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New and Noteworthy in Share for September

With 41 lessons making the moderators New and Noteworthy list in September, it was extremely difficult to winnow it down to a “10 Best” list (especially as beauty is as beauty does–when a simple analog to digital time lesson is what you need, then that lesson is by far the best of the month)! That said, below are our Top 10 favs that drew our raves (with moderator comments in italics) plus thanks to outstanding creators this month…

For the Month of September

  • 425 new lessons were sent to Share
  • 207 lessons accepted into the library (49%)
  • 4905 total public lessons available in Share (as of 10/1/2011)

What Did We Find New and Noteworthy?

The moderating team is always on the lookout for creative ways to present material, or subjects that haven’t been previously covered, or newbie authors making a splash. What follows are highlights edited from the VizZle Vets’ running list, introduced by comments taken from the moderators’ notes (in italics).

Created By Lauren from Austin, Texas
Cutie Patootie lesson for sight words, click on the window to see what is outside/inside

  • I See… (Sight Words) (Book), VizZle ID Number: 43832
    Images and text (e.g., “I look out a window…”) with popups–click the window to “see” what is outside (“and see a bird!”), 9 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Jennifer from Hudson, OH
Love this- really cool use of video and quizzes the book. (Jennifer also shared 2 others that made the list: Saying Hi ID46009 and I Can Help a Friend ID 46006)

  • Sharing (Book), VizZle ID Number: 44827
    Image and text about sharing, popup quiz (e.g., image and “Are they sharing blocks?” TO “yes” or “no” image) or image and text (e.g., “Say “Please””) for additional clarification and instruction, includes two short videos (puppets demonstrating ways to share and Elmo singing about sharing), 6 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Christyn from SPARRC in Ohio
Great vocational activity! Nice imported images!

  • Facing / Blocking Groceries (Matching), VizZle ID Number: 44873
    Text question (“Which is correct?”) TO image of grocery item correctly placed on store shelf, distractor given shows image of same item incorrectly placed (e.g., upside down, sideways), field of 2 choices with set distractor, 7 pairs
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Melanie from Weymouth, MA
Love the content and layout–superhero problem solvers

  • Problem Solving and Predicting (Book), VizZle ID Number: 45289
    Image of superhero w/ text label (e.g., “Spiderman”), popup image depicting a problem and text question (e.g., “What is the problem? What might happen next?”) w/ sound effect, 9 pages, custom celebration of Marvel Superhero there song video
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Katie from Brunswick, OH
The moderator who reviewed it commented: “Could have used this myself today…” And really, couldn’t we all lol?

  • Staying Calm (Book), VizZle ID Number: 45184
    Image and text about ways to keep calm at school (e.g., “When I need to be calm, I can take three deep breaths.”), 8 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Anne from Shaker Heights, OH
Really well prepped file folder lessons

  • Coins (Pix for Print), VizZle ID Number: 44978
    For print, image of coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter), coin value (e.g., “5 cents”), coin name (e.g., “nickel”), for use in creating 3 different file folder activities: match image of coin to identical image of coin, label coin name to coin image, match image of coin to value, 83 tiles, prints on 5 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Eowyn from West Perry, PA
First time sharing!

  • Feelings and Choices (Book), VizZle ID Number: 46988
    Image and text w/ audio about feelings and different ways to handle them, 32 pages
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Created By Brooke from Queens, NY
Another creator new to sharing makes the list!

  • The Respiratory System (Book), VizZle ID Number: 45156
    Image and text about the Respiratory System (e.g., “We breathe using the Respiratory System.”), popup quiz image and text question (e.g., “What helps us breathe?”) TO image and text label (e.g., “The Respiratory System”), includes a video on the Respiratory System, 9 pages
    (No access to VizZle? Click here for a browser version—remember to maximize your browser and click play at the bottom.)

Created By Elenoria from Queens, NY
Another new New Yorker makes the list!

  • Community Helpers (Book), VizZle ID Number: 45079
    Image and simple text w/ audio about various community helpers (e.g., “This is a police officer.”, “They protect us.”), 11 pages
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Created By Angela from Anne Arundel County, MD
Another new creator this month makes the list!

  • When I Feel Angry (Book), VizZle ID Number: 46346
    Image and text w/ audio about feeling angry and what we can do about it (e.g., “All people feel angry at one time or another.”), a popup quiz question w/ audio (“What is a way to be safe when you feel angry?”) TO image and text phrase (e.g., “quiet hands”), 21 pages
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Thanks to These Creators Who Also Had Lessons that Made the List!

Many thanks to:

Kerry from Chicago, IL Sight Words “the” and “is” ID 45112 and Counting Animals ID 45121 1st time sharing!

Lisa from Queens, NY1st time sharing! Sight Words: Safety ID 46180 and Sight Words: Safety 2 ID 46181

Faith from Queens, NY 1st time sharing! Movement ID 45706

Rosie from Shaker Heights, OH 1st time sharing! It’s Hard to Be Five ID 45907

Lori from Logan, OH 1st time sharing! Economics ID 46349

Lorie from CAIU, PA 1st time sharing! Sharing ID 46404

Jinni from Brunswick, OH Initial Sound “f” ID 44383

Monica from Shaker Heights, OH Exploring Careers ID 45100

Heidi from Shaker Heights, OH Ending Consonants ID 45159

Devney from Shaker Heights, OH Discriminate: Autumn Words ID 45265

Gretchen from Shaker Heights, OH Loud Room ID 45622

Kristen from Elyria, OH Field Trip to Apple Hill ID 45356

Brad from Shaker Heights, OH Because MP has a thing for Mr. Potato Head, and cuz I love Brad! Discriminate: Mr. Potato Head ID 45986

Sue, a trial user Most coolestest edit-took ID 12548 and put preferred characters into every sentence for higher engagement Which Is a Sentence? (Peanuts) ID 46800

Betty from Philadelphia, PA Counting Nickels ID 46579

Mary from Cleveland, OH Hmmm, exactly the same name as the moderator who recommended it… coinky-dink? Nah–it really is a cool use of Pix! lol Letter “C” ID ID 45053

Angela from Shaker Heights, OH Hot author alert–5 made the list! Social Secrets ID 44962; Social Secrets: Birthday Parties ID 45461; Social Secrets: Airplane Trips ID 45459; Tips for Talking with Adults ID 45491; Tips for Talking with Strangers ID 45495

We salute you all—and we appreciate that you all made picking a “best of” list so difficult.

Thanks to everyone who shared visual supports and lessons this month (extra bonus good karma points are winging your way)!

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