I presented the Beautiful Spring,
Beautiful Earth project to Mrs. Brock’s 3rd Grade class as a
possibility for our next project during their weekly computer lab
time. They decided to work in collaborative groups. After the class
divided into groups, they selected an informational text (nonfiction
book) to use as research material for their project. They had
several options for their final product. The groups, books, and
products are listed below, we hope you enjoy them.
Hannah, Kylee, Gabriele, and Tevra
decided to create an Earth Day poster for display in our school.
They read the book EVERY DROP COUNTS a book about water
by Jill Wheeler. They used Kid Pix Deluxe 3 to create their
artwork and some of their text. They also used Word Art in
Microsoft Word for their title. After they created their poster,
they used the digital camera to take a photo to share their poster
Here is their artwork up close so you
can read it better.
Erin, Carli, and Baylee decided to
create an illustration with graphic software to participate in the
Earth Day Groceries project. They used Kid Pix Deluxe 3 to
create their graphic and then they exported it into Microsoft
Word. The book they read was Read About Pollution by
Herta S. Breiter.
Taylor decided to create stationery
for students to use to write stories or poetry on. Instead of using
a digital camera to produce her graphic, she decided to use Kid
Pix Deluxe 3. Then her graphic was exported to Microsoft Word
and the watermark stationery was created. Taylor read Global
Change by Theodore P. Snow.
Please feel free to print
her stationery and use it in your writing
Austin and Zane decided to write an
acrostic poem. Using Internet Explorer and the web site listed below
they created their acrostic poem. This web site takes you through
the steps of brainstorming words or ideas and then automatically
makes an acrostic poem. Click on this
to create your own acrostic poem.
After their poem was created it was
copied and pasted into Microsoft Word to share with you.
Austin and Zane also used Global Change by Theodore P. Snow for
Malcolm, John, and Nate are great
artists and decided to illustrate the beginning, middle, and end of
a book. They looked through several books and did not find one they
liked so they decided to write their own book and illustrate it.
They used Microsoft Word to write their book, Internet
Explorer, and Microsoft Paint to create their graphics.
The book they wrote is Recycling by John, Nate, and Malcolm.
Aaron, Colton , and Kyler decided to
show recycling. Colton used his digital camera at home and traveled
around the city taking pictures of recycling. They decided they
needed to write something about recycling to go along with their
pictures and graph. They used Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,
and a digital camera to create their part of the project. The book
they used was Recycle That! by Fay Robinson
National Technology Standards
SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND HUMAN ISSUES
Students develop positive attitudes
toward technology uses that support lifelong learning,
collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity
TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
Students use technology tools to
enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing
technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other
BASIC OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS
Students demonstrate a sound
understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
Students are proficient in the use of technology.
National Language Arts
PARTICIPATING IN SOCIETY
Students participate as
knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a
variety of literacy communities.
APPLYING LANGUAGE SKILLS
Students use spoken, written, and
visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for
learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
Students adjust their use of spoken,
written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary)
to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for
National Science Standards
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES
As a result of activities in grades
K-4, all students should develop understanding of
Characteristics and changes in populations
Types of resources
Changes in environments
Science and technology in local challenges
National Social Studies
ROLES OF THE CITIZEN
What are the Roles of the Citizen in
What are important responsibilities of Americans?
Source for National Standards