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Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010

What it is: The Winter Olympics are just around the corner and Vancouver has created a website to track all things Olympics.  Vancouver 2010 has excellent information and links for your students to explore.  On the website, students can learn about each of the winter games sports, the medals, the athletes involved, current news relating to the Olympics, photos, videos, and more.  My favorite features is in More 2010 information.  Here you will find the 2010 Olympic torch relay route.  The torch is tracked on an interactive map. Students can follow its journey from October 30 to February 12. How to integrate Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 into the classroom: Vancouver 2010 is a well made site where your students can learn more about the winter Olympics that will be taking place in February.  There are some great little videos that will teach students about each event, photos of the Olympic events, historical medals of the different countries, schedules of events, and much more.  The Olympic games is a fun time for each country, students can learn more about geography, other cultures, the Olympic games, and the history of the Olympics.  Track the torch as it makes its way to the games each day.  Talk about the places it has been and about this history of the torch.  Create a Google Earth Map where your students can keep track of the medals won by different countries throughout the games.  Assign groups of students to learn about the different competitions in the winter Olympics.  Each group can be assigned to learn more about the competition using the Vancouver 2010 website and use the photographs and pictures to help them present the event to the class. Tips: The Olympic games is a great time of year to teach about teamwork, doing your best, and supporting your country.  Great tie ins for character education!  Check out the education programs (More information for 2010) there are great lesson plans and ideas. Leave a comment and share how you are using Vancouver 2010 in your classroom.

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Posted by admin | Posted in Classroom Management, collaboration, Grade Level, Teacher Resources, web tools, Websites | Posted on 04-12-2012

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What it is: Sign Up Genius is an easy-to-use site that makes it a snap to organize all of your classroom helpers and volunteers, parent teacher conferences, fundraisers, etc.  Quickly build custom sign up forms, invite the group, people sign up online and Sign Up Genius automatically sends email reminders.  Sign Up Genius has professionally designed graphical templates, tools for bulk email, email reminders for those who have signed up, email privacy settings, and even the ability to view statistics for sign up pages.  Sign Up Genius also has great Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest making sharing SO easy!

How to integrate Sign Up Genius into the classroom: Sign Up Genius is your one stop shop for organizing groups.  Use this handy tool to create Sign Ups for classroom volunteers, parent teacher conferences, fundraisers, class snacks, classroom parties, office hours, student presentations, special room use, etc.  Sign Up Genius could also be really useful for creating sign ups for coordinating online projects with other classes around the world.  My favorite feature: email or text reminders get automatically sent out so there is no need to keep track of everyone’s schedules…it is hard enough keeping track of your own anyway!

For older students, Sign Up Genius could be a useful tool for allowing them to sign up for class project/presentations, meeting hours with you, or coordinating their own clubs or group projects.

Tips: There are all kinds of great themes built in-all customizable to fit your needs!

Leave a comment and tell us how you are using  Sign Up Genius in your classroom.

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