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  1. page Classroom Connections edited ... Flat Stanley Project This was a really fun project based on the book by Marc Brown. Having r…
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    Flat Stanley Project
    This was a really fun project based on the book by Marc Brown. Having read the book to the children, we created our own "Stanleys" to send off on adventures. One project involved us in sending Stanley to classes in other countries, along with some bits and pieces such as postcards & stickers that represented NZ. We hosted their Stanleys in turn and took pictures, wrote in journals, etc which we then returned to the other classes along with their Stanleys (and of course ours came back too). Another time we sent Stanleys off to relatives and friends across NZ and asked them to send back a letter and/or photo of Stanley doing something typical of their particular region. Depending on your access to technology could set up a blog or wiki page for your Stanley where hosts could post photos and commentary about Stanley's adventures.
    http://www.flatstanley.com/
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    This would also work fo another of my favourite projects...
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Monday, October 8

  1. page Beyond Basic Facts edited ... Paradise Island( Maths Story) on Storybird Google ... forms, documents, slide shows and…
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    Paradise Island( Maths Story) on Storybird
    Google
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    forms, documents, slide shows and diagrams.
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    and perimeter.
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    These links give you some more great ideas for using Google Maps and other Google tools in your classroom:
    http://edte.ch/blog/maths-maps/
    https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_722cdqx4vdk
    https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_175fp5qg9d3
    https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_8323t58h3ft
    SketchUp
    A great tool for exploring Geometry in particular. Children can create 3D models and 2D drawings. Great for looking at perspective/point of view.
    SketchUp can be downloaded here: http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/index.html
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    Lego Digital Designer
    Like SketchUp this programme can be used to create 3D representations of children's 2D drawings. There is the added bonus that children can then go on to create models from actual Lego.
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    http://ldd.lego.com/
    Scratch
    Scrtach is a programming tool designed for children. There is a lot of mathematical thinking involved in creating a Scratch project such as angles, positive and negative numbers and positional language. Scratch projects can also be created to teach and reinforce concepts. Find out more here:
    http://scratch.mit.edu/
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