Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from Jerry Seinfeld

Many thanks to Lori Elliott for showing us many things throughout the years. This happens to be my favorite Halloween video, that can be shown in class! I get a big chuckle when Jerry describes his Halloween costume in the box, only because I lived through the boxed Halloween costumes as well! Hope you enjoy this as much as I have the past two Halloweens!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

November Technology Offerings at the Tech Center

November Tech Offerings

Monday, October 24, 2011

Have You Signed Up for a Hue?

Hue cameras can be a teacher's best friend. Do you really know what Hue can do for you? Come to a get to know "Hue" view workshop where 100 teachers will walk away with a new Hue camera to use in your classroom!

* If you have purchased a Hue on your own, please come see Hue and walk away with one too.

All dates and times for trainings are at the Technology Center. Choose whichever date and time works best for you. The dates for trainings are:
October 24th from 3:00-4:00 and 4:00-5:00
November 1st from 3:00-4:00 and 4:00-5:00
November 2nd from 4:00-5:00

You can R.S.V.P. by going to the Technology homepage on the NIxa website, click on Homepage under my name, and then choose a highlighted date on the calendar located on the right side of the page. 

Get to Know Hue! Attend a session and walk away with a HUE. Sweet deal!

Halloween Reources from has some great sites and links for Halloween. Since it is only one week away, I thought it might be a great time to post some more resources!! Hope you enjoy!

All About Pumpkins Video Clip

Official Halloween Safety Game

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Come Join Me for Some Tech PD!!

October Tech Offerings

Halloween Resources for the Classroom

Halloween Live Binder of Goodies

2nd Grade Halloween Live Binder Activities and Games

Halloween Fun

Halloween Live Binders

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Kids' Science Challenge... Play Games and Develop Projects

The Kids' Science Challenge is a national (United States) contest for students in grades three through six. The challenge asks students to innovate and build upon on our current conceptions of how things work. There are three areas of innovation in this year's contest; reducing waste, developing meals to be eaten on Mars, and developing a toy or game that demonstrates an animal's intelligence. The contest is open until February 29, 2012.

Applications for Education
To help students start thinking about the topics in The Kids' Science Challenge, the challenge website has a series of games and videos for students. For teachers, The Kids' Science Challenge offers a page of lesson plans and hands-on activities designed to help students develop ideas related to the contest's three challenge topics.

National Geographic Halloween Quizzes and Games

National Geographic Kids is currently offering some games, quizzes, and offline activity suggestions for Halloween-themed fun. All of the activities are designed for elementary school students. In the quiz section you will find a quiz about Halloween and a quiz about Edgar Allan Poe. The games section offers a Mad Libs like game about Halloween and a "spooky" e-card game. The activities category offers ideas to students and parents for pumpkin carving designs as well as costume designs.

The Animated Version of Poe's A Tell Tale Heart

Today marks the 161st anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's death. To mark the day, Open Culture posted an animated version of Poe's classic. If you check out Google Books, you can get a free downloadable copy of the story as well. Also through Google Books is a free download of The Pit and the Pendulum in a graphic novel version. Poe was also one of my favorite authors and during the Fall Season and Halloween, it is always good to go back to Poe for some suspense! Enjoy!!

The Tell Tale Heart - UPA (1954) from glasscapsule on Vimeo.