Tag Archives: Ed Tech

Join us for DEN SCIcon 2010

Join us for DEN SCIcon 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day! It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon. About DEN SCIcon DEN SCIcon 2010 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming

Music in the classroom

I was thinking the other day (yes, you smell smoke and no, it did not hurt). Does the music I play at various times in my classroom really matter? One day, one of my students asked what happened to the music. She was missed it while she was doing her math Do Now. Humm. Looking

Call for Speakers

There are two opportunities to apply to present at educational technology conferences:     1.       Collaborative Tools Conference – Nov 13 at Macomb ISD.  Call for Speakers Application due Sept 28.  http://webtools4learning.org 2.       MACUL Conference – March 11 & 12 in Grand Rapids.  Call for Speakers Application is due Sept 29.  http://www.macul.org   Perks for both: 

Google Earth Updated Imagery

Google Earth released new and updated imagery and higher resolution 3D terrain for many locations, including Michigan!   If you have not visited Google Earth lately, you need to check it out!  I took a quick screenshot of Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes (NW Michigan’s Lower Peninsula).  I have vivid memories of running up and down the

DENny Awards

Tonight was the last DEN webinar of the year.  It was an evening of recognizing DEN STAR Educators going “above and beyond.” The Michigan DEN blog was one of the state Leadership Council blogs recognized.  Emma Haygood was also recognized for sharing some fantastic resources.  WOOT!

MACUL Grants Available!

Michigan educators: Do you have a great idea for a cool project involving technology in your classroom? Apply for a 2009-2010 MACUL Grant! Grants are awarded for up to $1500 towards a project that will help benefit the students in your classroom/school. The deadline is June 27th, 2009, so do it NOW! All of the

Xtranormal Video

This entry was also posted on my personal/professional blog, Yes Tech!  A teacher friend showed me the website Xtranormal today.  It is a simple web-based video creation tool.  You can select characters, scenes, and special effects.  You can easily add dialogue, body gestures, facial expressions, and even decide the camera angle.  Publishing is free (for now,

MI DEN Feb Newsletter

Cheryl Lykowski, our MI DEN Leadership Council Chairperson, created a newsletter with helpful ideas and tips.  Click on the link below to view it (PDF).  You’ll find info about: DEN Diigo group DEN book club (Grown Up Digital) Web Resource: Museum Box Web Resource:  Scholastic Computer Lab Favorites Feb 2009 MI DEN Newsletter

Michigan Online Resources for Educators (MORE)

If you are a Michigan educator, you’ll want to spend some time exploring Michigan’s E-Library.  If you are connected to a district network, you are logged in automatically.  You can use from other locations by logging on with your drivers’ licence number. The feature I like the best is called MORE.  You can search by