Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 12/12/2011
Christmas Murder Mystery - Resources - TES
Santa Murder Mystery - writing activity. Download this word document to bring this to your classroom or adapt.
ENTER SANTA CLAUS COMMUNICATION CENTER
For adults only, this Santa communication center helps teach adults how Santa writes his letters to children.
Make My Own Game - Flash Game Maker on Sploder!
A website where you can make your own video games. Sploder is in beta.
Collection of Christmas resources - Resources - TES
A list of Christmas activities on the TES website. Tons of templates and activities.
Are All Bloggers Journalists? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
A judge rules that a blogger is not a journalist because she was not affiliated with a "newspaper, magazine, periodical, book, pamphlet, news service, wire service,news or feature syndicate, or cable television syndicate." I find this definition troublesome. For example, my blog is featured on alltop - does that mean I'm syndicated and now safe? I have a book in January, does that mean I'm safe as a journalist? When is one just a person writing and when does a person become a "journalist" per se? Bottom line,be careful what you say on your blog - the definition of journalist is still very much defined by a main stream media mindset.