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Free election lesson resources

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but wanted to provide some information on free election lesson resources available from Mimio. We've developed 7 interactive lessons (that can be used on any whiteboard, or even just with a computer and projector), with versions for grade level bands K-2, 3-6, and 7-12.

Here's our blog post describing the lessons, with a link to download them. To download the interactive lessons you'll just need to register for MimioConnect. Hope you enjoy them!
http://info.mimio.com/blog/bid/207997/Get-Out-The-Vote-with-Free-Lessons

President, NJ Association for Middle Level Education

Great polling ideas

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I think that polling is a great opportunity to integrate technology, math, social studies and current events. I love your idea of using Google Forms to create an exit poll. This is a great authentic task, I am sure the kids will love it. Some of the polling places are right in schools, too! Thanks for sharing.
I have a few other ways to get polling data and use polling tools in my blog at http://bit.ly/WBuZlP

K-8 Technology Integration Specialist at the Hartford School District, VT

Apps and exit polling.

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We are thinking of using Vote Kiosk this year with our students to "vote" in the election. Has anyone tried that app? We are also taking our iPads and iPods to a polling location and doing exit polling with a Google Form that we created together. Our questions are focused around the voter, asking if this is their first time voting, if they vote in local elections as well as national, and how many elections they have voted in. We then plan to analyze the data and possible make an infographic to show our data.

Thank you for sharing. I

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Thank you for sharing. I think it is such a great idea to get students interested in the elections at a young age. They are going to be our future, and it is important for them to understand the importance of voting. What a fun idea to debate and vote using Polleverywhereand classroom clickers to vote anonymously. As Brian mentioned, Skype would be a great tool to use as well to interact and debate with another classroom!

President, NJ Association for Middle Level Education

10 Great Resources on the Electoral College

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Thanks for giving us some great ideas about integrating technology in election activities. There are quite a few online activities and resources on the Electoral College - and this is a great time to teach it. Check out 10 Great Resources on the Electoral College at http://scan-werecriticaltothinking.blogspot.com/2012/10/10-great-resourc...

Educator, Consultant, ADE , ClassTechTips.com

I love using the presidential

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I love using the presidential election with my students! Check out my lesson using Election apps in my classroom: http://bit.ly/SQqZGM and more posts about apps I love at my blog: www.ClassTechTips.com

Fifth grade language arts and history teacher from Greenwich, Connecticut

I have been listening to NPR

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I have been listening to NPR - public radio - every morning and have been brainstorming ways to integrate the election into an academic area. I wanted to do something more than discuss and read a current events magazine. I read your post and found some great ideas. I registered immendiately with Polleverywhere and have already posted a sample question on my class wiki. (I want them to get used to the concept of voting). I also wish to explore how I can prepare a debate and Skype with another classroom. Much of this technology is new to me, so I will accept any ideas tyou have about connecting with another fifth grade class prior to the elections. Great ideas!! Thanks!!

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