Tech or Treat with the DEN in New Berlin




Join us for the Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference!

Tech or Treat!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Berlin West Middle and High School

New Berlin, WI

8:30 AM to 2 PM


Connect with educators from all over the country during

this unique professional development

experience where you can attend in-person, online or both!

The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Virtual Conference provides

an opportunity to learn powerful ways to integrate digital

media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction as well as discover

an abundance of resources to expand your own professional learning network.

And, it’s free!


You are invited to an in-person event hosted by the Wisconsin Leadership Council,

with support from the School District of New Berlin.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


For more information and to register visit:

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Yurk at





 In-Person Sessions Include:


Time to be determined… Geotagging: Map your photos. You don’t even need a GPS.

We’ll learn how to use Google Earth and Picasa to map photos – great for pen pal or Flat Stanley activities. We’ll discuss hardware to use to Geotag your photos as you take them. If there is time and interest we’ll talk about free software you can use to add latitude and longitude data to your JPGs and how to use data from a GPS to using map pictures on Google Earth.


10:00 – 10:50 Round Table Discussion: Gather with other educators to learn about the benefits of using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Share experiences, learn new tips ideas and reach out to attendees.


Virtual Presentations Include:


8:50-9:00 AM Idea 51 ? DEN STAR (tba)


9-9:50 AM Out of This World Ideas for Showcasing Student Work Porter Palmer? You can engage all types of learners and incorporate multiple subjects to make learning inviting and memorable. Learn how to use web-based tools like wikis, blogs, and other cool, free, cutting-edge technologies to engage your students while creating portfolios full of information to document and demonstrate learning in your classroom. Encourage writing, creativity, collaboration, and more with these ideas for publishing student work.


9:50-10:00 AM Idea 51 DEN STAR (tba)


10-10:50 AM Digital Storytelling in a Web 2.0 World Whitney Mihoulides? Digital storytelling entails much more than video editing; it involves traditional storytelling elements. This session will walk through those essential storytelling elements, as well as, explore various Web 2.0 applications for delivering information in a way that our digital natives are accustomed.


10:50-11:00 PM Idea 51 DEN STAR (tba)


11-11:50 PM Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Video – and Two You Did Hall Davidson? The media tools of our century: Web 2.0 and webcams, mobile phones and real time media, social networks and engaging avatars. These, plus easy editors and media libraries, mean you can do more with the power of video than every before. Add captioning, chromakey, and more to help curriculum stick for the media-minded students you teach. A fast-paced tour of tools and techniques. Many are free, the rest reasonable. Applications for primary through high school.


11:50-12:00 PM Idea 51 DEN STAR (tba)


12:00-11:50 PM Digital Media, Formative Assessment, and the 21st Century Classroom Kyle Schutt? We’re sure that you know about the increased motivation, engagement, and accessibility that digital media can provide in your classroom instruction. Let’s now see how digital media, collaborative environments, and formative assessment tools can be used together to create the ultimate 21st Century learning workspace. This session will demonstrate formative assessment tools like Progress Zone and its uses within classroom wikis to save you time while meeting students’ needs!


12:50-1:00 PM Idea 51DEN STAR (tba)


1-1:50 PM DE Mobile: Student Access and the iPad Steve Dembo? Sure they’re bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We’ll take a close look at how iPads and other iOS devices are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes… including the all new Discovery Educational mobile interface and the DE US Geography app!


2:50-3:00 PM DEN in Ten


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