Sunday, April 12, 2015

Texas Oil: A Digital Exhibit

Texas History, Choice, History, Medlin, 7th Grade, Middle School, eMaze, Microsoft Movie Maker, Graphs, Charts, Data, Research, Presentation, Smore, PowToon, Collaborate, Collaboration, For this project, 7th grade Medlin students were asked to create a digital exhibit that records the history of the first Texas oil boom at Spindletop in 1901 and describe the social and economic effects of the discovery. Students researched the history of Spindletop, collected data, composed relevant charts and/or graphs, and present the information digitally. Students had the choice of what to use and   how to present their digital exhibit.

This student group created an emaze to communicate their learning on Texas oil. "I benefited from this project as a student and learned how the oil discovery at Spindletop accelerated the production and use of oil. The old discovery at Spindletop made oil the leading energy product for automobiles. This large oil discover led to oil production taking over as one of the World's largest industries is in the US and even the World."

Vanessa and Isabella created a video using Microsoft Movie Maker for their digital exhibit. "This project was so much fun! This project was a good experience for us to learn more about the oil industry. The technology we used was appropriate for the task given. I thought the fact that boomtowns arose in a matter of days was very interesting. I loved this project!"

For more projects, please visit the links below:
Smore: The Rise of Black Gold

Thanks to Mr. Perrin and Ms. Scholler for their collaboration on this post.

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