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An update to a previous post (see below) features "Winter Magnetic Poetry" with Google Slides:

winterslide

http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/winter-magnetic-poetry-with-google-slides/

I just saw this idea from Shake Up Learning and think it's great for not only Halloween, but anytime! The basic idea is to add a background and then an assortment of text boxes or images on a Google Drawing that students can then move around (like refrigerator magnets ­čÖé )

halloweendraw

http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/halloween-magnetic-poetry-with-google-drawings

Do your students have trouble finding quality images that are in the public domain or Creative Common licensed? If so, send them to one of these great websites! These sites are easy for students to search for images. They also give clear directions for giving credit to the photographers or come with attribution information embedded in the footer of the image.

Unsplash
Pixabay
Flickr's The Commons
Photos for Class

Looking for a way for your early elementary students to make their stories come alive?

Try the PuppetMaster app for ipads.

Your students can use their drawings or photos as their puppet and background, or use existing ones that come with the app. They can bring their puppet to life by recording their voice, and either touching the screen or acting things out in front of the camera. What a fun and interactive way to encourage your students to tell their stories!

Code.Org

Hour of Code

You can use either link to get to the activities. Each site has a little something different on them. You and your students can learn simple coding, robotics, or even hourofcJavascript.  December 4th -8th is Computer Science Week and a wonderful time of year to try coding with your students during the Hour of Code. You can find free easy to use lessons. They have whole group, no computer needed lessons, called unplugged and they even have lessons for kindergarten age students. There are so many jobs available in coding, let your students try it now. They add new lessons all the time. Your students will love it.


Looking for an engaging new way to teach your students how to code?
Try Codemoji!
Codemoji is a learning platform that uses emojis to teach coding to students. It teaches the basics of web development and coding, including HTML, CSS, and Javascript. It's as easy as learning to text with friends!
Codemoji is:
Entertaining - students have fun while learning basic coding skills
Challenging - students are provided a variety of lessons with varying difficulty levels
Adaptive - students progress at their own speed
It's a great way to empower your students to become coders!