Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Popcorn day!

Popcorn day is always celebrated on January 9thbelow are some fun and interactive ways to celebrate popcorn day! 

Sam's Super Diigo Finds! 01/19/2012

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wonderful Weather websites

Hi there blog readers, today I wanted to post some resources, sites, and tools about the weather - because here the weather can be so unpredictable!

Cloud inventor - Use your power of imagination to create a cloud of your very own.

Weather e book- Learn about weather related vocabulary, match words adn pictures, and do a interactive crossword! 

interactive weather word search - interactive word search game. Eight words are randomly chosen from this vocabulary word list associated with weather

Weather transformer - Have a weather adventure with thing 1 and thing 2, use the thermometer to make a weather paradise!

For more fun and interactive weather sites click here 

Sam's Super Diigo Finds! 01/17/2012

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Marvelous MLK Jr. resources

Below are some great MLK Jr. resources to check out in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 

For more MLK Jr sites, tools, and resources click here

Sam's Super Diigo Finds! 01/12/2012

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Terrific Timeline tools

This blog post is focusing upon some fun, interactive, and creative online timeline tools.

Have some to share? Comment below! To check out more timeline interactive tools click here

Monday, January 9, 2012

Diggin' Dinosaurs

This blog post is about dinosaur interactive activities, tools, and sites to use when teaching about dinosaurs. 

'triceratops' photo (c) 2011, Michael - license:

  • Dino Data - Learn about many different dinosaurs with this dino-base.

  • Make a dinosaur This dinosaur games lets you change the way your dinosaur looks.

  • Dino match - Match dinosaurs with their shadows. Learn the names of a few of the most popular dinosaurs. 

To dig into more dino games and sites check this out.  

Friday, January 6, 2012

John Lawrence - a message for teen drivers

For this  blog post I wanted to shed some light and bring awareness to teen driving. No one else can do this better than John Lawrence. John  was in a serious car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He wants to share his story with the world and give advice to other teen drivers. John created the script for his video and I edited the video.  When the video was complete John traveled to several high schools where he presented his video to students, answered questions, and gave his life story in person. 

Below is his video:

John is  in need of an all terrain wheelchair to get around. To read more about these efforts to raise funds for John visit here

To learn more about John visit the following sites:

Pens' Cooke gives Unity teen boost in struggle to walk

Avid archer before crash stole 10 months, Unity man fights to recover

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide:

'via Blog this'

Want to learn more about APA citation? Check out this great tutorial and guide from Purdue! It offers information about intext citations, reference lists, footnotes, tables, figures, and more.

Jigsaw Planet

Click to Mix and SolveWhat's better than cuddling up with a blanket, hot chocolate, and a good puzzle? This post will discuss how to make this cozy and fun experience an interactive and virtual one!

  •  Jigzone - The puzzle on the side of this blog was created using Jigzone.  Jigzone offers a puzzle of the day, ability to embed your own photos into a puzzle and then put onto your blog or website, upload your own photos as puzzles, send a puzzle postcard, and a competition option. 
  • Dotty's virtual jigsaw - offers many different online puzzles to play on the computer or offline with the use of a CD. This site has many jigsaw review, daily and weekly jigsaw puzzles, online jigsaw puzzles, and puzzle downloads. 
  • Apples for the teacher -  This link will take you to the winter jigsaw puzzles - snowman, snowballs, and a surprised snowman. 
  • Art puzzles - Here are some great art related puzzles. 
  • Jigsaw planet - Has many different online interactive jigsaw puzzles to complete. You can also create your own puzzle! 
  • Atlas puzzles - Offers many fun National Geographic Atlas puzzles to complete. Simply choose a puzzle and complete it! Good luck! 
  • Weather channel puzzles - Here are fun jigsaw all related to weather and weather preparedness. 
  • Little Cesar fun times - Little Cesar offers four puzzles to play.  

Sit back, relax and enjoy a day building puzzles! 

Sam's Super Diigo Finds! 01/04/2012

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Virtual Fieldtrips

Do you feel like traveling this year or semester with your students? Want to get out of house? Have cabin fever? Why not check out some of these great virtual fieldtrips to take with your class or kids on the computer or interactive whiteboard. 

'The Cat and the Computer' photo (c) 2006, David Wright - license:

Simple k12 virtual field trips - Many different virtual field trips on different topics: health, consumer science, business, history, language arts, math, science, and more!

Field Trip — Visit Awesome Places. It provides animated tours of a park, library, and city hall.

Picturing the Thirties
 is another great virtual web activity from the Smithsonian.Students learn about the American People in the 1930’s.

Mr. Rogers- Explore the world with Mr. Rogers

Google Earth 5. To create a tour of your own: Before you begin, come up with an itinerary of places you would like to visit. Great for students to create their own field trip of their dreams!

Smithsonian Museum Students can ‘step’ into the exhibits and take a tour through the entire museum in a 360 degree environment.

AR Sights
 Travel to the pyramids or the Eiffel Tower for a field trip.

Moon in Google Earth
 Students can visit the moon virtually using Moon view in Google Earth.

Planet in Action
 - Take a guided tour of the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens, Manhattan, and other great locations.

UPM Forest Life
 A field trip to a forest is a wonderful way to learn about tree species, ecosystems, habitats, and animals. UPM Forest Life aims to teach about forest. 

Olympic museum -The multi-sensory, multimedia experience enables visitors to experience interactively various sports and challenges faced by Olympic athletes. 

Take your class to the Lincoln Memorial Interactive The site features an assortment of panoramic photos from all over the monument.Tyrell museum- Exhibits range from sea dwellers to the Tyrrell's BIG attraction, the dinosaurs.

Take a virtual tour of The White House Museum - Tour the white house museum

Sam's Super Diigo Finds! 01/03/2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

National Thank You Month

January is national thank you month. Why not take some time to thank someone close to you, or thank someone for a job well done. Everyone loves to receive a thank you note or just a thank you at the end of the day.

Take it from Hoops and Yoyo...

Why not send a free e-card saying thanks

Lesson Plans all about thanks, thank you, and giving thanks:

So go out and thank someone today!