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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 18

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

“The elasticity of imagination and compassion is what writing and reading promote.”
~Julia Alvarez

 

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#HispanicHeritageMonth started in 1968 and continues to celebrate achievement! 

See more posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Happy Constitution Day 2020

Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

Whether you want to focus on face-to-face activities or digital activities, here are some personalized suggestions:

Ms. Amelia Wildman, Ascent Classical Academy Northern Colorado used colored paper printouts cut into categories to reinforce the Articles of the Constitution

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As a big cheerleader for personalized instruction, I’ve used JigsawPlanet to create two “Easy” puzzles for students learning remotely or in the classroom.
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Click the image above or this link to solve the puzzle: https://tinyurl.com/Pompeius1

and

preview12pieceDr.T’s Constitution Puzzle Grid

Click the image above or this link to solve the puzzle: https://tinyurl.com/Pompeius2

 

Fun Fact Link Note: “Pompeius” is the Latin word for puzzle.

As always, it is fun to use a site such as Jigsaw Planet to create your own puzzles or create with students.

 

Happy Constitution Day!

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day 

Constitution DayConstitution Day and Citizenship Day is Thursday, September 17, 2020. The purpose of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. It truly is a blessing to be a citizen of our great country.

 Many resources are available to celebrate and commemorate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Citizenship Day

 

Grand Canyon University has resources for students and faculty at this link: https://cirt.gcu.edu/teaching3/constitution with an overview of the meaning, history, and implications of Constitution Day, as well as resources and activities that test your knowledge about the Constitution.  

The Library of Congress, my “Go-To” resource for interesting artifacts, has an extensive catalog of Primary source documents from Law, Legislature, Executive Branch, and more at this link: https://loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/constitution-day.php 

The United States Citizenship an Immigration Service has historical information and many resources for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day at this link: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/resources-for-educational-programs/constitution-day-and-citizenship-day

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Update:

Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College

“The Constitution and the Rule of Law”
William P. Barr | Attorney General of the United States

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Hispanice Heritage Month – September 15 – October 15, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15, 2020

 

 

Today marks the 199th anniversary of Central American Independence and the beginning of the U.S. celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. From history, arts, inventions, sports, and more, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates achievement!

Keep up with Hispanic Heritage Month through Social Media at the hashtag #HispanicHeritageMonth

Today, when you use the Google search engine, please note the spotlight on Felicitas Mendez in the Google Banner (referred to as a “Google Doodle”):

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Please return to this blog for more spotlight resources to highlight Hispanic Heritage Month.

See more posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Weekend Ed Quote ~ Happy July 4th !

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Happy Independence Day from Hillsdale College!Our nation’s history is unique with a heritage of liberty spanning two centuries. Over the years, the American people have achieved so much, all beginning with the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Posted by Hillsdale College K-12 Classical Education on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

 

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” ~Patrick Henry,  1736 -1779

 

Read More at this Link


Link References

Patrick Henry Quotes: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/patrick-henry#:~:text=Is%20life%20so%20dear%2C%20or,%2C%20or%20give%20me%20death!%22 

Additional Independence Day Quotes: https://www.womansday.com/life/g3007/fourth-of-july-quotes/?slide=15

Hillsdale College Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/HCClassicalEd/videos/2666101826823597/

 

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Memorial Day 2020 – A Time to Honor

“We can give back by continuing to serve. Reach out to serve. Serve your neighbors. Serve  your community. Serve your country.” ~Michael Waltz, Former Green Beret Commander, Served in Afghanistan.

Memorial Day

There is a human cost to freedom. Congressman Waltz framed his comments within two powerful words, “Be Worthy.” 

Twitter accounts to follow:
@ArlingtonNatl  —  Arlington National Cemetery

@WreathsAcross — Wreaths Across America

 

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Happy Mother’s Day … from NASA!

Mothers Day

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An Historic Day of Palindromic Proportions!!

Hi All:

Besides all the other exciting activities of today, there is also another even more historic aspect of today, Sunday, February 2, 2020

02/02/2020

Today is the first global palindrome day in 909 years! (and 909 is also a palindrome!)

 

Read more here…  USA Today

Be sure to tell your students tomorrow!

 

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In Memoriam~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968

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Fab-BOO-Lous Halloween Fun with New Media

Skelton Cowboy Taken by Teague in Nocona

 

🎃 When I was in the high school classroom teaching full-time, I asked my Dad to visit class on the guise of delivering something. Then, I would abruptly turn the lights out (still light streaming in from the windows) and Dad would launch into “The Raven” (complete with a flashlight under his chin)! At the end, he erupted into a ghoulish laugh! Even the rough and tough would jump! We’d discuss the power of spooky words and Poe’s use of descriptive language. Then students would create their own version of a section of “The Raven.” Students would rewrite and/or act out (for my English class) or illustrate with digital media and/or act out their own version of a section of The Raven using digital media from The Library of Congress or other open source clipart (in my computer class). I recorded these vignettes with my phone and later used Vine (RIP) and Flipgrid to capture. 

🎃 These resources from https://pbskids.org/halloween/ are “fab-boo-lous” for working on students’ creativity and storytelling skills. Also, discover fun, new ways to incorporate learning into your classroom’s Halloween activities, with stories, songs, and hands-on activities: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/the-halloween-collection/#.XbiYeujYrnE 

🎃 The KIDZ Page website http://www.thekidzpage.com/halloween_games/index.html has a tool to allow students to spin their own spooky Halloween tale of terror! See also Halloween themed Mahjong and activities for online coloring

🎃 Use EDP to storyboard, sketch, and create an augmented reality haunted house in Minecraft, Flipgrid AR, ThinkLink or your choice.

🎃 Use EDP to storyboarded the concepts, design costumes, record narration videos, then used AR triggers all over the school to “haunt” the hallways.

🎃 Create a QR-coded Halloween Scavenger Hunt to haunt the hallway by your room

Here are additional ideas from Awesome Educators:

🎃 Students use Flipgrid (or Teacher creates the Flip) and descriptive language (sensory words) to explain their Halloween Costume. But the key is for them not to tell what their costume is! The classmates will try to guess what the costume is by replying to the Flip. –Seen in a post on TCEA idea exchange

🎃 My 1st and 2nd graders will be doing an Escape Room activity through Breakout Edu.  It’s called “The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt.”  Students will be working as teams to read the clues and solve the puzzles to get treats (not tricks!).  They’ve really enjoyed these activities in the past, and this time around I’ve invited our administrators, School Board members, and district grant committee members to join in the fun!

🎃 I have an activity called Pumpkin Math.  I took the idea from another teacher many years ago.  We get some pumpkins, weigh them, measure them, cut them open, count seeds, etc on Halloween.  I have used this activity every year in 5th grade as well as in 1st grade!  Works like a charm!

 

Pumpkin emojis at this link: https://emojipedia.org/jack-o-lantern/ 

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