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Native American Photostory Documentary

 Native American Photostory Documentary: Gathering Pictures

You can use several sources for pictures for your video.

Books. Books area good source of pictures, maybe the best because they offer detailed drawings or large pictures which are much better than you might be able to find on the internet. The easiest way to get pictures from a book to the computer is to just use a digital camera and take a picture of the picture! Then download the picture from the camera to a folder on your computer and you have good images to use in your video.

Internet. You can also find images using Bing or Google searches. However, be sure to find LARGE pictures to use. If you use small pictures, they will be "pixelated" in your video. That means they will look fuzzy and blotchy and it will be hard (if not impossible) to see any details.

Always look for pictures that are at least 640 pixels wide and 480 pixels high.

Here's how to find the large size images:
Look on the left hand side of the page and find the SIZE option.

Click SIZE and you'll see the choices similar to those to the right.

Clicking Large will sort the images found by Bing from the largest to the smallest.


Find the Show Options link at the top of the page (right under the word Google).

Click on the words or the plus sign.

Google Show Options

Find Large under the Any Size category and click on it.

This will sort your pictures so that they largest images are displayed first.


Google Find Size

Lego WeDo 2.0 Unit

Lego WeDo Unit!

After hundreds of hours of work, extensive testing in elementary classrooms, and several rewrites, we are pleased to offer you the use of our Lego WeDo 2.0 Mission to Mars unit. Following the storyline of a mission to the Red Planet, students are confronted by a series of problems they must solve by building and coding Lego models. Fully NGSS compatible, this is a perfect unit to use in third or fourth grade. Please take a look and try out this free resource!