Tag archives for Wisconsin

  1. Wisconsin DEN Stars at FETC

    Two Wisconsin DEN Stars, Cathy Houchin and Rita Mortenson recently attended FETC 2015 in Orlando, Florida.  It was a great week of learning and sharing.  We were able to learn many things from A to Z.  One of the highlights was the meet up with all our DEN peeps for a couple hours.  These family […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. Apps Smackdown

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    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,  […]

  4. Students as Teachers

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    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 […]

  5. Administration Support

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    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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. On Wisconsin!!

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    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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. iPad2 Event @ Apple Store, WI

    Join us at the Apple Store  in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00  a.m. to learn about how the iPad2 is being used in education.  Discovery Education members are invited as we explore how the new iPad2, along with the thousands of apps. now available in the Apps Store […]

  10. More Things I Think You Should Read

    Here’s another installment from the Wisconsin DEN Blog feature – Things I Think You Should Read. When comparing the success of students from the United States to those of other countries, don’t you think we should compare apples to apples?  When we do that, we’re not as bad as many think.  Here is a some […]

  11. SLATE Wrap up

    The SLATE conference wrapped up late last weekend.  I was planning on writing up a day 2 post to follow my day 1 reflection, but there wasn’t much to write about.  There was one time slot of sessions in the morning.  I split my time between two sessions – both on social networking.  One was […]

  12. Wisconsin DEN & the Apple Store

    On Saturday, November 6, approximately 25 DEN and STAR DEN members from across the state attended an incredible Day of Discovery at the Apple Store at the Mayfair Mall  in Milwaukee, WI.  What could be better than a customized workshop uniting The Discovery Educator Network and Apple?  The day started at 8:00 with a delicious […]