Author Archives: Karen Ogen

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

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

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

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

Shining STARS at the SC Upstate Technology Conference

The Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville, South Carolina was another great opportunity for DEN educators to learn, share, and to have fun!  The conference highlight was Dr. Lodge McCammon and two days of his inspiring keynote sessions.  We also were very proud to have had 12 DEN Stars that gave excellent presentations and workshops throughout

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

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

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

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