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Spring Virtual & Live Social Summit in WI

Spring Virtual & Live Social Summit in WI

Saturday April 21st 8:00AM – 1:00 PM Join us Live  or Virtually!   The Discovery Educator Network is mixing it up a little this spring and trying something different. Instead of the typical Spring Virtual Conference, the DEN has partnered with Classroom 2.0 to present the Social Learning Summit. This event will take the place of the

Can you IMAGINE the fun Jan's having...

Have Horse, Will Travel

Until I met Jan Abernethy, I never wanted to be anyone else. But right now, I think Being Jan Abernethy would make for an interesting life  ~  and a fantastic movie. Her nearly 2000 mile jaunt on Sweetie to the DENSI 12 humbles and energizes me. Nothing like a vicarious experience you wish were really

Double Rainbow, Twice the Luck?

Mush! + MT Trek = Inspiring Journeys

Inspiration is like an unexpected gift; it meets and greets you in unsuspecting ways, energizing. So it was that I settled down with 2 romping kittens, a galumphing black Lab, and my laptop in the sun room (glorious with sun today) and morning coffee, off to troll the DEN blogs. The joys of retirement–working on

Pinning Resources

PETE&C DEN PreCon 2012 Resources

The best in the business–our PreCon presenters this year surpassed expectations. From California to the east coast, this PreCon promised and delivered an amazing day of learning and teaching the DEN way, creating and sharing. Exemplars all, they provided their resources quickly (thank you, Porter for collating) but I was the slow one. To make

DEN STAR Matthew Strine

Meet DEN STAR (Sharer) Matthew Strine

Matthew Strine is the Director of Instructional Technology for Propel Schools in Braddock Hills, PA. He is also one superb DEN STAR and super sharer. He volunteered to share out the Google Docs he and his colleagues used as they attended DEN PreCon sessions. As you can see, there’s a wealth of resources, and I

Hope Phones: Moving Our World

Moving our World One Project at a Time: Jennifer Brinson and Students

DEN STAR and PA DEN Leadership Council Events Chair Jennifer Brinson always adds a great dynamic to her presentations: students. This year her co-presenters are 3 seniors from her Economics class: Jackie, Lauren, and Abigail. According to Jackie: We were doing a scarcity project in our Economics class and we wanted to select a topic

DEN Green Screen Gurus

Green Screening for Dummies: Kim Adair and Mark Perlman

DEN STARS Kim Adair and Mark Perlman fine tooled this presentation specially for PETE&C. Wanting to see it in the past, Mark tells me this version is their best, so I will enjoy bringing two of my favorite STARS to you today. This session by description will engage the audience interactively in video production. Whether

Brad Fountain: Director of Instructional Implementation

Bridging Media and Digital Literacy with Brad Fountain

Let’s begin with Brad’s presentation; I just love when a presenter shares ahead of time. Wonderful. Thank you so much, Brad. Bridging literacy and digital media View more PowerPoint from bradfountain Brad Fountain came on board shortly after Lance Rougeux joined the Discovery team. Head hunted by Hall Davidson, Brad is a seasoned presenter who

The STEM Diva: Patti Duncan

Creating an Integrated STEM Curriculum with Patti Duncan

STEM is a mindset, a way of thinking, and Patti Duncan says there are a lot of misconceptions of what STEM really is. STEM requires kids to think, be independent workers who can also collaborate, but skill sets are important and need to be learned in a relevant way. That way to integration within the

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The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5000 Teachers): Lance Rougeux

Lance began with e.ggtimer.com for the classic times for classroom use. Yasiv lets you enter a book and you get a visualization of related books. The visual organizer is animated and a very useful tool, despite grade level. Copyright and Creative Commons, explained by the folks of Common Craft. For simple explanations in Plain English,