Every year Ann Volk, one of our third grade teachers, and I do a big country project together. When Ann and I started planning the country project together this year, I was so excited when she wanted to do something a little different.
In this project, the students have certain information that they must find through research. In the past, they use index cards to record the information that they find. This year, Ann and I created the Van Meter Third Grade Country Projects Wiki. By keeping the wiki public the students are able to edit the page and add their research into the wiki.
After the students had their country, Ann added a page for each, along with the list of information that they were to locate.
All of the third graders are doing a terrific job at adding their research to their country pages.Mrs. Volk's Country Project Information on her Google Site.
I added the Country Project information, to the 3rd Grade page on the Van Meter Elementary Library and Technology Voice Google Site (littlevanmetervoice.com).
Also, I included the links to places they could go for their research, including....CultureGrams Kids Edition....
The CIA World Fact Book and
I love how she is using her the screen space...she has her page on the wiki open and CultureGrams.
And the culminating activity will be creating a Little Bird Tale together. The theme of the book will be Did You Know This About...(country)?
The Little Bird Tale and their other projects will be so much fun to share with our school community and the world.