Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bucket Filler Update and

Exciting news: Our Bucket Friend video was approved for WatchKnowLearn!

What is WatchKnowLearn?
The Vision behind WatchKnowLearn is simple:
To provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best, K – 12 educational videos on the Internet today. And to make this service FREE so teachers, parents and students everywhere may have access to those videos.
To make this a reality, we invite teachers, instructors and educators to suggest videos for inclusion into our directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the Internet, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe because they are vetted by teachers.
WatchKnowLearn has indexed approximately 50,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Our Web site invites broad participation in a new kind of wiki system, guided by teachers. WatchKnowLearn does not itself host videos—we serve as a library for links to excellent educational videos that have been selected by educators.

We have about 28 days left of school this year! We seem to need a Bucket Filler revisit! We are all getting a bit edgy!  

This video is from the first few weeks of school. I can't believe how much they have grown! My students were "HAMS" while practicing in our room, but as soon as we got on stage in front of the school- they froze and left me hanging :) Ha ha!

Students showing how to be Bucket Fillers!

Click link to download our Bucket Friend Song made by using GarageBand! 
Attention: I am VERY pitchy!

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