Posts By Karen Ogen

  1. Newsmap: A Visual of Today’s News

    Newsmap is a site that provides a visual representation of the news as aggregated  from Google News.  What I like about Newsmap is the how color is used to differentiate between types of new stories.  For example, the blue headlines are all sports related while the gradients of those colors also show you how recent the […]

  2. Sharks, Stingrays, and Social Learning? Join Us at the Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, SC

    We have a whole day of learning, networking, and fun planned just for you!  Our FREE Myrtle Beach event will be a fantastic opportunity to network with local educators and learn alongside the DEN and Classroom 2.0 communities.  Oh yea, and did we mention it’s at Ripley’s Aquarium?  Your day with us includes aquarium admission, virtual […]

  3. StoryFest SC: Meet Authors Denise Fleming and Marc Brown

    StoryFest SC

    Join South Carolina educators and families to kick off Summer Reading programs across the state with award winning authors Denise Fleming and Marc Brown.  Storytelling provided by South Carolina’s librarians and storytellers. When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 9:00 am-4:00 pm Where: SC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201 What: A day filled with family friendly events […]

  4. Hundreds of Activities for Your Smartboard

    Interactive Sites for Education is a collection of K-5 online, interactive games and simulations that can be used on your Smartboard for teaching and learning. This site is my own personal compilation of the best (and advertisement free) online activities for math, ELA, science, social studies, brainteasers, art, music, holidays, world language, and typing (some are still […]

  5. A Great Collection of EdTech Pins

    I know so many educators that are becoming addicted to Pinterest.  Pinterest is a great resource for classroom ideas and a fun way to store and share your favorite sites, links, ideas, products, and images. If you are educator that is using technology in your classroom, you need to take a look at the pinboards […]

  6. SC Teachers: Free Environmental Education Opportunity Through the SC Dept of Forestry

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Spend seven days touring and learning about and the forests of South Carolina, examining sustainable forestry practices and the forest industry. This outdoor environmental education course is designed to provide an unbiased look into the impact forests have on our state’s environment, economy, and quality of life. Key topics include forest management; emphasizing […]

  7. MashUp: ToonDoo and Discovery Education

    Are you looking for a fun way to integrate technology with a research project?   Try using ToonDoo.com with DiscoveryEducation.com resources to create factual comic strips! Start by using DiscoveryEducation.com with your students so they can learn about their topics.  Discovery has a variety of content for your students to explore (videos, articles, handouts, interactives, audio, songs, […]

  8. President’s Day Resources

    In honor of President’s Day (February 20th), I am providing you with some elementary level, interactive sites that you can use on your Smartboard or computer stations to teach about US Presidents and the presidency: Our Nations Leaders:                   Dynamite Presidents:             […]

  9. PhotoPeach Creates Interactive Assessments

    Last week at the FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) I attended a session about online tools that can be used for assessment by Kyle Schutt.  Although I have used PhotoPeach before, I had forgotten that the program had the ability to create a quiz from your images.  This makes PhotoPeach a great assessment tool. Simply upload your photos to PhotoPeach.com, choose a […]

  10. QR Codes in the Classroom

    qr codes project image

    I recently created this presentation to share with the Reading Council of South Carolina to show educators, media specialists, and administrators how QR codes could be used in the media center and with literacy.  I have updated the presentaion to include examples of how QR codes can be used across the curriculum.   Do you have an idea […]

  11. Flipping, Dancing and Sliding at FETC

    We just got back from FETC (the Florida Educational Technology Conference) in Orlando where Karen Ogen and Andrea Rollison attended the Pre-Conference DEN Day of Discovery that was hosted by the fabulous Florida DEN Leadership Team. This was a full day packed of learning and fun with Dr. Lodge McCammon and NC teacher Katie Gimbar. […]