Tech or Treat with us Saturday!

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The fall virtual conference is Saturday! Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the DEN team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today. During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils.

The day will feature special presentations from Gail Lovely and Hall Davidson along with featured STAR Discovery Educators sharing their projects from the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI10). A host of other great sessions from your DEN team is guaranteed to satisfy your digital sweet tooth.

As part of the day’s festivities we’ll have prizes for the best costumes that day. Whether you are attending in-person or online, get dressed up (extra credit for Discovery themes) and you could win one of these:

We’re giving away three!



9-9:50 AM It’s Not the Technology, It’s the Education
Gail Lovely

Web 2.0 tools are cool. iPads, cell phones, netbooks, Flip cameras, and computers are too. But technology for technology’s sake isn’t always the most efficient way to reach our students. Learn how to choose the right tools to achieve the desired outcomes of increasing student learning.

9:50-10:00 AM Idea 51
DEN STAR Dennis Grice

10-10:50 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.

10:50-11:00 AM Idea 51
DEN STAR Rita Mortenson

11-11:50 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.

11:50-12:00 PM Idea 51
DEN STAR Erin Misegadis

12-12:50 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.

12:50-1:00 PM Idea 51
DEN STAR Tally Burkhart

1-1:50 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!

1:50-2:00 PM Idea 51
DEN STAR Kim Adair

2-2:50 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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