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Just Say “Yes!”

Just Say “Yes!”

This week I am beginning a new career venture. After 17 years in elementary classrooms and 13 years as an elementary library media specialist I am moving into a position as a middle school MRS  or Media Resource Specialist. This move has been completely my choice and one I weighed carefully. I am nervous, scared

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Just Say “YES!”

This week I am beginning a new career venture. After 17 years in elementary classrooms and 13 years as an elementary library media specialist I am moving into a position as a middle school MRS  or Media Resource Specialist. This move has been completely my choice and one I weighed carefully. I am nervous, scared

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You’re Not a Newbie Anymore!

DENSI 2013 has come and gone but I can’t let another day go by without reflecting on what an amazing week it was. This was my third DENSI and each one has left me a changed educator, colleague and learner. However what I think was so special   this time was watching all the newbies as

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Look What I Found: the continuing search

Still exploring iPad apps…. here’s the latest finds: 3 D Classic Literature  provides access to a variety of classic literature in a pleasing visual style that nicely mimics reading an actual book.  It is not perfect yet, for example the font size can’t be changed- though it is a larger font that is generally easier on

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Discovery Comes to Region 11- Fort Worth, TX

ESC 11 in Fort Worth is hosting its annual Digital Summer Learning Conference Friday, May 17,  and Discovery will be there! Keynote speaker will be Director of Online Community and Social Media Strategy (and Star Wars afficionado) Steve Dembo. He will be  speaking on the topic: Building Bolder Schools: It Doesn’t Hurt to Be First on the

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Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common

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Discovering Even more of the DEN

I have been a DEN Star and LC member for almost 3 years now and I am always learning something new! I had the chance to attend the first #DENapalooza in McKinney, Texas.  I had a chance to listen to some great sessions and connect with some friends F2F (I am all about an online connection,

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Books on Tablet

“Books wait like miracles. Now come along for the ride.”   That’s from one of this post’s items:  a wonderful book called Little Library Mouse by Stephanie Lisa Tara.  I got it as an ebook, but there are print editions also.  A mouse enjoys the books in the closed for the night library, imagining himself in various

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Den Reads: Recommendations for Professional Reading

Getting right to the point, here are some of my recommendations for professional reading: > Machines Are the Easy Part; People Are the Hard Part:observations about making technology work in schools  by Doug Johnson With humor, insight and short easy to read chapters, Johnson addresses topics from encouraging job security to the particular needs of

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Meet Howard from TX at #DENSI2013

This is Howard Martin, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Texas. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want

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