Moving to Discovery Education Network (DEN)

I will be moving my blog over to the Discovery Education Network (DEN) .  Be sure to click on the SUBSCRIBE button on my new blog to receive updates in your e-mail or RSS reader.  My new blog address is:

I am doing this to connect and share with other DEN members across the country.  Visitors will be able to see what other educators are doing, as well.  If you would like to join, sign up to become a STAR Discovery Education here.   As a STAR member, you will have free access to the following:

  • Training toolboxes
  • Classroom resources
  • Attend special events
  • Participate in promos and contests
  • Get your own personal blog
  • Access to field managers (Michigan DEN Network)
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Doodle 4 Google 2009 Video

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Google Magazine Search

Google Magazine search was mentioned in today’s Tech Talk.  For years, Google has worked to make as much information as possible accessible online, whether that information comes from books, newspapers, or images.

Go to Google Book search to start your magazine search today.

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Create your own Myth and Legend with Story Creator

Myths and Legends is a great tool that comes from England. This site is free and has a great storyboarding tool (see below).


You are provided with ready made characters, objects, speech bubbles, settings, sound effects and the ability to upload your own images to create your story. Students can manipulate objects to fit their story by flipping and resizing. Students can write up to ten chapters, too!

Begin by reading the Teacher Resource section. You will need to register your school to add classes. This will allow teachers to review and approve student work. Check out the other resources on the page for lesson ides.

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PD Tech Training – Discovery United Streaming

Learn about the videos and other resource materials on Discovery (United) Streaming – You will learn how to download videos to the network folder, create playlists, as well as using the Quiz Builder, Writing Prompt Builder, Day in History, Lesson Plan Library and finding content with a Thematic Focus.
Reserve a spot for Mondays or Tuesdays here
Reserve a spot for Wednesday here

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Get in touch

To make it easier for teachers to track me down, I have created this Request for Media & Tech support link. Click the link to request materials or would like instruction on using available technology tools in your lesson plans. You may also e-mail me at

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PD Tech Training – Wikis

Click the link to sign up for PD tech training after school from 4:10-5:10 pm . January’s topic will be – “Learn how to create a wiki (online interactive website) to collaborate with your Professional Learning Community.”  You will create a free account on Wikispaces.

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