Giving Thanks

From Your Technology Department

Yummy Middle School Math

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I Am Thankful For You - Tell Someone!!

Is there someone you're thankful for? Send them a holiday message letting them know why you are thankful for them! Enter their email and they will receive your message as a PDF! What a wonderful way to surprise colleagues, students, friends, and family!


Click the button below to go to our "I'm Thankful For You" form!


Fill it out as many times as you'd like and feel free to share it with others. Let's make gratitude go viral this season!


And if you want to learn how we set this up using Google Apps for Education and how you can do this to share form responses with others (quizzes, surveys, walk-through data), contact the Learning Technologies Department!

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High School Students Preserving Generational Stories

The Great Listen is a project by StoryCorps created to collect and save the wisdom of generations. Using the Thanksgiving holidays when families are gathered together as an opportunity for students to choose an elder, ask questions, and share their recording with the world. You can listen to shared stories on the site. The site includes information and lesson plans for teachers. You can get the information and lesson plans HERE.
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As You Travel This Holiday Season...Try Next Exit History

Travel the United States and the world on your computer, tablet, or smartphone using Next Exit History, powered by Google Maps. Apps are available for iOS and Android. High quality historical information educates you as you visit and click the historical landscape of over 55,000 sites around the world. Join and save your information to "backpacks." Use the embedded links for easy reference. Discover culture, history, and tourism information all at your fingertips. Check out the site and download the apps HERE.
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This great presentation by Alice Keeler gives PE teacher 15 suggestions for how to use Google Classroom with their students. To view the presentation click the button below.
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Free Learning Opportunities for Teachers

Looking to get in some learning over the holidays? Check out some of these free, interactive webinars offered through Edchat Interactive:


  • Teaching the Last Backpack Generation
  • Yes, Games Can Help You Teach Inclusive, Diverse Classes
  • If We Give Students Voice, Do We Have To Listen?
  • Hacking Assessments
  • High-Level Strategies for Teaching Writing



CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for these free events!


Want more? Check out these pre-recorded sessions on Student Engagement, Empowerment, and Leadership from Tech & Learning - CLICK HERE.

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The History of Thanksgiving

History of the Holidays: History of Thanksgiving | History

And from our historical archives....previous newsletters:

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