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Fourth grade students in our district have been able to show what they know by creating interactive posters using Makey Makey and Scratch! The process seems a little overwhelming, but it's actually really easy! They were able to complete the entire project in 4 Days.
Days 1 & 2 - Research and Illustrate
Students found 5 facts they wanted to share (2 they learned about in class and 3 new ones). Each group illustrated their posters. Each fact needed an illustration. Students also had to add a "button" for each fact (and one extra we called the "home" button) to their posters. These buttons were made out of aluminum foil tape.
Wire the Posters: This part is probably the trickiest, but the fourth graders I just worked with did a phenomenal job! Students hooked one end of a wire to their Makey Makey while ensuring the other end was going to the fact on the poster it should be. For example, if we look at the example above, students had to connect the "down arrow" wire to the fact they illustrated about "teeth". Once all of the wires were connected, they plugged it into their Chromebooks and tested them out! When touching the "home" button and a "fact" button simultaneously, you heard a student explain the fact through the Chromebook.
Day 4 - Show Them Off!
Students set up their posters in the library. Parents, school employees, and other students were invited to come into the library to check out their hard work. The fourth graders were excited throughout this entire project and were very proud of their hard work. I loved listening to them explain the process to the sweet first grade students that came in to check it out!
Below are a few items I found particularly interesting in a recent an email from Google for Education.
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My name is Beth Dabney. I
have been working in Anderson School District 2 for nine years. I was a fourth
grade math and science teacher at Belton Elementary School for the first seven
years of my career. I am looking forward to working with the amazing employees
of Anderson Two to implement different technologies to help enhance learning for