Thursday, October 4, 2018

Digital Maine Library meets Global Read Aloud!



5th graders, I'm so psyched that you are reading Refugee and taking part in the Global Read Aloud.  It is an amazing, powerful book!

Today we're going to continue our exploration of the Digital Maine Library in order to learn more about the different settings of Refugee: Germany, Cuba and Syria.

Please perform a keyword search of your country (I'll let you know which it is) in 3 of the resources available to you in the elementary section of the Digital Maine Library.





Then, post a comment here answering these questions:
  1. Which resource was most useful for learning new information about your country?
  2. Why was it more useful than the others?
  3. What did you learn about your country that you did not know before? 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tracking a Message in a Bottle

28008154After reading The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, we are going to write our own messages in a bottle.  But we're not going to put them in the ocean. Why not?



Using PlasticAdrift, let's see where our bottles would end up if we did put them in the ocean here in Phippsburg.




Now, let's use Google Maps to figure out in what country they most likely would end up:




Friday, September 28, 2018

Exploring Maine Digital Library

5th graders, I know you are as shocked as I was to discover that MARVEL no longer exists!  What are we to do when we need credible information??  Fear not, the Maine Digital Library is here for us.  It looks and feels a little different from MARVEL, but I am confident that we will come to love it as much as MARVEL.