Look out the window, is it Superman? No! Is it a sasquatch? No! It’s birds from the Sonoran Desert! Mrs. Fraher and I have a dream for our students. We are always looking for ways to integrate technology into our classrooms and we found a grant that would help us accomplish our goals. The grant was through AZtea and CenturyLink. We wanted to involve our classrooms in a collaborative project, Project FeederWatch, that allowed students to participate and share their results with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Our class is currently working on a project because we were awarded the grant for $10,000! We used the money to purchase iPads, binoculars, bird seed, and bird guides to help students in collecting data for the project. Students are able to view bird species from our classroom windows and keep track in digital notebooks from their iPads. So far we have observed nearly 30 different species. Each day we put out fresh bird seed and take 15 minutes to observe the different bird species and record our data. Students are keeping journals of all the interesting things they see when they view. So far we have made two kinds of bird houses, one from reclaimed wood from a barn, and one from recycled materials found around the house. We have also done research on some of the different birds found in the desert, and created presentations to share with the class. Finally, we pulled in some are by teaching the students about sketching and creating some sketches of our favorite birds.