For the record…

Stephen Downes called Sue and I out today, accusing us of being on the take under the table. Are Steve Dembo and Sue Waters getting paid to promote a commercial product? Was Dembo being paid when he started plugging it on his site back in early April? I don't care if people want to make [...]

By | 2008-05-27T17:50:39+00:00 May 27th, 2008|Gripes, Musings|5 Comments

Another contest you should win. Discovery Ed/3M Young Scientist Challenge

As if one contest announcement isn't enough, there's another competition going on that you should certainly be entering. Discovery Education and 3M have partnered together for this year's Young Scientist Challenge. YES, there is a teacher competition too, and it couldn't be easier to enter. You can read all the details here, but essentially all [...]

By | 2008-05-22T09:30:24+00:00 May 22nd, 2008|Discovery|1 Comment

Wii gonna get Fit

I don't post TOO much strictly personal stuff on here, but I think it may help me some to meet my goals. And the way I look at it, if there's other people with similar goals, I could use all the support I can get from my Network! SO, I don't know whether anybody has [...]

By | 2008-05-21T20:32:02+00:00 May 21st, 2008|Musings|19 Comments

MyStudiyo EduQiuz Challenge!

I've written about MyStudiyo before. In fact, I was impressed enough to create a quiz about some of my favorite EduBloggers. Well, they've decided to jump head first into the education market and see what kinds of ways teachers might use their application. And of course, what better way to find this out than by [...]

By | 2008-05-21T14:40:45+00:00 May 21st, 2008|Web 2.0|4 Comments

Top 20 WordPress Themes for Education

I was hunting around for new themes to add to the DEN blog site and found it quite challenging to locate themes that would be a good fit for educators, right out of the box. Obviously anybody can swap out a banner and customize their own theme, but for people that just want something that [...]

By | 2008-05-20T09:47:40+00:00 May 20th, 2008|Musings|95 Comments

6 Billion Dollars… to maintain status quo?

Like him or loathe him, you can always guarantee that Gary Stager will make you think. In his most recent post, he has opened my eyes to issues that I have to admit I was woefully ignorant of, namely the recently released results of a study on the Impact of Reading First. To summarize it [...]

By | 2008-05-08T15:04:03+00:00 May 8th, 2008|General News|1 Comment