Author Archives: Pam Shoemaker

Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers

There are two opportunities to apply to present at educational technology conferences:     1.       Collaborative Tools Conference – Nov 13 at Macomb ISD.  Call for Speakers Application due Sept 28. 2.       MACUL Conference – March 11 & 12 in Grand Rapids.  Call for Speakers Application is due Sept 29.   Perks for both: 

New DEN STARS from Michigan

This year, several Michigan educators applied and were accepted to be DEN STAR Educators.  To learn more about what that means and to apply, click here.  DEN STARS have access to training kits, special events, and fun perks.  The best part is being connected with other STAR educators from across the nation.  Welcome to the

Awesome Summer Professional Development

Get ready for a new school year with the DEN!  The entire month of August is jam-packed with free webinars.  Tell a colleague, invite your principal and join us for Summer School with the DEN.  Enroll today at: sessions begin at 11 AM EST.  Digital Storytelling Week 8/3/09: Thinking Outside the Slide: Creating non-linear

Google Earth Updated Imagery

Google Earth released new and updated imagery and higher resolution 3D terrain for many locations, including Michigan!   If you have not visited Google Earth lately, you need to check it out!  I took a quick screenshot of Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes (NW Michigan’s Lower Peninsula).  I have vivid memories of running up and down the

Geocaching Day, Part 2!

We were lucky to have two geocaching events in the state of Michigan on Saturday, May 30.  Six people met up to celebrate Geocaching Day 2009 in Battle Creek, MI.  We met at our brand new Panera Bread, and walked through the basics of Geocaching.  Everyone was anxious to get out of there, and begin

Geocaching Day

The Michigan DEN had two teams: one in Commerce and the other in Battle Creek/Kalamazoo.  The Commerce team had a blast!  We found 5 caches and hiked some beautiful trails in Proud Lake Recreation Area.  We saw snakes, spiders, frogs, herons, and of course lots of mosquitos.  We nearly lost a couple of teachers who

DENny Awards

Tonight was the last DEN webinar of the year.  It was an evening of recognizing DEN STAR Educators going “above and beyond.” The Michigan DEN blog was one of the state Leadership Council blogs recognized.  Emma Haygood was also recognized for sharing some fantastic resources.  WOOT!

MACUL Grants Available!

Michigan educators: Do you have a great idea for a cool project involving technology in your classroom? Apply for a 2009-2010 MACUL Grant! Grants are awarded for up to $1500 towards a project that will help benefit the students in your classroom/school. The deadline is June 27th, 2009, so do it NOW! All of the