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2014 New England Day of Discovery

Wow! What a day of learning, fun, and collaboration! Were you there? Did you miss it? Either way, here is a quick recap in pictures of what a great day it was: By the way, if you missed our New England Day of Discovery in Natick, MA this past Saturday, we still want to provide you with a

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2014 New England Day of Discovery

As part of our commitment to transforming teaching and learning, Discovery Education invites you to the 2014 New England Day of Discovery, a free, local learning and development opportunity. This interactive and inspirational day will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum with the latest strategies for instructional practice, all while connecting with

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Tips on getting started with Evernote

  Evernote is my main tool for work and home. I’ve been using it for 5 years and love it. It can be tough for someone new to Evernote to get started with it.   Here is a great article by an on-line friend of mine, Tim Stiffler-Dean, about how Evernote can be a little overwhelming at

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DEN Fall VirtCon – “A Bewitching Combination: Student Facilitators, Professional Development & Livebinders

On October 19, 2013, Discovery Education again wowed us with their full day of presentations, 23 in all. Since it was impossible to participate in all the events, all presentations have been archived and are available at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/den-fall-virtcon-archive.cfm I know many of us intend to go back and view some that we missed, but with

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3D Printing – My First Exposure

I knew that 3D printing, crafting three-dimensional objects using CAD and a variety of materials from plastics to metal, existed, but it was a mystery to me. I know that these printers have become more affordable such that they are in the price range of more schools (a little over $2,000), but I knew very

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Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

Designed for students in grades 3-5, Digital Passport consists of free web-based games and videos to engage students in learning about how to use the internet.  There are five modules that students can complete to earn badges toward a Digital Passport.  Teachers create student accounts and can receive reports on student’s progress and success.  The

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Virtual Field Trips

Here are some virtual field trips that are worth exploring: Polar Husky Programming: http://www.polarhusky.com/ Free to the entire K-12 community, explore Arctic dogsled expeditions and Arctic research as the vehicle through which K-12 teachers and students gain an understanding of natural and social sciences while experiencing the cultures of the Arctic. Global Trek: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/ Created by Scholastic, students can

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How Much Is Too Much?

As an education technology specialist for a regional education service center in Connecticut, I spend a large portion of my time helping teachers who are valiantly attempting to learn new and innovative ways to engage their students in positive learning experiences. In one of the districts I am currently working with, not only are the

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