I am beyond sleep deprived. I finally got a class website started so that I would have a place to share links with my students to websites and videos. I am trying to figure out the best way to utilize technology. This to me will be the easiest way to get started is to have one place I can send my students for links. I created a site with Weebly. It was free and actually super easy to use. Eventually, I want to add Kidblog and Edmodo, but for now this works for this week.
I found some really great resources for 9/11 through other blog posts. If you still are looking for some activities to use, check out these posts as well as my freebies from yesterday on heroes and making a quilt square to remember 9/11.
Young Teacher Love gave a link to the video version of the book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. This was perfect because I have been searching for 9/11 related picture books at the library and the bookstore for over a week. I haven't been able to locate anything.
As I scrolled further through my Google Reader, I saw Laura Candler had some great activities/suggestions with the book. This worked out perfect.
I am going to use Tagxedo per Kristin's recommendation at iTeach1:1 for my student's to create a word cloud in the shape of the U.S. I think I will have them write a paragraph or poem in honor of remembering 9/11 and then put the text in. Either that, or make a list of words/traits for heroes to include. (Side note: This might be my new favorite blog to stalk as I try to make the best of using technology and understanding the Mac, along with Technology Tailgate.)
Don't forget about my Technology Tips linky and giveaway. The winner wins $25 to Amazon, Target, or TpT.
Happy note: I am now at over 400 followers. I'm so excited. I plan on getting that giveaway going this weekend. Some great people have already agreed to contribute!