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Goodies Shared in Goddard

October 22nd provided educators from central Kansas the opportunity to connect, collaborate, share, and create as they participated in the Discovery Education Network “Tech or Treat” virtual conference. The participants came from nearby towns like Hutchinson, Augusta, Wichita, as well as Goddard. We even had one educator make the drive from McPherson which is about

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Discovery Atlas Interactive Map

Have you checked out the Discovery Atlas Interactive map from Discovery Education Streaming?  This video guide to our world includes thousands of video clips!  When you click on a country, it allows you to explore the culture, government, history and environment of your selected country.   I love that it brings all of the resources about

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Last Call! KS Tech or Treat in Goddard

The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council is looking forward to our time collaborating, learning, and creating with our fellow educators during Discovery Education’s “Tech or Treat” virtual conference October 22nd. It is not too late to register and participate with us at Challenger Intermediate School. The physical address for Challenger is 325 Walnut Street, Goddard,

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Do I or Do I Not Update to iOS 5?

Were you one of the millions updating their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad today once Apple released their iOS 5 update? I was and with mixed results. In updating our new iPads at school, I was successful in updating 1 of 3 without issues. Thus, I did not update the other 22 iPads. Upon Tweeting

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Flat Stanley and Google Earth

Google Earth is a great way to help you meet your state and content standards!  As a part of my Flat Stanley project, I use Google Earth to track the places our flat people have visited.  Google Earth adds the ability for my students to see many places they have never seen in person.  It

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Lets “Tech or Treat” in Goddard

You are invited to an in-person event hosted by the Kansas Leadership Council, with support from Goddard Public Schools. Join us for this day of free professional development and networking as we “Tech or Treat” with the Discovery Educator Network in Goddard, Kansas October 22, 2011. The day will take place at Challenger Intermediate School

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From Good to Great and Beyond

As an educator, I am always asking, “How can I improve myself?” as well as “What successful methods are out there and can be applied to education?” In searching for answers, I read Jim Collins’ book Good to Great as part of an administrator’s book share. I highly recommend this as an excellent resource for

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Surfs Up….DEN Summer Institute

We all know how powerful Discovery Education Network Day’s of Discovery are when it comes to connecting, sharing, and learning. Well, the DEN Summer Institute in San Diego, California starts July 9th and runs through July 14th. For those of us less fortunate folks unable to attend the unbelievable learning opportunity, I have established a

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