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If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

My name is Alexander MacDougall – my friends call me Sandy.  I’ve been a teacher for almost 30 years. In that time,  I’ve taught community education (evening) classes in a variety of computer topics including DOS for Beginners (do you remember DOS?) then I went on to teach adults in an alternative high school, and then grade

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DENSI 2014 – Wednesday update

This post by Monique Liles We started off the sessions with a bang and a fun and interactive assessment using Kahoot. I will definitely be using Kahoot to teach the student handbook as a back to school activity. The DENSI2014 sessions started off with the great Dr. Lodge McCammon. He taught us strategies for maximizing teacher effectiveness,

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DENSI 2014 – Thursday Update

This post by Monique Liles We started out another day of mind bending professional development with a Family Feud warm-up game. We listened to an inspirational speaker, Adam Bellow, who reminded us of what school should be like for kids and why we are teachers. His humorous and engaging presentation hit close to home for

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DENapalooza Visits the Yellow Brick Road

The Kansas DEN Leadership Council wants to invite all Discovery Education subscribers and STAR educators to participate in DENapalooza Wichita. On Saturday, August 23, Discovery Education will be offering a FREE day of professional development and connecting with your peers at Challenger Middle School in Goddard, KS. The day will start at 9am with formal

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If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dean Mantz. I have been teaching since 1994 in Central Kansas. My connection to Discovery Education goes back to the early days of the DEN and United Streaming. The DEN has been a major player in how I taught my history classes and developed as an

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DDay Resources from DE

On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, in one of the largest amphibious military operations in history. This mission led to a foothold in Europe, and eventually to the defeat of Hitler’s Army. The 70th anniversary of this event falls next week, so let’s take some time to investigate resources

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iPad Grants for Special Needs

The autism community has been especially vocal about the benefits of the iPad and because of this there are many grants aimed specifically at getting iPads for children with autism. If you know a child that has been diagnosed with autism, language disorders or developmental delays, you may want to share this information with their

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AFI / Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF)

For the last seven years, I have volunteered for the The Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF).  This year DIFF was from April 3-13  and during that time I had the opportunity to view 20 movies. One of  movies was the Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize Winner called,  “The Special Need”. This foreign movie, filmed in Germany/Italy and directed, written

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