Tag archives for Inspiration-Motivation

  1. A Day at Lincoln Center

    This post isn’t really about technology in the classroom, but it’s an interesting opportunity that I wouldn’t have known about without my robust personal learning network.  So, at the very least, it’s a great example of the incredible resources and interesting opportunities you can experience by staying connected with your peers online. I also have […]

  2. Letting Go

    Kevin Jarrett turned me on to this video that David Warlick recently used at the NJElite Conference in Wildwood, NJ. You might recognize some of the speakers, including Daniel Pink, a former EdTechConnect webinar guest speaker. Basic message: We need to stop “teaching” our students with tools of the past. We EXPECT the latest and […]

  3. Earth to Teens: Help!

    “MySpace/Our Planet” is the first book by the MySpace Community, and though that numbers more than 200 million people over a wide age range, the text is geared toward tweens & teenagers.  The idea is to get this crucial group of consumers to reduce the impact of how they eat, shop, do laundry, use electronics, […]

  4. Stange Days Indeed-

      Background Information: While natural disasters, like the recent Cyclone that hit Burma, are not totally predictable, or preventable, one thing we can certainly all be doing more of is urging people to take environmental concerns, such as global warming, seriously and to make sure that we, ourselves, are responsible stewards of our environment. After […]

  5. Does Technology Matter Yet?

    Is using technology in the classroom important? Is there really any educational benefit to integrating technology across content areas? In the latest issue of Express, educators speak about why and how they use technological resources in the classroom. As you read throught the articles, think about how much of this you already do!!! Technology and […]

  6. Learning How to Be Unschooly

    Background info: Earlier this month, on Youth Twitter, a student in South Korea, Soojin wrote, “just my opinion about youthtwitter: schooly. concrete.” Hannah, a student in Philadelphia, answered her on Youth Twitter, “I think Alan’s survey is a good example of how not to be ‘schooly’. Students should ask questions of each other and interact.” […]

  7. MamaSource

    DEN members are a VERY  productive group- In fact, you are all just about the best multi-taskers that I know!  With all that we do at school & in the DEN, it’s easy to forget that we all actually have lives outside of our jobs too-  you know, Moms, Dads, Husbands, Wives- all that good […]

  8. Gobble-Gobble

     Just a few of my favorite Thanksgiving “quotes”to help get you in the spirit of the day The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts … nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. –H. W. Westermayer Be thankful every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must […]

  9. Pass It On…

      Whether you’re a teacher or the friend of one, I hope you’ll appreciate the analogy. Be sure to read to the end…   No Dentist Left Behind My dentist is great! He sends me reminders so I don’t forget checkups.  He uses the latest techniques based on research. He never hurts me, and I’ve […]

  10. In Your Dreams…

    What did you dream about as a young child? What do you still dream about today? Is it really any different?… One of our colleagues has the unique opportunity to fullfill a dream held by more people than any of us could possibly imagine- To Carry the Olympic Torch! Linda Bilak, STAR Discovery Educator, is […]