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Fairfield Students Take a Digital Journey Abroad

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The entire world was in reach for third graders at Fairfield Elementary School in the Massapequa School District who created their own digital books about different countries.

Students in Laura Marks’ and Richard Hludzinski’s classes worked with technology learning coach Vickie Ahearn and library media specialist Claire Mitchell on the project. Each student selected a country to research and then write about in a nonfiction book. Many chose nations with a personal connection, including places their ancestors hail from and countries they have visited or would like to visit.

Ms. Ahearn and Ms. Mitchell taught students the features of Book Creator, the program they used to complete their projects. In addition to facts about their countries, the books had to include text features such as a table of contents, glossary and about the author page, in addition to photos and graphics.