Tag archives for Fun

  1. Teachers FLIP For Movie Making

    The presentation’s title was Students FLIP for Movie Making, but when Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Jennifer Brinson presented at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World workshop, it was the teachers who were FLIPping over our PA DEN STARS and their “lesson from the field.” I wish I could have attended this session but I was […]

  2. Sharon Kinney: Hard-Wired to Bounce Back ~ Dealing with At-Risk Students

    Beth Breiner is “driving Miss Kinney’s” presentation, Hard-Wired to Bounce Back: Building Resiliency in Our At-Risk Students, so buckle up because we have 2 of the best in the business. Sharon Kinney began her presentation, by explaining that kids who challenge us have brains that behave in a different way. The Pennsylvania Literacy Network has […]

  3. DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7, 2010

    What a week! We have been thrilled with the amount of STARs who have celebrated with us over the past five days. Just in case you missed any of our special promotions for the community you have until Sunday to continue the celebration. Here is a summary of DEN Teacher Appreciation Week benefits for STARs. […]

  4. Beyond A Make-Believe Story: Monjan's Making History

    Image by girlwithpearls22 via Flickr If I had to count the ways and reasons I love Discovery, I wouldn’t have enough fingers and toes. Let’s just say they deliver on demand the best everything in educational technology. Then multiply it exponentially and you begin to get close to how phenomenally good the DEN and its […]

  5. Make Fun of Yourself!

    If you have not created a cartoon or animation of yourself as an elf, Santa or trekker, then here is your chance. Make a fun avatar for use on your website or send an e-card to a family member. These are fun, but check them out completely before using with students. Some sites contain characters […]

  6. Science Matters in Philadephia, PA

    In 3 days, the National Conference on Science Education comes to Philadelphia, March 18-21. You know that Discovery will be there, along with many DEN STAR asnd GURUs, but Governor Edward G. Rendell is going to be there too for an old-fashioned Town Hall Meeting. From the DEN National blog, Rendell is going to be […]

  7. Reprising Matt Monjan's "Bend It…Break It..Bust It Lose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You Teach

    Nothing, absolutely nothing, succeeds like success (well, okay, maybe money too). So it totally does not surprise me that the huge demand for Matt Monjan’s DEN PreCon at PETE&C presentation is being reprised in a webinar. See, we listen. Discovery ALWAYS does! You asked for it; you got it! Patti Duncan microblogged Matt’s presentation using […]

  8. Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools: Beyond the Textbook

    Guest Blogger Jen Brinson Top10Web20 on Prezi Web 2.0 – collaborative, interactive, create, communicate, read/write web, free-mium (site is free but you can pay for a site upgrade), web-based, plays well with others 1. Wallwisher: a new way to communicate *don’t need to log in to create or participate *http://wallwisher.com/wall/petecden *capture how people enjoy conference […]

  9. FIZZ Man: Beyond the Textbook

    Minutes away from Periods 3 & 4, almost like a science class double-period lab, but with the Fizz Man, Dr. Lodge McCammon, Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Lodge has developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated […]

  10. What do teachers do when it snows?

    What do tech-savvy teachers do when school is cancelled? A. Sleep in B. Catch up on emails C. Use their children as guinea pigs D. Try out new web tools E. ALL OF THE ABOVE I am taking a wild guess that many of you chose E. ( unless you don’t have children)  With the exception […]

  11. Christian Long and The Alice Project: Falling Down the Virtual Rabbit Hole

    Christian Long believes that we are architects of the future and questions what does great teaching and learning look like? To demonstrate his point, he brought students Benedikt Kroll and Michael Nathman who experienced self teaching and learning through an interesting project: Falling Down the “Alice Project” Rabbit Hole as together students inverted traditional high […]

  12. Meeting a Storm Chaser!

    In my current position, or should I say positions(I wear many hats) I get to see a lot of exciting activities.  In addition to being the Director of Technology Integration for Propel Schools, I am the science coordinator.  I am the SOS or Specialist on Site.  I believe that this was due to my knowledge […]

  13. How I became so SMART!

    Over the past few years, interactive whiteboards have become more and more popular in schools around the world.  Many teachers are finding out how to effectively use this awesome resource while others are using them for glorified projector screens.  Maybe we need to reiterate that these are INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS…meaning that they are for interacting.  I […]

  14. Self Reflection or Just Fun

    If you have not created a cartoon animation of yourself as an elf, Santa or trekker, then here is your chance. Make a fun avatar for use on your website or send an e-card to a family member. These are fun, but check them out completely before using with students. Some sites contain partial nudity […]