The World Wide Web offers a multitude of resources and ideas for our classroom, but who has the time to sift through them all? How do you know if they are going to help engage your students and deliver an effective lesson? Once you find a good one, how can you find more like it?
Unlucky 13th? I don’t think so. Even with Halloween around the corner. It’s been a while since Steve and I podcasted but we made time even though Steve was driving. Forgive the few times where his audio gets wonky but enjoy our chat about the upcoming Virtcon. Listen, share it, retweet it and more importantly
The 2012 Day of Discovery was held at Chicago’s very own John G. Shedd Aquarium this past Monday! A very different experience for me, as I was used to these Day of Discovery events being held at various schools instead of
From Porter Wideman Palmer’s, aka Princess Porter’s Weekly Update. Here are a few tidbits of information from the DEN Summer Institute that might be of interest. DENSee Videos – Elaine Plybon put together short video clips that can give you a glimpse of DENSI 2012. Photos from DENSI 2012 – This is the Flickr stream
Day 2 of LiveStream-ing from Bozeman, MT at the DENSI 2012 Summer Institute begins with a keynote from Paul Andersen. For those of attending virtually, a special shout out to Steve Dembo, aka Teach42, for streaming all day from sessions in Ballroom A. Thanks, Steve! A very special thank you to Peggy George for providing
What does the latest brain research reveal about teaching and learning? Ginny Washburne will present the latest in neuroscience and explore how implementing a few simple brain friendly teaching strategies can assist in fostering a successful learning environment. Ginny’s goal is discussion, so our virtual audience will use the chat feature on LiveStream. Our session’s
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
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
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.
Inspiration is like an unexpected gift; it meets and greets you in unsuspecting ways, energizing. So it was that I settled down with 2 romping kittens, a galumphing black Lab, and my laptop in the sun room (glorious with sun today) and morning coffee, off to troll the DEN blogs. The joys of retirement–working on