Author Archives: Karie Huttner

Wisconsin STAR DEN Members Feature Discovery Content in their Presentations!

Wisconsin STAR DEN Members Feature Discovery Content in their Presentations!

This past week, nearly 650 educators from around Wisconsin attended the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association Conference held at the Wisconsin Dells. Two instructors from Verona Area High School teamed up and presented innovative ways to use Discovery content on the iPad. MS. Julie Jenewein and Ms. Rita Mortenson, WI STAR DEN members, from

WEMTA (Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association) Award Winners Make Connection with Discovery Streaming

We would like to congratulate, two outstanding teachers who were recent recipients of the WEMTA Grant! Ms. Cathy Houchin, from Watertown Unified School District won the Media and Technology grant for her innovative idea of a musical zoo. Her vision for the musical zoo is a unique collaboration between music teachers and media specialists. Her

WEMTA…. Here We Come!!

So this week is our state technology conference, a place that gives educators an excellent opportunity to learn from each other. Amy and I are off to the conference on Friday to present. I just wanted to share our presentation. Wemta2012 View more presentations from Karie Huttner.

Discovery and iPads

Saturday March 24th, educators from around the state learned ways to integrate Discovery and iPads into their instruction. Here are just some of the resources that were shared – Resource list. Thank you to Discovery for sponsoring this wonderful event full of learning, sharing, and collaborating. Stay tuned for an upcoming event in April!

March 24 iPad Hands-on Event

March 24 – iPad Hands-on Event Agenda: 8:30 – 9 Arrival and orientation 9 – 9:45 Workshops 9:45 – 10 Share sessions 10 – 10:45 Workshops 10:45 – 11 Share sessions 11 – 11:45 Workshops 11:45 Lunch and departure Location: Glacier Edge Elementary 800 Kimball Lane Verona, WI 53593 Still want to attend? Let us

The Power of Words

Last year while attending DENSI 2011 in San Diego, a group of educators watched the documentary about Poetry Slams. It was a powerful example of how words can transform a person’s life through poetry. As part of my Wilkes coursework, I was taking a Project Based Learning class and our group decided to use poetry

Beyond Cuentos – The Making of Student Movies

In February, I was fortunate to receive a WEMTA Outreach grant to continue the work with my students on Beyond Cuentos, a website that is helping us to integrate literacy, languages, and content area material. My third grade students have started by tackling the multiplication tables. Our first venture wasn’t the best but it gave

NETS for Students…. What?

In education, we have standards for all curriculum areas. But did you know about the NETS standards? The following are the NETS standards for students. ……. Really? I don’t have time for this too! Is this another bandwagon that you want me to jump on? ……. The NETS are really about transforming education in an

To Teach or Not to Teach

Today I realized that we as educators need to be starting much earlier talking to and requiring students to respect digital content creation. It has become too easy to copy and paste without teaching students that plagiarism exists with digital content too. Images, music, words – all of this content needs to be cited. But

iPad, uPad, wePad – Come Discover

Are you ready for this? A whole morning of hands-on iPad learning! Join us for a morning of learning ranging from the beginner to the learner who wants ideas of how to incorporate this new tool into projects and advanced learning. Choose from 3 sessions of 45 minutes with time for sharing and lunch included.