Tag archives for Best Practices

  1. Virtual Conference

     The in-state sites for the October 24th virtual conference are as follows:  Glenda Jenkins and Daniel Moix co-hosting at ASMSA in Hot Springs Evelyn McFadden hosting at Har-Ber High School in Springdale Karen Wells hosting at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains Make plans now to attend one.

  2. Collaboration Between Tennessee and Arkansas

    The Arkansas Leadership Council is supporting the Tennessee Leadership Council by participating in the Western TN Day of Discovery.  Information has been included below for those of you who would like to attend.  Members of the Arkansas LC will be presenting at the event.  Western TN Day of Discovery Registration Form – http://sn.im/wtndod St. George’s Independent […]

  3. Stories for FREE!

    Isn’t it amazing how the word “FREE” always catches our attention!  As educators we are always looking for free ways to bring technology to the classroom.  Recently I found a website that allows anyone to download stories to mp3 players and yes..it is FREE.  Storynory is an excellent resource for teaching fairytales, classics like Alice in Wonderland […]

  4. Summer School Webinars

    As Star members begin to have back to school training sessions, what better way to introduce DISCOVERY than “Leadership Week” Focus will be on: Are our Schools up to the Task? Safety and Social Networking Web 2.0 for Administrators and Others Schools, Tools, and the 21st Century Data Driven Decisions with Discovery Education Assessment  To […]


    Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 3:00 PM eastern time,  you have the opportunity to attend a Webinar on Explore Africa Today  Register today! Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event!  Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with […]

  6. Using DE survey

    Jennifer Dorman from the Pennsylvania DEN is conducting a survey to see how teachers use DE’s resources for teaching the Civil War. Do you use one of the over 360 resources on DE for teaching the Civil War in your classroom? Or do you know another teacher who uses them? You can use the form […]

  7. Definition of Terms: Digital Storytelling

    One of the big buzz terms of the last few years has been “Digital Storytelling.” Teachers of all grades want to integrate digital storytelling into their curriculum to enhance student learning.  This has the added benefit of being fun and creating a pretty impressive final product  that can be published and viewed anywhere. You can’t […]

  8. Best Practices

    I keep thinking of some of the general guidelines I try to follow on a daily basis in my classroom; particularly things of educational technology relevance. What pitfalls do teachers want to stay away from when using tech? What things do we want to make sure we do consistently when using tech? How can we […]

  9. 1st Graders Use Digital Storytelling to Say "We're Good Readers"

    Everyone has to check out the website listed below. Linda Foote of Poway Unified School District, has been hard at work teaching her educators why creating digital story telling is important and how to do it! Want to be impressed…. Go to this website (http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/projects/edtechcentral/DigitalStorytelling/default.htm) and scroll down to "Good Readers" click and be patient as […]

  10. Let the Podcasting Begin

    Okay… give me this moment to be so proud… DEN member Ray and I have been trying out podcasting and he just sent me a link to his first Podcasts done by his students!  I really enjoyed listening to what his kids had to share… one student has over 800 people in her family… another […]

  11. ETC – Modesto's Best Kept Secret

    Shhhhhhhhh!  You haven’t heard about the Educational Technology Conference?  Over four hundred educators from central California may not want you to know about this "little" conference developed and sponsored by CTAP Region 6 and CCCUE.  It is no surprise that anyone would want to keep this gem to themselves…it featured "Techno Icons" Mike Lawrence (keynote […]

  12. Take this Girl to Vegas

    It may be cold and snowing in Colorado, but we have one DEN member who is RED HOT!!! Jennifer Jensen just received some fantastic news!  Soon she’ll be New York bound, compliments of Scholastic, as she was selected to be part of their Book Club Teacher Advisory Board, along with 25 other teachers from across […]

  13. Once Upon a Time..

    It was almost an out of body experience as Susan started her lesson.  I sat back in the tiny first grade chair and almost thought that I had been transported 7 months back in time to when I was in the classroom.  For a moment, I thought I was watching myself.  Susan is a first […]

  14. H2O

    Sharon is one of the lucky teachers in Ceres. She works at a brand new site that is blessed with LCD mounted projectors in every room…. (Seriously, how many of our are envious… me… me.. me..)  The day I came in I was able to watch Sharon and her 2nd graders during a lesson about […]