Tag archives for Educational Technology

  1. Geekybird sighting at The Bird House

    Take a look at this blog maintained by Matt Monjan.   If you’re ever looking for DE info previously posted,  ideas for integrating DE in the classroom, or differentiating instruction, you’ll find it here ( power points, videos, lists, suggestions).  Matt is also a big fan of Digital Storytelling, which is greatly enhanced with DE […]

  2. DEN Diigo Links

    Looking for great resources to use with your students or perhaps even yourself?  Did you know that the Discovery Educator Network is a great place to find those resources?  I’m sure you do, but do you know about the DEN Diigo group?  What’s Diigo?  It’s a social bookmarking site, like Delicious, but a little more powerful.   The DEN […]

  3. Dragon Dictation

    This is a MUST have iPhone app. It’s also free, for now. What you are going to read next is the exact dictation, obviously unedited, from my blabbering on the way home from school today using Dragon Dictation, a free app for the iPhone. Following the dictation are a few of my thoughts on this […]

  4. Steve Dembo visit Verona

    On November 2, 2009 approximately 600 Verona Area School District staff and administrators had an amazing “Day of Discovery”.  Steve Dembo, from Discovery Education, was the featured keynote speaker for three outstanding presentations. He started out the day with a thought-provoking session in the morning called “Learning to Speak Native: How education is being transformed […]

  5. DEN Virtual Conference

    Join other educators as thousands around the country participate in the DEN Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 24th.  If you’re looking to attend in person, you can participate in New Berlin, WI. The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Virtual Conference provides an opportunity to learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into […]

  6. Summer Learning – Is it too late?

    If you follow the DEN National Blog, you could find this information here – but you might not, so I’m sharing it again with my Wisconsin friends and those in other places. This post was originally published by the spectacular Steve Dembo. Summer School Archives We’ve been busy converting and uploading all the archives from […]

  7. DEN National Institute

    I didn’t attend, but heard a lot of great things about the Discovery Educator Network National Institute that was recently held.  The DEN National Institute for 2009 took place from July 13-17 at the Headlands Institute just north of San Francisco in the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  Participants has the opportunity to connect […]

  8. Milwaukee Digital Media Conference

    If you’re going to be in the Milwaukee area in late July, or have nothing to do the week of July 27-30 and want to come to Milwaukee, consider attending the Milwaukee Digital Media Conference. From the conference website “The Milwaukee Digital Media Conference is a hands-on collaborative conference. Participants work with instructors from The […]

  9. Going to Celebrate With the WI DEN LC?

    In an earlier post, we told you about a little get together at Friday’s Front Row at Miller Park.  If you are planning on coming to the event, we need you to RSVP so we know numbers ahead of time and can get food ordered. Please RSVP here – https://discoveryed.wufoo.com/forms/wisconsin-miller-park-den-event/

  10. DEN VC at New Berlin Eisenhower

    Looking for a great professional development opportunity?  How about a FREE day of professional development? Participate in the DEN Virtual Conference on Saturday, April 25th at New Berlin Eisenhower High School. Here you will have a chance to have fun with other great teachers and immerse yourself in a great learning experience.  The day will […]

  11. WEMTA is Coming!

    Do you have anything going on March 22nd through the 24th?  Hopefully you’ll join me, other DEN members, and countless other educators at the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association’s 2009 Spring Conference.  Check out this link on WEMTA’s website about the conference.  There are going to be great sessions, informative speakers, and most importantly, […]

  12. World Math Day

    I’m not sure if your students participated in World Math Day or not, but I wanted to share a little about our participation in this cool event.  For those unaware of World Math Day, it’s a 48 hour event where students can participate in 60 second math fact contests with 3 other students.  Classes or school had to register […]

  13. WEMTA Winter Virtual Conference

    Mark your calendars for the WEMTA Winter Virtual Conference – Saturday, February 28th, from 9:00 am (CST) to 4:00 pm.  What is a virtual conference?  Well, this one is a one day conference delivered virtually LIVE to your computer – wherever you are.  All you need is a computer that has internet access (a microphone is optional, but […]

  14. Setup an RSS Reader

    Want to keep up with current news in your subject area? Try Google Reader (or other RSS readers) to get constant, up-to-date RSS feeds from various news sources, blogs and podcasts. As May 1st is RSS Day, now is the perfect time to start.Before we begin, what is RSS? RSS stands for “Real Simple Syndication”. […]

  15. Student Discussion Boards

    My district has recently installed Microsoft Sharepoint. This is a dynamic tool (albeit from the MotherShip) that allows me to create and control groups where users can collaborate though shared documents, discussions boards, blogs, and wikis (and many other features). My initial observations of Sharepoint made me realize that it has a distinct Microsoft footprint […]