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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Groundhogs, Hamsters, and Snowcats - The Week in Review

Good morning from Maine where more than a foot of fresh snow has fallen in the last 24 hours. According to the snowcat, we have at least 20" of snow in our yard. What's a snowcat? It's a board that has a ruler on it and has been cut to look like the silhouette of a cat. It was in the barn (along with a bunch of other junk) when I bought the house. Only 25 years of mortgage payments and I'll own that snowcat free and clear!

This week was an exciting one in our house as my five year old finished her first chapter book! She loved Winter According to Humphrey and can't wait to read some more books about Humphrey the hamster. 

I hope that you had an equally good week and have a great weekend! My family will be playing in the fresh snow. Before doing that I have this week's list of the most popular posts to share.

These were the week's most popular posts:
1. Groundhog Day Explained
2. How to Prevent Printing of Shared Google Documents
3. How to Create Custom Valentine's Day Cards for Kids to Share
4. How to Add Watermarks to Google Docs
5. Build Talk or Type Educational Games on TinyTap
6. Educational Resources With a Super Bowl Theme
7. Three Ways to Use Lumio for Collaborative Learning Right Now

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Yellowstone Distance Learning Opportunities

A couple of weeks ago I shared some information about Denali's Distance Learning Program for K-12 classrooms. This week I learned that Yellowstone National Park offers a similar program. 

Yellowstone National Park's distance learning program lets you schedule a twenty to forty minute virtual presentation with a Yellowstone Park ranger. Presentations can be scheduled for students to learn about geology of the park, the animals of the park, and the history of the park. Rangers are also available to talk about careers in the National Parks Service and more. 

Yellowstone National Park is in the mountain time zone. If mountain time presents a scheduling challenge for you, there are also recordings of ranger's presentations that are available right here on Yellowstone's Distance Learning page. Handouts and worksheets to use with the virtual presentations are available here

Here's a video of a Yellowstone distance learning presentation about bears