Calling all Texas educators! Polish your spurs and c’mon down! Special events are happening all next week at TCEA in Austin and in Second Life! PBS TeacherLine of Texas and ISTE invite you to a special event on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 pm slt. IM Joie Despres in SL for the details and get
It is time once again for the 21st Century Classroom’s annual CDW-G: Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. You may remember that last year it was a Canutillo ISD school that won the lab, which proves that you DO have a chance, Texas! You can enter as many times as you’d like, but only once per
This came out on the national blog, but I wanted to post it here to be sure it reached all of the Texas DEN. Discovery Educator Network is going to have a presence at TCEA in Austin next month. There will be pre-conference activities February 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through a partnership
Our friends at Tech4Learning have generously offered to give all interested STAR Discovery Educators a free copy of their very popular program, WebBlender. WebBlender is a great tool for combining all of the great content you find in Discovery Education streaming. Web authoring, podcasting, digital storytelling and more! From videos and images, to sound effects
In conjunction with the February 2 DEN virtual conference, we will be hosting a Day of Discovery for Regions 10 and 11 (and anyone who wishes to travel to Dallas). We will be offering one-hour breakout sessions, so . . . we need YOU! If you have a topic you’d be excited to present during
TechSmith, the makers of Camtasia, which is a screen capture program, are offering the full version of their popular Camtasia 3 for FREE! Some of you may already be using their free screen capture program, Jing, which is useful but doesn’t have all the features that Camtasia has. Of course, they have an ulterior motive
TCEA is once again sponsoring student contests. These are a great way to get your students excited about technology and learning! Categories include: web design, digital graphics, multimedia, digital audio, desktop publishing, digital video, and animation. In addition, they are having a High School Programming Contest and a Robotics Contest. For deadlines and more details,
Olympus has teamed up with Tool Factory to launch it technology registry site for teachers. Teachers can make their technology wishes public, so anyone can make a donation to their classroom carts. Grants will be awarded on the 28th of every month. Register to win! Just visit Digital Wish and get signed up!
Each year, the Texas Computer Educator’s Association (TCEA) chooses teachers and administrators from across Texas, based on their dedication to the integreation of technology into the classroom curriculum, and honors them at the annual convention in February. The TCEA scholarships are awarded every year to deserving teachers who desire to futher their knowledge of technology
Wikispaces is giving away 100,000 free wikis to K-12 teachers. The spaces are being given away on a first-come-first-served basis. So far, over 28,000 spaces have been claimed. To get yours, visit Wikispaces for teachers and "start a Wiki in 30 seconds."