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November Themed Technology Lessons

ABCya! Thanksgiving Challenge

This fun kids activity challenges players to place Thanksgiving guests around the dinner table based on their likes and dislikes.

A Simple App Smash To Create Turkey Story Problems

Get your students creating by combining a few super tools to make turkey story problems this fall. They'll love creating and acting out their own problems!

A Thanksgiving Timeline

A Thanksgiving Timeline Via Google Earth Author: lmoore4 | Filed under: Google Earth, Social Studies, Web 2.0 The following activity takes some VERY cool interactive websites and combines them with my absolute favorite web tool, Google Earth. At the bottom of this post is the KMZ file I created along with a printable copy of directions.

Blabberize with Albuquerque Turkey

Blabberize with Albuquerque Turkey Author: lmoore4 | Filed under: Tech Tips, Web 2.0 Before you play the video below, let me just apologize for my singing. You can see (or hear) why I kept my day job. Mrs. Cunningham's class at Fox Run Elementary sang the cutest song to me this morning, Albuquerque Turkey.

Book Creator + Twitter = Students Connected Globally

Mrs. Moses' 2nd Grade Class What does Thanksgiving mean to a second grader? I always ask my students each year what they are thankful for. It is a time for reflection, and the students love to listen and respond to each other. It is my favorite time of the year.

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BrainPOP Jr. | Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, a K-3 social studies movie, teaches how Pilgrims began a new colony in Plymouth and how Squanto and Native Americans helped Pilgrims survive.
SMART Notebook Lesson

Colliding Cultures & Colonial Society: 1607 – 1754 | Crash Course US History

The Unit 2 Teacher Curriculum and Crash Course, US History videos describe the diverse patterns of colonization of the Europeans in North America and the resulting conflicts between the various groups of colonizers and native peoples. Host John Green describes this, some of the different groups involved, and some of the complicated factors that created the US.
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Edutech for Teachers

Thanksgiving magnetic poetry


Interactive Learning Sites for Education

First Thanksgiving Reader's Theater Ideas |

Collection First Thanksgiving Reader's Theater Ideas Use these transcripts of interviews with historical interpreters from Plimoth Plantation as inspiration for Thanksgiving reader's theater. They'll help introduce your students to life in the 1620s in the New World.

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Wall of Thanks on Padlet

Create a Padlet wall for your students on which they can share what they are thankful for this year.

Funny Fill-In: Turkey Story -- National Geographic Kids

Fill in the blanks of this story.

Grateful Biographies

This holiday season, have your students create a cartoon biography of someone they're thankful for using Toontastic (free digital storytelling iPad app) and put them together in a Blendspace!

Hand Turkey - A Multi-Touch Thanksgiving App

Tracing your fingers on a sheet of paper is so... 20th century. This Thanksgiving, place your hand on your iPad to magically create your very own hand turkey!

iPad Activities for Thanksgiving - Erintegration

5 creative iPad activities for Thanksgiving in the connected classroom. Easily integrate technology into that crazy week before Thanksgiving!

Let's Talk Turkey

I've gathered a few more ideas this year to add to my Cornucopia of Creative and Critical Thinking Activities for Thanksgiving, which I published a couple of years ago. First, I want to go back to ...

Letters from the New World

Receive historical letters from a Pilgrim girl and a Wampanoag boy by email to share with your students.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Click here to see what's in store for the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get up-to-date parade info, view the route, play fun games and more. Watch it in person or tune in to NBC on November 28th starting at 9am EST.

Mrs. King's Music Room: 1st and 2nd Graders get Smart with November Rhythms

Students in 1st and 2nd Grades used their knowledge of rhythms and their love of SmartBoards in music class this week. Students read the names of pictures of several November things like pumpkins, pilgrims, turkeys, voting and more. Then we decided the number of syllables in each and matched them with the note that best represented them.


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Save My Neck! Persuasive Thanksgiving Writing

I've found Thanksgiving to be the perfect season for...persuasive writing. This year's writing prompt involved point of view and persuasive techniques. Students wrote from the perspective of the turkey with the task of convincing me not to chop off their head and eat them for Thanksgiving dinner.

ScrapPad - Thanksgiving Sticker Book

Students can create a postcard that tells what they are thankful for.

SMARTBoard and U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday Resources

Custom Notebook activity designed to help students learn the proper steps in solving word problems. Here is a list of Thanksgiving Holiday (U.S.) resources for your SMARTBoard: Turkey Slide (primary/middle - good but you have to get past a few ads) Teacher Recommended Sites: Check out the corresponding worksheet for "You are the Historian" created by edTech Ninja.