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Weekend Website #101: Electrocity

Posted by on June 23, 2012

Drop by every Friday to discover what wonderful website my classes and parents loved this week. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine.

Balance the need for power with protecting the environment


Fifth grade and up–homeschoolers, students, computer lab, classroom


Science, facial recognition, computer security




This was part of my flipped classroom unit where I provided a list of Web 2.0 communication tools to fifth graders and they taught the class how to use them. In the process, I learned from my student teachers.

Electrocity was one of the most popular. Three groups selected it as their tool and each presentation was great. It was easy to use, but sophisticated enough for growing minds. The concepts of balancing electricity use and the environment were clearly displayed as students simulated the importance of both interests.

Fifth graders won’t wholly understand all the concepts of the competing needs to protect the environment and provide for a civilized society, but this simulation forces them to become aware of the stakeholders as they work to establish a vibrant, thriving town that serves the population needs while retaining a healthy eco-environment.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blog, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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