At Whittier Middle School, I get to be a part of great things. Recently, Mrs. Shanning’s class and I connected with Ms. Loy’s Kansas Classroom during a Skype visit. We gave them all kinds of facts about Maine, as they were about to launch into Cooper and Packrat’s Mystery on Pine Lake adventure.
We sent some postcards and a calendar with Maine animals to help them connect to the story . . .
and our beautiful state.
And this week, we’re connecting again! Through www.edu.buncee.com, we’re making Virtual Valentine’s with a camping and nature theme! Oh my goodness, they’re so much fun . . . I quickly became addicted. You start with a background picture from their stock, or upload your own (I used my own photographs of the campground). Then you add text, stickers, audio, and animation. Pretty cool!
Here are two of the Valentines we received from the class. Each student was assigned one of our students and vice versa.
Check out the foxes! And the tents! Those campfires? They flicker! The hearts? Float on the wind.
Technology in education is amazing! Our students have learned so much by connecting with the students in Kansas . . . their small world is growing leaps and bounds!