Tag archives for Techno Tidbits

  1. St. Patrick's Day

    Last year, I blogged here about classroom resources for St. Patrick’s Day, which in March 17th. I will not copy and paste that old post. That is just corny. This afternoon, two of my 7th grade students came by my office to give me an update. They are not in a formal class, but they […]

  2. Making May Marvelous

    Well, 10 days into May and teachers are counting down the days until the buses leave campus for a well deserved summer hiatus of sorts. At the beginning of the school year, students walked patiently in straight lines are now trying to run, shout, scream, giggle, and jump like they are wild.  Some blame it […]

  3. Recipe Name: Underground Railroad using Student Wikis

    This past week, our 6th grade teachers spent several hours during their common planning brainstorming and learning how to use their student’s wiki. My brain was fried from working on all the technical issues and updating laptops. So, I decided to share the training manual we used as my post this time. I searched DE […]

  4. The World is Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    If you are a Thomas Friedman fan as I am, you will be interested in this link http://macmillan.hosted.panopto.com/CourseCast/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=610215c3-a3c8-429c-9dcd-3f8b72ee8a99 that features a video and PowerPoint of his latest book Hot, Flat ,and Crowded. Educators may find many of Friedman’s comments in this presentation are very timely with the possible collapse of the American auto industry. World […]

  5. Alan Kay on EdTechConnect – Wednesday (11/19/08)!

    Here’s cross-post from the DEN Blog – mark your calendars…it’ll be a special treat!!  “On Wednesday, November 19th, Alan Kay will be our featured speaker on EdTechConnect, a free webinar series from Discovery Education.  While this is open to all educators, I strongly recommend you only share the link with colleagues of your that have […]

  6. DEN Virtual Conference – October 25, 2008! Registration is Open!!!

      Here’s a cross-post from the National DEN Blog … DEN Virtual Conference: Registration is Now Open! Join us in-person, online or both, on Saturday, October 25th for the DEN Virtual Conference. Registration is now open! The DEN Virtual Conference features an incredible lineup of online presentations including “Power Up Your Professional Learning Network” by STAR […]

  7. Election Day Tidbits

    Hi Stars…..This is my first blog for DEN and I am thrilled to be a part of the DEN LC.  Maybe I will be able to share a few  new sites with you this month. As a classroom teacher…I am always looking for interactive sites for my students that relate to our area of study. Sooooo….. […]

  8. Streamathon Archives

    Discovery has posted the vast majority of the 2008 DE streamathon presentations as archives!  If you visit the streamathon page you’ll see that most of the presentations are now hyperlinked.  Click on a hyperlink and you will begin to download a high resolution archive of that presentation.  Each archive is about 100-200 MB so the downloads may […]

  9. EdTechConnect Series – Tim Magnar…

    On Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 7pm EST, EdTechConnect will be kicking off their monthly EdTechConnect series with none other than the Director of the Office of Educational Technology, Tim Magnar.  Tim coordinates the development and implementation of the Department’s educational technology policies.  Many will remember his presentation at NECC 2007 where he outlined what School 2.0 would look […]

  10. Discovery Education and Wilkes University

    Did you know that Discovery Educatin is teaming up with Wilkes University for an Online Master’s Degree in Instructional Media The online master of science degree in instructional media is a joint effort of Wilkes University and Discovery Education. This 30-credit program in instructional media will prepare teachers to engage today’s students in learning through […]

  11. Back to School!

    As we prepare for our students to return, just thought we’d share some wonderful resources from our very own NCWiseOwl website and other Back to School sites.  Add a comment and share a great resource that you use!! http://www.ncwiseowl.org/zones/professional/Featured/august.htm – August Featured Websites http://www.ncwiseowl.org/zones/professional/Featured/september.htm – September Featured Websites http://www.ncwiseowl.org/zones/professional/Top20.htm?-db=Websites&-loadframes – Top 20 Professional Websites Resources from Discovery Educators and […]

  12. More Web 2.0

    Some of my wonderful teammates added more web 2.0 resources (Onslow County Tech Facilitators are awesome!)  Check out the newly added links.  Can you think of any more to add?  Post a comment and let us know… A-Animoto, Audacity B-Blabberize, blogger, Blackboard, Beautiful Society, Bubbleshare C-Comics Sketch, Comic Life , Chatzy, chats D-del.icio.us, Digg, Doodle E-Evernote, Edublogger, Elluminate, […]

  13. ABC's of Web 2.0

    How many of these do you know?? A-Animoto B-Blabberize C-Comics Sketch D-del.icio.us E-Evernote F-freesound.org G-Google Even More H-Hotchalk I- itunes J- Jott K –Kerpoof I –Levelator – post production podcast clean up M-Mogulus N-Ning O-Our Story P-PBWiki Q-Quizlet R-RSSfwd S-Skype T-Twitter U-Ustream V – VoiceThread W-Wetpaint X-Xoost – http://www.xoost.com/ a great new search engine Y-Yelp […]