For this week’s Tech News Tuesday we’re going to be talking about Santa trackers. It’s a fun activity you can do with the family, and we’re going to look at a couple of online resources for you.
Links in this episode: emailSanta.com
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Bob: Hi, I’m Bob Clark.
Donna: And I’m Donna Botti. We’re with Delos Inc and we make the web work for you. Merry Christmas everyone! Today on Tech News Tuesday we’re going to be talking about Santa trackers. It’s a fun activity you can do with the family, and we’re going to look at a couple of online resources for you.
Bob: The first one is emailsanta.com. This is a fun site with lots to do, and there’s also an app and EmailSanta is on most social media platforms as well. Email the North Pole using fill in the blank templates any time of the year. There’s a fun quiz where you can find out if you’re on the naughty or nice list.
And there’s lots of games, coloring pages, and a Santa webcam. Plus, there are lots of jokes to share. Hey Donna, Why does Santa like to work in his garden?
Donna: I don’t know. Why?
Bob: Because he likes to hoe, hoe, hoe!
Donna: Ha Ha Bob, or should I say Ho Ho Ho!
The next one my kids really liked is the NORAD Tracks Santa website, noradsanta.org. NORAD, if you don’t know, is the North American Aerospace Defense Command. It’s a joint United States and Canada organization which defends the homeland through aerospace warning for North America.
They monitor man-made objects in space, and the detection, and warning of attacks against North America, whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles.
But best of all, they track Santa on Christmas Eve, and they’ve been doing it for the last 60 years. You can track Santa on the fly with their mobile apps, and find NORAD on most social media platforms too.
Bob: You have to check out the Google Santa Tracker. It’s an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program that was first launched in 2004 by Google, and allows users to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve as well. Find it at santatracker.google.com.
This is bright, colorful, and fully animated website. It allows users to play, watch, and learn through a little activities that are added daily, so there’s always something new. It was actually inspired by the NORAD Tracks Santa website.
I really like the Santa Selfie page where you are the barber. You can give Santa a beard and haircut, change his hair colors and add stickers. It’s a whole lot of fun!
Donna: It sounds great! A lot of you use voice assistants, and they also provide a super fun activity to find interactive experiences with Santa Claus that you and your kids will love. The voice assistants will walk you through questionnaires, let you have conversations with an elf, and of course talk with Santa. There’s music, stories, Santa facts, and more.
“Hey Google, call Santa.” Get your kids to say this line, and it’s going to launch an interactive experience from your Google Assistant speaker.
“Alexa, ask Santa Tracker where Santa is.” Like all good Santa Trackers, this command is especially good on Christmas Eve where Santa can be tracked around the globe, using your Alexa device.
These voice assistants can provide a lot of Christmas tech fun, and perhaps a much-needed distraction as the day is very close.
Bob: That’s it for today’s episode. You can find the links to the Santa Trackers and a transcript of today’s podcast at DelosInc.com/113.
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