Nebraska Books Project

This year my 4th grade students were able to participate in the Nebraska Books Project hosted by the state of Nebraska.  (More info here.)

The official blurb from the state is as follows.

"The NeBooks Project is a partnership between schools, state agencies and non-profit organizations across Nebraska for the common purpose of providing quality instructional materials. The initial focus of this project was creating Nebraska focused eBooks for use in meeting 4th grade Nebraska History standards. As the project has continued to grow and gain momentum, we want to encourage the writing of eBooks in all content areas to be added to our eBook Library."

We spent many hours researching local events and history, making phone calls, sending emails and cooperating with anyone who could offer us assistance.  We had some amazing help with photos from several state agencies and local museums as well.

We learned a lot about plagiarism and proper etiquette when you have 75 students sharing a document on Google Drive as well.

Our book is a work in progress, so please let us know if/when you find mistakes and we can get them corrected.

You can view our book on an iPad or Mac by clicking this link.

2nd Grade Glogs

Second grade worked very hard this semester researching animals using National Geographic.  The students read through animal webpages on National Geographic to gather their facts and then created posters using Glogster.  They chose their page backgrounds and layouts and added all of their elements to customize their posters with their partners.  The students learned a lot about page layout, web linking, editing and proofreading and how to work well with their partners. 

You can view all of the posters on the computer lab page at Glogster.