Tag archives for ipad

  1. STEMulating kids using DE Science TechBook

    So after Exploring the Wonders of Weather through the DE Science TechBook with my Middle School Academy STEM kids, I took on a much younger and more energetic group of 3rd to 5th graders who were interested in Alternative Energy, during our week of College For Kids at UW Marshfield/Wood County.  This mini STEM institute explored […]

  2. Intriguing Students through the DE Techbook

    I just completed my first week of integrating the DE Science Techbook with a group of STEM middle school students, through  UW- Marshfield/ Wood County Continuing Education, who wanted to explore the wonders of weather, delving into how tornadoes and hurricanes gain their destructive potential. Now, I am a math teacher who integrates science and […]

  3. Poetry Slamming with iPads

    Over the last few weeks my students have taught me more than a few lessons about innovative uses of apps and iPads. We are collaborating with our high school to participate in Rock Our World 16 with a focus on poetry and poetry slams. We started by using facetime and having students share their favorite […]

  4. ReThink “ThingLink..

    Here is a little web tool that can be expanded to do more than what you may think! ThingLink will allow you to upload a picture and then place link targets within the picture to connect you to different sites, listen to an explanation, or read information an important concept. It seems like  a simple […]

  5. SXSiPad Day in Austin, Texas!

    Right up front, I’ll say that it is not an official SXSW event, but this SXSiPad will be a fun day of Discovering about using iPads in the classroom!  We are going to have multiple venues, er, sessions about using iPads as instructional tools, managing Apps on the iPad, setting up iPads for classroom use, […]

  6. The Power of Glass Schools

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    Featured Distinguished Presenter from Discovery Education and Director of Social Media and Online Presence, Steve Dembo explored The Power of Glass Schools leading with Marc Prensky‘s term, digital natives. Defining them as multi-taskers preferring graphics before text, nonlinear learners functioning best when networked, preferring games to serious work, Steve asked what does a tribe of […]

  7. Steve Dembo: iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom

    Steve Dembo, Director of Social Media & Online Community

    Bright, learning device, technology leverager, iApps savvy. Think I’m describing the new iPad? Rethink–and meet Steve Dembo, Discovery Education‘s Director of Social Media and Online Community, Mr. iPad Mavin and today’s (1 – 2:30 PM Terrace Ballroom B) Featured Distinguished Presenter. Steve began his presentation with a confession: his initial bias against the iPad. But […]

  8. #ASCDCurios(ity)?

    An impressive DE presence at ASCD

    Are you curious about the DEN’s presence at ASCD? Wonder no longer. Here’s the schedule of featured and concurrent speakers and what’s going on in the Discovery Corporate Room. They include a stellar list with Opening Keynote Reed Timmer, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo,  Jannita Demian, Shanika Hope, Susanne Meixsell, Brad Fountain, Jason Altman, and Ginny Washburne. […]

  9. Appy Hour at the iCafe with the TX DEN

    Come Join the TX DEN for our first Tweet Chat Appy Hour on Twitter ~ Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6pm CST with hashtag #appyhour. During this fun hour of learning, the TX DEN will lead discussions on using Apps effectively throughout the content areas in k-12 education. While its important to know the best […]

  10. WI DEN Takes Over the Apple Store!

    On Saturday, 30 WI DEN Members came to the Apple Store: West Towne Mall, Madison WI. The morning started with casual sharing while enjoying coffee and rolls provided by the DEN. The Apple staff took time to explain many details and features of the iPad while showcasing some of the top apps available. Our Leadership […]

  11. STEMazing Night with Hall: Going Mobile

    On Wed February 1, I ended my first big Digital Learning Day by joining in with Hall Davidson for a Siemens STEM Webinar :Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) Your STEM Classroom. Hall Packed the hour full of so many great ideas using mobile devices to reach higher levels of analysis in the classroom […]

  12. WI DEN iPad Event Feb 18!

    Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about how the iPad is being used in education. In addition, STEM integration ideas, the Discovery Mobile App., and a variety of other educational apps. will be shared. Discovery Education members are invited as we […]

  13. Empower Students to Present Creatively!

    Empower Students’ Creativity through a Variety of Web 2.0 tools resources and publishing. Back in the day when I was in school, I was sometimes assigned to conduct research in many classes, demonstrating my knowledge gained through giving a speech, (or presentation) in front of class, or writing an essay. There were not many choices […]

  14. Epic iPad Digital Storytelling: Explain Everything!

    I have been on a pretty serious quest, analyzing a number of productivity, photo shop and publishing apps.  In past Posts, I have featured Screen Chomp, Show Me and pic Collage.  Honestly, I really try to stay as close to Free Apps as possible, but every so often I find one that is not free, but […]

  15. Merry Apps for Mind Maps !

    Mind Maps are graphic representations of information that show both small units of information and their relationships in a visual way. Concept maps,(or story maps, graphic organizers, advance organizers, story webs, semantic maps, and cognitive organizers), are often used to teach text structure and to aid in comprehension, helping students understand multiple layered concepts. Research […]

  16. iPads: Not Just for Fun and Games

    Although I teach honors algebra 2 as well as a low functioning Essential 1 freshman math class, I am striving to integrate iPads effectively in many ways beyond  learning games for practicing computation and mathematical reasoning.  IPads can be used effectively to remediate, extend concepts to STEM, and Publish. All of my students have access to using […]

  17. A Father, A Son, and an iPad Before Bed: Steve Dembo #DENPreCon2011 ~ A Magical Experience

    Steve, 2nd from left with the DEN “crew” Steve Dembo and I landed at Discovery at just about the same time, plus or minus. Steve was one of the first people I met, beyond Scott (Kinney) whom I knew from IU #21 and Lance (Rougeux), when we both began at Keystones that same first year. […]

  18. No SmartBoard? Use an iPad!

    After finally getting my own iPad this Spring, I have found that I am using it almost daily in some of the classes that I’m teaching. At my school, I’m still using a chalkboard, so I have no Interactive White Board. But, I have found some great apps in the last few months that give […]