Nearpod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. nearpod1The teacher can develop presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, and direct links to Web Content. Many ready-to-teach lessons are also available. It is great for small-group or whole-class activities. Each child must have their own device. The free version is sufficient for most, but a more expanded version is available for an annual fee.

https://nearpod.comnearpod

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Quizlet

Quizlet is a “simple tool for learning anything!” It is a very fast way to make flashcards and then use them to memorize your material. You can make your own or use one of the  146,745,722 sets already made by others. There are several games you can play to help you with your learning, including the newly added Quizlet Live! which allows for individual or group competition.

Quizlet

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Kahoot! Game-based Classroom Response System

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Kahoot! is a must-have tool for classrooms that are BYOD or 1:1. Sign up for your FREE account, then create your quiz, discussion, or survey using any device – laptop, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, or Android. Participants join your Kahoot! without needing an account, so all students can participate with a device and connection. Kahoot! provides a fun and simple way to give formative assessments in real time and get feedback on student learning.

Kahoot!

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Math Snacks

mathsnacks“Math Snacks isn’t a curriculum, but a series of activities you can use with the curriculum you are already using in grades 4-8. Math Snacks materials address critical content including number sense, ratio, proportion, measurement, scale factor, and pre-algebra. Some Math Snacks address more than one content area and can be used in a variety of lessons at different grade levels.”

My personal favorite is the Bad Date video to teach all about ratios 🙂  bad-date

Math Snackshttp://mathsnacks.com/

Teacher’s Info

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History Resources

http://besthistorysites.net/general-history-resources/

castles

http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castlelearningcenter.htm

If you teach history from any period of time, you need to check out the extensive list from Internet4Classrooms. Some of the sections include: Black History, American History, World & Ancient History and even Jewish History.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/social_history.htm

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Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

wayback-machineAs more and more of our lives and those of our students are placed online, we need to be reminded that once something is placed on the Internet – it NEVER goes away. This site is a great tool for illustrating this. Enter the URL of a site and view a multitude of archived copies. For example, enter the Shelby County URL and see what the site looked like in October 1999. You can even see what job postings were available back then!

https://archive.org/web/

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Thanksgiving Resources

Internet4Classrooms has compiled a collection of resources for learning about and celebrating Thanksgiving. The picture is from Scholastic’s “The First Thanksgiving” and yet another site will teach you how to “talk like a pilgrim.” There are many other resources that you’ll want to check out.

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/thanksgiving.htm?sl=newsletter_nov_2016

tgiving-from-scholastic

http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/

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How Do I Become President? Free Poster

Visit Publications.USA.gov to order or download your free copy of this infromative poster uspresposterto help students understand the process of becoming President of the United States.

How Do I Become President?

The actual poster is found here

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50+ Math Tools

This site is simply a collection of interactive math tools for use with students from very young to middle school. There is also an junk2interesting article about using Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) effectively.

50+ Math Tools 

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Desmos

Anyone teaching any type of graphing will love this site – they actually make it fun! “Explore math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more — all for free. At Desmos, we imagine a world of universal math literacy and envision a world where math is accessible and enjoyable for all students.”

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https://teacher.desmos.com/

See previous post on Graphing Calculator Activities.

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