Tag Archives: Classroom Strategies

What are we doing in Illinois to address the ethical use of technology?

Today’s entry is really a question and a promotion for a project I am trying to put together for Middle School students. What are we doing in Illinois to address the ethical use of technology? Scott Meech is trying to put together a project for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that will address ethical


Hey everyone… Most of us who read this blog are focused on improving technology use in Illinoois. Here is an amazing opportunity to really make a difference. Let’s stop shouting from the mountaintops… Let’s get some face time with the people who are making some very important decisions about education in Illinois. DATE OF TECH

IL-TCE 2008 "Learning without Boundaries" Feb. 26-29, 2008

IL-TCE 2008 “Learning without Boundaries” Feb 26-29, 2008 is now accepting proposals submissions for full day workshops, half day workshops, general and poster sessions. The new form is available off the new ICE website at: http://www.iceberg.org http://www.iceberg.org/page.php?pid=17 Information about past confernences is available at: http://www.il-tce.org/

Illinois Educators on Digital Storytelling 2.0

The Illinois DEN’s own Joe Brennan represented IL well at Technology and Learning’s Tech Forum April 27, 2007. Joe and two other IL educators, Jon Orech and David Jakes presented “Digital Storytelling 2.0”. Check out the blurb on their presentation and Joe’s own handout: Presentation: Makin’ Movies. Congratulations Joe, Jon and David as you represented

Digital Connections:Summer 2006

If you are interested in hosting a unitedstreaming workshop this summer but would like to have some help with the planning and instruction, you will be pleased to hear about a powerful new initiative that has been created by the Discovery Education Professional Development team. The program is called “Digital Connections: Summer 2006” and is

Uploading Educator Resources

Are you one of the many Illinois teachers who has dreamed about traveling to sunny San Diego this summer to attend the National Educational Computing Conference but can’t find the money in the school budget to make the trip? If so, the Discovery Educator Network may have a solution for you. Discovery Educators may earn

Building Learning Communities

Discovery Education is proud to announce the next program in the popular EdTechConnect series of interactive webinars. On Wednesday, March 15, Alan November will conduct a web-based presentation titled “Building Learning Communities.”  If you would like to join the conversation, click here to reserve a spot—there is a limit of 200 participants, so act soon!

Free and Easy

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a relaxing and peaceful holiday break and that you feel energized and ready to explore new ideas. As I conducted workshops across the state in 2005, one reality kept emerging in almost every district I worked–budgets are extremely tight and money for new technology equipment and software

It's Open House Time

Now that the 2005-2006 school year is beginning for teachers and students in schools across the country, plans for Open House and Parent Night events are being finalized in many districts.  School leaders often host such events within the first few weeks of the school year to inform parents about curricular initiatives, school activities, and