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DEN National Geocaching Day in Wichita

DEN National Geocaching Day in Wichita

Curious about Geocaching? Want to learn how geocaching may be used in your classroom? Come and join us for a fun day of geocaching at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, KS on May 30th. This first ever event is sponsored by Discovery Education Network, WPS Instructional Technology Department and the Great Plains Nature

DEN Virtual Conference

Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the

Are You Puzzled?

It is that time of year when the students are anxious for spring break to arrive. Teachers feel pressured to get the semester requirements met and try to find small activities to occupy student time. Well, here is one web based application that will ease the stress on teachers to create an activity that students


Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You can print them, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share. Try one

Garfield Upper Elementary Receives $2000 Best Buy Teach Award

Garfield Upper Elementary announced that it has received a $2,000 Teach Award from Best Buy Co., Inc. for integrating interactive technology into its curriculum. Class members of Dan Brown’s Fifth Grade used their video production skills to produce a film that was entered into a national competition. Students wrote the script, shot the video, edited

10 Years Younger

What teacher wouldn’t want to look 10 years younger? Here’s a surefire way! Grab an iPod. That’s right, pick up an iPod and wear the little white earbuds. Amazingly enough, students will think you are 10 years younger. Recently my daughter had to have x-rays for kidney stones. When she came back to the waiting