Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Facebook Application....STATUS CLOUD!

Status Cloud is a new application on Facebook that creates word clouds (like Wordle) Status Cloud lets you generate a cool looking cloud of the words your status updates mostly contain. LOVE THIS!

Check out my Status Cloud from my Facebook:


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FUN Thanksgiving Activity!


If you're looking for an fun activity to do on Thanksgiving with your family and friends, National Geographic Kids offers a Mad Libs-like story writing activity. Funny Fill-In generates a funny Thanksgiving story based on the words that kids write in response to Thanksgiving prompts. If you don't use this at home tomorrow, consider bookmarking it for next year.

Wondering What to Do Over Break?



Thanksgiving break is here and we have five days off! I can't believe that it is almost December and the amount of THINKING, LEADING, AND SERVING taking place among our students and teachers at Van Meter!

Now since we are home for a few days are you wondering what you are going to do over break?

I have an idea for you! How about checking out all of the amazing Web 2.0 tools that I have put onto the Van Meter Library VOICE Google site? The list is growing everyday and it is a great place to go find some new Web 2.0 tools to try out.


Also, I have added pages for Image, Sound, and Video Web Online Resources and Reading, Book, and Author Web 2.0. These tools are free and will be valuable resources to you. Try them out and let me know if you have any questions.

AND TEACHERS....I have a new page on VOICE called Teacher Web 2.0 Tools where I will post resources for teaching and learning. I will be happy to help you brainstorm ways to use these tools in your classroom! :) There are so many possibilities.

Have a super Thanksgiving!

I will see everyone next week. Mrs. Miller

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wondering What to Do Over Break?


Thanksgiving break is here and we have five days off! I can't believe that it is almost December and the amount of THINKING, LEADING, AND SERVING taking place among our students and teachers at Van Meter!

Now since we are home for a few days are you wondering what you are going to do over break?

I have an idea for you! How about checking out all of the amazing Web 2.0 tools that I have put onto the Van Meter Library VOICE Google site? The list is growing everyday and it is a great place to go find some new Web 2.0 tools to try out.


Also, I have added pages for Image, Sound, and Video Web Online Resources and Reading, Book, and Author Web 2.0. These tools are free and will be valuable resources to you. Try them out and let me know if you have any questions.

AND TEACHERS....I have a new page on VOICE called Teacher Web 2.0 Tools where I will post resources for teaching and learning. I will be happy to help you brainstorm ways to use these tools in your classroom! :) There are so many possibilities.

Have a super Thanksgiving!

I will see everyone next week. Mrs. Miller


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Become Famous With MagMyPic!

Hey everyone,

Check out this awesome magazine cover that I created at magmypic.com You can download a picture (even one that you took in PhotoBooth), choose a cover, and then share it with others. You can share it on Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, Myspace, and many other places. Also, it is easy to just email it to someone. Try it out and share your covers with others! :)


Create Fake Magazine Covers with your own picture at MagMyPic.com


Thursday, November 19, 2009

13 Going on 35! The Best YA for 2009!

I love reading BEST BOOK LISTS and this one is awesome! The 13 Going on 35: The Best YA for 2009 list came out today on the Library Journal website. I like how they have the list organized. I cannot read Hunger Games which was listed as a great book to cuddle up with in your jammies all day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shannon Miller's Email Address Changing

Hi Everyone,

I am going to begin using my new Google email for all work and personal emails.  Please change my email address to shannon.miller@vmbulldogs.com

Thanks.  Have a super day, Shan

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Kideos....Videos for Kids!

Kideos is a great website to safely watch videos online. They have videos from Disney, Muppets, Super Heros, and more! Click here to go to Kideos and start having fun today!

Monday, November 2, 2009

WatchKnow - Videos for kids to learn from. Organized.

Posted via web from Shannon Miller

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Come to the Van Meter Scholastic Book Fair and check out the second book of the Hunger Games called Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Go to this link and watch a trailer of the book. You can also find both of these books in the Van Meter Secondary Library.

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