Congratulations Texas DEN members!

DEN Guru Finalists

Kim Chaise
 This is my 2nd year on the Leadership Council and I also co-host the Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar series on Saturday mornings in Blackboard Collaborate featuring ways to integrate technology in the classroom. I am a national board educator in the area of technology education and have been in education for over 20 years.
 My topic is ‘Cell Phones as an Instructional Tool’ and my scheduled time is Apr 23 at 6:30pm EDT/5:30pm CDT.

Elaine Plybon
 Elaine Plybon is an instructional technology specialist for the Jack E. Singley Academy and MacArthur High School in Irving ISD. She has been a member of the DEN since January, 2005, and has served on the Texas Leadership Council since it began, serving as blog coordinator, chair, and most recently, blog team. Elaine’s session is “Transforming Lessons with Technology” on April 24 at 6:00 CT.
Lea Anne Daughrity
 “Publishing ebooks in the classroom” is my topic and I will be speaking first on Tuesday, April 24 at 6pm… 5pm our time.  I have been working with iPads in the classroom in McKinney ISD for almost 2 years and love every minute of it. My website is and hosts all of my iPad resources.

Linda Rush
 “Text-to-Speech on the iPad” is Linda’s topic and she will be presenting Monday, April 23 at 7 pm. She works at a private school within the Catholic Diocese of Dallas as the technology integration specialist in a special education school which serves the intellectually challenged students from the ages of 8-22.

DENSI Invitees:
Joli Barker
Elaine Plybon
Lea Anne Daughrity
Howard Martin
Kathy Sedlacek (new STAR)
Michelle Hurst (new STAR)
Beth Burau
Andrea Keller