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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Beep, beep, beep ,beep, beep...Hot Off the Press...

Larry Ferlazzo, teacher and author of Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day must never sleep.  Today when I checked out his newest posts there were twelve.  I was up to 3AM working online so I know how much time this takes.  Of course, here I am again taping away at my computer keyboard.  I just don't want any of you to miss a golden opportunity.  According to a tip he got from Google Maps Mania they launched a new app on February 12, 2011 called Map Your Valentine.  After you click on the Map Your Valentine button you are asked to enter in a recipient email address, your email address, a location and a message specific to that location.  You are given the option of previewing your creation before it's beamed out into cyberspace.  What a great fun way to combine writing, geography and technology in the classroom.

In the weeks and months following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, a Statue of Liberty replica stood honor guard outside a firehouse on Eighth Avenue and West 48th Street in Manhattan. The firehouse was Engine 54/Ladder 4/Battalion 9, which lost 15 of their men at the World Trade Center on 9/11.  So states the opening dialogue at the new interactive Lady Liberty page which was designed for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  This initiative allows the user to select from the many objects that now cover this statue from head to toe revealing a message.  This is an informative and highly motivational visual valuable in educating our children and ourselves.  A free teaching guide is available to download.  More information can be found at Communication Arts Web Pick of the Week

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