Twelve Techie Gifts
for you and your students
The First Day
Fun Holiday Websites: Santa Tracker Village, Lego Miniature Holiday Card & NORAD Santa Tracker
Create a Lego Miniature Holiday Card
It all started as a mistake!
"Published by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), this eagerly anticipated annual collection of holiday games started as a mistake in 1955.
On Dec. 24, 1955, a call was made to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, CO. However, this call was not from the president or a general. It was from a girl in Colorado Springs who was following the directions in an advertisement printed in the local paper – she wanted to know the whereabouts of Santa Claus.
The ad said “Hey, Kiddies! Call me direct and be sure and dial the correct number.” However, the number was printed incorrectly in the advertisement and rang into the CONAD operations center.
On duty that night was Colonel Harry Shoup. He received numerous calls that night, and rather than hanging up, he had his operators find the location of Santa Claus and reported it to every child who phoned in.
Thus began a tradition carried on by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) when it was formed in 1958."
"Technology in the Classroom." Five Great Holiday Websites. Teach Hub, 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2015. <http://www.teachhub.com/technology-classroom-5-great-holiday-websites>.
The Second Day
The Third Day
EduCanon Interactive Tutorial
The Fourth Day
Try out a FlipQuiz demo below!
The Fifth Day
The Sixth Day
Advent My Friend & Google Hangout with Santa!
Advent My Friend
Hangout with Santa- Thanks to TCEA!
The Seventh Day
The Eighth Day
The Ninth Day
The Tenth Day
At last count, there were 1,675 quizzes on the spreadsheet! Thanks to Peggy Reimers at TCEA for sharing this incredible Google sheet.