Holidays Around the World Using “Best Christmas” App

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iTunes States- This app takes your students around the world for a special view of Celebrations in other Continents and cultures! Select countries, find all hidden animations, and be surprised at how they react! It’s a superb mix of learning and entertainment…

Utilize an awesome app- “Best Christmas App for Toddlers and Kids”. It is a great way to learn about different traditions and celebrations from all around the world. The interactive scenes and music makes it a great combination. The North Pole section with the toy factory is definitely one of the favorites.See Compare and Contrast printable activity for students to complete with or without teacher support.
Social Studies Indicators:
A-1 Describe the cultural practices and products of people on different continents.
A-2 Describe the ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, and artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence the behavior of people living in a particular culture.

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Best Christmas App for Toddlers and Kids App – iTunes Link ($1.99)

Here are two of my “Techie Holiday” Teachers Pay Teachers products that have compare and contrast pages for your students to show their understanding.

Two Products-(One Free and One $4)

Free! – iPad Christmas App- Comparing Cultures – Uses app described above.

Holidays Around the World, Techie Style!- Teachers Pay Teachers Store

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Managing Student Logins

How many times have your heard… “I can’t remember my login and I forgot to write it down.” or “Teacher, I lost my login.” It can really be a challenge for us, as adults to keep track of our own logins so how can we expect our students to? After many frustrating attempts to keep track of this information myself, I decided to create something to help my students keep their logins organized. Let’s face it, we elementary teachers often relent to managing way more than we should for our students. I am certainly guilty of this myself! Despite the fact that we need to give our kids opportunities to learn responsibility, they do need our purposeful modeling and tools to do so.

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So, I created “Power Login Organizer” for my students to keep track of our digital resources that are sorted by: commonly used websites, presentation tools, lesson websites, drawing apps, fact fluency apps but most importantly, manage their various logins in many of those resources. You will see the names of over 60 awesome resources that I have tested, both web tools and apps!

 This has taken a long time for me to develop so I hope it is as valuable to you as it is to me and my kids. My students keep this spreadsheet in their planners for easy access and it helps parents (And you!) to see all the tools sorted by category that we plan to use over the course of the year. I have a class three ring binder printed and sitting out available to students for each resource just in case they happen to lose their planner. This system has worked very well for me so far and I have received great feedback from parents too.

*This is spreadsheet is always a work in progress so I do update it every year as we add and delete resources. If you have any questions, or think of something I left out, please leave you message in the comments below.

Enjoy!

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