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DEN Techformation: Jing by Jessica Donaldson

DEN Techformation: Jing by Jessica Donaldson

Posted for Jessica Donaldson * Flipped learning is a trend in education that is becoming a popular way to address the increasing needs of diverse learners. One component of flipped learning is the creation of content or tutorial videos, a component that leaves many educators feeling intimidated and hesitant to take the plunge. But video production

DEN Techformation

Have you seen DEN Techformation, a weekly series on the DEN Blogs, about various tech tools?  Several DEN members, including Tom McLaughlin, Valerie Burton, Janet Hallstrom, and Karie Huttner, have taken the lead and are sharing information about various tools and how they can be used in education.  They done a tremendous job and this

DEN Techformation – Smore

This week’s post adds a tool to your PUBLISH and SHARE tech tools toolbox.  Smore.com allows you to create quality posters, newsletters and flyers for projects, presentations, and events. It is easy to create a poster: 1st sign up. 2nd choose your desired layout. 3rd Arrange the elements to your purpose. 4th add necessary text,

DEN Techformation: Google Apps

Google Apps it’s more then just Google Docs with a catchy slogan.  It’s real power is in the App Marketplace.  There are 90 apps just listed under the EDU category alone and most of them are free.  Just click on the App Marketplace link or search google for App Marketplace and you will get to

DEN Techformation – EasyBib

The above video was made with Powtoon.com as a hook to a lesson we use to introduce students to EasyBib. When I was a student, many, many years ago, and was assigned a research paper, I truly enjoyed doing the research and writing the paper.  I truly hated writing the bibliography.  Back in the day,

DEN Techformation: Two Months Old

It has been two months since the birth of  Techfomation. We have had lots of great posts. We learned about WeVideo, Discovery and iPads , Haiku Deck, Evernote, Weebly, Mindjet, Twitter and Education, and Powtoon. It has been great but we are not even close to done yet!  We have scheduled post on EasyBib, Google Apps, Smore, Sock

DEN Techformation – Powtoon

http://www.powtoon.com/p/dPk9HLLIVmQ/ Have you flipped your classroom, but find giving simple instructions online to be difficult and boring?  Would you like to begin your classroom presentations with a motivational video hook?  Powtoon is the answer for you.  I discovered this product in the Beta stage and fell in love with it.  I started with a free

Trivial Pursuit — DEN style

Think you know the DEN?  Think you can scavenge with the best of them?  Think you can ‘pursue’ trivia– especially for a chance at prizes?   Then this post is for YOU! The blog team is sponsoring a DEN Trivia Scavenger Hunt through the wonderful resources of the Discovery Educator Network, with a side trip

DEN Techformation: Twitter + Education

 Twitter Anyone? TWITTER is the best professional development tool that I have encountered in years.  Twitter allows you to have conversations and get resources from like-minded individuals. It allows you to network with others in a way that transcends the walls of our schools and neighborhoods. It allows for 24/7 participation in 140 characters or less.  That means

DEN Techformation:Mindjet

Post by Jessica Donaldson Collaborating on large projects can be difficult. Tracking conversations for follow-up, sharing resources, and assigning deadlines are critical components of a collaborative project, but ensuring everyone is communicating and getting consistent information isn’t an easy task…until now. Mindjet [http://www.mindjet.com/] was created with true collaboration in mind. Whether you are writing curriculum