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10 Fascinating Facts About E-mail

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

There are some great facts about email in here that I will be sure to share with students. I am always a sucker for little tidbits of information. Be sure to check the bottom of the page for more links to some other interesting facts.

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Web 2.0 for the Classroom – home

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Nice Wiki with lots of great links to Web 2.0 sites. It is broken done into categories and shows featured products.

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The Future That Never Was – Next-Gen Tech Concepts – Popular Mechanics

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

How fun would this be for a History class to go through. It could even be a writing across the curriculum activity and have students predict what they will think will happen. If I were adventuresome teacher, the Art teacher could even be brought in to have students create drawings of the future!

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Star Trek First Look: Star Trek Mr. Potato Heads

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I came across this article while checking Google News this morning. My first response was, “Wow, I totally need to get my hands on the Klingon Mr. Potato head!” After further processing, I have decided this would make a great photo editing project! Students could be challenged to make their favorite movie/tv/comic character into a Mr. Potato head. Unfortunately my unit on PhotoShop is at a end and this project will need to wait until next year. But now I can at least replace a lesson I have disliked.

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Nancy Teaches: Get up and move!

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment
http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/index/swf/badge.swf?v=201012110241

Nice educational article discussing the importance of getting kids up and moving.

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MLK Day Project

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

For Martin Luther King, Jr Day this year I had my 6th grade classes watch parts of his four more famous speeches.  After watching the videos the students were to write down what they considered the important lines and write down what they thought people in the crowd would be thinking.  Once they jotted down their ideas, they used Picnik to put those thoughts into pictures.  I have attached a sample of the images created.

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Using Edmodo in a k-12 School | Techie Brekkie

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment
http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf

Great article discussing what Edmodo is and its uses within the classroom! Also, nice to see a Prezi instead of a PowerPoint.

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GoAnimate for Schools and Educators – Movie – OMAM 1

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment
http://lightspeed.goanimate4schools.com/animation/425/player.swf

I came upon this while checking out a fellow teachers Edmodo wall. How awesome would this be for a English project! In retrospect though this would be great for a math project. A student could have two characters discuss the proper method to solve a problem or equation.

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Online Free MIDI to MP3/WAV Converter • HamieNET.com

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment
Check out this website I found at hamienet.com

I found this site today while trying to help a teacher get countries National Anthems. Thought it may be useful to someone out there wanting to convert midi’s to mp3.

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A Trip to the Super Bowl Template

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Here is a little project I did with my 7th grade students for Super Bowl XLV.  Feel free to take it and make it better!  

I attached my instruction sheet in Word and two versions of the PowerPoint template (one is the 2010 version and the other is 97-2003 compatible).  

Download now or preview on posterous

1-25_A_Day_Comp_7.doc (245 KB)

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