who dat? we dat.

On the first day of class, (in January) my students played Financial Football, a game created by “Practical Money Skills for Life”, a website that offers a ton of online money management tools for young people. The students enjoyed and have been asking me everyday to play it since the Saints won the NFC championship. They played today for good luck before the Super Bowl. We use activotes and the Promethean board to play.
Our class was mentioned in Tuesday’s paper for our efforts: http://www.nola.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2010/02/schools_adapt_lessons_to_capit.html
Please visit these sites to see Financial Football and the other tools offered by its makers, check out the photos of my students enjoying the game, and please pray for our boys in Miami on Sunday night!!!

Practical Money Skills for life
http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/
Financial Football
http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games/trainingcamp/
Brees Connection 🙂
http://practicalmoneyskills.com/about/press/releases/092308.php

A few videos for your viewing pleasure…

I have also included the president’s message to students that aired last week. Regardless of our political affiliations, I think we owe it to our kids to allow them to have the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the message that this president has for them. This is a message for young and old, and I will be sure to share it with my children, since they did not get to see it at their (public) school.

I have been constantly getting requests to help my fellow teachers with using their Promethean boards. While I will not have the time to meet every request, there is help available 24-7. Teachertube has a series of videos called Promethean Activtips where teachers can search and find video tutorials on a plethora of topics from setting up the board to using advanced features. Below is an example of an Activtip Video. You’ll find them to be short, to the point, and available for you to watch again and again until you master the skill being taught. Visit the Promethean Planet Teachertube page for more, including teacher features showing teachers who have successfully integrated their board in their instruction and short cartoon videos that give quick and easy to integrate strategies that you can put to use in your classroom.