Jul 10

I think I am almost all ready to head to DENSI2013 on Friday. Clothes packed. Technology equipment packed. Hunted down some postcards to share. Car cleaned out so I can offer a ride to a few friends coming in via ferry. Costume arranged and packed for the DEN party on Thursday. I have made sure that I know the passwords to most of the digital portal accounts that I have. Nothing like wasting time waiting for a password reset when you just want to play with a new techie web toy.  Livescribe notebook paper purchased to I can begin playing with my summer techie toy. Livescribe is a digital pen that will record the audio of sessions. And if you write on special dotted paper, your computer will capture that which the pen has written and save it in a digital format. This sounds like the best of both worlds to me. RL (real life) notes and VL (virtual life) notes combine via the LiveScribe. I’ll let you know how my experiments with it go when I return. Phew, no wonder I feel tired. Okay time to rest up before all the excitement  really begins. Naturally, I did not sleep too much last night. Time to sit, read, and do my nails…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, you can eavesdrop on some of the fun. This year some sessions will be streamed via http://www.densi2013.com/live-stream.html.

Jul 06

The DEN (Discovery Educator Network) does shine brightly in the Ed Tech Skyline. So many connect, share, learn, and grow together. While checking out the DEN National Blog (http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/ )the other day, I came across a lovely writeup for my dear friend Paula Naugle. Imagine my surprise when I looked again and there are terrific profiles of several of the DEN Star Educators. In case you missed these as well, I just captured all the links to share. How nice to get to meet so many great educators! The DEN is comprised of many wonderful educators. Together we make one truly bright galaxy of which I am proud to be a part. From last year’s blog: The DENvisory Board… “will be formed soon, with the goals of representing the DEN, providing feedback to the DEN Team, and helping guide and shape the future of the Discovery Educator Network.”

Below are links to a few of the candidates for this coming year’s elections (in alphabetical order of course):

Joli Barker:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/06/24/denvisory-board-candidate-joli-barker/

 

Tracie Belt:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/06/25/denvisory-board-candidate-tracie-belt/

 

Mark Case:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/06/26/denvisory-board-candidate-mark-case/

 

Tim Childers:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/06/28/denvisory-board-candidate-tim-childers/

 

Patti Grammens:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/06/27/denvisory-board-candidate-patti-grammens/

 

Cathy Houchin:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/01/denvisory-board-candidate-cathy-houchin/

 

Tom Mclaughlin:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/02/denvisory-board-candidate-tom-mclaughlin/

 

Connie Mulligan:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/04/denvisory-board-candidate-conni-mulligan/

 

Paula Naugle:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/05/denvisory-board-candidate-paula-naugle/

 

Carol Scholz:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/05/denvisory-board-candidate-carol-scholz/

 

Jeannine Shields:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/12/denvisory-board-candidate-jeannine-shields/

 

Tony Spittell:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/08/denvisory-board-candidate-tony-spittell/

 

Karen Wells:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/09/denvisory-board-candidate-karen-wells/

 

Zulma Whiteford:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/10/denvisory-board-candidate-zulma-whiteford/

 

Rachel Yurk:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2013/07/11/denvisory-board-candidate-rachel-yurk/