Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation (A funny and a giveaway)

 I was grading reading assessments today, and I had to chuckle.  One of my little cuties wrote how I sometimes feel!  Check it out!

LOL!!  How true is that? :) Gotta love my job!!

I was recently asked by Learning Resources to test out the new Luna interactive.  As soon as it arrived, I was playing with it at home and couldn't wait to get it to school!!  My own children (10, 5, and 33--yes hubby counts) were excited about it, so I could only imagine how excited my first graders would be with this.

The Luna Interactive is an interactive projection camera.  It also functions as a web cam and camera. Don't let these technology words scare you, because it's very simple to use.  It connects to your computer with a USB port.  It's quick and easy to install.  Within just a few minutes, you are ready to go.

Why I like it:
1) I can project student writing samples onto the board.
2) I can use it to demonstrate how to use manipulatives, for whole group lessons--OR for those who are limited to resources, you can do a whole group lesson with just a few.
3) I can use it to project books to the whiteboard--no more "Mrs. Davis, I can't see the pictures!"
4) We are limited to resources in my district, so the needed science experiments are generally teacher directed.  With this, I can project the action to the board and BAM! We can all see what's going on!
 5) We have a play coming up (or if you do Reader's Theater), they can be recorded and we can play it back in the classroom to watch later.

*Also, I can email things to myself at school and pull it up from my computer and project it, but daggone if I'm not forgetful.  With this, I can stick whatever we are working on under it, and project a copy to the board.  Problem solved, and I didn't have to send a student (or myself) to get it sent to my email.  


All in all, for the price of the Luna (compared to the price of other projection cameras) it does the job for my classroom. Here's a picture from their website.

 Now, would you too like to own the Luna Interactive?  Check out Rafflecopter below!

***EDITED 5/8/12*** Some of you are having a hard time entering with the Rafflecopter this time.  I've had a couple bloggy friends tell me that they needed to try google chrome to get it to work.  I apologize that it's not working for everyone.  Perhaps try another browser.  Another thing, if you aren't following me via Google Friend Connect (through the blog), I'm not sure if you will be able to enter. Try both of those things first if you are trying to enter and are unable.  

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win. I will need to try to enter later...the Rafflecopter is not letting me click on the options. I am a fan of your page, of LR, and of your FB page. Not sure what I'm doing wrong to click and enter. ??

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  2. Veronica, I'm not sure either. I see that I already have entries. I will see if someone else can check it out too.

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  3. LOL on the comment! That is truly hysterical!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    1. :) Gotta love firsties---they are too honest!! LOL ;)

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  4. Veronica, It's not just you; I can't do anything either. I already like Learning Resources on FB and First Grade and Fabulous on FB... :) Best luck to you!

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    1. I believe I've set it up that you need to follow me with google friend connect first.

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  5. Your student is too funny! Yes, we are zoo keepers everyday! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    ✿Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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    1. She's an adorable little thing too!! :) Good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  6. I love that writing! I was able to sigh in just fine. You can just send it to me! Ha! :)


    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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    1. Glad you got a kick out of her response! :) Glad you were able to enter---not sure what the problem is with a few others....maybe it is browser?

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  7. That answer made me crack right up! Awesome! And, yes, especially in MAY it feels like we work with animals!! :)

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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  8. Yeah, I'm trying to enter as well...but when I click, nothing happens. :(

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  9. Nope, apparently I am not meant to win this one. It says , "Hi Kathy" on top, but when I click the "follow me"/Do It! button, it thinks, but reads Error on page... good luck to everyone else! :(

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  10. Some people said to try Google Chrome. See if that helps, as I do see entries.

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  11. I was able to login through FB and gets my 3 entries but it wouldn't let me finalize my entry. I'll try back later...
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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  12. Love that students answer! Thanks for the laugh!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  13. SO sad I can't enter--Rafflecopter is not letting me click on the options. I am a fan of your page, of LR, and of your FB page.
    Not sure what the problem is?? any ideas?

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  14. HAHAHAHA love the teacher response!!!
    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    My TpT Store

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  15. And the rafflecopter doesn't like me either :(

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  16. Tried again tonight---still NO luck :~((

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