About Our Project
Bridging School & Town
In Mrs. Ray's first and second grade classroom, we approached the history of our town by asking questions and brainstorming how to share what we learned. What is great about our town, we asked, and who would like to know this?
Well, Seward is a hotspot for tourists! They love to come here to fish, hike, camp, visit the SeaLife Center, see our mountains and Bay, stay in unique B&Bs, and go on Kenai Fjords tours. Students focused on the unique historical aspects of Seward, which are sometimes overlooked by tourists, and presented what they learned through a variety of media, including this website, brochures, podcasts, and photos.
Click play to see a short video of students working together in their various teams.
Newspapers: Published Student Work
- Seward Journal April 18, 2012
- Seward Journal April 25, 2012
- Seward Journal May 2, 2012
- Microsoft Picks Seward, Alaska: Through Young Eyes (Seward City News Article)
Thank you Microsoft
Thank you to Microsoft for the excellent array of tools available for our use. To create this project, we used the following Microsoft applications:
- Expression Studio 4 Web Professional
- Movie Maker
- Office Web Apps
- One Note
- Photo Story
- Windows Accessories: Sound Recorder
- Windows Media Player