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EdTechConnect with Daniel Pink, December 13th 7:00pm EST

EdTechConnect with Daniel Pink, December 13th 7:00pm EST

Daniel Pink, bestselling author of A WHOLE NEW MIND, will describe how three powerful economic forces are putting a premium on right-brain abilities in the workforce. He’ll describe the six artistic, empathic abilities that now matter most — and discuss how educators are beginning to surface and sharpen those abilities in students. Daniel is a

I’ve Been Everywhere

Man oh man – have I been out and about! My suitcase and I have become best friends as I have had the pleasure of traveling to meet one-on-one with teachers, administrators, and everyone in-between from School Districts up and down the East Coast. I feel like that Johnny Cash song (or is it the

Professional Development Available

After talking with teachers across Kansas over the past few years, many have expressed an interest in Discovery Education’s Unitedstreaming. The conversations were generally centered around how to best view videos, but there is a great deal more to Unitedstreaming than just watching videos. Dean Mantz has created some Professional Development training sessions based on

Deck the Halls

At least forty teachers in two different regions in Kansas experienced a fun make and take workshop this holiday season. These educators came armed with their laptops and art supplies and left with Christmas cards, gifts, gift tags, and plenty of ideas. Christmas music and holiday treats added to the ambiance. Many were surprised to

Social Networking Session Highlights

This session from TETC is titled, “Social Networking: It’s More Than MySpace.” Online social networking differs from non-online in that the boundaries of time and space are removed. Common features of social network sites include: A profile feature A list of friends that are identified as part of your online social network Some type of

TETC Discovery Streaming Session Is A Huge Hit!

Teryl and I struggled most of the morning trying to get wifi connections working, videos linked correctly, and inviting friends to join us via Skype or Twitter for our TETC session on ways to use Discovery Streaming in the classroom. We spent our lunch hour doing a mini training with a few friends.  We looked

TETC Sessions

This is another brief shout out to all DEN members attending TETC the week after Thanksgiving in Nashville. I’ve mentioned already that Teryl Magee and I will be presenting. Then, as I was looking through the very long list of fantastic sessions, I realized one of the tech guys from my school district is also