Apr 30, 2010
Mar 30, 2009
Mar 6, 2009
WHO AM I? See if you can guess the who the famous person is as you view our PowerPoint flash videos on our school website. The 5th grade students researched a famous person using Bio4Kids, Presidential Biographies, American History Biographies, Fact Monster Biographies, or Spectrum Biographies. Then they created a guessing game using PowerPoint. The project has a title page, four pages of facts, and the answer on the sixth page. Our PowerPoint files were converted to flash videos using the FREE I-Spring converter.
Our game boards were created in Kidspiration, using a teacher created template. Students chose and added events, images (from the Kidspiration image library), and the colors of their gameboard squares. We printed the finished projects on cardstock and students played using a die and anything they could find for their game pieces.
Next, we used Google earth to take images (print screen and paste) of the places that we live: Earth, The US, New Jersey, Marlton (our town), and the student's street/house. We copied and pasted these images into a PowerPoint project, one picture on a page. When all of the images were copied over, we printed our PowerPoint project in a handout view so that all 6 pages (including our title page) were printed on a single sheet of paper.