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A Presidential Project at East Lake

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are well-known to the students in Marian Augustine’s second-grade class at East Lake Elementary School. The presidents who don’t get as Facts About Our Presidentsmuch recognition were the subjects of their digital reports. Students selected former presidents to research using online resources on their Chromebooks. Information they had to find include each president’s number, years served and three interesting facts. Ms. Augustine said that the people they chose ranged from the second president, John Adams, to the 43rd, George W. Bush, whose presidency ended a few years before they were born.Using green screen technology, students created short videos. With support from computer teaching assistant Susan Corrado, each child stood in front of the screen and gave his or her report, with a picture of the president superimposed in the background.