Author Archives: Pam Shoemaker

MACUL Session

MACUL Session

Eric Strommer, Michigan DEN Events Team Member, will be demonstrating the software Inspiration at the Model Classroom at the MACUL Conference in Grand Rapids.   Come see him demonstrate how teachers can plan, complete and present projects by creating graphic organizers using pictures, text and spoken words. These visual learning tools help students build essential thinking and

Save Your bandwidth with a Host Server!

REMC XI of the Berrien County Intermediate School District in Michigan has operated a Discovery Education streaming host server for the past three years. The server was upgraded this year to the new Dell server available from Discovery Education. The purpose of the host server is to save our districts expensive Internet bandwidth and to

MACUL Session

Cindy Carson, Michigan DEN Chairperson, will be presenting at MACUL on Friday, March 7, from 11:30-12:30.  The session title is “Discovery Streaming…Did they“GET” it?” Here’s Cindy’s description:  Discovery Streaming video clips introduce, reinforce, and review content taught in the classroom.  Participants will learn the benefits of using “Turning Point” interactive classroom response technology, along with

MACUL Conference Session

MI DEN Leadership Council member, Melissa White, will be presenting at the upcoming MACUL Conference. Her session title is “Tech Gadgets and Web 2.0.” Below is Melissa’s description of her session.   Come check out Carolyn’s and my new favorite gadgets and Web 2.0 sites at our session Thursday afternoon. We will be showcasing Skype

Science Olympiad Competition

I have been up to my neck in preparation for our regional Science Olympiad competition. My students have been working their fingers to the bone to build a robot, balloon launch glider, egg transport vehicle, and a catapult. They are also studying like crazy on topics like meteorology, oceanography, ecology, food science, astronomy, simple machines,


If you join or are a member of SIG-EE (Special Interest Group- Elementary Education), we will be hosting our Annual Lunch Meeting on Thursday, March 6. We plan on also showcasing the new online digital storytelling/podcasting tool VoiceThread! Lunch is only $5, and you get an “extra” tech session to boot! Please join us! Register

MACUL Conference Session

I’ve been off this week for mid-winter break, and have spent lots of time preparing for my MACUL presentation. The MACUL Conference is coming up…  March 6-7.  I’m going to be highlighting presentations that will be facilitated by MI DEN members on this blog, and thought I would start out by highlighting my session. I

Michigan DEN Virtual Conference

What an awesome day!  I just returned home after attending the conference at Doherty Elementary School in West Bloomfield.  The day was a blend of virtual and face-to-face professional development sessions.  Kudos to Cindy Carson, who hosted the event at her school, and facilitated the day, making sure the presenters had what they needed, the