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1 Copyright © 2011 Verizon Foundation. All Rights Reserved. This document may be reproduced and distributed solely for uses that are both (a) educational and (b) non-commercial. Any reproduction or distribution of this document for any other purpose, including commercial gain, is strictly prohibited. Thinkfinity and The Holidays Carol Cherson ETTC

2 The Gift That Keeps on Giving

3 3 The website (www.thinkfinity.org) contains thousands of free lesson plans and student materials for every core subject, designed by the leading educational organizations in the United States.www.thinkfinity.org Tens of thousands of FREE educational resources Accessible from school or home! A partnership between the Verizon Foundation and the nations leading educational organizations FREE professional development What is Verizon Thinkfinity?

4 4 Worksheets Interactives E-Sheets Podcasts Printable Maps Primary Source Documents Rubrics Web sites Virtual Museums Graphic Organizers Photographs Video Clips Online Manipulatives Quizzes Audio Clips Games

5 5 The Community – Absolutely Amazing Lets Join so you can save sites you like

6 6

7 7 My Stuff in Favorite Resources Click Favorite Resources Tab for your computer Click on the tab on your toolbar Add Site to Thinkfinity

8 8 Adding a favorite Add Notes Add Tags

9 9 Lets Play……. Lets head to the front page Search Engine –Easy –Accessible –Refine Search Acrostic –Find 5 th entry –Click URL –Type Thanksgiving in the title –Follow with me

10 10 THANKSGIVING-Acrostic Thankful for all the good in my life Happy for my family and friends Always feeling joy and love

11 11 What You Can Use For Any Holiday Acrostic - Use for any HolidayAcrostic Comic Creator - Use for any HolidayComic Creator Family Traditions – Lessons that can be used for any holidayFamily Traditions Project Mystery Cube –not just for HalloweenMystery Cube Feature Archives – As far back as 2007 – find the Featured items you can use to highlight holidaysFeature Archives Wonderopolis

12 12 November Holidays Hispanic Culture Month -a plethora of sites to use and viewHispanic Culture Month –Hispanic Culture Starts today –Be sure to look at the websitesHispanic Culture Starts today –Search ListingsSearch Listings Veterans Day –calendar activityVeterans Day –Price of Freedom – InteractivePrice of Freedom –Search ListingsSearch Listings Thanksgiving – lesson plan (Econolink)Thanksgiving –Packing The Pilgrims TrunkPacking The Pilgrims Trunk –Search ListingsSearch Listings Election Day –variety of lesson plans and informationElection Day

13 13 December Holidays December Holidays –All three holidays – lesson (Edsitement)December Holidays Hanukkah –Search ListSearch List Christmas – Search ListSearch List Kwanzaa –Search ListSearch List

14 14 January & February Holidays January Holidays Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs Birthday – an entire day filled with activities found in Science NetlinksDr. Martin Luther King Jrs Birthday –100 Acts of Kindness100 Acts of Kindness –Search ListSearch List February Holidays Black History Month – many activities and lessonsBlack History Month Ground Hogs Day Valentines Day Presidents Day –many activities and lessonsPresidents Day

15 15 March –June Holidays March Holidays Womens History Month April Holidays Poetry Month –Poem Interactive ActivitiesPoem Interactive Activities May Holidays Cinco De Mayo Mothers Day Memorial Day June Holidays Flag Day –play find the flag and other activitiesFlag Day

16 16 Thinkfinity Content Partners

17 17 The Browse All option on the menu bar provides access to a variety of activities within the community: Find popular resources; save favorites Start or join discussions Locate or create documents Follow a community or group from the list that interests you. Search for other members (use the search filters to find them, then invite them to connect as friends. Using The Community is Smart

18 18 Verizon Thinkfinity Professional Development Space 1.Log in to the Verizon Thinkfinity Community and click on the Home tab on the gold navigation bar. 2.Click on Professional Development under Places.

19 19 For More Information….. Contact: Karen Warner ( ) ink or your local ETTC.

20 20 Thanks for Coming! Give yourself a gift by using Thinkfinity and the Community


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