1. PETE&C Lives Up to Expectations

    Each February educators from PA, MD, DE, NJ and more descend upon the “Sweetest Place On Earth” – Hershey,PA for the annual PETE&C conference. This showcase of exemplar integration lessons, products and ideas inspires hundreds of folks to try something new at their home district. From keynotes to informal conversations at the fireplace, teachers gathered to […]

  2. 2014 DEN PreCon at PETE & C

    Join the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) team for a full-day pre-conference extravaganza: Discover (or rediscover) the Joy of Teaching and Learning.  This year teachers and administrators will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other, as well as our fantastic lineup of presenters, around relevant topics that include Common Core, STEM, assessment, […]

  3. DEN Techformation – What does a software company look like?

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    Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to visit AWeber.  They are going to take part in our Hour of Code events next week.  They have helped us organize several technology companies to come to our school district.  These companies will demonstrate what they do and the paths that lead to employment in a technology company.  One of the goals […]

  4. DEN Techformation – Through the Looking Glass

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    In 2008 “Randy” Pausch died.  You may have heard of the last lecture series, Pausch delivered his “Last Lecture”, titled ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams’, at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007. This lecture was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then […]

  5. Journey To Online Teaching – A possible answer to Why School?

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    This week in my online courses we have been discussing delivery and assessment of content and how that is different in the online environment.  In my last JOT post we discussed the modes of learning online and how that affects engagement.  Engagement is an education code word for student motivation.  How do you motivate students in […]

  6. DEN – Techformation Piazza

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    Piazza is a free online Course Communication system.  It  is an online platform that facilitates interaction among students and instructors in an efficient and intuitive manor.  It was started as a way to help students who were stuck on homework problems get unstuck with the help of their classmates, TAs and professors. The list of what you can […]

  7. Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM) Annual Conference

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    Next week is the Annual Conference for the PCTM.  I plan to be there on Thursday November 7th.  This is a great chance to see what is going on in the area of Mathematics.  The program includes keynote address from Dr. Johnna Bolyard, West Virginia University and Dr. Fran Arbaugh, Penn State University.  Dr. Bolyard will […]

  8. DEN LC Event in Eastern PA

    Pennsylvania LC Member DiAnne Galm is hosting an upcoming DEN event and you’re invited. Please join the DEN Stars of Eastern PA for a day of learning, networking, collaboration at Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA. When: Sunday, November 10 Where: 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd Kempton, PA 19529 Time: 9:30 am-2 pm Hawk Mountain is an […]

  9. Journey To Online Teaching -Online Teaching – Blog Series

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    Last week I wrote a post Online Teaching Strategies Suggestion? After more consideration I have decided this would make a good blog series “Journey To Online Teaching” (JOT).  I plan to write about my journey to becoming an online teacher in the fall of 2014.   I have started my journey by taking the first of two […]

  10. DEN Techformation – Pixlr

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    The ability to edit photos has become an indispensable tool in an educators box.  I am a math teacher and in order to create assessments, worksheets, study guides, lesson presentations…etc. I need to be able to edit pictures, create drawings, and combine elements of them both into one element on a page.  Until the last few […]

  11. This week on DENvice: It’s Digital Citizenship Week

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      This week on DENvice, Pennsylvania DEN STAR Sheila Fredericks leads our discussion for Digital Citizenship Week.  Digital Citizenship Week, sponsored by Common Sense Media, is part of Connected Educator Month. Common Sense Media describes the week as a time to, “build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students, and lawmakers […]