Tracking Santa

Did you know that every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has tracked Santa’s journey across the globe? In the “old days” children would call a special NORAD hotline for updates on Santa’s current location. With the growth of the Internet, NORAD has expanded the Santa tracking network via a sophisticated website which includes Santa cam videos, flight tracking and even a Google Earth plugin. Check out the NORAD track Santa website at: http://www.noradsanta.org/

Have a great holiday break!

Cool Online Foreign Language Tools

With our High School piloting an online Chinese course, I’ve been hearing a great deal of interest in online language learning. With that, here are a couple of neat virtual language webtools that are worth checking out: Continue reading “Cool Online Foreign Language Tools”

Internet Safety Workshop with Katie Koestner

The PM Technology team has been facilitating online safety in-services and parent training sessions for a number of years. If you are looking for some new Internet safety information before the Tech Team’s next workshop, you may want to check out Katie Koestner’s free presentation at 7PM on Monday September 17th at the IU13 New Holland Avenue facility. Koestner is a recognized national expert on student safety and has recently begun focusing on online dangers threatening both parents and students. I had the fortune to meet Katie last spring- she is a dynamic speaker and delivers a powerful message for families. More info on the session is here: http://www.iu13.org.