OK, this is totally stolen from the oz teacher list from someone called Rachel. It is just too good to not get out to you ASAP! Forgive me Rachel, whoever you are.
Use a PAINT program to
1. Illustrate a story e.g. Read the story of the nativity at http://www.topmarks.co.uk/christianity/nativity/index.htm (Students illustrate a scene using paint (or www.sumopaint.com for upper primary ).
These could be printed and / or combined into a Photostory with student narration.
2. Upper primary could also use www.sumopaint.com to make Christmas cards.
Take your own photos, ask students to bring some from home, or find pictures from the website (referencing of course!) and:
. Make a Photostory
. Choose an activity on www.bighugelabs.com such as ‘mosaic maker’,’
jigsaw’, ‘magazine cover’, ‘cube’ maker, and my personal fave ‘motivator’.
Students write then record (could use audacity) their own podcast. E.g.
Retell a well known Christmas story; or write and record a radio play.
Use www.wordle.net to create Christmas word clouds. Could be turned into Christmas cards or simply displayed around classroom.
SEND A CHRISTMAS POSTCARD
Go to http://postcards.primarygames.com/christmas.htm , where students can select a design, add text and music, and to a recipient.
A collection of Christmas teaching resources is available at:
Added by another teacher: I use Animoto http://animoto.com/education/getting_started
free for educators