TGIF ~ September 18, 2009

Technology Gems, Ideas, and Facts

Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

Gem ~ a website or application that might work well for you or your students

Made using Scribble MapsScribble Maps is an online application that allows you to customize Google maps including adding placemarkers and text, as well as drawing on the map. This could be a great way for you or your students to quickly and easily illustrate the path of a book character, the travels of an explorer, or the locations of natural resources or historical events. No accounts or registration are required. Maps can be saved as images or as .kmz files (to open in Google Earth). (

Idea ~ a way to enhance your LFS lessons with technology

Looking for a new culminating activity for a unit that will get your students collaborating on an authentic task? Try a WebQuest. Krista Rosensteel, 8th grade history teacher at MMS, has put together a slide show that will tell you all about WebQuests and help you to find one that might fit your needs or to create your own. Thanks, Krista, for putting this together and sharing it with us! Click here to download Krista’s presentation.

Fact ~ just a bit of information

This week we welcomed Bruce Gordon back into the Tech Department after his year of military service. We also said goodbye to Bob Kauffman, who has moved upstairs to his new position as Supervisor of Administrative Services. Thanks Bob, for all your help and support this year and welcome back, Bruce!

Have a great weekend, everyone!



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