1. Thanks to DE for Supporting Our Eco-Challenge!

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    From mid-November to mid-December I ran an eco-challenge with three of my elementary schools.  I challenged my teachers and students to reduce their use of electricity, paper, and plastic in the classroom and at home.  For a month, they kept track of their daily habits on a spreadsheet and tallied their points for turning off classroom […]

  2. Poster My Wall

    I am LOVING PosterMyWall!  I have to thank my colleague Jennifer Morrison for sharing this great resource on our Discovery Education Edmodo site because it is a real find. PosterMyWall is an online site that will allow you or your students to instantly and FREELY create wonderful quality posters.  You can use the pre-loaded backgrounds […]

  3. Join Me Virtually On My Adventure to the Polar Bear Leadership Camp

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    In just six weeks I will leaving on an amazing adventure to learn about polar bears in their natural habitat.  Thanks to Discovery Education and Polar Bears International, Tammy Einarson and I were the recipients of this wonderful trip.  We will be spending a week with zookeepers and other educators on a tundra buggy outside of Churchill, Canada […]

  4. iPad Apps iLike

    I was lucky enough to spend a week with a group of wonderful educators at the Discovery Education Summer Institute.  Some of these apps I learned about from the conference and some I have used before, but most importantly, ALL of these apps can be used in your classroom- no matter what subject or grade level […]

  5. 3 DEN Activities + 12 DEN STAR Presenters + Dr Lodge= UnDENiably the BEST DEN Event This Year in SC!

    What event could this be?  None other than the Upstate Technology Conference (UTC) in Greenville, SC from 6/12-6/14: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/utc 3 DEN Activities: 1. Dining with the STARS: You are cordially invited to dine among the STARs. The South Carolina DEN will host a dinner for STARs during the UTC conference in Greenville, SC. STARs let’s […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

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

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    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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Hall Came to SC!

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    I had the honor of attending the 35th anniversary of the South Carolina Middle School Association conference. Discovery Education was well represented – Hall Davidson kept a full house during the Closing Session.  For those who have misplaced his presentations: linkyy.com/HallDavidsonHandouts and/or linkyy.com/MDLA. I know my colleagues will soon be using his tools. Thanks DEN […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. Meet MeMe Trading Cards

    After a full Saturday at school (yes, I feel like I live there), it was fun to come home to find my Trading Cards in the mail. I also received one of Jonathan Brewer & Anna Tiry. Have you ordered yours? What do you think? Thank you DEN!

  13. 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, […]

  14. 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:             […]

  15. SC Shining Star

    Wondering who’s getting their airfare covered by the DEN? Yes, it’s one of our own! Introducting SC DEN LC’s Social Media Coordinator and winner of a coveted seat at the DEN SI 2012~~ Karen Ogen is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Richland 5 School District in Lexington, SC. She has been teaching technology integration […]