We learned a lot of new skills in Technology class this year.
In this project, we learned how to use Movie Maker and Photo Story 3. We learned how to go on Google Earth and travel to faraway places while staying in our classroom. We learned how to take screenshots and use them in our presentations. We learned how to make music on UJAM.com and Photo Story 3. We recorded our voices and learned how to put it in our movie.
We also learned how to type in step by step directions for you! Enjoy our tutorial of how to travel on Google Earth.
Today our first group of Techie Kids had their first chance to Skype while they were at school. We were able to meet Mrs. Kistler and the 49er’s. We were so excited!
This year, 3rd graders learn about our great state of Michigan. We have worked hard to find out about Michigan’s natural resources, symbols, and landmarks. Today we were able to learn about Texas from kids who actually live there!
This is a Google Earth screen shot of the 49er’s state taken by Ben.
* Madisyn used Google Maps to calculate the distance between our schools. We found out that we are 1,469 miles away, which was about a 22 hour drive. We thought we’d need to pack some snacks, like pretzels, for that drive!
* Here is some of what we learned:
One of Texas’ natural resources is oil. They use salsa as frequently as others use ketchup. The bluebonnet flower is a symbol of Texas and you better not be caught picking one on someone else’s land! Summers in Texas are very hot. Dr. Pepper was created in Waco, Texas. The Alamo, Sea World, and the River Walk are some of their landmarks. One of their state symbols is a Cowboy! Ants in Texas bite! You better double and triple check your backpack before you go anywhere…you just might find a stowaway scorpion!