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.
Feb 2, 2009
I LOVE WRITING! That is what my students say when we publish in a fun way. For Valentine's Day my 4th grade students used Microsoft Word to write about the things in their life that they love. Then they copied and pasted their text to the Party Printer online to create the heart shape. The web site does all the formatting for you!
Jan 12, 2009
For this project, we saved the desktop image from the web site to a writing program. Then the students added and formatted their text.
Jan 8, 2009
First we used the Ideafinder: History of Toys and Games Web Site to research. Then we added the names of the toys and dates they were invented to our Timeliner program. Finally, we copied and pasted images of each toy invention into our timeline (and provided citations for the source of our information and images). After our projects were printed we shared the information that we had learned. Did you know that jigsaw puzzles were invented in 1767 by John Spilsbury? He was a teacher and wanted to help his students learn geography. That certainly was innovation for his time!