Maplewood 5th Graders Are Tech Savvy

Adding a three-dimensional element to their two-dimensional eBook presentation gives students the opportunity for deeper study.
Adding a three-dimensional element to their two-dimensional eBook presentation gives students the opportunity for deeper study.
Maplewood 5th grade teacher Ms. Lisa Hatton works with each student ensuring they are grasping how technology can enhance their traditional curriculum.
Maplewood 5th grade teacher Ms. Lisa Hatton works with each student ensuring they are grasping how technology can enhance their traditional curriculum.
Ms. Janine D'Elia has been on the technology forefront for years and now gets to visit many classrooms helping teachers and students with the most current technological advances in education.
Ms. Janine D'Elia has been on the technology forefront for years and now gets to visit many classrooms helping teachers and students with the most current technological advances in education.
The sound of the MakerBot hard at work encourages students to stretch their imagination creating a deeper understanding of their research material.
The sound of the MakerBot hard at work encourages students to stretch their imagination creating a deeper understanding of their research material.

Students in Ms. Hatton's 5th grade class at Maplewood Intermediate School are taking a unique twist in learning about many famous architectural landmarks. After researching specific areas of the world, students selected landmarks to study in detail and then, using a 3-dimensional software program, recreated their landmark on a two-dimensional tablet screen that they then printed on their 3D printer.

Adding to their eBook landmark presentations, South Huntington’s Technology Integration Coach, Ms. Janine D'Elia spent some time in Ms. Hatton’s class to help students integrate video clips about the eBook they were creating. Ms. Hatton’s students were excited to bring their book to life with text, images, video, music and narration to tell their story as they prepare to share their eBooks with family and friends.

From the Arc de Triomphe and Empire State Building to New England’s Largest Chair, students took their new found knowledge a giant step forward thanks to the latest technology now available in South Huntington classrooms.

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