Update: September 17, 2006


Join us online for the first
EdTechConnect of the
2006-2007 school year!   Discovery Education is proud to feature Joe Brennan on Wednesday Sept. 20 at 5:00PM EST.

Joe Brennan is a STAR Discovery Educator who recently retired from
Niles Township High Schools and is now an independent consultant specializing
in digital storytelling .  A former Spanish teacher who coached both
soccer and basketball, Joe first became interested in educational video and
multimedia because of his visual approach to teaching and coaching.  Joe
is an Apple Distinguished Educator and the Illinois Computing Educator’s
Educator of the Year in 2003. 

Topic: The Incompleat Guide to Digital Storytelling – An overview
of the tools and resources available to students and teachers to help them
share information and inspiration with the rest of the world. From PowerPoint
to podcasting to professional video editing programs, classes can collaborate
on exciting projects that extend their learning far beyond wall the walls of
their school.

Cost: FREE!

This webinar will be limited
to the first 200 people, so register

If you have any questions
about EdTechConnect or
registration, contact Steve_Dembo@discovery.com


2007 PETE&C

Pennsylvania Educational
Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) will be held February 11-13, 2007
at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The last day for educators to submit proposals to present material at
this year’s conference is September 30, 2006. Conference organizers are looking for volunteers from all academic areas
to share their expertise by presenting hour long sessions. All primary presenters will receive
complimentary registration for both conference days (a $175.00 savings)! This is a great opportunity for all our DEN
members to share educational technology strategies with fellow educators and
conference attendees. It’s time to shine
STARS…Let’s show PA the power of DEN. For
more information check out the PETE&C website and submit your request for
participation today!!

A Word from the Community

 From Maria Johns

"The Montgomery County Science Teachers
Assoc. Annual fall conference will be held at Perkiomen Valley High School on Thursday,
Oct. 19, 2006 from 3:45 to 7:00. 

Maria Johns from Montgomery County
Intermediate Unit will be doing two sessions on the use of unitedstreaming in the
science classroom. The MCIU and
districts have subscribed to unitedstreaming for the districts. For registration information on the
mini-conference go to: www.mcsta.org.


From Joreen Kelly

you believe that the second week of school I’ve been called for Jury Duty.
Sadly, that meant that my Monday kids haven’t really seen me yet this year,
since last Monday was a day off. What I did was videotape myself teaching a
different section and making up an outline of the lesson. That way all the
substitute had to do was plunk in the tape and pass out the papers."


Sean Recke

“Adam is 7 years old and has been diagnosed with a
very rare and fatal disease called Niemann-Pick Type C. There is no cure for
this brutal and unforgiving disease. There are about 100 cases of this disease
in the United States. We need to raise awareness about this disease so we can try to
find a cure. http://raceforadam.org/
We need Help!! We need to raise funds and awareness about this disease so we
can try to find a cure. We are doing wristband and t-shirt fundraisers and have
a 5K run/walk for a cure on May 20th at Lehigh Parkway at noon
. You can register
online at: www.eteamz.com/walkforacure or contact Matt Tobias at mtobias@stsd.org 

We are also holding a Golf outing at Southmoore Golf Course on September 17,
2006 starting at 1pm. We are looking hole sponsors. Please contact Bob Creveling
for more information at: rcreveling@psea.org
All of the proceeds will be sent to the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation http://www.nnpdf.org/ and the Ara Parseghian
Medical Research Foundation http://www.parseghian.org/apmrfweb/



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One Comment;

  1. Jean Thorpe said:

    I attended the EdTechConnect webinar with Joe Brennan and he was great. I was most impressed by the wealth of resources he provided/presented and his personal knowledge in this area. He helped me take the idea of digital story telling well beyond my own current uses and opened up new ideas for me to explore. It is a powerful tool to use in many different areas of the curriclum with any age group.

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