Computer/Technology

Mr. Brian Hurd

bhurd@molschool.org

I started teaching at Mary of Lourdes Middle School in the 2002-03 school year, and have been teaching all the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies classes since. In the 2006-07 school years I started teaching Computer classes, and now teach all the 6th through 8th grade classes. I bring what I’ve learned through my travels back into the classroom and have visited all 50 states and 58 countries. I have been teaching 6-8th grade Spanish using Rosetta Stone online too. I am also the Lead Teacher at the Middle School.

Curriculum 

6th and 7th Grade 

ArcGIS online competition

  • Students choose to work alone or with a partner to create a storymap of a geographical concept related to Minnesota

  • Work with teacher and a GIS expert from Morrison County to complete the project

  • Learn about computer research and where to find reliable sources

  • Use Language Arts skills to write descriptions to match maps/images

  • The top five projects are submitted to the state competition, and a chance at an honorable mention or advancement to national competition

Animoto

Thinglink

Haiku Deck

Prezi

Piktochart

Google Docs

Google Slides

Keyboarding

Practice for NWEA tests

8th Grade

History Day presentation

  • Create a documentary or website alone or with a partner (student choice)

  • Choose a topic based on annual theme

  • Work with teacher and an expert from the Minnesota Historical Society to complete project

  • Learn computer research skills and where to find reliable sources

  • Use Language Arts skills to write a script, process paper, and bibliography

  • Learn to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, and how to site them

  • Conduct interviews (with people involved in the event, authors, professors, etc.)

  • Present projects on a college campus at the regional event for a chance to advance to state competition

Animoto

Thinglink

Haiku Deck

Prezi

Piktochart

Google Docs

Google Slides

Keyboarding

Practice for NWEA tests

Reinforce concepts for core classes (examples include typing assignments for Language Arts and using the Ilike2learn site to study geography for Social Studies)

Elementary School

307 4th St. SE
Little Falls, MN 56345

 

(320) 632-5408
(320) 632-5409 Fax

Principal

Jodi Vanderheiden

Email: jvanderheiden@molschool.org

Phone: (320) 632-6742

Assistant Principal

Mary Sowada

Email: msowada@molschool.org

Phone: (320) 632-5408

Middle School

205 3rd St. NW
Little Falls, MN 56345

 

(320) 632-6742
(320) 632-3556 Fax