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.
Curriculum Pathways focuses on curriculum that is difficult to explain to students. They provide online curriculum resources that may be easily sorted according to discipline, grade level, or standards for free to grades K-12. They feature over 1700 resources, including many inter-actives and primary sources. Be sure to take a look at the SAS Writing Reviser. It is a Google Doc add-on.
NASA has made their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free. You and your students may use any of the 140,000 photos and other resources any way you like.
Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool for your classroom. The 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.
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.
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."
See previous post on Graphing Calculator Activities.
Free resource with"world's largest collection" of videos and games aligned to Standards. Parent and teachers can easily search by standard to find resources for their students. It also has a large question item bank sorted by standards. You can quickly find questions for assessments here. Can be used with Google Classroom or Edmodo.
Free Rice is a great site that has been in use since 2007. Your students can send rice to needy people while studying art, chemistry symbols, English grammar, geography, French, German, Italian, Spanish, basic math, multiplication tables or more. They even have a section for preparing for the SAT! Just click change subjects to choose a different topic.
The newest version allows you to change the language (that the directions are written, etc.) AND includes multiplication tables, capitals of the world, identifying countries from a map, and several other new topics!
This site does not require a login to use.