Author Archives: Joe Fromme

Upcoming Events – Pre CECA Day of Discovery and CECA Conference

Upcoming Events – Pre CECA Day of Discovery and CECA Conference

A final reminder that the Pre CECA Day of Discovery is set and ready to go this Saturday, October 16.  It will take place at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  Steve Dembo from Discovery Education will be presenting the keynote “Learning to Speak Native”.  There will be numerous break

Registration Open for FREE CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery, Saturday, October 16, 2010

Discovery Education, Glastonbury Public Schools, and the Connecticut DEN Leadership Council are proud to present a CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery at Smith Middle School in Glastonbury, CT on October 16, 2010. Designed specifically for Connecticut educators, this exciting and interactive day of professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate curriculum

A History Lesson

One of the things I like to do is to research the history of the holidays and other special days we celebrate.  With today being Labor Day, I thought I would share what I have learned about this holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer and celebrates the American worker.  As educators, many of

Winding Down

Well, we have reached June and for many, it is a very hectic time of year.  Last minute lessons, working around field trips, special assemblies, and warm weather all make it difficult for students (and teachers) to stay focused.  It is my hope that as we enter the final weeks of this school year, each

DENny 2010 Award Winners!

Tuesday evening the Discovery Educator Network held its second annual DENny awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the DEN.  The Connecticut DEN Leadership Council received an award for having one of the most outstanding blogs. We would like to thank all of our Connecticut Discovery Educators and fellow DEN STARS across the country for recognizing the efforts of

A Nifty and Versitile USB Camera

I attended a workshop yesterday and one of the presenters was using a really neat USB camera as a document camera.  It is called the IPEVO Point 2 View USB Camera.  It can be used as a web cam with Skype and other IM applications and it can take 2 megapixel pictures.  The quality of