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Wired Wednesday April 30, 2015

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Happy Wired Wednesday,

As testing, finals, and spring fever is in full swing…. Take a look at this site for wonderful, short activities to refocus you and your students!

Perfect site for indoor recess, classroom PE…. and a 5-10 minute “get the wiggles out” quick breaks are all organized and available for you to use.

I shared this website with a good friend last week and she said, “My students had a blast! It was like they were preparing for the Olympics!”

Check it out!–

If you have any questions, just ask!

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Wired Wednesday- GIFs 4/16/15

So…. has this been you wondering where your Wired Wednesday tip was yesterday?
This week’s Wired Wednesday tip is explaining GIFs.
A GIF is a graphics interchange format— basically a picture that moves with no sound. The picture is actually a group of pictures moving very quickly…like an old flip book….GIFs are old…. but they are making a fun comeback.
A few weeks ago, a reporter emailed Google for a comment about a leaked news story and a GIF was sent back to the reporter. The reporter replied with “Very funny….but what is your official comment?” Google replied, “That was our official comment.”
I often send a GIF in a text message when words just don’t explain my message. You can find GIFs by searching an idea (for example, happy dance +gif) and clicking on images. You can download them like any other image/photo and insert them like photos. Like anything else on the internet, be aware that there are inappropriate GIFs, too.
GIFs work in various social medias–Twitter, most text messages, and in emails. But, they do not work (for now) in Facebook.
Why would someone want to add a GIF to a message? Sometimes, nothing says it better than a GIF and they do grab your attention.
And, sometimes they are just plain fun and make you do a little happy dance….
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Wired Wednesday – Time Machine 4/1/15

Happy Wired Wednesday,

In honor of a certain special birthday today, I share with you all the website DMarie Time Capsule 

Click here to see the what was happening 80 years ago today….¬†
This website could be used for a variety of different ways…. history, math, and facts of the day.
I wish everyone a lovely, peaceful, and blessed Easter and Spring Break.
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