Paperslide Videos – Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

Filed Under (Classroom Integration, Paperslide Videos) by Heather Hurley on 09-03-2012

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This paper slide video was created by one of my first grade classes. This is the first in a series of videos about famous Americans.

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr. from Heather Hurley on Vimeo.

The project covers the following VA Standards of Learning and National Technology Standards:

1.9 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fiction and nonfiction.
b)  Set a purpose for reading.
f)  Identify characters, setting, and important events.
g)  Retell stories and events, using beginning, middle, and end.
h)  Identify the topic or main idea.

1.12 The student will write to communicate ideas.
a)  Generate ideas.
c)  Use descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, and events.
g)  Share writing with others.
h)  Use available technology.

1.2  The student will describe the stories of American leaders and their contributions to our country, with emphasis on George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

Please Help Us Meet the Mythbusters!

Filed Under (Classroom Integration, Contests and Grants) by Heather Hurley on 16-05-2011

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Hi All,

One of my fifth grade teachers and I are finalists in the “Bust-a-Myth” Video Challenge. Students used Discovery Education content and tools to investigate a popular science myth (Will cola clean a penny? Discolor a tooth? Dissolve a steak?). We are the ONLY elementary school competing in this event! We need VOTES to win.

We need to get the VOTE out by MAY 27TH – YOU can HELP us by voting for Lisa Warden’s Class (one vote each day): go to

In addition, if you have a Facebook account you can visit, choose “Bust-a-Myth” Video Challenge in the sidebar and vote for us there.

Please invite colleagues, friends and family to vote also!

Many thanks for voting–
Heather – VA LC Chair

Glogster Example

Filed Under (Classroom Integration, Resources) by Heather Hurley on 22-01-2009

Below is an example Glog that I created for a workshop on Glogster. Glogster now has an education site you can access. When you sign up it lets you create student accounts and sends you the log in names and passwords. What could be more simple. Stay tuned for some 5th grade Social Studies projects that I’ll be posting in the next couple of weeks.

First Grade PowerPoint Flap Posters

Filed Under (Classroom Integration) by Heather Hurley on 19-12-2008

This week I worked with a first grade teacher to create flap posters. This activity was done using PowerPoint and I got the idea from Tammy Worcester’s 50 Quick & Easy Reading and Writing Computer Activities. The first graders have been learning about jobs and whether they provide a good or a service. The students really enjoyed the activity and it was a great way to review for them to review. Please leave a comment if you would like additional information about the project.