Tag archives for Tools and Web Sites

  1. Copyright Resources for the Classroom

    A recent Boston Globe article in the “Surfing the Net with Kids” series included links to help teach the “how’s” and “why’s” of copyright law.  “Copyright, intellectual property, fair use, and public domain are not subjects reserved for lawyers and corporate publishers. Every student … needs to understand the basics of what can and cannot […]

  2. Stay Connected

     Blog it UP!!! As we embark on a new school year, there is no better way to “get connected” with your learning community than blogging or microblogging.  Here are a few great sites to get you started: Blogs & Micro Blogging Blogger: your easy-to-use web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, […]

  3. New Interactive Projector

    The Dell S300WI, a new Dell projector that is a perfect solution for an interactive classroom environment. Watch this brief 2-3 minute video for a quick demonstration of its capabilities. The Dell S300wi Interactive Projector lets you project on any surface and turn that surface into an Interactive White Board.  The Interactive Pen’s technology allows you […]

  4. Resources for Teaching about 9/11

    There are many excellent resources for teaching about 9/11. Discovery Education Streaming: Search “September 11″ The top resource is a “Theme page” about September 11 “featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, this theme page offers teacher’s guides, video clips, and more.” “America Attacked: 9/11″ — Awesome Stories Background information, video, audio […]

  5. Lodge McCammon

    Have you ever wondered how Common Craft creates their simple yet informative digital videos? Well, thanks to Dr. Lodge McCammon and the DEN LC Symposium, your fearless DEN Leadership Council now knows, and we are here to share it with you!  Dr. Lodge McCammon, a good friend of the DEN, currently calls North Carolina his […]

  6. Making Author Connections with Skype

    Want to get your students excited about writing?  Rachael McNamee, fourth grade teacher at Oakdale School, Dedham, Massachusetts, really wanted her students to understand the intrinsic value and pleasure of becoming lifelong readers and writers.  Through the “Skype an Author” website, Rachael connected with Mary Amato, children’s author, song writer, and performer.  By writing a […]

  7. PBS Teachers Innovation Awards

    I recently received this e-mail from PBS and thought I would pass it on.  Watching and voting provides a great way to have a window on what other teachers are doing as well as celebrate their accomplishments by voting. Hundreds of entries for the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards have been posted at pbsteachers.org/innovators. While the […]

  8. Word Processing Edit Help

    The Fall 2009 issue of On Cue, the Journal of the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators, has a great article about some of the features that word processing has to help students with editing.  The article is titled “Using Technology to Empower Students as Editors:  Developing a Proofreading System with Hidden Features in Word Processors.” The […]

  9. Glogster Edu Updates

    Glogster is one of the most popular sites for teachers.  As Jim Dachos, Glogster Education Director, announced to attendees of the DEN event in October, Glogster continues to improve and update their site.  One major change that was announced recently is that teachers will only be able to request 100 student accounts as of March […]

  10. Thanks for a Successful Day of Discovery

    Approximately 30 DEN members and interested educators gathered recently at the EDCO Seefurth Center in Waltham to celebrate the cornucopia of Discovery digital resources and the many web 2.0 resources, especially Glogster Edu!  Discovery’s DEN Director, Lance Rougeux, kicked off the session with an overview of Discovery resources and the new search features.  Participants expressed […]

  11. Resources from Tech or Treat Virtual Conference

    One of the resources Justin Karkow shared during his presentation was Share Tab.  Instead of just seeing a list of urls, you actually see the home page of each site as a thumbnail.  It adds a visual “touch” which enhances the display.  Thanks to the Pennsylvania  State Blog (They must have been working overtime!), I […]

  12. Many Great Treats

    The DEN’s Fall Virtual Conference – Tech or Treat was replete with many great treats.  For seven hours participants learned many tricks for using Discovery Education and Web 2.0 resources to enrich our student’s educational experiences.  Don’t worry if you could not attend today.  Each session was recorded and will be archived and available on […]