Tag Archives: Wisconsin

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D.C. Everest Evercon: The Countries only District Sponsored Gaming Convention

This weekend D.C. Everest Area School District will be hosting the 15th annual Evercon! Evercon is the countries only school district sponsored and hosted gaming convention. As a gamer myself, I’m incredibly proud to be working alongside such a forward thinking district. Evercon organizers are expecting between 1,000 and 1,200 attendees. It is fantastic to

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Discovery Event at the Apple Store!

Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about some of the 200+ new features that Mac OS X Mavericks has to offer. There are over 200 new features and capabilities that include the apps you use every day to the

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Apps Smackdown

At the recent Halifax, Nova Scotia 21st Century Learners conference, a number of iPad apps were presented.  The genre of these apps ranged from photos, creativity, organizational and learning. All the apps mentioned were free.  Some do have an upgrade if you choose to buy it. The photo and movie apps include:  iMotion, Haiku Deck, 

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Students as Teachers

I recently presented at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia where two 6th grade students were attending as IT helpers.  It soon was apparent that they were much more than that. These students loaded the iPads with apps that were needed for the presentations.  They also were trouble shooters. When a teacher could not get

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Administration Support

Submitted by Rita Mortenson Every teacher knows that the support of the administration (in terms of time, money, attention and recognition) can make or break any innovative idea or initiative that anyone tries to initiate in a school setting. Today, I was fortunate to witness two amazing administrators at Bedford South School, part of the Halifax

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Come Hangout and Learn

What are you doing this Thursday, February 28th at 6pm? Come learn about how to integrate Discovery Education and iPads. Here is an example of just a little of what you will learn. This is just one of several excellent opportunities to learn about Discovery Education while never leaving the comfort of your favorite learning

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EdCamping on the Weekend

Edcamps have become a wonderful phenomenon throughout the country. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to connect with educators with a passion for technology in Madison. I didn’t even know about it until the night before and was more than willing to just show up and hope they welcomed me in. Upon arrival I

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On Wisconsin!!

The DEN is about bringing educators together to network by creating common experiences. This past Saturday DEN members met in our state capitol, Madison to learn and share with each other. Starting at the Capitol building, participants learned about the history of one of the most important buildings in our state. The beautiful holiday tree

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Wisconsin DEN Photowalk

Join us on Friday, August 5, (9:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. in Milwaukee) for a great opportunity to meet fellow Discovery Educators as we have our 1st ever  DEN sponsored Photowalk on the culturally rich Milwaukee Riverwalk.  Learn about the beautiful Milwaukee area while taking and learning about photography.  Did you know the Milwaukee River is on

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