1. WOW #3.5

    A follow-up to this week’s WOW:  ·       While We’re Talking Word Clouds…o   Visual Feedback can give a more lucid understanding of what you read.  Although, on the surface, the following “word clouds” web page might seem content specific (U.S. History), I encourage everyone to check it out, play around with it (I got hooked really […]

  2. WOW #3:The Wonders of Wordle

      Wednesday’s Web Tool of the Week #3: WORDLE.net  What is Wordle? Wordle is a web tool that generates “word clouds” from text that you provide or that you import from somewhere else. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text you provide. The bigger the word is, indicates […]

  3. Wow #2: Animoto

    Animoto.comAnimoto claims that it will put an “end to slideshows”.  And once use it, you’ll probably agree.  I use it both in my personal life as well as with my students, and it’s one of my favorite web 2.0 tools (for a number of reasons).  Here are a few of the top reasons why you’ll want to […]

  4. Tech or Treat

      On Saturday, October 24, 2009 join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today.  During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the […]

  5. Dive Into a Day of Discovery!

    New Jersey Day of Discovery Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009 Location: Medford Memorial Middle School 55 Mill Street Medford, NJ 08055 Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Cost: FREE! Lunch will be provided. Participants are invited to bring their laptops, but computers labs will be provided for workshops. Click Here to Register  

  6. I Dream of China…

    Well, it’s official- our adventure in China is right around the corner. How do I know? Last night I had my first official China “panic” dream. What’s a “panic” dream? I’m sure you’ve had them before- you probably just call them something else. You know, the dreams you start having a few weeks before school […]

  7. EARTH!

    You’ve already seen Planet Earth,  now you can see Disneynature’s spectacular follow-up   presentation, Earth, in an over-sized digital format in the JD Williams Science Theater at the Liberty Science Center. The film follows animal families — elephants, polar bears and humpback whales — as they move in search of food, raise their young and encounter […]

  8. What's YOUR DEN Story?

    The Discovery Educator Network is seeking feedback from educators who have participated in the DEN and/or attended DEN-sponsored events. This survey should take you about 5 minutes to complete. We really appreciate your feedback! Fill out my Wufoo form!

  9. A Day at Lincoln Center

    This post isn’t really about technology in the classroom, but it’s an interesting opportunity that I wouldn’t have known about without my robust personal learning network.  So, at the very least, it’s a great example of the incredible resources and interesting opportunities you can experience by staying connected with your peers online. I also have […]

  10. Want to Join the NJ-LC? Now's Your Chance!!

      Many of our AMAZING NJ DEN members have said that they’d love to be part of the NJ DEN Leadership Council.  Well,  Now’s your chance! In order to provide the necessary support to ever-growing state-level DEN communities, give new STAR Discovery Educators the opportunity to take an active leadership role with the DEN then […]

  11. Join Us for the "LIVE" Virtual Conference

    Third Annual DEN Virtual Conference   When:            April 25, 2009 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Where:   Taunton Forge School 32 Evergreen Trail Medford, NJ  08055 (***building location subject to change***) Contact: Stacy Kasse 609-654-6723 ext. 5110   Includes lunch…………..Bring your laptop……….….wireless access   Sign up online – here: HTTPS://den.dabbledb.com/page/denvirtualconferencersvp/NvAHYoyH   Description: The Discovery Educator Network […]

  12. Teaching & Learning Symposium

    NJEA’s annual professional development symposium will provide a vision for the 21st century What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “21st century schools”? Do you think about globalization and the need to prepare students for a world with fewer boundaries that requires a greater understanding of other cultures? Is it schools that are […]

  13. The Future is Now…Is Your School Ready?

    Featuring Alan November Wednesday, April 1, 2009  NJAET, the Center for Innovative Education at Kean University, and Jackson Township Schools are partnering to present an outstanding workshop that will help you plan how to move your classroom and school into the future.  Nationally prominent presenter Alan November’s keynote will challenge teachers and educational leaders to […]

  14. Discovery Student Adventures Pilot Trip Application Now Open!

    I really hope that you can take advantage of the AMAZING opportunity! from the DEN National Blog: A virtual drum roll please… We are thrilled to officially open the application process for the Discovery Student Adventures Pilot Program. Join us as we discover more of our incredible planet earth together with adventure trips to Australia, […]

  15. Another AMAZING DEN Opportunity!!!!!

    YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS OUT!!!  from the DEN National Blog: “Australia, South Africa, and China + 9 DEN STARs + 36 DEN STAR Students + Your Dream Come True = A Discovery Student Adventure! It’s the ultimate equation for DEN STARs and definitely our dream come true for you!  We are thrilled to announce the […]

  16. A Call to Civil War Action

     The following post is from Jennifer Dorman on the Pennsylvania DEN Blog-  Let’s help her out “I received a request for information about how teachers are using DE streaming to make the Civil War come alive for their students.  Who better to ask than the awesome Discovery Educators? We would very much appreciate your feedback […]

  17. We Can Change the World!

    WE NEED ECO-HEROES TO HELP SAVE THE PLANET! Are Your Students Up for the Challenge? Now through March 15, 2009 , middle school students can “go green” and team up for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge , the first and only national K-12 sustainability education initiative aligned to education standards.  Prizes for […]