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Doodle 4 Google: Get doodling now!

Doodle 4 Google: Get doodling now!

Time is ticking! The Doodle 4 Google contest closes next Friday, March 22nd.  There’s still time if your students haven’t started doodling yet. Head over to the official contest site and download a drawing template and an Entry Form. The Educator’s Guide has fantastic resources for lesson ideas and managing the contest. Recently, I changed the wallpaper on my

This week on DENvice: Be active in the DEN!

This week on DENvice we welcome one of our very favorite people, DEN Guru and South Carolina LC member Karen Ogen. This week’s question: How can I be an active member of the DEN?  Hint from the DEN Princess, your answer might include the words – share, connect and support. Thank you to all of our

This week on DENvice: STEM superheroes

This week at DENvice, we welcome STEM superheroes! Wisconsin LC member Peg Hartwig and Maryland LC member Zulma Whiteford are taking on DENvice. Peg and Zulma are passionate about integrating STEM education into classroom learning experiences. Join us for a conversation on how DE resources can assist teachers in addressing STEM initiatives. This week’s DENvice

Virtual field trip to the Googleplex tomorrow – Register today!

Have you registered for tomorrow’s live event? Behind the Scenes with the Google Doodlers Live from the Googleplex March 1, 2013 1pm ET Register Here Event Details: Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and innovators.

This week on DENvice: Sandi’s feeling the Edmodo love

This week’s DENvice question has already generated a great conversation. A giant thank you to all of our DEN friends who have contributed their ideas! DENvice’s question for this week: Dear DEN, What Learning Management System (LMS) are you using or considering? I am looking at Edmodo, Haiku and Schoology. What others should I consider?

Doodle 4 Google: Register for a virtual field trip with the Doodlers

Have you registered for next Friday’s live event? Behind the Scenes with the Google Doodlers Live from the Googleplex March 1, 2013 1pm ET Register Here Event Details: Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and

Doodle 4 Google: Collaborative brainstorming

Two things I love happened today. First, I introduced the Doodle 4 Google contest to my students. My 7th and 8th classes cheered. (I am not sure about your 7th and 8th graders – but cheering for a project is not a  normal occurrence in my middle school classes.) Second, we brainstormed as a class. Brainstorming

This week at DENvice: Heather is in the House!

  DENvice welcomes the ever talented Heather Hurley! Heather is taking on this week’s question – What are some of the ways you are using the Writing Prompt builder to engage students? Visit the DENvice page and let us know how you use this amazing resource with your students. What is DENvice? DENvice is a place to

Tomorrow Night! Hangout with Google Doodlers and the DEN

This year’s Doodle 4 Google contest is underway.  Join the DEN tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 13 for a conversation with Google Doodlers. Doubt the power of a doodle?  Check out Smashing Magazine’s article, “I Draw Pictures All Day” and an entry from The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet, Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts.  Get your

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