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Michigan Tech or Treat – Battle Creek, MI

Michigan Tech or Treat – Battle Creek, MI

    The Michigan DEN LC, in partnership with MACUL, would like to invite you to the Michigan site for the Tech or Treat conference!  This year we are hosting our in-person event at Battle Creek Central High School, in Battle Creek, MI.  A complete flyer with information can be found below: Battle Creek Day

MACUL Day 1 Wrap Up

Day one was a great day for all attendees at the MACUL 2011 conference.  The opening keynote this morning was Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh).  He spoke about the changes that technology have brought to the classroom, but how the fundamental elements of education haven’t changed. Following Rushton, the DEN Stars in attendance broke up to the

Make a Snow Flake

In the spirit of this wonderful winter weather that many of us are experiencing, I thought I would share a resource from Michigan DEN LC chair, Cheryl Lykowski. Make-a-flake is an interactive website that allows children to create their own virtual snow flake.  It is based on the age old paper folding activity that has

TEDTalks for Teachers

Greetings everyone! I was patrolling the net during lunch today and came across this amazing Glog that has pulled together some of the best TED Talks for teachers. Check it out! Do you think there are others that need to be added?

ISTE 2010: Day One

Greetings all of you back in Michigan! The DEN group hit the ground running today in Denver with a pre-conference event held at the Denver Zoo.  I put together a slide share of some of the photos that I took today, and I am sure that there will be more to come. ISTE 2010: Day1

Countdown to ISTE 2010

Is anyone from Michigan headed out to Denver for ISTE 2010?  I would love to meet everyone out there, and perhaps share a few stories and ideas. If you are interested, fill out this form and I will contact you with meet up info.

Interesting Web Find

As the school year draws to a close, I find myself beginning to have a few spare moments to look at some of the websites that I accumulated over the course of the year that I haven’t looked at.  One of those sites is  This site allows you to upload any PDF form to

*UPDATE* Battle Creek Geocaching Day Location

Due to the AWESOME number of people who have registered for the Battle Creek session of Geocaching Day 2010, we have had to make a change of location for the morning meet up.  We will be meeting in the back parking lot of Urbandale Elementary School.  The address is 123 N. Bedford Rd., Battle Creek,