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Oh, my many blessings! November 20, 2013

20 Nov
The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Louis...

The First Thanksgiving, painting by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good afternoon!

The month of November has simply flown by.  I intended to send information on Friday and Monday.  However, with technical issues and teacher trainings to conduct, I simply got behind.

As you are very aware, Thanksgiving is here.  That means semester/final exams and Christmas break is around the corner.  The semester has flown.

Today, I would like to share a few websites with you that I recently came across that concern Thanksgiving.  We all have so much to be thankful for having.  However, let’s consider how we can incorporate the holiday into our classrooms and curriculum.  Some technology ideas will follow the Thanskgiving information.  Be sure to look at all of the items and consider using the activities or information in your classrooms.  Have fun exploring!

The First Thanksgiving:  Voyage on the Mayflower is an interactive site with printables, videos, teacher resources, and more.
http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/voyage/

History of Thanksgiving Day is a YouTube video.

Thanksgiving Challenge is “aimed” at upper elementary and lower middle school grades.  However, this trivia challenge can help ALL students learn more about this holiday and our history.
http://www.abcya.com/thanksgiving_game_for_kids.htm

If you are looking for mini lessons and videos on science, look at this from the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/science_8_9.shtml

For those wanting to use DropBox more with their Androids, this site might interest you.
http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/20/dropbox-android-notification-send-to-contact/

If you are looking for some apps for your Androids, look at this link with the 101 Best Android Apps in Education.
http://101bestandroidapps.com/category/education/

The next link has iPad apps.  It is 7 Great iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios.
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/11/7-great-ipad-apps-to-create-digital.html

Remember that if you have questions or concerns regarding Canvas, please send those questions to helpdesk@rcu.msstate.edu.  We are happy to assist you.

You can get lots of great tips and help from the following.  Please bookmark them.
https://mde.instructure.com/courses/276
https://mde.instructure.com/courses/276/external_tools/240

On Twitter, follow @rcutech.

Now, that I have given you some “fun” ideas and things to investigate, let me wish you a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving.  I hope you will take time to enjoy yourself with family and friends.  Most of all -reflect upon all of your blessings.  Tell those that mean “something” to you how much you care about them.

Michelle

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