Thursday, March 29, 2012

Talking photos with Blabberize

After learning about the Industrial Revolution, the fifth graders used the website Blabberize to create talking photos of the inventors who they researched. They wrote from the perspective of the inventor and recorded their voices using Audacity. Check out their work below. It was fun!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

PhotoStory 3 Video Project

Using Microsoft's PhotoStory 3, the 8th grade students in Mrs. Koshollek's Language Arts classes have worked this week to create videos that highlight important details from their research papers. View an example of their finished work below.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What is your Favorite...VoiceThread Project

The fifth grade students in Mrs. Young's Day 2 6th hour Integrated Technology class created a VoiceThread about their favorite things.  They are sharing this with their "Tech Pals" at a school in California, who will add  their comments.  You can view our VoiceThread below.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

World Read Aloud Day Pics

Today fifth graders in Mrs. Young's 6th hour Integrated Technology class Skyped with author Ty Allan Jackson to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.  Ty read us his book When I Close My Eyes and answered the students' questions about reading, writing, and life.  Ty even offered to chat with us again after we read his book Danny Dollar Millionaire: The Lemonade Escapade.  The students really enjoyed the experience and are very excited to read his book. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

World Read Aloud Day News

Wednesday, March 7 has been declared World Read Aloud Day by Lit World, an organization dedicated to ending world illiteracy.  Our school was lucky to be matched with a guest reader for the day as an opportunity to participate in this world event!  Fifth-grade sixth-hour Integrated Technology students will be Skyping with author Ty Allan Jackson during their class time.  He will be reading aloud to them and allowing them time to ask him questions about his writing and his life. 

Ty Allan Jackson is the author of the books Danny Dollar Millionaire:  The Lemonade Escapade and When I Close My Eyes.  He lives in Pittsfield, Massachuttes. 

We are very excited about being a part of World Read Aloud Day!  Pictures from the event will be posted Wednesday afternoon.  In addition, check out Sunday's Appleton Post-Crescent for an article featuring our participation!