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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!

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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.

Large Golden Retriever with descriptive words from which to choose.
Place the correct words on the picture.

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.

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Hour of Code

You can use either link to get to the activities. Each site has a little something different on them. You and your students can learn simple coding, robotics, or even hourofcJavascript.  December 4th -8th is Computer Science Week and a wonderful time of year to try coding with your students during the Hour of Code. You can find free easy to use lessons. They have whole group, no computer needed lessons, called unplugged and they even have lessons for kindergarten age students. There are so many jobs available in coding, let your students try it now. They add new lessons all the time. Your students will love it.

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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.

 

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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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.

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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.