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Lesson Ideas, Apps, & Resources for Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning.

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Ebook Creation. Digital storytelling. Celebrating December Holidays Digitally. 20+ Web Tools, Apps, and Activities for Celebrating the Holidays. “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” - Japanese proverb The holidays are upon us and students are restless!

20+ Web Tools, Apps, and Activities for Celebrating the Holidays

Their minds are on the festivities, so why not embrace the spirit and get students learning with holiday-themed activities? Below are a list of upcoming celebrations and events with lesson ideas. These ideas get students to learn about different cultures, traditions, finances, statistics, and history. Spice up those lessons by integrating a web tool or app. Common Core for the Holidays. Schoenberger, Maureen / Holiday Song Tagxedo. Find a lesson. Christmas kwanzaa. Check out my New York Times post: Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays ELLs learn about tamales, holiday food traditions and Three Kings Day at my latest holiday-related New York Times Learning Network post.

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It includes a student interactive and teaching ideas. Search all of Google Lit Trips. 12 Ways to Wish Someone a Happy Holiday. Learning About December Holidays: 25+ Ideas & Resources. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, December 15th 2012 Part of the Cool Sites series “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!”

Learning About December Holidays: 25+ Ideas & Resources

~Hamilton Wright Mabie In December, people worldwide gather together to celebrate various holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Festival of Lights. This is the time when your students can learn about various cultures and traditions as well as create meaningful gifts for friends and family members. Holidays Sites & Lesson Ideas for Language Leaners. Motivating Students to Keep Learning During Breaks. 30+ Free Apps for Celebrating & Learning About December Holidays. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, November 28th 2012 Part of the Cool Sites series and Mobile Learning category “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”~ Mary Anne Radmacher Tis the season to be jolly, especially with the newest interactive and multimedia apps available to celebrate.

30+ Free Apps for Celebrating & Learning About December Holidays

Teaching with Holiday Music. Motivating Students to Learn During Breaks: 20+ Tips & Resources. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, December 20th 2011 Many believe that learning occurs incidentally.

Motivating Students to Learn During Breaks: 20+ Tips & Resources

Children will naturally learn by interacting with the world around them even if educators are not in the picture. 30+ Holiday Apps for Creativity & Learning. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, December 6th 2011 Part of the Cool Sites series Recently, I presented a webinar with Simple K12, Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts.

30+ Holiday Apps for Creativity & Learning

Children, adolescents, and teens can create very meaningful gifts for friends and family members using several fun apps. Podcast: Kwanzaa. Podcast: Kwanzaa (Intermediate) Kwanzaa is a festival that celebrates African culture and traditions.

Podcast: Kwanzaa

It starts on Dec 26 and ends on January 1. ESL Library has an intermediate level lesson plan about Kwanzaa in our Holidays & Events section. This week’s podcast features a reading from this lesson plan. Your students can also find this episode on iTunes. Find our previous podcasts here, including last week’s podcast about Thanksgiving. Kwanzaa - Holidays. The seven principles, or Nguzo Saba are a set of ideals created by Dr.

Kwanzaa - Holidays

Maulana Karenga. Each day of Kwanzaa emphasizes a different principle. Mazao, the crops (fruits, nuts, and vegetables) Symbolizes work and the basis of the holiday. It represents the historical foundation for Kwanzaa, the gathering of the people that is patterned after African harvest festivals in which joy, sharing, unity, and thanksgiving are the fruits of collective planning and work. Since the family is the basic social and economic center of every civilization, the celebration bonded family members, reaffirming their commitment and responsibility to each other.

Kwanzaa Lesson: Habari Gani (What's the News)? Learn about Kwanzaa, the world's fastest growing holiday, with these activities and Internet links.

Kwanzaa Lesson: Habari Gani (What's the News)?

Habari Gani? Those Swahili words, meaning What's the News? , may soon become as familiar a holiday message as Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy New Year. For Habari Gani? Is the ritual greeting of Kwanzaa and Kwanzaa is the world's fastest-growing holiday. This year, more than 20 million people are expected to celebrate Kwanzaa, a non-religious event honoring African-American culture and community. Teaching Before Christmas: Lesson Plans. It’s time to get out the lesson plan book and plan for December. Below are ideas for math, reading, writing, and social studies. Ideally, December lessons follow four criteria. They… fit curriculum standards,make students smile,take very little prep time to pull together, andrequire very little marking. You can do holiday activities that address standards such as the Common Core or the Australian National Standards. ESL Advent Calendar 2012 - Free ESL Christmas Lessons and Games. 10 Resources for Christmas Activities!

Christmas is just one month away!

10 Resources for Christmas Activities!

If you’re taking part in Christmas activities at school, use some of these great resources! 1) Xmas Clock is a Christmas Countdown clock that lets you see the number of days / hours / minutes / seconds until Christmas. Could you use this for some Maths challenges? 2) Simon Haughton has shared a great list of Christmas-themed ICT activities that children can try using different software and online tools. Artful storytelling. 10 TEDTalks to download for the holidays. Culture Kelly McGonigal gives the gift of TED Great gifts aren’t always tangible. Just think back to the last time someone made your holiday season by gifting you an experience, or by writing you a card that got you just a little choked up.

And so we ask: why not give the gift of an idea? This week, we’ve asked some of our […] Science A ray of hope: Fellows Friday on Renée Hlozek’s new mentorship program for South African women scientists TED Fellow Renée Hlozek — currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University — recently established a fund and mentoring program to bring young South African female science undergraduates to the US for summer research. Chat with Santa Claus Online. Write Santa Claus at home for a free Santa Letter. This is a very busy time here at the North pole and Santa has lots of letters to read but he does read and answer each and every one. Santa answers all his letters so check your mailbox soon for a reply.Please make sure you put your email address in the space in the envelope below.

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Background Music - I Wonder As I Wander. Xmas via Web 2.0. A new year is about to start! I hope you all have fun exploring these Web 2.0 applications. SantaBot is a free online bot that you can chat with Santa! Holiday Video Cards by vlix for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th. Letters to Santa Gold. 10 Ways of sending your Christmas Greetings. Internet Catalogue. Each year we send out a holiday letter of the important events in our family. Without realizing it we have preserved family memories and it has become a great way to see what happened each year. Our children have looked back and fondly recalled all of their past experiences. The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.

Check out my New York Times post: Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays. Funny eCards, Personalized Birthday eCards, and Holiday Cards. Christmas Traditions Around the World. Christmas Sewing Projects, Christmas Sewing Patterns and Sewing Projects. Kids' Christmas Crafts. Sewing Crafts for Kids. Sewing is a valuable life skill - but it is also a lot of fun! Christmas Sewing, Sewing Projects and Christmas Sewing Patterns. 1000+ ideas about Christmas Sewing Gifts on Pinterest. Winter Holiday Games & Activities. Christmas around the world. Holiday Traditions Around the World. It's All About The Fabric: Over 100 Christmas Gift Ideas Sewing Tutorials.

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