Tag archives for Creativity

  1. DENnis Grice: Tell Your Story with an iPad

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    Every life is a story. With DENnis Grice, those stories come to life through the simplicity of using an iPad. His mission: not to teach technology, but to help teachers use technology to teach. DENnis is a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council Member, a Peer Coaching Workshop Facilitator, and a sharer of his passion: […]

  2. Showcasing Student Creativity

    Modern web tools enable students to become content producers, reversing their traditional role as simple consumers. As teachers, we need to encourage students to view themselves as creators and empower them to create work with the intent of worldwide publication. This week on DENvice, join Michigan DEN Star Patti Harju as she shares tips and […]

  3. Encouraging Student Creativity Using Scratch

      Today’s interconnected technological world is built on computer software. What are some things you can do to help your students gain a basic understanding of the underlying software that drives our modern world? Introducing your students to Scratch will provide your students with hands-on opportunities to think creatively, solve problems and work collaboratively.  Scratch […]

  4. Do you have a quirky classroom?

    New York Times best-selling author Sir Ken Robinson says, “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” Are you creating the circumstances for your students to be creative […]

  5. Who Am I?

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    Who Am I is a great activity for students.  This activity requires students to synthesize their learning into several concise statements which build upon one another.   The result is an activity for one of their peers to solve too. Try this creative way for students to demonstrate what they have learned.   How? Decide how many clues the students […]

  6. Virtual Visit With Jennifer Dorman: Transforming Student Learning

    Will our students be ready for a global workplace?   Transforming Student Learning with CBL Last year, Salisbury Township School District implemented Professional Learning Communities K-12 as a way for teachers to model the District’s Mission Statement: Inspire, Think, Learn, Grow ~ Together. And together we have learned and taught, researched and studied, traveled in […]

  7. The DEN at BLC Boston 2010

    Thursday’s Keynote speaker at 2010 Building Learning Communities speaker was Dr. Michael Wesch – Asst professor of cultural anthropology and digital ethnography, Kansas State University, Manhatten, KS. Those sitting with me and I thought we didn’t know Wesch. As soon as he appeared we realized he is the creator of the viral video, A Vision […]

  8. Teachers FLIP For Movie Making

    The presentation’s title was Students FLIP for Movie Making, but when Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Jennifer Brinson presented at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World workshop, it was the teachers who were FLIPping over our PA DEN STARS and their “lesson from the field.” I wish I could have attended this session but I was […]

  9. Beyond A Make-Believe Story: Monjan's Making History

    Image by girlwithpearls22 via Flickr If I had to count the ways and reasons I love Discovery, I wouldn’t have enough fingers and toes. Let’s just say they deliver on demand the best everything in educational technology. Then multiply it exponentially and you begin to get close to how phenomenally good the DEN and its […]

  10. OMG! My wife shaved her hair off!

    How is that title for an attention getter?  Well, it is absolutely true.  My wife of 7 years shaved her beautiful brown hair off.  What was she thinking?  Mid-life crisis? A new look? Getting a motorcycle?( I wish!) Over the past 2 weeks I have been asked all of the questions I just posed to […]

  11. Using Technology to Create New Knowledge

    Please join us and register today! From the Siemens STEM Academy comes a great webinar Monday, March 8, 2010, at 7 PM (ET). Our very own inimical Hall Davidson is the presenter, and that alone should pack the virtual house. Here’s another reason (well, several) why you should attend this webinar (it’s not all about […]

  12. DEN STAR Bridget Belardi Named PAECT Teacher of the Year

    Our very own DEN STAR and geocaching queen, Bridget Belardi was named PAECT Teacher of the Year 2010. She follows in the footsteps of DEN STAR and Glogster queen Traci Blazoski, and DEN STAR Michelle Krill who was 2009 Leader of the Year. Am I surprised that DEN STARS are outstanding teachers–absolutely not. Let’s keep […]

  13. Finding Your Passion Changes Everything: Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert globally-known for TED, Ideas Worth Spreading, and educational reform, challenges how we teach our students. His book, the Element, began with classic humor: do you think this chocolate is overdoing it…I smell of chocolate…milk chocolate. Quickly seguing into his keynote, he notes that he lives in America, in Los Angeles, […]