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Wow, I forgot what day it was yesterday! So, you're getting the Website of the Week a day late. If you sometimes forget what day it is, too, especially what celebratory day it is (today is National Pumpkin Day, by the way), this week's site can help you out. What National Day Is It is a database of days reflecting the current popular holidays across social media. According to the site, they use data-mining and natural text analysis to work out which national days have the highest significance online. Each day links to information about how many people considered the day as well as a bit of background of the significance of the day. Note: Because most of the info is gathered from social media, the days listed may not have any historical significance or count as "official" holidays and/or days of recognition. And of course not all of the topics may be appropriate for a school setting, so you may want to search outside of class and only project the relevant ideas. It is neat, though, to see what other people deem popular! Happy National Pumpkin Day!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 26, 2017 at 11:09 AM 7 Comments
Wow, it's Digital Citizenship Week! What better way to spark a discussion about copyright and attribution than with using awesome images? Finding Creative Commons images through a CC Search (Google does this when inserting and searching within a Google App, too) is a good option for students. However, getting students to attribute those photos correctly can add time to the work exponentially. Photos for Class removes that hassle. It automatically adds a black ribbon across the bottom of the image with the appropriate attribution. Plus, it provides a link to the original in Flickr so you can add it somewhere else. Much thanks to Matt Miller,, for the tip! For even more Digital Citizenship resources, check out the Common Sense site: Happy Digital Citizenship Week!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 18, 2017 at 8:17 AM 22 Comments
W.O.W., it's finally here! A brand new Tech PD opportunity. If you're ready to accept the mission, this week's site features online modules designed to let you discover additional strategies to implement technology, explore new technology tips and tools, and have a little fun. The Mission:Possible site is ready for you to learn and earn! Our own Russell Smithson has designed a site just for you. The purpose of this site is to provide Warrensburg teachers and staff a new way to receive Professional Development and to celebrate their achievements of implementing these new strategies within their classrooms or group settings. Happy Learning!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 13, 2017 at 9:03 AM 22 Comments
W.O.W., Fall is here! Time to start thinking about pumpkins, cider, leaves, and Google Slides. Why Google Slides? Because Eric Curts has an amazing website, Control-Alt-Achieve with help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics as well as other educational technology topics. A one-stop-shopping site for all kinds of tutorials and activity/lesson ideas. One of his current features is a template to build your own Jack-O-Lantern-- a great way to incorporate writing skills and add a little creativity to lessons! Happy Halloween!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 04, 2017 at 8:36 AM 11 Comments