Tag Archives: Classroom Tools

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Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts

Spring Virtual Conference 2010: Connect the Thoughts

This year’s spring virtual conference will be held on April 24. The high-quality, professional development seminars scheduled for this event will focus on providing attendees the skills, techniques and tools they need to leap into the world of digital content and educational technology. You will have the oppor tunity to learn from education exper ts

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SmartBoards and You

Here is a great website for SmartBoard training, troubleshooting, and tips and tricks for use. http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/resources/smartboard.htm. This site is brought to you by the Rockingham County Public Schools in the Heart of the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Take a look at this helpful site and see what you can learn!

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"STEM"ulate Your Students

As educators we know that a key to student engagement is through real world application- authentic learning.  Apply now to participate in the “Siemens Teachers As Researchers” (STARS) program.  Deadline for applications is March 1, 2010. Teachers selected in the program will participate in mentored research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on current topics

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Calling K-8 Teachers & Students to Change Communities

Participating teachers and students can assist in helping “Planet Earth” Go Green!  Siemens “We Can Change the World Challenge“ is open for registration through March 15, 2010.  The challenge is for students to create solutions for resolving environmental issues by starting with their own community.  Participants can choose their appropriate grade level by selecting one

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Teacher Center's "Dynamic Duo"

Educators are always on the look out for something new to introduce and stimulate student learning through engagement.  Discovery Education has provided educators two new great resources: Ready Zone: Continuity of Learning  and STEM Connect. These are available in the “Teacher Center” of Discovery Education. Ready Zone was created to provide opportunities for ongoing education of

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Glogster EDU – Newly Improved

This summer Glogster launched Glogster EDU, which was totally awesome because the EDU version is completely safe and filtered so teachers don’t have to worry about students viewing inappropriate content. For those that don’t know what Glogster EDU is, it’s basically an virtual poster creator. But it is so much more! Users can upload or

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Get Scientific with Discovery Education

DEN’s SCIcon: Saturday, January 9, 2010 Join the DEN community for our first ever Science-themed virtual conference!  From 9 AM to 4 PM (ET) on Saturday, January 9, 2010 we will explore creative ways to use the amazing resources available in DE Science and DE streaming.  We will also tap into the abundance of free resources available

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Wallwisher

Have you heard about Wallwisher? Basically, it’s online post-it notes and can be used in a number of ways. As a teacher all you have to do is create an account, create your wall, and send your students to the wall. When creating your wall there are a number of options for who can see

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Differentiate with DE Streaming

Differentiated Instruction is defined by Wikipedia as “…providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching products so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability.”  I ask this question of all educators “Is this not what we

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Diamonds in the Rough….My Builder Tools (part 1)

As the Kansas Discovery Leadership Council talks with educators across Kansas we learn that most teachers are not aware of the numerous tools provided for classroom integration.  Therefore, we are going to start developing a series of blog posts focusing on specific tools offered within Discovery Education Streaming regardless of which version you can access. 

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