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

    PCTM Bookmark For The Web

    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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. DEN Techformation – Leveraging A MOOC

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    What is a MOOC? (see video below) It is a Massive Open Online Course.  Most times it is completely free.  Carnegie Mellon offers “No instructors, no credits, no charge.” Forty public universities will offer free online courses with full credit starting spring 2013.   Why would a school do that well in an effort to entice potential students […]

  7. Project based learning in math

    Confident Professor at Blackboard

     I just finished reading a post in Education Weekly that was given to me by my principle Chuck Malone . He asked us to comment on it with respect to our content area using google+ and I thought I would re-post it here. “Pick compelling subjects: help students frame big but specific questions;” (Deeper Project Based Learning, Tom […]

  8. First Day of School Ideas!

    Try something new for the start of school this year. Here are some suggested activities form some leaders in education. There are suggestions about seating assignments as well as thoughts for making new students feel at home in your room. Robert Byrne: http://bit.ly/13JIv6T Tom Barrett – 36 Ways to get to know your class better: http://bit.ly/14Bkvsx Edudemic […]

  9. 5 Days Remaining: Augmented Reality for Newbies :)

    Wikipedia explains augmented reality as “…a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data…..in which the view of reality or real life is digitally modified” Think of this as if you are looking at a flower and someone places a transparency […]