1. ReadWriteThink

      Every so often one needs to be reminded of the powerful resources that organizations like the International Reading Association are providing for our students.  What a wonderful surprise when they are now available on other mobile platforms like the iPads for FREE.  Thank you IRA for providing these amazing resources for our students! Check […]

  2. Creating a Design Lab

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    Learning is about having the opportunity to problem solve and create. By rethinking our computer lab into a place where all learners can design, learn, problem solve, and create individually or collaboratively, I hope to create a learning environment that inspires learners to pursue their passions and interests. Using our 3D printer (grant funded), PC […]

  3. Apps Smackdown

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    At the recent Halifax, Nova Scotia 21st Century Learners conference, a number of iPad apps were presented.  The genre of these apps ranged from photos, creativity, organizational and learning. All the apps mentioned were free.  Some do have an upgrade if you choose to buy it. The photo and movie apps include:  iMotion, Haiku Deck,  […]

  4. Students as Teachers

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    I recently presented at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia where two 6th grade students were attending as IT helpers.  It soon was apparent that they were much more than that. These students loaded the iPads with apps that were needed for the presentations.  They also were trouble shooters. When a teacher could not get […]

  5. Discovery Content and Board Builder

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    Submitted by Rita Mortenson So, we all know that Discovery Education has as amazing video content – have you seen North America yet? If not, I would put that into your Discovery search bar right away and find those amazing videos. Discovery also is known for assignment builder, writing prompts and a whole host of […]

  6. Administration Support

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    Submitted by Rita Mortenson Every teacher knows that the support of the administration (in terms of time, money, attention and recognition) can make or break any innovative idea or initiative that anyone tries to initiate in a school setting. Today, I was fortunate to witness two amazing administrators at Bedford South School, part of the Halifax […]

  7. What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8a-1p?

    What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8a-1p?  Consider joining us at Stoner Prairie Elementary for the Fall Virtcon.  http://virtconlive.com/locations/Stoner_Prairie_Elementary_School This face to face event will be hosted at Stoner Prairie Elementary School in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The online sessions will be viewable on a large screen as well as spaces will be provided for […]

  8. Verona Area Schools in Verona, WI joined in the fun on International Dot Day!

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    International Dot Day, a day where the world is encouraged to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration was celebrated this year on Sunday, September 15. This incredible day encourages students to “make their mark” in the world. In Verona, WI students got a jump start and celebrated a bit early. On Thursday, September 12, the Verona […]

  9. Everything in the Cloud

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    On Saturday, April 13 approximately 30 educators from Wisconsin attended a two hour training sponsored by Discovery Education at the Apple Store, regarding digital content and “everything in the cloud.” The session focused on the potential of using resources such as iCloud to store, host and sync a variety of information. With many more mobile […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. WI DEN Stars at WEMTA

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    The Wisconsin DEN was well represented at WEMTA this past week. Rita Mortenson led several sessions focusing on iBooks, QR codes, as well as winning the coveted Justin Beiber life size cardboard stand. Stay posted to find out where Justin appears and what he is doing. Karie Huttner and Amy Klubertanz presented about using the […]

  12. DEN iCloud Event in WI!

    Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about how iCloud can be utilized to the fullest. Learn how your iPad, and/or your Mac, and iCloud can work to your advantage to make things easy and integrated. iCloud is seamlessly integrated […]

  13. DEN-tastic I.C.E. Cream Tips at the Social

    A number of educators (including DEN Stars) attending the 2013 Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference were in for a treat at the DEN-tastic I.C.E. Cream Social. The best part of these “social” events is the networking and sharing ideas and discoveries. We spent some time exploring the “Reflector”  App that allows an iPad screen to broadcast […]

  14. This week on DENvice: STEM superheroes

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    This week at DENvice, we welcome STEM superheroes! Wisconsin LC member Peg Hartwig and Maryland LC member Zulma Whiteford are taking on DENvice. Peg and Zulma are passionate about integrating STEM education into classroom learning experiences. Join us for a conversation on how DE resources can assist teachers in addressing STEM initiatives. This week’s DENvice […]

  15. Come Hangout and Learn

    What are you doing this Thursday, February 28th at 6pm? Come learn about how to integrate Discovery Education and iPads. Here is an example of just a little of what you will learn. This is just one of several excellent opportunities to learn about Discovery Education while never leaving the comfort of your favorite learning […]

  16. iPad iMovie Trailers

    So the first of a series of after-school workshops at our school wrapped up with an amazing example of what can happen when students are given the opportunity to create.  The greatest accomplishment of any educational activity is when students become inspired and the learning does not stop at the doors of the school. iMovie […]

  17. Got STEM?

    I wanted to share some great STEM opportunities which are currently available to you and your students. Check these out! Siemens STEM Connect Webinar TWO EVENTS – LIVE FROM THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE! Presented by Jeffrey Hall, Director, The Rotunda at Lowell Observatory A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE February 26 […]