Mrs. Abell's 4th grade students have been studying interesting and famous structures of the world as part of their architecture unit.
After brainstorming all of the structures they knew about, and using books to explore them, each student chose a structure to learn more about and to teach the class.
Using a research organizer, and the safe search sites on our school Student Resources Page, students researched the buildings of their choice
Inspired by Sherrie Johnson, a fellow teacher at a neighboring school, Mrs. Abell decided to use Thinglink as the tool for her students to collect and share their findings.
She set up a class with student accounts and together we did a quick overview of how Thinglinks are built, and they were off and running.
Many students wanted to include videos into their Thinglink.
After they located them in their safe search engines, and opened them in YouTube, I taught them how to open them in Safeshare.tv and use that link in their Thinglink. This provides a clean interface with no ads, related videos, or comments.
Students really dove into their research and enjoyed adding links to their Thinglink that captured the essence of each structure.
Click here to view the
Famous Structures of the World Thinglink
created by these amazing 4th graders.
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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