Author Archives: Zulma Whiteford

Maker Movement on DENvice

Maker Movement on DENvice

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

GAFE on DENvice!

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

Why teach code?

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

Ready for Back to School?

  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!

Top 10 Things I Learned at DENSI 2014

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

Great Summer Reads on DENvice

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.    

Finding Hidden Treasure

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