Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Brewer pupils finish 50-state ‘tour’


BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Washington Street School third-graders (from left) Anna Spaulding, 9, Alli Cottrell, 9, and Libby Hewes, 9, wave goodbye to Massachusetts third-graders after their video chat Tuesday.  

Maine students complete virtual 50-state field trip
A class of Maine third-graders wrapped up a months-long online project that had them connecting with students and teachers through virtual field trips to classrooms in all 50 states. Teacher Cherrie MacInnes began using videoconferencing to help students stay in touch with a former classmate, but she soon decided to expand the project to other schools. "It really demonstrates how we can use technology to expand our social studies curriculum and our technology curriculum," the superintendent of schools said. Bangor Daily News (Maine) Bookmark and Share

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