Tag archives for DENvice

  1. Getting to Know Your Students

    At the beginning of each school year, teachers walk into classrooms full of new students. How do you get to know them? How do you elicit their interests, experiences, and learning needs? Join the always fabulous Virginia DEN Star and Assistant Principal Heather Hurley as she shares resources, tips and exercises on ways to get […]

  2. Why teach code?

    Teaching code to elementary, middle and high school students can be a key component in sparking curiosity and problem-solving skills, potentially leading to career choices in science and engineering that will help address the challenges facing our planet. Join me this week on DENvice as we share resources, ideas, projects and tips to use in […]

  3. Great Summer Reads on DENvice

    The countdown for summer has officially begun! Have you started working on your summer reading list? How about some help from your PLN? This week on DENvice join Idaho DEN Star Marita Diffenbaugh as she helps us find some great summer reads. Tell a friend and join us on DENvice.    

  4. Finding Hidden Treasure

    Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt where you develop clues and use Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates to stash and locate hidden caches. Discovery Education celebrates DEN Geocaching Day every spring by helping to organize and support activities in our community. This year’s DEN Geocaching Day will take place on Saturday, May 17th. This week […]

  5. Tell Me a Story – Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Telling & Sharing Stories on DENvice

    Storytelling has a long history from those stories around the campfire to parents reading to their children at bedtime. Stories entertain us, teach us lessons and allow us to view the world from another point of view. This week on DENvice join CA DEN Star DENnis Grice as he facilitates the conversation on the topic […]

  6. The DEN Princess on DENvice!

    As educators, we often find ourselves working in isolation within our classroom walls. We experience day-to-day challenges and victories but may find it difficult to explain and share them with others. Joining a Professional Learning Community (PLN) may be the outlet you need to share, learn, recharge and collaborate. Becoming an active member of the […]

  7. DENSI: What is all the fuss about?

    As teachers we often work in isolation. The daily demands of classroom instruction, lesson planning, assessment, curriculum integration, meetings, continued professional development and district directives leave us with precious few minutes to spare for our personal and family life. How do you recharge and connect with like-minded educators? DENSI 2014 is your answer! If you […]

  8. Celebrate Digital Learning Day with Shareski on DENvice!

    As DEN members we are first and foremost educators, focused on using effective techniques to help our students learn and become ready for college and career. Technology is a tool that we use to reach our instructional goals and when deployed well can be extremely effective. Wednesday, February 5th is Digital Learning Day, where we […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Hour of Code

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    As educators, we strive to help our students understand the world around them. This week, during Computer Science Education Week, Code.org is sponsoring an Hour of Code where students will gain a basic understanding of the underlying software that drives our modern world.  Through STEM education, the development of critical thinking skills and hands-on programs […]

  11. This week on DENvice: It’s an admin share out

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      Are you an administrator? An aspiring administrator? Join us on DENvice this week. Virginia DEN STAR and DENvice team member, Heather Hurley, is sharing out her best advice and resources for administrators. Make sure to visit and add your thoughts to this week’s conversation. Here is Heather’s first post…… I think it is funny seeing the word […]

  12. This week on DENvice: It’s Digital Citizenship Week

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      This week on DENvice, Pennsylvania DEN STAR Sheila Fredericks leads our discussion for Digital Citizenship Week.  Digital Citizenship Week, sponsored by Common Sense Media, is part of Connected Educator Month. Common Sense Media describes the week as a time to, “build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students, and lawmakers […]

  13. Teacher Wellness

    My graduate school professor always quoted Stephen Covey from his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “You have to sharpen the saw.” As educators, we often forget the importance of taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The daily demands of teaching, preparing lesson plans, reviewing curriculum, managing the classroom, testing […]

  14. This week on DENvice: Tech integration is… Tech integration isn’t…

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    How would you complete these sentences? Tech integration is _____________________. Tech integration isn’t _____________________.  Head on over to DENvice and share your ideas! DENvice team member and Virginia LC member Cynthia Treichler is leading our conversation this week. And, another enormous thank you to Mark Case for chatting about geocaching last week! If you missed last […]