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?

 

 

Fun with Reading

We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month!

Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we all enjoy different books. Knowing the genres helps us decide which kind of story we’d like to read next.

Here is a video last year’s Techie Kids created to help others learn about genres.

THE GENRE SONG

The Genre Song from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

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In our technology lab, we also explore many websites that share stories with some combination of text, audio, or video.

Here are some of our favorite reading sites.

ONLINE STORIES SQWORL

(Currently 50 links)

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This is a Reading Sqworl made just for my 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

MIDDLE SCHOOL READING

 

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Happy Reading!
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Tell us about your favorite book and why you like it.


What is your favorite genre?

 

Can you tell us how your school celebrates reading?

 

Do you know of any other great reading websites to share?