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January Themed Technology Lessons

If I Lived in a Snow Globe...

Earlier this year, I posted about a short video called, "BumbleVille." This cute animation would be fun to show ...

Apps for Winter Reading

For families traveling this winter or teachers simply looking for an alternative to tablet games, there are lots of great apps for winter reading. Android devices, iPhones and iPads can be turned into ebook readers with a quick tap or swipe. Portable and kid-friendly, these interactive storybooks will support and engage young readers.

Winter Idioms - Writing Prompts & More!

Winter Idioms - A winter writing activity to help students learn some of the idioms and expressions related to winter and the cold. Use book creator apps on the ipad or Google Docs to complete final product.

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure

Play alongside Stella and Sam and their dog Fred as they go outside to look for their toboggan. Make pictures in the snow, decorate a snowman and discover what’s hidden under the snow. The Stella and Sam Interactive Adventures combine stunning animation with three elegantly-designed activities.

BrainPOP | Snowflakes

In this educational animated movie about Science learn about snow, ice, crystals, clouds, freezing, frozen, lattice and weather.

SMART Exchange

Winter themed lessons from SMART Exchange

Discovery Education-Chinese New Year

Discovery Education resources for teaching about the Chinese New Year

Free Technology for Teachers: Short Lessons About the Winter Solstice

Tomorrow is the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're looking for some short explanations of solstices to share with your children or students, take a look at the following resources. Mechanism Of The Seasons is a six minute video about why the length of daylight we receive in a location changes throughout the year.

The Snowman

The Snowman animated short film. Can be used to teach inference, retelling, main idea, summary, or be used as creative writing prompt.

Winter Sudoku

Chill out with Winter Sudoku! Winter Sudoku offers thousands of winter sudoku puzzles with four different difficulties, and lots of options.

Earth's Seasons

Buncee lets you create amazing things to share with everyone

BrainPOP Jr. | Social Studies | Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids. Exceptional resource for teachers and homeschools.

The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King's birthday will soon be celebrated across the United States on January 19th (in 2010, it'll be January 18th), and I thought a "The Best..." list on him would be timely and useful. You might also be interested in The Best Resources To Remember Dr. Martin Luther King's Death (& Life).

Corkboard Connections: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the greatest leaders of our time, and I believe it's important to honor him and recognize the impact that he had on America. However, as a classroom teacher I struggled to find appropriate teaching materials for elementary students on this topic.

MLK Story Collage Lesson Plan | K-5 Computer Lab

Students Create an iPad Story Collage about Martin Luther King Jr. Students combine research and images to create a story collage on the iPad about Martin Luther King JR. . Students research and find words or phrases related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s important achievements.

iTeach 1:1: Martin Luther King QR Code Timeline Activity

This week we've been studying the life of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. First, we did an online fact-finding activity using this limited-time freebie from Lovin' Lit. My students went to this website and filled in the missing information and dates from the timeline.

Google Lit Trips: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

"But, how do you know if an ending is truly good for the characters unless you traveled with them through every page?" - Shannon Hale, Midnight in Austenland If only the character in Shannon Hale's novel had heard about Google Lit Trips, she would have known that this is, in fact, possible!

A Winter Poem With Aurasma - Inspired by Red Sled

Yesterday we read Red Sled by Lita Judge. It's an awesome almost wordless book, so we did a lot of inferring as we read. Watch the book trailer below. They noticed that the only words in the book were really just sounds. This inspired us to collaboratively write a poem called "Sounds of Winter"!

Outside My Snow Globe...
One of the more popular posts on this blog (particularly during the winter months) is, "If I Lived in a Snow Globe, I Would Wear my Bike Helmet to Bed." This is a follow-up post for anyone who might want more details about the lesson I teach my gifted 1st graders.
Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just one example of the many words of wisdom spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. As we celebrate the life and legacy of this great man on the upcoming federal holiday established in his honor, don't miss the opportunity to share some MLK information with your students so they can learn about the role he played in shaping our country's culture and history.
Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers

I just learned all about the Math & Science behind Football thanks to Football By The Numbers, a cool new program designed by @DiscoveryEd and @EASports! Check out the interactive to test your football knowledge!