Our 4th graders are finishing up map skills in their S.S. classes, so in Integrated Technology, students explored many different features of Google Maps.  This lesson is a preview of another Google Map lesson students will learn about when they read, George Washignton’s Socks in their ELA classes.  They also got to hear a special read aloud of the book, The Scrambled States of America by Deborah Short.

Fifth graders are exploring a new web-based production program called StoryBoard That.  They have a choice to create a storyboard: web, comic strip, t-chart, etc… based on the content of their choice: (Chapter summary of a book they are reading, current science content such as food webs, current S.S. content etc.)  Students are really enjoying this program and are even asking if they can create their own at home.  I can’t wait to see the finished products!