Author Archives: Tim Childers

The Beauty of PBL

Problem Based Learning, or PBL, is gaining ground with great momentum across the country as more and more states, districts, and local schools turn to various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives.  And yet, some teachers appear to know very little about it.  While there is no way to give it a proper look-see

New #DENChat Coming This Thursday!

The first two weeks of #DENChat have been phenomenal.  The discussion is on target with tweets whizzing by at nearly the speed of thought.  If you haven’t joined us yet, or have been hesitant about participating in the conversation, here are a few things to think about: Its ok to “lurk” in the conversation.  Sit

Did You See This Funny Video of You?

I love Twitter.  No, I’m not a power user.  Some days I’m a lurker.  Some days I’m a re-tweeter.  Some days I’m a link sharer.  And some days I actually write something.  Not profound, mind you, but something from my thoughts. I like Twitter for a number of reasons.  First, its quick.  There are no

#DENChat – Web Tools Slam

Tonight was our second round of DENChat, the DEN discussion on Twitter every Thursday from 8 to 9 PM ET. This week we asked the DEN to bring their best game to the subject of web tools.  And they did not disappoint! Names and links came flying across my screen at breakneck speed from the

DEN Spring Virtual Conference LIVE in Knoxville!

The Spring Virtual Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th.  While the exact schedule of livestreamed talks are still being ironed out, there is ONE we know for sure! Lance Rougeux will be streaming his session LIVE from the STEM space at the L&N STEM Academy in beautiful downtown Knoxville, TN!  The L&N STEM Academy

February 28 #DENchat Archived

This past Thursday, February 28, was the inaugural launch of the DEN’s #DENchat on Twitter.  Lisa Parisi and Tim Childers organized the first event with the help of several other DEN LC members from across the country.  And, of course, the fantastic support of Steve Dembo and the DEN Princess herself, Porter Palmer. Our first

#DENchat Coming Thursday!

Recently we announced the formal organization of the hashtag, #DENchat as a weekly Twitter discussion around topics of interest to members of the DEN.  Tomorrow, February 28th, is the launch date.  We will hold the discussion from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST.  Mark your calendars! And, like all things DEN, this is a collaborative effort

DENchat Making Its Official Debut!

Mark your calendars.  Next Thursday, February 28, at 8 PM EST the #DENchat hashtag on Twitter will become an “official” conversation on Twitter! In a recent webinar with the Blog and Social Coordinators for each state’s leadership councils, Porter Palmer and Steve Dembo talked to us about this thought that #DENchat become more than just

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