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Here are some seasonal, interactive websites to use with your elementary students for learning and fun.
TCEA TechNotes 10.21.14
Study Jam site is a great way to grab your kids attention with Math and Science. Some of the lessons have a video or Step by Step video showing how to solve something. Then the site has a Test yourself piece that you could have your kids write down their answers and discuss as a class. This would also make a center.
As you are preparing for a new lesson or topic, don't forget about Promethean Planet and Smart Exchange. These sites have interactive lessons ready for you to use. I know that we don't have Promethean or Smart Boards in the classroom, but you can use the lessons from your computer. These activities could be used with the Mobis to make your room interactive.
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E- Instruction and Interwrite Resources--Short videos that help with the basics of using a Mobi.
Language Arts Activities for Interactive White Boards
Third Grade WhiteBoard Resources
Flippity--Easily turn a Google spreadsheet into on-line flashcards for your students. You will need to use a personal Google account because you will need to publish to the public and NISD doesn't allow that.
Tammy Worcester's You Tube Video clipper-- this allows you to start and stop a Youtube video when you like. The first tab explains the process and the video clipper is on the second tab.
http://www.cleanvideosearch.com/ can give you searches for videos on Youtube without advertisements and monnents. Good idea for teachers when displaying videos on screen.
Instrgroc-- A new way for students to research topics. They type in the topic, read the information, write in journals, and take quizzes with sources to read for the answer. There is now an app in Edmodo that would allow your kids to use this and you would be able to pull up there progress and see what they have done in Edmodo.
Batch Geo-- Easily map locations from a spread sheet (don't forget to include your header columns). Doing a Flat Stanley unit and you want to see where he has been. Batch Geo is the answer.
ThingLink-- ThingLink is a great way for students to show what they have learned and keep all their information, sites, and videos together. Tutorials are available at http://www.thinglink.com/tutorial. Need ideas on how to use it in the classroom? Click here for ideas.
Padlet-- This is a great site for kids to show what they have learned about any site. Teacher prep time is under 5 minutes and their thoughts and ideas are in one place. Love it.
Bounce--Enter a URL or upload an image (ex. water cycle image, no labels). This site captures a screenshot of the website, or uploads your image, and then you can share the URL with students and everyone can make comments on the image (ex. explain what is happening in one part of water cycle - each student in a small group takes one of the stages).
I know there are other sites that do this, but I like how you draw a box around the area you are commenting on and then the comments are hidden until you mouse over that area.
Kahoot It is a fun way to turn your content into a game. The Teacher creates an account at GetKahoot. You create the game and then the students use phones, IPODS, or IPADS to log into Kahoot It. The students are invited into the game with a four digit pin that you share with the class. You guide the class through the game projecting your game. They get points for playing and you can see who is in the game and if a member exits the game. Kids of all ages love Kahoot It.