The 21st Century Sandlot

This has to be one of my all time favorite movies. If you haven’t seen it, well you should question your cultural literacy!

smore2What does this have anything to do with my tech tip you ask? Well, aside from the name (Smore), not much. While browsing the interwebs the other day I stumbled upon an awesome newsletter that my sweet teacher friends at Cannon Elementary School sent out to their families (seen here: Immediately I’m struck by the bright colors and awesome pictures of their learners engaged and excited about learning. I also loved their concise way they shared important information with their families. I don’t know about you, but I have little attention span for a lengthy email where you have to labor over every word just to decipher the point of the entire email. For me, the Smore flyer was awesome. I was able to get a brief glimpse into their classroom and if I were a parent I would know how to help my learner at home. — LOVE IT!!  And just in case you think it might be hard to use, it is not – I tried it! I literally spent ten minutes making an awesome flyer that I can now easily share with anyone!

Let me put it this way,
classroom newsletters will never be the same!


Go ahead – try it!
Then, let me know how you used it in your classroom!


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One thought on “The 21st Century Sandlot

  1. Amy September 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Hey, my own children LOVE The Sandlot–an all time favorite at our home. Thanks for the reminder: my kids are getting old and leaving me, but hey, they are culturally literate!

    Oh, I love this tech tip, too. I can think of a few ways students can use this to create evidence of what they’ve learned in class. I’m sure they can think of other ways to use it, too. Thanks for sharing.


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