Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brainy Flix

Just as they did earlier this year, Brainyflix is holding a student vocabulary contest. In the prior contest students were asked to create videos in which they demonstrated the meaning of SAT vocabulary words. In the current contest which runs from now through December 7, students are asked to create BrainyPics flashcards containing images that demonstrate the meaning of vocabulary words. Students can create their BrainyPics flashcards using the simple BrainyPics flashcard builder.

The contest will award iTunes credit each week and a grand prize of $200 to the winner on December 7. Each week five BrainyPics will be chosen for the finals. Students can enter as many times as they like. You can read the full contest rules here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New GCT's

Application now open for GTA DC, December 9th, 2009.
Apply by midnight on November 9th, 2009.

The Google Teacher Academy is a FREE professional development
experience designed to help K-12 educators get the most from
innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event
where participants get hands-on experience with Google's free products
and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional
strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse
themselves in an innovative corporate environment. Upon completion,
Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what
they learn with other K-12 educators in their local region.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Virtual Conference Coming to you LIVE Oct. 24th

DEN Tech or Treat!!

Join thousands of educators online and in-person as the Discovery Education Network team goes house to house to explore the many digital treats available to educators today. During this unique professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils.

The day will feature special presentations from Justin Karkow and Steve Dembo along with a host of other great sessions in person that are guaranteed to satisfy your digital sweet tooth.

Register Here

The Memphis area folks will be meeting from 8 am to 3 pm, October 14th at:

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
2100 N. Germantown Parkway
Cordova,TN 38016

Free Breakfast, Free Lunch, and Sweet Treats will be included!!!

Register Now!

Discover a convient way to watch a webinar

I have become involved in the TN Leadership of the Discovery Education Network. Discovery has some great webinars. If you cannot attend you get an email with a link to an archieve of the webinar. So I recommend that you go on and sign up if one sounds interesting to you, because a link to it will come to your inbox.

Check out the list of current Discovery Education webinars: