Tag archives for In the News

  1. Technology in Motion

    Sony and Intel, with the support of ISTE100 and Edutopia, are sponsoring a student film contest. Entitled “Technology in Motion: Vision of the Future”, this contest “encourages students to share their vision of how technology will shape the future.” According to the official website: Every school that submits a qualifying Call for Entries form will […]

  2. Hockey, Anyone?

    If you like a good game of hockey, you’ll like this deal. If you like to pay less for tickets, you’ll love it! The Dallas Stars are designating two upcoming games as teacher appreciation nights. What does that mean to you? It means half-price tickets! The games are February 28 (vs. Chicago) and March 5 (vs. Phoenix). […]

  3. Texas STARs Make TechEdge!

    If you’ve received the Winter 2007 TechEdge, the first thing you probably noticed is the really interesting guy on the back cover. But once you open the magazine and start to read, what will you see? You’ll see an article by Mitch Aiken entitled AFI’s Center for Student Film. What is so exciting about this article? […]

  4. More Free Stuff!

    Our friends at Tech4Learning have generously offered to give all interested STAR Discovery Educators a free copy of their very popular program, WebBlender. WebBlender is a great tool for combining all of the great content you find in Discovery Education streaming.  Web authoring, podcasting, digital storytelling and more!  From videos and images, to sound effects […]

  5. Useful Information from Atomic Learning

    Atomic Learning has announced a new, free resource Video Storytelling Guide. This guide can be a useful resource for anyone interested in making great videos. It helps with basic and advanced techniques for all aspects of creating a video. You can access the guide today through January 15, 2008, by clicking here.

  6. Tune in Tonight!

    I apologize for the late notice, but I just received the news that there will be an airing of a very special video tonight on the Travel Channel (a Discovery Communications channel). It was made by our very own Judith Valle, a Texas STAR Educator and an events planner for the Texas DEN LC! Thousands […]

  7. Pasadena ISD uses Lights, Camera, Education!

    Last spring, Ann Jablonski, one of our own STAR DEs attended the American Film Institute’s Lights, Camera, Education! seminars. She and another attendee, JohnT Powell, were so excited about what they learned that they shared it in summer staff development. As a result, some of the educators in their district have run with it! Read […]

  8. Hurricane Awareness Week

    May 20-26 is Hurricane Awareness Week in Texas. I thought I would post some resources on the blog to help you plan lessons during the week if you’d like to participate. The Governor’s Division of Emergency Management has a website with a lot of information about how to be prepared for and safe during hurricane […]

  9. The Results are In . . .

    The TEA has released summary results of the TAKS testing for this year.  You can read some of the details in this Dallas News article.  According to the article, 16% of Texas seniors will not graduate this year.  This is up from 13% last year.  There is a lot of interesting information in the article, […]

  10. Texas Earns a B for Technology

    Education Week has released a State Technology Report which provides information regarding each state’s use of technology in education.  The report is very complete and delivers information in many different ways.  Texas scored an overall grade of B (the national average was a C+).  We did a little better than the average, but we still […]