Tag archives for Web 2.0

  1. CX – file sync, share and backup service with 10GB free account

      CX is a  file sync, share and backup service, similar to Dropbox or Sugarsync that I have reviewed before, but I’ve been using it more lately and really like how it works.   CX allows you to backup your files, sync them across multiple devices, share your files and collaborate on them with others, and even discover new ideas and […]

  2. CIA World Factbook – excellent resource about countries of the world

      The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) World Factbook is an incredible resource about the countries of the world. It’s free and available online and you can also download a copy for offline viewing and access. Older versions (back to 2000) are also available, which can be good for history teachers looking for older information.   The […]

  3. Google Maps adds Photo Tours of World Landmarks – in 3D

      Google Maps is an amazing resource. Google has just announced a new feature of Google Maps – Photo Tours. Photo Tours are 3D photo scenes of over 15,000 popular sites from around the world, including Yosemite, St. Mark’s Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Buckingham Palace, the Anne Frank house and much more.   When you search for a location […]

  4. Digital Authentic Assessment: Kati Searcy at 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    Are you looking for new ways for students to demonstrate their learning? Do you wish to integrate technology into your classroom with free tools? Would you appreciate fresh strategies to get your students excited about assessments? Thought you might. Gifted educator Kati Searcy will focus on highly effective digital technologies to help engage students in […]

  5. The First Truly Collaborative, Impromptu, Online Social Keynote in the History of The World

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    Educational Partnerships and Global Learning Initiatives Director of the Discovery Educator Network, Hall Davidson is the guru of virtual environments, learning with mobile devices, media technology, digital textbooks and quite honestly, whatever is trending in technology. For Hall’s resources, click here. Leave it to hall to do something uniquely different. I’d expect nothing less. He’s […]

  6. Closing the STE…M Gap: Mathematics Integration through 21st C Publishing

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    Want to empower your students to create 21st century STEM projects. Want to help close the STE….M Gap? DEN STAR Peg Hartwig shows you how to close the gap with web 2.0 tools and iPad apps to create dynamic, engaging STEM application productions. I joined this session about 5 minutes into the presentation (apologies, Peg). Peg […]

  7. Ten Media Tips-n-Tricks You Can Use in Your Classroom Tomorrow – And One to Inspire You

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    “There just isn’t enough time to learn something new!” Sound familiar? In this session Matt Monjan, Vice President Account Management for the Discovery Educator Network, promises you will learn 10 easy ways to use media in your classroom–and one thing that might inspire you. Take Discovery Education and add a few Web 2.0 tools and you […]

  8. Anywhere, Anytime Learning: Chad Lehman at 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    Wish you could take control of your professional development by finding resources online to meet your learning needs? Ever remember a PD day that just did not meet your needs? Chad Lehman, Discovery Educator Network Community Manager will explore a variety of free places online to find professional development opportunities on topics of your choice. […]

  9. Android for Education Resource Web Page

      Today I added an “Android for Education” resource permanent page. With Android being such a popular OS and a majority of my students having Android phones, and I use an Android phone, I’ve been posting a lot of resources. I decided to collect them all into one permanent page, like the Evernote, Google, and Discovery […]

  10. Google Education on Air – free online EdTech Conference

      Education on Air is a free online educational technology conference from Google that will be held May 2nd, 2012, from 12-10pm (Eastern). It will be held using Google+ Hangouts on Air.   There are some great sessions planned on topics such as paperless classroom, assessment, robotics, digital citizenship, portfolio’s, and, of course, using different Google Apps in the classroom. […]

  11. Spring Virtual & Live Social Summit in WI

    Saturday April 21st 8:00AM – 1:00 PM Join us Live  or Virtually!   The Discovery Educator Network is mixing it up a little this spring and trying something different. Instead of the typical Spring Virtual Conference, the DEN has partnered with Classroom 2.0 to present the Social Learning Summit. This event will take the place of the […]

  12. 10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers – my list

      I just read an article at Edudemic entitiled “20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers“. In this article, the author writes about the devices and web-resources that he feels are must have’s for education. In it, he challenges the readers to create their own list too. I agree with much of his list, but […]

  13. 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education

    25 Free Resources from Discovery Education 1. New Teacher Survival Central – http://www.discoveryeducation.com/survival/index.cfm 2. Curiosity – explore and learn a variety of topics – http://curiosity.discovery.com/ 3. Clip Art Gallery – free clip art – http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/?pID=clipart 4. Energy Balance 101 – get and keep students healthy – http://energybalance101.com/ 5. The Road Ahead – energy lessons and […]

  14. Social Learning Summit – free virtual conference April 21, 2012

      Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network runs a variety of professional development sessions each year. These are usually online sessions with live meet-ups also planned. For this Spring, they are doing something different instead of the normal Spring Virtual Conference. The DEN is partnering with Classroom 2.0 to present the Social Learning Summit. Steve Hargadon, of Classroom 2.0, […]

  15. 3 Cs + Grow & Learn = Fun the DEN Way

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    Because she’s a DEN STAR and outgoing PA DEN LC Events Chair, Jennifer Brinson understands and emulates the 3 Cs: connect, collaborate, and communicate. A veteran presenter, she intuits growing learning, making it fun the DEN way. So it’s no surprise that she volunteered to present at my former school district, Salisbury Township, during a […]

  16. Google Announces Google Play – music, movies, books and apps

      Google has just announced Google Play. Google Play will combine the Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google is describing Google Play as a “digital entertainment destination” combining apps, games, movies, music and books into one place.   All of your musics, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available on any device through Google Play. Google […]

  17. A Great Collection of EdTech Pins

    I know so many educators that are becoming addicted to Pinterest.  Pinterest is a great resource for classroom ideas and a fun way to store and share your favorite sites, links, ideas, products, and images. If you are educator that is using technology in your classroom, you need to take a look at the pinboards […]