If you want to make your students think and laugh at the same time, share http://thankstextbooks.tumblr.com/ with them. It is a weekly update of oddities found in textbooks. The comments are often as funny as the textbook print.
Lance Rougeux shared this table for apps/sites and their use: Tinyurl.com/coreofde . One of the fun activities on this page is called Fakeiphonetext.com. Create a series of fake text messages to/from some famous people. For example: create a conversation between Alexander Graham Bell and Watson during their experiments or George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. What tip would George send to Abe?
Adjective – that describes the movie
Emotion – what did they observe in the movie
Interest – what was something that interested them
Oh! I didn’t know that
Umm? I have a question
When the movie is over, have students share their thoughts.
Fellow DiscoverySTAR teachers Jennifer Brinson and Nicole Hill had a great session about social networking and creating your own professional learning network. In addition to using the following sites they highlighted, which social sites do YOU use?
There is a link to all of the resources that include tutorials; http://networking2succeed.wikispaces.com