One of the goals of the growing Maker Movement is to turn our students from consumers into producers. As educators, we all want to give our students the tools and environment in which they can express their creativity and bring their ideas to life. Where do you start? How do you create such an environment
Google has transformed the way we use the Internet and has become a leading developer of innovative software applications. Have you or your school explored Google Apps For Education (GAFE)? Are you wondering how to integrate GAFE in the classroom? How does GAFE work and what does it look like? Can it really benefit my
Teaching code to elementary, middle and high school students can be a key component in sparking curiosity and problem-solving skills, potentially leading to career choices in science and engineering that will help address the challenges facing our planet. Join me this week on DENvice as we share resources, ideas, projects and tips to use in
Are Back to School commercials getting you down? Does the month of August feel like Sunday every day? Some of us may already be back in school and many are just starting to deal with the reality that our summer vacation is quickly coming to an end. Never fear, help is on the way!
We often live our lives by habit, performing daily routines on autopilot without much thought or reflection. It is easy to live the way we have always lived, to teach the way we have always taught, and to learn the way we have always learned. I am so grateful for opportunities like DENSI because they
DENvice is “fixing” to host a Texan this week. So put on your cowboy boots and Stetson hat and join Texas DEN Star Howard Martin as he shares with us the Best of 2013-2014! Stop by and join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/DENvice
Looking for a fun easy way to engage your students in three dimensions for free? SketchUp Make from Trimble is your answer. SketchUp is a software program that allows you to draw and design in 3D. Your students will benefit from an opportunity to explore, create and express themselves in a visual way and
The countdown for summer has officially begun! Have you started working on your summer reading list? How about some help from your PLN? This week on DENvice join Idaho DEN Star Marita Diffenbaugh as she helps us find some great summer reads. Tell a friend and join us on DENvice.
Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt where you develop clues and use Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates to stash and locate hidden caches. Discovery Education celebrates DEN Geocaching Day every spring by helping to organize and support activities in our community. This year’s DEN Geocaching Day will take place on Saturday, May 17th. This week
Storytelling has a long history from those stories around the campfire to parents reading to their children at bedtime. Stories entertain us, teach us lessons and allow us to view the world from another point of view. This week on DENvice join CA DEN Star DENnis Grice as he facilitates the conversation on the topic