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Educational Technology Online Newsletters
Issue: December 2008 Murray County School District Technology Department
OAS/CRCT is Up and Ready Tech Department Shaken’ it Up
Online Assessment System is now available to use Congratulations to Eric Pearson who has taken
for the Elementary and Middle Schools. the position as Bartow County’s Technology
Director! With his departure came
Don’t forget that you must press the CTRL button reorganization for our Tech Department. It will
and click when logging in or allow pop-ups for that be familiar faces taking on new roles.
site to gain access to the site due to the Pop-Up
Blocker. Ann Scott Technology Director
Israel House Technology Coordinator
Click Here for Pop-Up Blocker Directions for OAS Stanton Jones Lead Technician
Suzan Curtis Lead Technician
Jason Flood Technician
Congratulations to all that are involved in this
Upcoming Technology Trainings new reorganization!
Mini T’s Topics & Dates
Listed below are the names of each technician
Click here to view the schedule online. and their school assignments:
Upcoming Topic: Suzan Curtis Network, MHS Office & Labs
Stanton Jones Network, Bus Shop, Central Office,
Top 10 Sites for Teachers- David Letterman Style Enrollment ,Technology
Angie Jones Food Services, Bagley, Eton
Bucky Banks Mountain Creek & High School
Bryan Winters Chatsworth, Gladden
Chris Childers Special Ed & Pre-K
Make Up Day for Mini T-Session 1 Jason Flood Coker & Spring Place
If you were unable to attend the first Mini T Session Petra Calhoun Food Services, Woodlawn, NWest
on Thinkfinity, please join us on Friday, December Ed Johnson Security Intercom, Sound
19th at 10:00 am in the Technology Lab. Lamar Chambers Alarm Systems, Phone
Heath Miles Install Team
Russell Richards Install Team
Please email Kara to reserve a seat. Evelyn Wright Instructional Technology Specialist
Kara Leonard Instructional Technology Specialist
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Subject Area Sites
December PowerPoint Templates
Stay Afloat - Interactive game played like
Hangman. Choose letters to find the word. If
the letter you choose is not in the word, objects
Polar Express Christmas Around the World are placed in the boat. Guess the word before
the boat sinks! Vocabulary is categorized by
Christmas Stories (Nutcracker, Dickens & more)
The Write Site An interactive language arts
and journalism project for middle schools
(Upper Elementary/ Middle)
Persuasive Writing Map An interactive
language arts to help students create a thesis
“Presents” for the Classroom for a persuasive writing activity (Middle/High
Thematic Units & Activities on Christmas Topics
You will find bulletin board ideas, subject-area
activities along with great book suggestions, web Reading
resources and more! Christmas Stories – The North Pole
Here you will find more than two dozen
original, creative stories throughout Santa’s
Christmas Lessons & More Secret Village. Felicia Ashe Students can
choose to read the story or to use the audio
feature to hear the story read to them.
Christmas Theme Activities & Lesson
CNN Stories – This website has an archive of
stories regarding current events.
After student read the story, they can interact
December Bulletin Boards & More with vocabulary, multiple choice, and
sequencing activities. Other activities include
finding conclusions based on comprehension.
Christmas Craft Ideas
Primary Games - (Elementary)
This website has interactive social studies
games on a variety of topics or skills.
Spotlight Website of the Month
Lakota Winter Counts - (Various Levels)
NewsCentral– (Various Levels) This website has links
This is an online exhibit from the Smithsonian
to 3500 online newspapers around the globe.
Institute featuring a searchable database of
actual Lakota drawings used to mark the
passage of time on calendars known as winter
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Yahtzee Math Game (Various Levels)
Students will enjoy this interactive version of the Art
popular dice game. Smart Kids - (Elementary)
This website is designed to help students
Applets for Math (Middle/ High School) discover ways to look at, think about, and
These interactive tools can help students visualize respond creatively to art.
difficult mathematical concepts. A few include
middle school geometry, in addition to trigonometry, The Artist’s Toolkit – Explore visual elements
Calculus and other topics of interest. and principles with these great interactive
resources for art! (Various Levels)
Sea and Sky (Elementary)
Students can learn about the solar system or visit Music
the coral reef and play interactive games about Sphinx Kids -(Elementary)
each topic. This website has interactive matching games
and other activities about composers,
Science Animations (Middle/High School) instruments and more.
This website has many links to various animations
and video tutorials in Science. Scroll down to find Ricci Adams’ Music Theory (Middle/High School)
your subject or topic of interest. This website has lessons, ear trainers, and
other tools for the study of music.
Spanish Numbers (Various Levels)
This webpage has an interactive introduction to the Votech
Kids.gov Careers – This government website
Spanish – Here you will find a variety of activities offers descriptions of various careers. Click on
and games for practicing Spanish grammar and K-5 or 6-8 for appropriate grade level.
vocabulary in PowerPoint format. (Various Levels) (Elementary/ Middle)
Physical Education/Health First Paycheck Web quest-(High School)
Kidnetic – (Elementary) This webpage has links to You finally got that first paycheck,
activities to motivate kids to move for fitness and congratulations! Now you have some serious
health. It includes games, fitness challenges, and decisions! Explore this online activity to make
recipes for healthy snacks. some financial decisions!
Interactive PE Quizzes – (Various Levels) This
webpage has general questions in an interactive Technology/Computer Applications
quiz format, plus links to information on anatomy Keeping it Legal -(Various Levels)
and physiology as well as training and fitness. Learning about Copywriting issues from using
images to downloading music.
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ELL The Twelve Days of Technology
Boggle's World ESL
Free worksheets, lesson plans, and job listings. On the twelfth day of Christmas
This site is extensive. My Tech IT gave me:
Excel/Gifted Eleven hours a-surfin’
Nick’s Mathematical Puzzles – (Various Levels) Ten clickers clickin’
This webpage has several challenging math Nine videos bufferin’
activities Eight websites loadin’
Seven bloggers bloggin’
Six students hackin’
Exceptional Student Services
Special Artists – (Various Levels)
Five projector bulbs!
This website offers several links to art activities/
lesson plans for exceptional students.
Four printers printing
And 50 ways to use technology!
For more great teacher resources, please go to the All of us from the Technology
Murray Instructional Technology Website! Department would like to wish you and
your family a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for helping shape the future
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