Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Card Project...Techie Style!

So I, with quite a few other teachers at my school, joined the Holiday Card Project by Projects by Jen. (If you have never heard of her...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?...please go check her out...her global projects are AWESOME! Anywho, back to the Holiday Card Project. It is where classes from around the world were put into groups of 30. The students then created cards and sent them to each class in their group. the end of the project, each class should receive 29 Christmas cards! This was a great way to work on writing skills! But you know me...I had to put my techno twist on it! I created a Google Map and each time we got a card we placed a pin marker on the school, as well as included the link to the schools webpage so we could learn more about them. This way we learned, not only about the students, but about their community and the landforms around them. The students loved it! They looked forward each day to "flying" to more schools! I'll post pics soon! This just goes to show...ANYTHING can be better with technology!


  1. Oh, I'm so happy I found you through Farley's linky party. Can't wait to take a look around and learn a thing or two (or three or four...)

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  2. Hey, I was in the Holiday Card Exchange too! Guess we weren't in the same group. You can see what my class did if you visit my classroom blog:

    Happy Holidays!
    First Impressions