Student Project Examples

by the students and teachers of Fairland Elementary School

Student-Produced Projects

Ready-To-Use Plans and Handouts for Class Projects

Mail we have received from visitors to our site!

Note: the following links are external links that require an Internet connection:

"Fairland's students are not just using the Web; they are helping to build it."
Fairland's students' work is featured in the The K-5 CyberTrail, an introduction to the Internet by WMHT, a Public Broadcasting station in New York State, in two places: Student Web Publishing and Community Information - Publish with Purpose.
Fairland Elementary School is featured in the Benton Foundation reports What's Working in Education and The Learning Connection: Schools in the Information Age

Fairland is highlighted as a model school in the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's video tape/book series Teaching & Learning with the Internet

Fairland's entry was a semi-finalist in the 1996 National Information Infrastructure Awards, one of 20 semi-finalists in the Education Category.
In July, 1996, Fairland was selected a Magellan 3-Star Site, on the basis of depth of content, ease of exploration, and Net appeal.
In November, 1997, Fairland was selected selected by World Wide Web Associates as a Top Ten winner based on Organization & Functionality, Graphic Design, Innovation, and Overall Contribution to the Internet.
Fairland Elementary School was selected a Learning in Motion Top Ten Selection for November, 1995.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum selected Fairland Elementary School as their online school of the month, in their "Caught in the Web" section for December, 1995.

This site was developed by Mary O'Haver, 5th grade teacher at Fairland Elementary School (now retired), and Prof. Thomas O'Haver , Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, through the cooperation of the Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation and the Computer Science Center of the University of Maryland at College Park.. Questions should be directed to Mary O'Haver at or Prof. O'Haver at Since the 1998-99 school year, the site has been maintained by Dawn Hester ( , 5th grade teacher at Fairland Elementary School, and by members of the Fairland PTA..
This Web site was first created on Jan. 7, 1995
Last updated Jan, 2001