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Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

Kids Host Talk Show About Autism

The Fantastic Ferrets are an amazing group of fifth graders that I was privileged enough to work with this year. Their enthusiasm, work ethic, and need to make the world a better place exhausted, overwhelmed and exhilarated me. When I thought the year was beginning to wind down, I couldn’t have been more wrong. They

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Live Blogging from the PA MontBucks Unconference

Hello all!  I a live at the PA MontBucks Unconference.  We are here to discuss educational technology issues in PA.  If you don’t know what an unconference is here is the 411.  I plan to be updating this all day as I learn from my fellow teachers.  Follow us on twitter with #montbucks. We are using OneNote

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Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

Have you ever used sound effects in your classroom? There are so many different sites you can use to locate specific sounds to enhance a lesson. Below are two fantastic examples. One from http://www.naturesoundmap.com/ and the other is of course from the DiscoveryEducation media library. Use these sounds: -when students enter your room to get their attention

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Denapalooza DC

The first Denapalooza of the year was held this weekend in Washington DC. The day was filled with all types of activities. There were opportunities to learn about coding, 50 Ways to Use DE in your classroom, the Board Builder, creating a GoogleTour, Project Based Learning, OneNote, 20 ideas to get you to June, Digital

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Huzzzah!

Hear Ye Hear Ye all lads and ladies of the shire and beyond. You have missed the celebration of the NC DEN Ren14. Where were you? This was the most whimsical, thematic Discovery Day ever. The fun festivities began with the game show “Family Feudalism” which set the tone for the day of learning. This

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DEN Techformation: Web App Builders

I ask myself and others the question “How can we get our students to become produces?”  It was just recently published that we will have a space elevator in 10 years.  We are on the verge of major advances in all fields of science and technology.  It is imperative that our students move from consumers

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Stars on Stage: March edition

Yes it is time to give thanks for all the fabulous DEN Stars.  Check out where they are over the next few weeks.  If you are presenting at a conference just fill out the  form at the link.  We will add it to this  Website and we can all support each other at the different conferences.  

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Reducing Paper

Ever since we have implemented portable devices and carts in our middle school, the paper and toner budget has exploded. For a school grades 6-8 with 1100 students, we use over 380 cases of paper and over $12,000 in toner. It would have been higher, but our principal stopped purchasing toner at the end of

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