Technology Tips For Teachers  

December 12, 2012

Holiday Cheer

For this month I thought I would share some holiday cheer by giving you some of the fun sites you might enjoy using in the classroom or for yourself. Think of it as a T3 present for you, so Happy Holidays.

YTTM The idea is simple; watch YouTube videos from a specific year. The videos are mostly pop culture type of videos, but there is a “current events” category that could be used for a history class.

Tag Galaxy is a visual Flickr search engine based on the tags users leave for their photos. The specific keyword and related words are planets that then become blanketed in photos.

Acapela TV is a cool site to create quick talking cards thatcan be shared or even embedded on your site.

Big Huge Labs, as the site says, “Helping you do cool stuff with your digital photos since 2005.” You can make puzzles, motivational posters, or even a photo cube.

Toy Theater is a great collection of learning activities. There are so many things to do on the site that anyone can find something they enjoy.

All My Faves is a site that collects the best and newest websites for you. I check the Weekly Favs every week.

PicMonkey is an online photo editing sites that is fun and simple to use.

Musicovery is a great site to discover new music. The heart of the site is using a mood map to set your playlist. You can do some customizing of music by selecting genres and year range.

And the perfect site for this month Faux Fire. Sit back and enjoy some music as the fire crackles on your screen. Happy Holidays and hope the new year is a great one for you.

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