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iMake iLearn – MAKING a Difference

iMake iLearn – MAKING a Difference

Do you want to help the DEN make a difference?  This year at the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute in Washington D.C. the Leadership Council assembled STEM kits for a public school in the area.  We are reaching out to you to share ideas that we could share with the children and on this blog

iMake iLearn – Osmo Me Some DE Images

Since the arrival of our Osmos, I have been in love with this technology.  I love that this device provides my students with the ability to interact between the physical and the virtual world.  I started with Tangrams which were an instant hit with kindergarten through fifth grade students in our SP Design Lab. In

iMake iLearn – 3D Printing and Using Board Builder

This is the last addition to the series of 3D printing and documenting student learning.  These original posts document a project from beginning to completion as well as includes student examples of how DE Board Builder can be a transformative tool for documenting student learning.  Enjoy! Original blog post in May 2015 on iCreate iLearn

iMake iLearn – 3D Printing and Student Creation

So you and your students have a 3D printer…. now what?  The following two posts were originally posted on the iCreate iLearn blog as well as shared in the monthly webinar 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education.  Each post explores several different web based tools for having students create with 3D printing as well as ways

Have You DENapaloozad?

Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson On Saturday, May 16, educators from Wisconsin and Illinois spent a fun and energetic day at DENapalooza in Milwuakee, WI learning about a variety of technology related topics.   The day started with an inspirational presentation by Emily Murn from Discovery Education.  Emily shared many innovative SOS (Spotlight on Strategies)

iMake iLearn – Science Fair Build Night

This year we were given the opportunity to rethink the Science Fair at our school.  In the past our Science Fair has been presentations of trifold cardboard experiments.  The value of students pursuing an area of interest and documenting their learning has never been a question in my mind but unfortunately science and discovery need

iMake iLearn – Rethinking the Science Fair

      Okay so let me start by admitting that every year about this time when the Science Fair rolls around, I would inwardly cringe.  As a former bilingual teacher, it wasn’t because I didn’t think that students should pursue different learning experiences but the reality was that for my families the resources were

Wisconsin DEN Stars at FETC

Two Wisconsin DEN Stars, Cathy Houchin and Rita Mortenson recently attended FETC 2015 in Orlando, Florida.  It was a great week of learning and sharing.  We were able to learn many things from A to Z.  One of the highlights was the meet up with all our DEN peeps for a couple hours.  These family

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