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Tell Me a Story – Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Telling & Sharing Stories on DENvice

Tell Me a Story – Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Telling & Sharing Stories on DENvice

Storytelling has a long history from those stories around the campfire to parents reading to their children at bedtime. Stories entertain us, teach us lessons and allow us to view the world from another point of view. This week on DENvice join CA DEN Star DENnis Grice as he facilitates the conversation on the topic

Goobric & Doctopus…say huh?!

Having just seen the recent Captain America superhero movie, my initial thought was that these were the names of some sort of super villains. To the contrary, these are a couple of awesome tools for assessing student work using Rubrics built into Google Docs! Thanks to our very own DEN STAR, Sandi Dennis for sharing

Making Magic with DE Streaming

Discovery streaming videos can be used in many ways to engage your students and enhance learning. Have you ever thought about using them to make movie trailers with iMovie? This week on DENvice, join Michigan DEN Star Andy Losick as he discusses ways to build amazing iMovie trailers with Discovery streaming videos.  Stop by and

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

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

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

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

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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