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Need some exciting news to start your March off right?  You all are so lucky, this is the place! StarrMatica is giving away a one year classroom membership (that is a $300 value!!) that will give you access to all 3,800 of reading, math, music, art, and science resources to a lucky iLearn Technology reader!  This stuff is GOOD, I should know because I helped out with the music, art, and science resources.  The subscription gives you access to teacher-written flash activities, animations, games and manipulatives as well as a database of over 3,200+ hand selected (some by yours truly) ad-free links.  Aren’t you feeling springy and smiley just reading about it?  Yeah, me too. StarrMatica is a Prometheus award winning educational publishing company founded, owned and operated by one of iLearn Technology’s first Edublogger Alliance members, Emily Starr! So, now that I have your attention you are probably wondering how to enter for your chance to win.  There are 3 ways to enter,  enter using all 3 methods and get 3 entries (just because I am feeling EXTRA generous on this sunshiny Colorado day!) 1. Subscribe to iLearn Technology via RSS or email. (If you are already subscribed, you can send me a Tweet with the hashtag #luvilearntech) 2. “Like” iLearn Technology on Facebook (Or if you have already “liked” it, you can leave me a message about how much you would like to win on the iLearn Tech FB page). 3. Fill out this Teacher Assessment/Creativity survey (would love for EVERYONE to do this one!!) Easy peasy right?  Right. So get your buns moving and work on one or three of those entry methods! Thank you to StarrMatica for letting us take part in a fun contest with such an outstanding prize!

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Virtual Author Series

Posted by admin | Posted in Interactive book, Language Arts, Middle/High School, Primary Elementary, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, Virtual Field Trips, Web2.0, Websites | Posted on 13-03-2008

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What it is: Simon and Schuster Publishing is offering a new unique experience to schools, a virtual author series. The electronic author visit brings bestselling and award-winning authors and makes them easily accessible to students and teachers. S&S creates a website specifically for each author visit that provides teachers with background information that will help prepare students for the author visit and provides interactive material that relates to the subject discussed in the author’s book. The program also includes a series of classroom activities and curriculum binders. The live web broadcast is the culmination of the virtual author experience. The 45 minute segment will include a presentation from the author, a reading from the book, and a question and answer session in which the author answers questions from the students.

How to integrate Virtual Author Series into the classroom: Bring popular author Andrew Clements (Frindle) into your classroom by signing up at the My Visit website http://www.bsu.edu/myvisit/ You need to sign up your class ASAP if you would like to participate in the first in the Virtual Author Series which takes place on March 18th. This is an outstanding opportunity for classrooms, libraries, and schools. Bring reading to life for your students with a virtual author visit. If you, like me, are on spring break during the first author in the Virtual Author Series be sure to check back for future Virtual Author events.

Tips: Check back for future Virtual Authors. The next Virtual Author will be D.J. MacHale (PENDRAGON) on April 29, 2008. This is an awesome way to bridge literacy and technology!

Please leave a comment and tell us how the Virtual Author Series went in your class. Specifically, I want to hear all about it since I won’t be able to participate!

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