACHER?? You are invited to a FREE Happy Hour!!!The Celtic Knot 626 Church Street Evanston, IL May 7th from 5-7pm Please RSVP by May 2nd by visiting DiscoveryStudentAdventures.com/Chicago Enter to WIN a $2,500 Travel Scholarship to award to the student of your choice! To find out more about the Adventure of a […]