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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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