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October Themed Technology Lessons

BoomWriter

BoomWriter - Happy Halloween from The BoomWriter Team!

Bracken Webcam
We are excited to announce BCI's new webcam at Bracken Cave Preserve! Now you can get your bat fix from the comfort of your own home. The world's largest bat colony spends its summers in BCI's Bracken Cave in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio.
BrainPop Jr. Halloween

Learn the history of Halloween with Ann and Moby.

BrainPOP | Social Studies | Learn about Halloween

In this educational animated movie about Social Studies learn about October, trick-or-treating, candy, pumpkins, ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, witches, goblins, and costumes.

Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine

Download Carve-a-Pumpkin from Parents magazine and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Images can be saved in Photos for descriptive writing projects.

Carve a Pumpkin with Hopscotch

The Hopscotch app (iOS only) has long been a favorite for my student coders.  They have lots of tutorials, and the students who participate in a couple of those often ask if they can code their own…

Check out what I made

I wrote the code myself with Code.org

Dibu's Monster Maker Lite

Create your own monster for main character in spooky story writing prompt.

Draw a Stickman: EPIC HD Free
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Draw a Stickman: EPIC HD Free on the App Store. Download Draw a Stickman: EPIC HD Free and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Education World: A Spooky Adlib Story

Brief Description Using Excel, students answer questions to create a silly, spooky, fill-in-the-blanks story. Objectives Students will navigate a simple spreadsheet. develop their creativity. have fun. Halloween, Excel, creativity Materials Needed Lesson Plan You might want to use this lesson at the end of the day, as a center activity for unwinding, or as a take-home assignment.

Halloween

Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Halloween | All About the Holidays

Halloween hasn't always been about candy and costumes. Take a look back at the historical traditions about spirits that are the basis for this holiday. You're in for a treat!

Halloween Around the World at Jack O'Lantern's Net.

Halloween Traditions from Around the World at Jackolantern's.Net is Home of everything to do with jackolantern and Halloween and How it is celebrated around the world plus other things to do with the Halloween.

Halloween By the Numbers

Get the facts about Halloween. From pumpkins to candy to costumes, discover Halloween by the numbers.

Halloween Lesson Activities
SMART Technologies is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings

Halloween Fun with Google Drawings!

Who's ready for a little Halloween fun with Google Drawings? I've created a Halloween-themed magnetic poetry template with Google Drawings for you and your students. There are nearly 100 words in this one, so adapt the

Halloween Math!

SMART Notebook lesson containing Halloween-themed activities for students and teachers to use to explore math concepts

Halloween Narratives with a Twist

With Halloween just around the corner, and the students starting to get hyped up, I strive to find engaging ways to tie the holiday into our instruction. The challenge is to stay away from some of the routine pumpkin lessons and find a rigorous way of letting the kids expend some of their built up...

Halloween Resources For The SMART Board (updated)

Halloween Clip Art (updated) I have compiled an extensive collection of Halloween-related clip art so you don't have to spend time looking all over the Internet. Games Hangman - Fun graphics, more advanced word list.

Halloween Video - History.com

Get the facts on Halloween history and traditions, including its ancient roots and today's candy craze.

Halloween Web Hunt | Scholastic.com

Article Halloween Web Hunt Discover the history of Halloween traditions and learn about mummy burials, vampire bats, and other frightful facts. What gets buried along with a mummy? What do vampire bats eat for dinner? And whose brain is behind Frankenstein? Search for these and other frightful facts and discover the history of Halloween traditions in this web hunt.

Halloween Writing Prompts and Stationery

This FREE Halloween Writing Activity pack contains writing prompts and Halloween stationery for 4 different forms of writing. Forms of writing include:

Haunted House Real Estate Ads
This week, my students and I started a writing project that was inspired by a GREAT blog post/lesson from My kids are TOTALLY into the idea! They really let their We started out but reading a poem by Jack Prelutsky called After that, we discussed who our target "buyers" would be for a haunted house.
iHalloween - Halloween Sound Collection

Halloween Sound Collection to play during writer's workshop. Sounds can inspire "spooky stories".