If you need a background sound for your video, this is the place. Wind in the trees, waves crashing, owls, thunder, you name it and I think they have it recorded under a Creative Commons License. Have fun listening to the different sounds.
Students will be engaged with Song Maker in the Chrome Music Lab as they make their own song. It would be a great way for all teachers, not just Music teachers, to make music more accessible to your students. They can draw a picture and "play" it, create their own song to represent a scene in a book, or create a song to go along with a piece of their writing. Students are able to share their song through a link and others can add to it. It works on phones, tablets, and computers.
Want to give your students a new way to think, talk, and learn? Wonderopolis posts a "Wonder of the Day" that allows your students to do just that . Your students can access videos, pictures, and informational text to help them find the answer to the wonder. They are presented with new vocabulary, games, and a "Try It Out" section with more activities to extend their learning. There is even a "Test Your Knowledge" section for the students to see how much they learned.
Do your students have a wonder? Wonderopolis allows them to pose a question and find information about it.
Wonder Ground is a new resource just for teachers. It's a place for you to find lesson plans, resources, and inspiration, all while correlating it to your standards.
This is an iOS app. It makes it very easy to find or make flash cards to study. They can be the typical flash card or you can add sound or questions to the cards. They also provide a place to write the answer before you flip the card. Writing helps to put the information deeper into memory.
Writing Navigator - Think like a writer...from planning to publishing
These free tools are also apps for iPads or Chromebooks. Just click to launch the Writing Planner, Drafter, Reviser, or Publisher. Each of these resources help you work on your writing with suggestions and tips.
Photos for Class is a great site for students to use to find free images for their projects. The site automatically adds the attribution information to the footer of the image and if a student searches for an inappropriate term, images of dogs are returned!
Do your Kindergarten students need practice on their keyboarding skills? Try ABCya's Alpha Munchies.
In this game, the students have to guard their lunches against the Alpha Critters who are trying to steal their food. They do this by correctly type the letters or words as they fall from the sky.
Looking for Science lesson plans and online activities to integrate with your AMSTI kits? Try Science NetLinks
It is a great resource to find grade level appropriate lessons that are aligned to the Science standards. Each lesson may include a printable worksheet, an e-worksheet, or have an interactive experience.
ABCYa's Word Cloud Generator is easy to use, lets you change the font, color, layout, and you can use up to 1000 words. It downloads or prints easily. It may look elementary, but adults will like it, too. No account required.
In the previous post, we showed you how to make and use a digital magnetic board with poetry. Now, we want you to see these boards can be fun for any subject. Add a background image of something to be labeled or identified such as the parts of a plant, heart, skeleton, etc. Make the names of the parts and let your students place them where they go. Once you have the words, you may copy the slide and use them again. Just insert a different picture or background. You can still add new words to the slide.