1. Desperate for DENSI: DEN & the CITY!

    DEN Pigeons

    It started with a Facebook message….39 DEN friends wishing each other luck…. Hoping and waiting for the weekly release of DENSI 2012 picks while sharing how we could not wait to see each other. One message lead to the next and soon a google doc was born, a date and place chosen to get our […]

  2. WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association) Award Winners Make Connection with Discovery Streaming

    Hope Mikkelson

    We would like to congratulate, two outstanding teachers who were recent recipients of the WEMTA Grant! Ms. Cathy Houchin, from Watertown Unified School District won the Media and Technology grant for her innovative idea of a musical zoo. Her vision for the musical zoo is a unique collaboration between music teachers and media specialists. Her […]

  3. WEMTA…. Here We Come!!

    So this week is our state technology conference, a place that gives educators an excellent opportunity to learn from each other. Amy and I are off to the conference on Friday to present. I just wanted to share our presentation. Wemta2012 View more presentations from Karie Huttner.

  4. Discovery and iPads

    DEN

    Saturday March 24th, educators from around the state learned ways to integrate Discovery and iPads into their instruction. Here are just some of the resources that were shared – Resource list. Thank you to Discovery for sponsoring this wonderful event full of learning, sharing, and collaborating. Stay tuned for an upcoming event in April!

  5. Edmodo Has Gone Google!!

    I have been continually impressed with edmodo but now they have really done it! Edmodo has tied into google docs! If you haven’t embraced edmodo as a teacher, you are really missing out on a great way to keep your students and yourself organized and communicating! Now, with the power of Google Docs you can […]

  6. Anyone Can Try The Discovery Ed. Science Techbook!

    The Discovery Education Science Techbook is a complete digital curricular resource that replaces traditional K-12 science textbooks and lowers district costs. It ignites curiosity and enhances learning via a powerful, simple-to-use program that helps teachers transition to the exciting world of digital resources. This Techbook is making a great impact on integrating 21st Century STEM […]

  7. March 24 iPad Hands-on Event

    March 24 – iPad Hands-on Event Agenda: 8:30 – 9 Arrival and orientation 9 – 9:45 Workshops 9:45 – 10 Share sessions 10 – 10:45 Workshops 10:45 – 11 Share sessions 11 – 11:45 Workshops 11:45 Lunch and departure Location: Glacier Edge Elementary 800 Kimball Lane Verona, WI 53593 Still want to attend? Let us […]

  8. The Power of Words

    Last year while attending DENSI 2011 in San Diego, a group of educators watched the documentary about Poetry Slams. It was a powerful example of how words can transform a person’s life through poetry. As part of my Wilkes coursework, I was taking a Project Based Learning class and our group decided to use poetry […]

  9. Beyond Cuentos – The Making of Student Movies

    In February, I was fortunate to receive a WEMTA Outreach grant to continue the work with my students on Beyond Cuentos, a website that is helping us to integrate literacy, languages, and content area material. My third grade students have started by tackling the multiplication tables. Our first venture wasn’t the best but it gave […]

  10. Cathy Houchin Shining WI DEN STAR

      Cathy Houchin has been integrating DE Resources and tools for the last 7 years,serving on the leadership council for the last 6 years. Cathy is an experienced music teacher, having taught grades K-12, choir, music and band.  She currently teaches K-5 Music in the Watertown School District, inspiring young learners to express themselves through 21st […]

  11. WI Unconference: EdCampMKE Registration is OPEN

    EdCampMKE Registration opened at 5PM on Feb 29th.  A great opportunity to learn, share and network with others from around the state. On Saturday, May 12, proactive educators will come together at South Milwaukee High School.  Space is limited,  so register early to guarantee yourself  this great free professional growth opportunity!  EdCamp attempts to offset costs through sponsor-ships. […]

  12. NETS for Students…. What?

    In education, we have standards for all curriculum areas. But did you know about the NETS standards? The following are the NETS standards for students. ……. Really? I don’t have time for this too! Is this another bandwagon that you want me to jump on? ……. The NETS are really about transforming education in an […]

  13. STARs: Tip-Toe Through the DE Techbook

    Discovery Education is giving STARS exclusive access to the New Techbook! Not only can you surf the Techbook to discover all the great resources and tools for you and your students, but Discovery Education Team will give you a complete tour, showing features that you otherwise would maybe overlook if  browsing the Techbook on your […]

  14. To Teach or Not to Teach

    Today I realized that we as educators need to be starting much earlier talking to and requiring students to respect digital content creation. It has become too easy to copy and paste without teaching students that plagiarism exists with digital content too. Images, music, words – all of this content needs to be cited. But […]

  15. WI DEN Takes Over the Apple Store!

    On Saturday, 30 WI DEN Members came to the Apple Store: West Towne Mall, Madison WI. The morning started with casual sharing while enjoying coffee and rolls provided by the DEN. The Apple staff took time to explain many details and features of the iPad while showcasing some of the top apps available. Our Leadership […]

  16. iPad, uPad, wePad – Come Discover

    Are you ready for this? A whole morning of hands-on iPad learning! Join us for a morning of learning ranging from the beginner to the learner who wants ideas of how to incorporate this new tool into projects and advanced learning. Choose from 3 sessions of 45 minutes with time for sharing and lunch included. […]

  17. (Apple + Android)*Socrative = Mobile Mondays!

    I have experimented with polleverywhere in my classroom, but the concern of off task texting and excluding students without devices became a philosophical burdon.  I have also taken advantage of  ”Flashcardlet,” an iPad app which can interface with my on-line Quizlet question bank, but again I only have 9 iPads in my room; Flashcardlet is student driven and […]

  18. WI February LC News Letter

    Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about how the iPad is being used in education. In addition, STEM information, the Discovery Mobile App., and a variety of other educational apps. will be shared.  Discovery Education members are invited as we explore how the new iPad2, along with […]

  19. STEMazing Night with Hall: Going Mobile

    On Wed February 1, I ended my first big Digital Learning Day by joining in with Hall Davidson for a Siemens STEM Webinar :Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) Your STEM Classroom. Hall Packed the hour full of so many great ideas using mobile devices to reach higher levels of analysis in the classroom […]

  20. WI DEN iPad Event Feb 18!

    Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about how the iPad is being used in education. In addition, STEM integration ideas, the Discovery Mobile App., and a variety of other educational apps. will be shared. Discovery Education members are invited as we […]

  21. Project Based Learning – African Animal Style

    I’m suppose to be working on a post for my Wilkes project based learning course but right now the website is having problems – oh, Technology! So instead I will write about a recent project that we have done in our classroom that turned out beautifully. Step 1: We started out by having each child […]

  22. Rock Our World!

    Verona Area School District Students Collaborate with Others Around the World, Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson Since the start of the school year, the 3rd graders in Ms. Karie Huttner’s class and the high school students in Ms. Julie Jenewein’s, class along with Ms. Rita Mortenson, have been busy making music, videos and skyping (video chatting) […]