Thank You!

Blogging is simply amazing! Thank you for helping us learn about our world and how technology lets us make connections in ways that weren’t possible before. 

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Our Winter in Michigan post received 86 comments. Our readers commented from 15 different locations, 6 different states in the U.S., 6 different countries, on 4 different continents.

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Mrs. Yollis shared information about the weather in Southern California with us on her class blog.

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Mr. Webb in New Zealand created 2 posts for us, 1 with a photo slideshow and 1 with weather report videos.

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Ross Mannell’s excellent comments and replies led to even more shared learning as he posted to his Extended Comments for Students blog.

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Here is a Google Map we created showing where each comment was written. We added some highlights about the weather in their area at the time of the post.


View World Wide Weather in a larger map

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Our students were amazed at the response and the facts that you shared! They were very excited to reply to you. We searched each state or country noted in the comments on Google Earth. Our classes were delighted to see the Earth spin and “fly to” each location. They loved seeing photographs taken in each area. We took note of landforms and compared and contrasted them to our own. Our classes are buzzing with adventure as they share places they want to visit and learn more about because of your comments.

A bajillion (yes, bajillion=considerably more than a million) thanks to all of you!

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We are excited to see what we will learn from you next!

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4 thoughts on “Thank You!

  1. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    This seems to be a popular website! When Lent is over, I can start my kindle up again. What website did we go to last quarter? It was about maps. You could type in an address, and then click on a little orange figure. Click, and drag. I see my house!

    Your Friend,
    Sarah From Techie Kids

  2. Dear Mrs Moore and the Techie Kids
    Thank you for the screen shot and we really enjoyed the experience, it has got one of my groups looking at celius/farenheit and another group keeping an eye on our weather restrictions (we are now, just since last week) now officially catergorised as suffering a drought by the government! We look forward to watching your page and looking forward of ways to collaborate in the future.
    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. melvilleroom8.blogspot.com

    • Dear Mr. Webb,

      Wow, what is suffering from a drought like? Does it affect you in any negative ways? Is everything like normal, or is it different? In my life I have never experienced that.

      Do you recognize day light savings time this weekend? We would like to skype you in the future and need to figure out time differences and possibilities.

      From,
      Ashley
      8th grade
      Techie Kids

  3. Ashley
    Suffering from a drought for most of us has meant that the city council has placed water restrictions on when we can water our gardens. Sprinklers have been banned altogether and we are only allowed to use a garden hose if we are holding it. We have rain forecast for this weekend which we are pleased about although we also have a school rugby tournament on Tuesday and don’t want to have that cancelled.

    We have daylight savings coming up, but it is not until the end of this month so it does not affect us at the moment (http://www.dia.govt.nz/Daylight-Saving)

    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermdiate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. melvilleroom8.blogspot.com