Discovering Even more of the DEN

I have been a DEN Star and LC member for almost 3 years now and I am always learning something new!

I had the chance to attend the first #DENapalooza in McKinney, Texas.  I had a chance to listen to some great sessions and connect with some friends F2F (I am all about an online connection, but it is so nice to see people in person!)

You can check out my video here: DENapalooza

This past Saturday I FINALLY had a chance to sit in virtually on a couple of sessions for the #DENvirtcon  April is a busy month, so I usually have to watch the archives.  Didn’t get a chance to attend, check out the archives here  I loved listening to Mark Case talk about Geoaching  I had a chance to meet Mark this last year at #DENSI2012 and he took a group geocaching every morning.  Mark gave some great tips and tricks to use geocaching in the classroom and school.  The second session I had a chance to sit in on virtually was David Fisher’s (who I also had a chance to meet this summer at #DENSI2012) over Got traDIGions?  He had so many great ideas on starting digital traditions.  He also gave a shout out to Kevin Honeycutt (one of my heroes!)  I loved how he showed how to do paper blogging and the movie/book trailers his students made were awesome!

Things I am looking forward to with the DEN

DEN Spring Training.  Paula Naugle wrote a great blog over it.  I have signed up.

The new DENvice facebook page (and now has a twitter account) is a great way to get conversation going, ask questions, and connect with other DEN members.

DENzone is something that David mentioned during his presentation.  Can’t wait until I can listen to this podcast.  It looks FANTASTIC! I do love a good podcast while I am driving.

Oh, I can’t forget about #DENchat on Twitter!  I haven’t had a chance to make one yet, but have enjoyed reading through the archives.  Such great conversations with such amazing people.  I feel pretty lucky to be a part of such an awesome community.

Have you discovered some new DEN treats?



  1. Paula Naugle said:

    Hi Andrea,

    Thanks for linking to my blog post. I am enjoying the Spring training challenges. I attended the Spring VirtCon all day Saturday. I learned so much and made some more conections.

    I too attended David Fisher’s session and love his newly coined term traDigions. I hadn’t thought about digital traditions that are now a part of my life, like the two DEN virtual conferences each year and the Twitter chats I participate in each week.

    I am looking forward to meeting you at ISTE in San Antonio this summer.

  2. Beth said:

    Great share Andrea! I am working my way though the podcasts and virtual con archives too! It has been so busy in April and may- it is good to be able to go back and see what I missed!
    I have been a member of the DEN since 2005- gosh that is a long time ago- but boy have I too enjoyed so many resources, networking opportunities and training events!
    Thanks for your blog!

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