Author Archives: Elaine Plybon

OKC – What great people!

I had the opportunity to travel to Oklahoma City Public Schools to help introduce unitedstreaming to all of the Library Media Specialists and the Lead Technology Educators (LTE’s).  We had a great time learning about streaming, downloading, the learning tools, integration and the DEN!  All of the schools are equipped with television monitors and laptops

Region 10 & 11 TCEA Conference

Save the Date!!!!  November 5, 2005 – TCEA Area 10 & 11 Technology Conference or  Come learn more about the Discovery Educator Network, see more integrations ideas, and collaborate with fellow teachers!  If you are interested in helping present or representing the DEN at our booth, let Michelle know via email:  

Region 9 ESC Technology Conference

Educators from districts in Region 9 gathered to learn more about integrating technology in their classrooms at the TCEA Area 9 Technology Conference on October 10.  Here are Jimi Bates (sitting) and Ellen Morris, two enthusiastic teachers from Graham High School, learning more about unitedstreaming! Ellen told me that "unitedstreaming is the best thing to

DEN Teacher Visit

Meet Kendel Srader – one of the first DEN Teachers in Texas!  Kendel is a 5th grade social studies teacher at Green Elementary in Allen ISD.  I visited Kendel and we enjoyed lunch together.    During our visit, a surprise package arrived – the DEN Welcome Kit!  Kendel was so excited!   She said, "I

Hurricane Rita

Fellow Texans, I hope that all survived Hurricane Rita.  Here in the Dallas area, a few days of chaos and preparation ended in some clouds and a little wind.  I had my bottled water, canned goods, and full tank of gas though!  We’re back to 100 degree days and full sun!  I know that many

Cool Idea for Writing Prompts

During a training last week, a great teacher found an easy way to make the Writing Prompts in customizable.  After you click on one of the writing prompts in the library, click "View Writing Prompt."  It comes up as an HTML document.  When you save this to your documents, simply change the type of