I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Grapes2_3Now that song is stuck in my head. Anyone care to remind me who used it in a commercial YEARS ago and then had all those really cute figurines?

Anyway, back to the blog at hand.

I can tell Polk had the day off. How? Their server is blocking all the blogs. They can only comment late at night, when they get home, or by emailing me their comment. Well, today I read comments from them, and others. I also received a whole bunch of wonderful email from Polk. I hope you enjoyed your Hurricane Day!

Okay, so what does Grapes and commenting on blogs have to do with this post? It’s a new promotion that Karen is running in South Florida, and she decided that North Florida can join in! YEAH Karen! Thanks for the invite!

And this one, well we’ve got it hands down. I mean, you have Wendy and Debbie, but I have Tom, Brook, Cheryl, Michelle, the other Cheryl……….in other words, I’ve got some great DEN members ready to accept your challenge.

Here are the details:

There are two ways to enter:
1. Submit your "Good News" ideas of how you use unitedstreaming in your classroom in email to Karen Seddon at: karen_seddon@discovery.com.

2. Comment on the North AND/OR South Florida blogs.

There are two ways to win:
1. Comment the most between September 1, 2006 and October 31, 2006 on the North AND/OR South Florida blogs. (Limit of three comments per post!)

2. DEN members will choose the best "Good News" idea through polling from November 1 through November 8, 2006.

Prizes Prizes include, your choice of:
1. USB laptop speakers
2. Keyspan wireless remote presenter
3. Discovery Channel Store gift card.

For more details:Download the_good_news.pps

You know what would make this fun? Maybe we should do a special pie in the face to the losing DEN manager at FETC. No, wait, that’s too competetive. Make me proud North Florida! Oh, and LaQuita, I’ll claim you as a North Floridian. See if we can redraw the lines. Would love to have you on board. Georgia will miss you, but hey – we want your comments.

Comments

  1. mary

    I think it was a commercial for California raisins!

  2. Chris Craft

    Mary’s right, it was for California raisins. Thanks for getting the song stuck in my head too. I wonder, is anything I do in my classroom going to be remembered as much as a 30-second spot for dried fruit?

    Wow, that’s a thought-provoking idea for me. Yeesh. Raisins. Tasty little things though.

  3. Kathleen Mc Carron

    I think that after the great success on the commercial that coincided with film The Big Chill that used the song. Then the commercial became a primetime cartoon, maybe even limited series cartoon.

    Who’d of thunk our society would succumb to dancing raisins?

  4. Michele Futch

    Here’s a “Way Back” moment for you…the California Raisins had their own t-shirts, beach towels, cups, halloween costumes, and more. They were very popular!

  5. Nathan Guteras

    Noth Florida:
    For writing prompt ieas in social studies and science, teachers at my school use the Writing Prompt feature along with United Streaming’s vast library of clip art to help activate prior knowlege of the topics. The students see the prompt with the pictures. Then they write about what they know about the topic. The teacher then as a whole group uses a grpahic organizer to summarize the prior knowledge with the class. Then they begin the ttext readings. After the lessons they compare the prior/background knowledge to the items that were mentioned in the reading passages or activities.

  6. Debra Gastelum

    Would you believe that I still have some of those little figures? (:

    Funny what makes an impression on us. As far as creating memories in our classes go, I saw a former student not too long ago who asked if I still did “Caught’yas”. He said he still remembers how much fun we had with those. I taught him 13 years ago!

    Of course I can’t compare to the raisins, but then again… (;

  7. Cheryl Woolwine

    I think unitedstreaming videos and clips could be the thing that todays students may remember in the years to come.

  8. Christy Smith

    Some of my teachers use united streaming in their centers. We find videos/lesson and activities for the content they are teaching and download them to their computer center. Their students then go to the center, watch the video and do the activity that the teacher has put there for them. They love it!

  9. ana

    Amzing the many ways we can use it. We are finishing our unit on Natural disasters, and some of our projects included Powerpoint on a researched Natural disaster and a comercial/movie in preparedness awareness with 5th graders. Woow!
    Well we ar still working on it. Tough, they are researching on the internet and summarizing, I download video-clips from United Streaming for them to add to their PwPts. Furthermore, they use the selected clip, import it to MovieMaker, clip it, cut it make different smaller clips and add their own titles, music, sounds and voices using Audacity, and KABOOM! Great commercial! They love it, and the amount of learning involved is just amazing!
    You’ll hear me talking a lot about this, enjoy!

  10. Debbie Bohanan

    This is a great contest but if you fall behind it can take hours to catch back up.

  11. Debbie Bohanan

    Now that you have mentioned the “Heard it Through the Grapevine” song, I can’t get it out of my head!

  12. Debbie Bohanan

    I wonder how many blogs will be the winning number?

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