Tag archives for STARS

  1. Welcome New DEN STARs

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs: Aaron Adams, TX Carolyn Carter, FL Stephanie Chambers, GA Margaret Cody, FL Ashley Cook, CO Katie Cortez, WI Mark Derison, NY Stephanie Digirolamo, IL Jini Errichetti, NJ Angelique Fairbrother, IL Lisa Giddings-Massey, FL Margaret Gonzales, FL Kristina Harvey, FL Leanne Hibbert, Manitoba Susan Jeffries, AR Stacey Jenkins, FL Julie […]

  2. What Do Your Students Know About Google? Part 2

    Advanced Search under “Search Picking up where I left off on my last post, What Do Your Students Know About Google, Jennifer Brinson toured Google’s main menu features. Let’s continue with NEWS. If you are, for example, researching STEM cells, you have the option to create an ADVANCED NEWS SEARCH. The benefits: your results are […]

  3. Welcome new DEN STAR: Stephanie Golas

     I am excited to be a STAR educator!  It is something that I have been looking to accomplish since I started teaching last year. I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at the elementary level in the Winchester Public Schools.  I teach Technology Literacy classes for grades 3-5 at two district schools and also develop and […]

  4. Introducing Massachusetts STAR Educator Angelo Rota, West Springfield

    I am the Educational Technology Coordinator for West Springfield, formerly a mathematics teacher and network administrator. I’ve been working with the WSPS district for five years, and we have come a long way technologically – especially in the area of IWB’s. We currently have 75 district-wide, at all levels G1-G12, in all schools. We are also […]

  5. DEN National Institute Announced!

    This summer’s DEN National Institute will be held right here in Massachusetts at Bentley College.  STARs, consider applying for a wonderful opportunity to learn and share.  See the National blog for all the important information and dates.  Deadline for applying is April 12 by 5PM. DEN Summer Institute: Apply Today The DEN Summer Institute for […]

  6. Technology Mini Conference in Brockton March 6

    Brockton Public Schools is sponsoring a Technology Mini Conference that will focus on 21st Century Skills.  This conference will provide educators with the opportunity to explore a variety of technological modalities that enhance the teaching and learning process for our Digital Natives.  Hello Hollywood East … calling all amateur video producers.  Our event will begin […]

  7. What do teachers do when it snows?

    What do tech-savvy teachers do when school is cancelled? A. Sleep in B. Catch up on emails C. Use their children as guinea pigs D. Try out new web tools E. ALL OF THE ABOVE I am taking a wild guess that many of you chose E. ( unless you don’t have children)  With the exception […]

  8. Meeting a Hero

    Last year at this time we all marveled and rejoiced as we watched the miracle of Captain “Sulley” Sullenberg landing a disabled US Airways jet on the Hudson River.  The plane stayed intact and all passengers and crew survived!  This year courtesy of the DEN, Donna Criswell, the Chair of the Massachusetts Leadership Council, attended […]

  9. "Brace for Impact" the STARS in NYC!

    Yes Brace for Impact the DEN STARS arrive in New York City! Thirty seats were available for STARS to attend the premiere of the documentary of Captain Cheslely Sullenberger, the pilot of flight 1549, who had to land the aircraft in the Hudson River because a flight of Canada geese flew into both engines. Over […]

  10. DEN STARs present at MassCUE

    Massachusetts DEN STARs will be doing three presentations at MassCUE this week.  All their presentations will be on Wednesday.  Kathy Schrock, Director of Technology for the Nauset Public Schools in Orleans will be a spotlight presenter.  She will be addressing Winning Strategies to Conquer Information Overload. Kathy Schrock Beth Knittle, the District K-12 Technology Integration […]

  11. Meet the Massachusetts Blog Team

      Robin Talkowski, Coordinator Robin Talkowski is a Reading Specialist at the John Glenn Middle School in Bedford.  She has been teaching for 15 years.   Robin also provides a number of professional development opportunities for her colleagues on Project CRISS and Thinking Maps.  She also services as the facilitator for the year long New Teacher […]

  12. DEN Leadership Council Symposium

    The Discovery Education Network held a Leadership Symposium for three days in June at the Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Donna Criswell, Massachusetts Leadership Council Chair, and Robin Talkowski, Massachusetts Blog Coordinator attended the event  with other Council members from across the United States.  We had a great time learning about the recent changes […]