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We are a fourth grade class on Long Island, New York. We are using this blog as a resource for online expression and communication of topics that we are exploring inside and outside of our classroom.

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teacher: Adam Dugger

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Title: My History Space (05/28/09)
Description: Our “My History Space” has been a huge success! We are creating a wonderful social network full of historical figures. We have blogged as them, created talking avatars, researched information on our wiki and created autobiographies. We have befriended each other and we have created a community dedicated to the age of exploration. We are now creating, scripting, and filming commercials using multimedia applications.

What’s next? Is there anything else that you would like to accomplish? What should we do with this project after it is done? What was your favorite part of the project? What was the most challenging part of the project? Is there any other information that you would like to add?

Also, you can comment on blog entries of other students in our classroom or in classrooms that we are sharing with.

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***Remember that a blog is NOT a journal. What you write can and will be viewed by other people, so DO NOT put any sensitive or personal information!***



Article posted May 31, 2009 at 05:44 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 135

My History Space was a great project.   My favorite part of the project was finding out about Robert La Salle. Doing research was challenging because it was something new for me.  The next thing that I want to accomplish is to learn about another  person like Robert La Salle.  The thing that made him special  was that he was a king and an explorer.   That's the next thing I want to do.

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Article posted May 30, 2009 at 04:56 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 172

I think we should just continue on the advertistment to other classes about doing myhistoryspace. Our group has already accomplished many things! This project has been a sucess to everyone in the class and I am really happy with the work I have accomplished. I really hope that we can do this with our next year teacher too!

Article posted May 30, 2009 at 04:56 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 172



Article posted May 29, 2009 at 11:45 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 100

I think we should make a movie about the explorers and show them to the other grades because, they can all see our hard work.My favorite part of the project was when I did research on the explorer. It was fun to find facts about the explorer. I think that the most challenging part of the project was the talking avatar because we had to write and record words that he would say.

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Article posted May 29, 2009 at 02:46 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 178

I think we should video the commercial ideas and put them on the internet. What I like to accomplish is putting my three pictures into the history space. I would want to show other classes our history space.

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Article posted May 29, 2009 at 02:37 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 82

We have gone a long way with our research project. Right now we are creating a commercial using multimedia applications.



I would like to make a song explaining all the things we used to make our commercial for example, Windows Movie Maker. If you ask me right now I don’t have a clue how the song would start or end, but I know all my classmates will help put it together. Then we could put it up on the home page of my history space. Next we could make our final touches which means that we should add anything else we want and wrap (finish) everything up. After we finish the project we can show to other fourth grade classrooms and Mrs. Guercin. I am very curious to see what they think.



I thought the most challenging part of this project was when we had to do the research because in different books and websites there would be different information so I didn't know which one was true. This whole project was a challenge to me and believe it or not I learned so much more about technology than I did before we started this project.



I would like to add things to my history space (other than commercials) so that it will persuade people to join our social network. If you would like to check my history space the website is www.myhistoryspace.ning.com or you can go to google and type in my history space and click on the third choice. Have Fun! This is the best project I have ever done since Kindergarten.



Sravya :)

Article posted May 29, 2009 at 02:37 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 82



Article posted May 29, 2009 at 02:11 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 72

I am not sure what is next and I am not sure what I what to accomplish. When we are done with the project, I want to make a end of the year video. My favorite part was making the gizmos because you get to dress your person up like a disco person or a dress up dude ect. You also get to disguise your voice so it sounds like your person. The most challenging part of this was creating the My History Space because you need to do so many steps. I don't have any more information to add so, bey!:p

Article posted May 29, 2009 at 02:11 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 72



Article posted May 29, 2009 at 01:09 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 86

I think we should make a movie about the explorers and show it to the other grades because they can see all our hard work. My favorite part of the project was when I did research on the explorer. It was fun to find facts about the explorer. I think that the most challenging part of the project was the talking avatar, because we had to write and record words that he would say.

Article posted May 29, 2009 at 01:09 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 86



Article posted May 29, 2009 at 01:07 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 72

I think that the "my history space" project is almost done maybe we could just add a video to finish off the end of the year. I really think we should put our "my history space" on to yahoo so when people want to learn info about explorers, they can go to www.myhistoryspace.ning.com. My favorite part was to create the blog post because I love to write and type The most challenging part was when we had to find pictures because my eplorer only had the same picture over and over again. Well guess I have to say goodbye for now.

Article posted May 29, 2009 at 01:07 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 72



Article posted May 29, 2009 at 12:50 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 436

For my history space project, I would like to accomplish doing the commercial for this website because when our group finishes the commercial I think that it would be very good. I think that it will be good because we came out with some good information. For ex: we are going to be standing in front of the smartboard in the computer lab and there is going to be a ship in the background so there is kind of a pirate theme. So I can’t wait till’ we finish=http://



I think tat we should post this project on our class blog because the whole world can see it and people all around it can blog about it. We could be fffffaaaaammmmmmoooooouuuuuusssssss=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://!!



My favorite part of this project is when we got to befriend other explorers because we can get to know about their adventures, and they could learn more about ours.



I think that the most challenging part of the project is when we had to write the autobiography about our explorer because we had to base all the info on our explorer in one story about them. I also thought that it was pretty difficult because we also had to make a blog post about your explorer so you had to make the information that you used on your blog post different than the info on your autobiography.

Article posted May 29, 2009 at 12:50 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 436



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 10:33 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 99

 Think school is boring? Well I got news for you, I don' t think so. In research we get to do things online. Like doing the myhistoryspace explorer project. I think what we should do next is on our own countries. We should study about which country our ancestors lived in. I don' think we need anything to acomplish. The hardest part about the myhistoryspace is the talking avatars. But then it is also my favorite part of the myhistoryspace.


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Article posted May 28, 2009 at 10:33 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 99



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 09:56 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 77

I think after the commercial we should make a movie about it.I would like to accomplish on my blog ( not this blog) because it is short.After this we shoud make a website because it will be cool.My favorite part was when we made a avatar because they all look cool.For me it was not really challenging. I think we shoud not add more information.

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Article posted May 28, 2009 at 09:08 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 82

I wouldn't want to do anything else because I can't thing of it and also because we are doing such fun stuff. We should edit it like always and showour parents like last time with the crayfish thingy project. My favorite part was the commercial since we actually got to, ourselves record the camera. the most difficult part was to research our explorer for like 2 days and filling up about 3 whole pages of questions!!!! But I still liked it =http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://!!1

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 09:08 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 82



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 09:07 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 70

I THINK THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ACCOMPLISH TO TRY TO MAKE MY PAGE FOR MY HISTORY SPACE THE BEST I CAN.I DON'T NO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO NEXT BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY CHOICES... BUT MY FAVORITE CHOICE OF MINE WOULD HAVE TO BE TO SHOW THE OTHER FOURTH GRADE CLASSES.MY FAVORITE PART OF THE PROJECT WAS MAKING THE TALKING GIZMOS'S.THE MOST CHALLENGING THING WAS TO MAKE THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY BECAUSE WE HAD TO MAKE SURE WE HAD OUR EXPLORERS NAME,WHERE THEY WERE FROM,WHERE THE SAILED FOR,AND THAT WE HAD ENOUGH INFORMATION.

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 09:07 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 70



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 08:57 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 81

There is not that much things that our class needs to accomplish. When everyone in our class is done we sould put it on our blog. Like if you go to me Tyler it could say on the top go to Tylers myhistoryspace.ning.com and it leads it to my person ( Hernando de soto). And it will do that to everyone in our class like Srayva it would go to Henry Hudson. My favorite part of the project was making the gizmos. The most challenging part was putting the imformation on our wiki and our myhistoryspace.ning.com.



P.S. go to myhistoryspace.ning.com and go to Hernando de soto.

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 08:57 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 81



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 08:40 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 79

We're doing the MyHistorySpace thing. I would want to just take everything and slam it all into one book. My favorite part was when we made the Gizmoz. The hardest part was when we researched the info on the explorers.

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 08:40 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 79



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 04:20 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 105

HELLO EVERYBODAY!!! Just to let you guys know, the way to get to myhistoryspace online is http://www.myhistoryspace.ning.com, if you want to know. (Oh and go on Jaques Marquette's page! Kay, )  I think the most challenging part was to look on everyone's page just to see what country they were born in and what country they sailed for.  I would like to accomplish adding more parts that would tell Jaques Marquette's personality. I think we should dress up like our explorer and present our ning when we're done with the project. Or have a party! My favorite part was creating the gizmoz. I loved how they came out. Anyways, got to go!



~Kayla



Scroll to see who I researched! Jaques Marquette!

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 04:20 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 105



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 04:03 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 77

I don't know the next thing we would do I hope is fun and entertaining. I would like to acomplish the commercial we are doing about explorers with a few other kids in my class. My favorite part was creating the gizmos. The most challenging part was when I did the gizmos too because we had to write like a mini autobiography about out our explorer. I think this project is very fun so far and I know Its going to get better when we video our commercial(highlight over in the blank space to reveal)

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 04:03 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 77



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 04:02 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 85

I think that we should make a movie of some of all of our favorite photos that we took over the school year. Maybe we should have our parents come and see all that we have done through out the school year! ;-)

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 04:02 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 85



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 02:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 93

 



 I love going on myhistoryspaceweb.com! Our class each has a famous explorer. Mine famous explorer is John Cabot! He was born in Vence, Italy. He wanted to find the land of spices! 


 


Question 1: What’s next? Well some are doing commercials. We got into two groups and started brain storming ideas! We just started working on it and IT WILL BE AWWSOME! 


 


Question 2: IS there anything else that you would like to accomplish? Yes I would like to find more information about are explorer!


 


Question 3: What should we do with this project after it is done? I think we should put it on teacher tube and our class wiki! Oh, and we should show it to family and friends!


 Question 4: What was your fav. part of making this project? My fav. part of making this project  to me was making the talking avatars because we got to talk and make accents and they looked so real!


 


Question 5: What was the most challenging part of the project? I think the most challenging part was getting all the information together all of the letters!


 Check it out at myhistoryspaceweb.ning.com!


                                                  ~ Anastasia      P.S MATH ROCKS!


 



 


 

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 02:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 93



Article posted May 28, 2009 at 02:01 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 72

 Hi,  My History Space is a website where you write about history. My explorer is Amerigo Vespucci (he discovered America).  The most challenging part was to collect all the information to make the wiki.  My favorite part was when we made our gizmoz.  I would like to know if any other explorers got in touch with Amgerigo Vespucci back then.  Once this project is complete I would like to show it to the whole school.  If I could add one more thing, I wouldn't add a thing because we had so much fun with this project! 



Michael M.                                   p.s. go to myhistoryspace.com

Article posted May 28, 2009 at 02:01 AM GMT0 • comment • Reads 72



Article posted May 27, 2009 at 11:23 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 80

1. After this project I want to continue researching the French and Indian War.

2. My favorite part of the project was when we

befriended other explorers.

3. The most challenging part of this project was

when we had to write a autobiograghy.

4. I think we could still visit the project even if we're done with it.

5. No, I don't think there's anything else we'll

have to accomplish.

Article posted May 27, 2009 at 11:23 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 80



Article posted May 27, 2009 at 10:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 78

 



Hey, don’t you love school? The teachers saying boring stuff. You’re sitting in your classroom for 8 hours. Of course you don’t. But I’ve got something that is actually fun that you can do in school. It’s called myhistoryspace. My class is just about finishing up ours. I think that we shouldn’t do anything more because I like it just the way it is. I think the most fun part was making our talking avatars. I think the most challenging part was making our autobiography. I also think we should show most of the classes in Searingtown school. This is Robert signing off and remember, Myhistoryspace, aplace for historical friends. Bye.

Article posted May 27, 2009 at 10:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 78



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I am a boy in 4th grade. In my spare time, I like to read books. My favorite color is red. My favorite subject is math. Sigh, even if I give up, I shall not stop and if I give up, I lose my dream.

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