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Building the Future iMake iLearn

Building the Future iMake iLearn

Teaching code to elementary and middle school students can be a key component in sparking curiosity and problem-solving skills, potentially leading to career choices in science and engineering that will help address the challenges facing our planet. The first time I really considered teaching code to my students was during a DENSI (Discovery Education Network

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The DEN Princess on DENvice!

As educators, we often find ourselves working in isolation within our classroom walls. We experience day-to-day challenges and victories but may find it difficult to explain and share them with others. Joining a Professional Learning Community (PLN) may be the outlet you need to share, learn, recharge and collaborate. Becoming an active member of the

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Prince George’s Science Fair Judges Needed (April 5th)

Greetings MD/DC/VA Area DEN Educators! Prince George’s County Public Schools is in need of judges for their 66th Annual Prince George’s Area Science Fair on April 5th.  This year, the Fair is very large — over 500 projects and they need quite a few more judges! So they can use your expertise as a category

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Showcasing Student Creativity

Modern web tools enable students to become content producers, reversing their traditional role as simple consumers. As teachers, we need to encourage students to view themselves as creators and empower them to create work with the intent of worldwide publication. This week on DENvice, join Michigan DEN Star Patti Harju as she shares tips and

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Encouraging Student Creativity Using Scratch

  Today’s interconnected technological world is built on computer software. What are some things you can do to help your students gain a basic understanding of the underlying software that drives our modern world? Introducing your students to Scratch will provide your students with hands-on opportunities to think creatively, solve problems and work collaboratively.  Scratch

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DENSI: What is all the fuss about?

As teachers we often work in isolation. The daily demands of classroom instruction, lesson planning, assessment, curriculum integration, meetings, continued professional development and district directives leave us with precious few minutes to spare for our personal and family life. How do you recharge and connect with like-minded educators? DENSI 2014 is your answer! If you

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