1. DEN Techformation:Haiku Deck by Jessica Donaldson


    A post by Jessica Donaldson: Creating a simple, but beautiful story just got easier for the iPad. Haiku Deck [http://www.haikudeck.com/], an app by Giant Thinkwell, allows users to choose from a library of stunning images that are licensed under Creative Commons. However, like its 5-7-5 syllable Japanese poem namesake suggests, the “beautiful” part of Haiku […]

  2. Testing Time in PA

    Today is testing day in Pennsylvania. Our students have been prepared and the teachers are ready. This year the DOE required each teacher to complete a 45 minute webinar and quiz about the ethics of this PSSA test. I don’t mind, I did it and it was a good review of the procedures. As a […]

  3. DEN STARs in the News: Jan Abernethy


    The 2012 National Student Mock Election Awards have been announced. Leading educational organizations, in conjunction with the My Voice National Student Mock Election, sponsored awards for outstanding student voter educational projects. The awards recognize the students, teachers, administrators and many others that helped advance civic engagement across the nation.  Pennsylvania DEN STAR and Leadership Council […]

  4. Stars on Stage: episode #2


    Posted for:Jessica Donaldson Where can you find STARs on Stage in April? So glad you asked!   We have three sessions in three states with three different DEN STARs, so prepare yourself for a standing ovation. Please support our STARs who are presenting in Florida, South Dakota, and Arkansas next month!   4/6/13  -  Florida Association […]

  5. Stars on Stage: episode #1


    The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is holding their Detroit conference March 20 – 22. Are you attending MACUL? You won’t want to miss these DEN STAR sessions: 3/20 Eric Strommer – Discovery Education: How not to drown. 3/21 Andy Losik – Advanced iMovie Techniques for All Grade Levels 3/21 Dave Tchozewski […]

  6. Googlicious

    Take over 300 attendees, 27 presenters, 55 workshops and 0 pages of paper, put it together and you get a Google Summit at Charlottesville, Virginia, 2013. Dedicated to all things Google, the sessions covered topics from “Getting Started” to “Google Ninja”, there was something for everyone. There were also many DEN Stars presenting for the […]

  7. Your Digital Portfolio


    I know I have asked my students in the past to do a portfolio for various courses.  I think it is valuable for them to have a physical representation of their body of work.  I got to thinking (dangerous business) when I was filling out the DEN Guru application that I did not have a […]

  8. More from PETE&C

    If you want to make your students think and laugh at the same time, share http://thankstextbooks.tumblr.com/ with them. It is a weekly update of oddities found in textbooks. The comments are often as funny as the textbook print. Lance Rougeux shared this table for apps/sites and their use: Tinyurl.com/coreofde . One of the fun activities on this page […]

  9. First #denchat Was Fun

    Thursdays at 8:00PM hop on to your Twitter account and search for the #denchat in the search bar. You will be pleasantly educated by some of the countries smartest, and most enthusiastic educators from the DEN! For the first chat the group asked questions, offered ideas and tweeted the location of their blog. The archive […]

  10. The next digital generation


    Moore’s law is the observation that over the history of computing hardware, the number of components on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. The period often quoted as “18 months” is due to Intel executive David House, who predicted that period for a doubling in chip performance (being a combination of the effect of […]

  11. PETE&C a debrief


    My PETE&C day started at 4:30 Am.  The goal was to get to Hershey before 7 am so I could take part in the Pete-Lets.  This was held each morning for presenters to get 2 min to sell their sessions.  They were only allowing the first 20 presenters who showed up to present.  I hit […]

  12. PETE&C Day of Discovery Pre-Con is Awesome!

    Taking a new twist on the day, the pre-conference was divided into sessions in the morning, an app slam at lunch and unconference in the afternoon. This was well received by the attendees, many of whom had never participated in an unconference before. Sessions included an augmented reality discussion about the following apps: Aurasma, iFunFace, Imag-n-o-tron, […]

  13. The DEN shows the Love


    I find the DEN to be the best professional network I belong to.  If you’re not a member it is important to know that this is a network of people.  I had a real wow moment yesterday at PETE&C that emphasized this point.  I had just finished lunch with my friend and co presenter Drew Giorgi.   […]

  14. PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode Five

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      This is the fifth(and last)  post in a series highlighting DEN Stars who are presenting at PETE&C February 10th -13th 2013.  In the fourth episode   looked at the The Creative Flip  presented by Drew Giorgi, Mary Schwander, and me (Tom McLaughlin).  The session will be Wednesday February 13th from 10:30am to 11:30 am in Magnolia A session code  LL09. In this last […]

  15. Rockin’ with Cardboard and Foamboard


    Hall Davidson can really “rock it”. At Sunday’s DEN Pre-con before PETE&C he shared some cool ways to go digital with some very non-digital items.  In his first session, Build a Digital Classroom from a Cardboard Box, Hall demonstrated how a Rock-It portable vibrating speaker can amplify the audio on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad […]

  16. DEN STARs in the News: Bridget Belardi


    Pennsylvania DEN STAR Bridget Belardi had several of her fifth grade students selected to be a part of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s “TransformED: A Digital Playground for Teachers” grand opening on National Digital Learning Day. Students showcased their digital media skills by teaching teachers how to integrate technology in their classrooms. Maddie Ganoe, Meghan Maselko and Molly […]

  17. The 2013 DENapalooza Tour


    We are thrilled to announce an exciting professional development and networking opportunity for DEN members.  Join us for the 2013 DENapalooza Tour!  The DEN will be touring North America, stopping in ten locations to share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network.  Each full day event will have formal presentations in the […]

  18. Kinship, Friendship, DENship


    If you’ve read the DEN blogs much, which we certainly hope you do, then you are sure to have seen the handy work of Pennsylvania STAR Discovery Educator, RJ Stangherlin. She is a prolific blogger, managing to live-blog a session and have it posted with pictures and links sometimes before the presenter has said “the […]