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  1. Upcoming Events – Pre CECA Day of Discovery and CECA Conference

    A final reminder that the Pre CECA Day of Discovery is set and ready to go this Saturday, October 16.  It will take place at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Steve Dembo from Discovery Education will be presenting the keynote “Learning to Speak Native”.  There will be numerous break […]

  2. A History Lesson

    One of the things I like to do is to research the history of the holidays and other special days we celebrate.  With today being Labor Day, I thought I would share what I have learned about this holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer and celebrates the American worker.  As educators, many of […]

  3. August 21st Reminder: Staples Appreciation Day

    Connecticut Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Leadership Council members will be at the Vernon and Wallingford Staples stores in CT on their Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 AM to 11AM. We will be there to inform teachers about Discovery Education services and the DEN STAR programs. The Vernon store is located at 35 Talcottville Road and […]

  4. HyperMedia?

    You remember Hypermedia, that crazy 80”s dream of an info-age future where newspapers would just know your info interests and deliver them to some kind of tablet, always current, and totally personalized?   Well that’s Flipboard, new software (circa Wednesday) for the iPad that publishes people and subjects you follow from place like Facebook, Twitter, […]

  5. The $35 Dollar Tablet?

    One of the great things about summer is that you have more time to spend with newspapers and other paper media. So it was last Saturday when while enjoying a second cup of coffee that I ran into the article in about India’s announcement of a prototype tablet computer that they believe will market for […]

  6. ISTE 2010 – Tuesday

    To pick up where Howard left off, ISTE 2010, is an amazing source of inspiration and rejuvenation. It is absolutely huge. There are 14,000 people attending. The conference site is so big that there are internal “bus stops” where an oversize electric golf cart will move you from one area to another if you are […]

  7. ISTE 2010

    This weekend the ISTE 2010 Conference kicks off in Denver. I am fortunate to be able to go and combine a little technology, with mountains, and old friends, three things dear to my heart. Even if you are not in a role as a pure technologist in your teaching, every teacher who uses technology deserves […]

  8. Gettingthingsdone

    Forget printing on the iPad. And forget file sharing too, for the moment. What you really want is to retrieve your files and get to work on your iPad.   Until today the only way to do this was to e-mail them to myself or transfer them through iTunes.  And then you’re in format Hell, because […]

  9. LC DEN: Plans for 2010-11

    On Saturday, members of Discovery Ed’s New England LCs (Leadership Councils) met to lay some terrific plans for the upcoming school year. And from where I was sitting, it looks like we did.   Lance set the stage with an impressive virtual appearance where he clearly framed the LC’s role: the link for teachers to […]

  10. Groton Public Schools are moving to Digital Content

    Groton Public Schools is turning to powerful digital content from Discovery Education to engage students across the curriculum. During the 2009-2010 school year, GPS rolled-out Discovery Education streaming to the entire district and incorporated Discovery Education Science into the elementary and middle schools. Instead of depending solely on static textbooks, GPS educators are using digital […]

  11. Me and My Droid

    Is 2010 the year launching a new era of small portable devices? The iPad, the Kin, HP purchasing Palm, the Kindle, a new iPhone, and rumors of a completely revamped Blackberry OS all have made the news in recent months.  What does this rapidly developing market mean for schools? Are we picking unripe fruit or […]

  12. DENny 2010 Award Winners!

    Tuesday evening the Discovery Educator Network held its second annual DENny awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the DEN.  The Connecticut DEN Leadership Council received an award for having one of the most outstanding blogs. We would like to thank all of our Connecticut Discovery Educators and fellow DEN STARS across the country for recognizing the efforts of […]

  13. CT Distance Learning Consortium

    The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC.org) has a redesigned website, doing a nice job of re-organizing access to the  many services they provide to the K-20 Connecticut education community. The CT Distance Learning Consortium is the gate way to CT Virtual Learning where high school and middle school students can participate in online learning.

  14. More File Format Conversion for Free

    Steve’s on the money. If you’ve ever tried to insert video into PowerPoint, you know the wrong format can make it impossible. Even AVI files don’t always make the grade. And if you use a Flip camera on a PC, you’re not going anywhere with the Mac friendly MP4 fies it produces.   So, at the […]

  15. A Little More iPad

    Finally a little good news in the wake of the iPad’s WiFi problems. Not only do Discovery Education videos look absolutely GREAT on this thing, it appears someone’s found yet another keyboard option on the iPad: A PIANO keyboard. Leave it to an artist push the old envelope. Thanks, Lang Lang, the gifted Chinese pianist […]

  16. 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition

    Many thanks to Lucy Gray who passed along a link to the recently released 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition via her Facebook posting. The research based report looks at tech trends that will impact K-12 education over the next few years.  Here is a bit from Alan Levine’s  (cogdog on Twitter) introduction for the New […]

  17. Photo Peach

    Last week I had the good fortune to participate in a workshop led by Discovery’s own Kathy Schrock.   The Stafford Public Schools under the leadership of their Technology Integrator (and  CT Discovery Education Leadership Council majordomo)  Lynn Reedy, were awarded a grant for this school year under the CT State Dept. of Education’s  Enhancing Education Through […]

  18. Green Gazelles Are Good!

    Do you know about Gazelle? Gazelle is an online recycling service.  The company pays you cash for used electronics (cell phones, laptops, mp3 players, projectors, blu-ray players, digital cameras, and more).  You look up your item in their online data base, describing the condition, the site makes you an offer, and sends you a box. […]