How to Travel on Google Earth

This is a student post by Mikayla and Amy.

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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.

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How To Use Google Earth from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

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Have you made a movie before?

 

Where in the world would you like to visit?

 

 

How To Use a Digital Camera

This is a student post by Taylor and Lauren.

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We were learning about ways to use the app, Snapguide, to create a tutorial. Our idea was to show people how to use a digital camera. This tutorial will show you step by step basics of using a digital camera. We used the iPad to take pictures of each step. Next, we added captions to match the steps. We hope our tutorial will help people learn how to use a digital camera in the future.

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Check out How to Use a Digital Camera by Kelly Moore on Snapguide.

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What was helpful about this Snapguide?

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What cool pictures have you captured?

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What kind of tutorials would you make?

Vote for Books to Africa!

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Our friend in Washington, Julia, left us a comment that caught our attention.

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Julia is a student at Mrs. Hembree’s school. They have been working very hard on a Books to Africa Project. Check out their links HERE and HERE.


These students have been fundraising and collecting books to send to children in Africa that do not have books. We don’t always think of how incredible it is to be able to get any book we want. This is a wonderful opportunity to be grateful and help make a difference in other children’s lives.

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Please join with us in supporting the Bell Bulldog Readers!
Here’s what you can do:
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1. Go to ChangeMySchool.com

2. Click on the Books to Africa video.

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3. Click on the blue button that says, “Vote for this Video!”

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4. You can vote 1 time, from each device, each day until May 31st.

Every Child Deserves a Book.

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Help make a difference the life of a child!

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Don’t Let the Bear Drive the Model T!

Inspired by the amazing Mo Willems’, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, this book takes a Michigan twist. Henry Ford asks the readers to watch his Model T and remember,

Don’t Let the Bear Drive the Model T!

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You won’t believe the crazy excuses this bear gives…

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Written and illustrated by Mrs. Moore’s 4th grade Techie Kids.

Happy Reading!

Tell us about a book you have written with your classmates.

What other book versions would be fun to create?

 

How-To: Tie Your Shoes

Mrs. Moore went to an awesome education conference this past weekend called, EdCamp Detroit. It was full of amazing Michigan educators who love helping students learn! We had many great conversations and shared a whole bunch of cool ideas. When I told Mr. Medvinsky we were creating How-To videos, he shared a cool app with me called, SnapGuide. Guess what? I loved it and couldn’t wait to share it in class!

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We jumped right in and made our first guide. Take a look at what our 1st graders created. Each photo is captioned and there are even videos at the end.

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Check out How to Tie Your Shoes by 1st Graders by Kelly Moore on Snapguide.

Have you used SnapGuide before?

 

How do you think you could use this tool?

Earth Day 2013

In celebration of Earth Day this past April 22nd, we made our third annual Paperless Earth Day books. You can see our past Earth Day books by clicking here (Earth Day 2011) and here (Earth Day 2012) . We used KidPix4 and TuxPaint to illustrate our ideas. Take a peek at some ways we take care of the Earth.

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These books are also embedded on our eBook page. You can click on this link or find eBooks in the menu bar above.

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Our classes also enjoyed playing Michael, Michael Go Recycle!

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…and reading an Earth Day book on Starfall.

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What did you think of our Paperless Books?

Can you share other ways that we can take care of the Earth?

How did your class celebrate Earth Day?

 

If You Give A Monkey A Pineapple…

If you give the Techie Kids inspiration, chances are they’ll create something amazing! That’s just what we’ve been doing. Inspired by Laura Numeroff’s If You Give A Mouse A Cookie series, we decided to create our own version.

This story is a collaboration between our Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade classes.

Here is our First Edition Publication of, 

IF YOU GIVE A MONKEY A PINEAPPLE

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Have you ever written a book before?

If you were to create another book in this series, what would it be called?

Mystery Pictures

We have all been working very hard in our Technology classes. One of our focuses have been the digital cameras. We have talked about the parts of the camera and its proper care. The children are working on focusing and quality photo composition. This is a project that our third graders are working on now. Play our game to find out how we are learning to see everyday objects from a new perspective.

 

 

How many did you figure out?

Tell us about one of your favorite pictures and what makes it so special.