Thursday, January 23, 2014

Who's your favorite author?

Fourth graders here at Blackland Prairie can tell you all about their favorite author after completing research about them.  After choosing their author, students used Google Drawing and the research tool in Google to find 5 facts, a photo, and at least 3 books written by the author.  What made this so easy is that the research tool is to the right of the drawing page.  This tool not only makes it easy to find a picture or information, but it will also cite the information so students learn about giving credit when using somebody else's information.

Here are a some of the finished products...

By Julian

By Jacob

By Annabelle
Well done, fourth grade!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mrs. Young's SMARTies

Mrs. Young's class learned about fractions and poetry today using the SMART Board.  SMART Boards are interactive white boards that allow students to be active participants in the lesson.  The students had fun moving items in the interactive games and "writing" on the board with the integrated pens.