Monthly Archives: February 2008

Student Discussion Boards

My district has recently installed Microsoft Sharepoint. This is a dynamic tool (albeit from the MotherShip) that allows me to create and control groups where users can collaborate though shared documents, discussions boards, blogs, and wikis (and many other features). My initial observations of Sharepoint made me realize that it has a distinct Microsoft footprint

New Online Resources to Try Through April 15th

In Iowa we are very blessed to have statewide access to some of the best online resources out there without having to have our individual districts or schools purchase them. The Iowa AEAs and the Iowa Educators Consortium (IEC) who currently give us access to Iowa AEA online and discounted pricing on hardware and software

DEN Social Event at MACUL

If you will be in Grand Rapids for MACUL next week, please plan to attend the DEN social event scheduled for Thursday, March 6th. DEN members are invited to meet at the Amway hotel for wine and appetizers from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Find out what’s new with the Michigan Leadership Council and the DEN. We would

Consumers to Creators -IL-TCE Session

Thank you to everyone who attended the session today.  Please feel free to download and share the presentation from the session.  I would also appreciate any comments that would improve the session for future attendees. Consumers to Creators

TCEA — part 2 — the Vendor Floor

Better late than never for this post?   Here are some of the interesting things I saw on the vendor floor at TCEA.  >Make sure your schools have Ebsco and Britannica up and running. These are the state purchased databases.  They are free to Texas schools.  Britannica also has a enewsletter called Inside Britannica that has

CUE extras you should check out

If you’re planning on attending California’s largest conference on educational technology, you should know about  special offers and events for DEN members and their guests. On Thursday, March 6 from 9:30 am to 3:30pm Discovery Education is presenting a “Media Makeover” pre-conference day. This day will include several different sessions on how to incorporate technology

Little Hands, Giant Reach

I did a presentation today at IL-TCE in Illinois about Web 2.0 for the early childhood educator and classroom. It’s called Little Hands, Giant Reach and was a heckuva lot of fun to do. Nothing like a roomful of early childhood educators in comedy club to create the perfect atmosphere for a blitz of Web

Reaching for the Stars Technology Conference

Connect with educators from across the state during this unique professional development experience.  The Reaching for the Stars Technology Conference is an event that provides educators a unique opportunity to experience hands-on, quality professional development.   We will kick-off the event on Friday with a gallery walk displaying student work and a keynote address from

Got Blog?

If you answered “No”, or “Why would I blog?”, then it’s time you start blogging! A classroom blog is an engaging way to keep students excited about what they are learning. Blogging is also a great way for educators to establish collaborative relationships with other educators. I have several blogs myself. Obviously, I maintain this blog