Do you use Tynker with your students? If so, be sure to check out the Tynker Moon2Mars Coding Challenges. By participating in next week's free project of the week, Design a Mission Patch, you could win a classroom video chat with a NASA expert!
Are you looking for an engaging way for your students to explore Science topics? If so, be sure to check out the YouTube channel SciShow Kids. It helps students explore topics that make them ask "why?".
YES! That's right! Common Sense Education has just released NEW Digital Citizenship Curriculum lessons for Grades 3-8. There are lesson slides, new videos, and customizable resources within these lessons, and bilingual materials are coming soon. 🙂
Be sure to check the NEW lessons out here.
Explore atoms and molecules, see real time pictures of the Sun, dive into a lake, or experiment with spit all through the engaging DIY apps created by The Lawrence Hall of Science. These iOS apps
have easy hands-on activities and experiments, videos, and pictures to support the Science standards you are already teaching your students. So... grab an iPad, download the apps, and let the learning begin!
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.
CommonLIt is entirely research-based. The texts are differentiated by reading level. The teacher can easily find paired text, themed readings, genres, or by literary device. According to Common Sense Education: "CommonLit's adaptive reading toolbar makes text accessible for students at a variety of reading levels and language abilities. It's perfect for English language learners and struggling readers. Every passage -- printed in PDF format or accessed online -- includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information that is critical for kids to understand when reading a passage. The included discussion questions get students thinking critically about text during independent reading and beyond. Thinking about reading is further encouraged by text-dependent questions that are included with each passage."
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.
An update to a previous post (see below) features "Winter Magnetic Poetry" with Google Slides:
I just saw this idea from Shake Up Learning and think it's great for not only Halloween, but anytime! The basic idea is to add a background and then an assortment of text boxes or images on a Google Drawing that students can then move around (like refrigerator magnets 🙂 )