Tag archives for DENSI2012

  1. DENSI: The End of The Beginning

    Part III …As the final two days of DENSI 2012 progressed, we as educators knew this was only the beginning of our new school year, filled with new ideas and approaches, supported by the connections we had made with each other. The mission of DENSI2012 was that of DEN Community Service, accentuating the value of […]

  2. DENSI 2012

    Not sure what to say about this awesome Institute in Bozeman, Montana. Once again the DEN Discovery team out did themselves! The Florida DEN was well represented with veteran and new Star members! A few of us met prior to the start of DENSI2012 for an awesome day of Saddle and Paddle! Again Florida was […]

  3. iPad Apps iLike

    I was lucky enough to spend a week with a group of wonderful educators at the Discovery Education Summer Institute.  Some of these apps I learned about from the conference and some I have used before, but most importantly, ALL of these apps can be used in your classroom- no matter what subject or grade level […]

  4. Stay Connected with the DEN and #DENSI2012

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    From Porter Wideman Palmer’s, aka Princess Porter’s Weekly Update. Here are a few tidbits of information from the DEN Summer Institute that might be of interest. DENSee Videos – Elaine Plybon put together short video clips that can give you a glimpse of DENSI 2012. Photos from DENSI 2012 – This is the Flickr stream […]

  5. DENSI 2012

    Once again it is almost time to say goodbye to new and old friends alike and head back to reality. I look forward to working with STARs from other states and can’t wait to participate in some of the community projects that we have been discussing. After a few days at home (when my brain […]

  6. DENSI2012 Favorites

    My first ever Discovery Education Network Summer Institute is coming to a close.  I have made some amazing connections, learned a ton of new things, and have a plethora of ideas that I am going to try next year.  There have been a ton of amazing blogs that have already been posted, so I don’t want to […]

  7. DENSI daily recap: Day four

    The conference style format continued through the day today. Camp Counselor, Rita Mortenson, started our day teaching us a modified version of the electric slide, then she, Jan Abernathy, and Traci Blazosky performed a rap song about the Yellowstone trip. Our opening keynote speaker was Paul Anderson, who was Montana Teacher of the Year in […]

  8. Patti Duncan: Notebooks & Journals in the Media-Rich Classroom at #DENSI2012

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    Pennsylvania’s own Patti Duncan believes today’s student learns best when exposed to multiple modes of text. Helping them get all of the information they need from videos, images, reading passages, songs and interactive experiences can be a daunting task. Interactive notebooks, graphic organizers and reflective journals help them make the connections necessary to succeed. Get […]

  9. Kyle Schutt: Spelunking for Resources ~ Free Tools from Discovery Education at #DENSI2012

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    Kyle Schutt is part of the Discovery Team and part of what he does is let us know Discovery does. And that’s A LOT. How would you even know some of these things are there? That’s Kyle’s job. His resources can be found by clicking here. This presentation is about the gems of DE, and […]

  10. Paul Andersen: Reflecting on the Classroom Game Design at #DENSI2012

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    Day 2 of LiveStream-ing from Bozeman, MT at the DENSI 2012 Summer Institute begins with a keynote from Paul Andersen. For those of attending virtually, a special shout out to Steve Dembo, aka Teach42, for streaming all day from sessions in Ballroom A. Thanks, Steve! A very special thank you to Peggy George for providing […]

  11. DENSI daily recap: day three

    Today was the first day of the conference-style learning for DENSI participants. The day started off with camp counselor, Rita Mortenson, leading the group in the DEN shuffle. Once we were all awake and ready to go, the keynote speaker, David Warlick delivered a talk that got us all thinking about how we handle information […]

  12. Hall Davidson: Totally Fake Ways to Blow Your Kids’ Minds with an iPad at #DENSI2012

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    As mobiles like the iPad developed great apps for cameras, microphones, sensors, images, an imagination, there is a lurking potential for playfulness. Can iPads really see through the human body, X-ray inanimate objects, see through metal, detect emotions, and print out rocks? It appears that they can — or you can certainly make it seem […]

  13. Ginny Washburne: Brain-Friendly Learning at #DENSI2012

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    What does the latest brain research reveal about teaching and learning? Ginny Washburne will present the latest in neuroscience and explore how implementing a few simple brain friendly teaching strategies can assist in fostering a successful learning environment. Ginny’s goal is discussion, so our virtual audience will use the chat feature on LiveStream. Our session’s […]

  14. David Warlick, Keynote at #DENSI2012: Cracking the ‘Native’ Information Experience

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    Our very own DEN Princess Porter Wideman Porter kicks off the Monday session in Bozeman, MT where DEN STARS and GURUs join the DEN Social Media Team to teach and learn at the premier Discovery Education summer event. Following Porter’s inimitable introductions, Lance Rougeux, Executive VP, welcomed his virtual audience. Shifting to the Bozeman team, […]

  15. DENSI daily recap: Day two

    Today we had a field trip to Yellowstone National Park. We loaded onto three large buses and drove for three hours to Wyoming to see Old Faithful. Participants were given a photo challenge and around four hours to hike, walk, or just sit and enjoy the view. Porter scheduled it well – we loaded back […]

  16. DENSI daily recap – day one

    As Jannita Demian said, Discovery is all about wide open opportunities. Beautiful Bozeman, Montana seems to be the perfect place for educators to explore them. The first day of DENSI started off with registration, a photo op with Lance Rougeux and a networking activity during dinner. Participants had the opportunity to talk to and get […]

  17. DENSI 2012 is here!

    Today is the first day of the DEN Summer Institute in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. I’m Elaine Plybon, and I’m one of the camp counselors for the institute. Here are some of the ways I will be keeping everyone back home updated on the events at DENSI. I will be posting quick, unedited video snippets called […]

  18. DENSI 2012 Live!

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    The DEN Summer Institute is just over a week away. I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it. One of the reasons I am so excited about it this year is that for the first time in DENSI history, we’re going to be bringing the event to you via LiveStream. So even if you aren’t […]