GradesK to 8
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In the ClassroomMathGames is perfect for practice with many different math concepts. Include a link to games on your class website or classroom computers. Be sure to share games with parents for play at home. Take advantage of the free registration to register your class to follow student progress and challenge students to increase scores. Ask students to write blog entries replacing pen and paper and sharing their learning and understanding for each game using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using Edublog, reviewed here. Take this a step further enhance students' learning by to picking the game they learned the most from and make a feature video about it using Biteable, reviewed here. Biteable claims to be "the world's simplest video maker," and they may be right. If you teach using Common Core Standards, this site is excellent for finding practice activities aligned to the standards. Measure student growth for Common Core Standards using Edulastic, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomIf you teach Algebra, you will want to take advantage of the many free resources on this site. Share resources with colleagues as part of your professional development activities. Use printable resources from this site to encourage and develop problem-solving flexibility with students. Create videos of students explaining different methods for solving problems and share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here. Enhance learning by having cooperative learning groups create podcasts demonstrating a problem-solving method using a site such as podOmatic, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 12
In the ClassroomMathPapa is an excellent addition to any Algebra classroom. Provide a link on classroom computers for students to use to solve problems and view the step-by-step process. Share on an interactive whiteboard as you discuss steps for solving Algebra problems. Share a link to MathPapa on your class web page for student use at home. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, replace paper and pen by having students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Penzu, reviewed here. Take this a step further enhancing students' learning, and challenge pairs or small groups to create a screencast with audio for how they solved the "problem of the week." Use a tool like Free Screen Recorder, reviewed here. Share MathPapa with younger students who have mastered basic math facts and are ready to learn basic Algebra.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomTake advantage of the many free lesson plans and activities to incorporate STEM activities and Maker projects into your classroom. Ask a parent volunteer, local contractor, or naturalist to come in and help with activities. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Penzu, reviewed here,
Grades2 to 12
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In the ClassroomThe archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomYou and your students will love exploring the many areas from around the world on this fascinating site! Be sure to create a link on classroom computers and your class website for students to explore on their own. History and social studies teachers can partner with science and math teachers to present the lesson plans to students. Have students create a multimedia presentation of a cultural site using Slidestory, reviewed here. This site allows you to narrate a picture. Challenge students to find a photo (legally permitted to be reproduced), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report. Have cooperative learning groups create podcasts sharing details found on CyArk. Use a site such as podOmatic, reviewed here. Take a virtual field trip to any of CyArk's sites without leaving the comfort of your classroom!
Grades8 to 12
In the ClassroomShare articles with colleagues as part of your professional development. Exchange information from this site with your professional learning communities exploring a different area each meeting. Document your professional development growth for your evaluation.
Grades3 to 8
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In the ClassroomExcite your students with the Jams! Share the Jam videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students sing along and learn more about science and math. Especially younger students will enjoy this feature. Create a link to the site on your classroom website or blog for students to use for review and practice at home. Use the many topics available to differentiate for all students in your classroom. Create learning centers using this site or use it on individual laptops. Print out the quizzes for students to take as an assessment.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomThis site is perfect for teachers, families, and students who lack confidence in math. Use the classroom resources on your interactive whiteboard or projector to demonstrate and teach students lessons on perseverance, grit, and more. Include activities as part of your professional development as you discuss math curriculum during staff meetings. Be sure to share the at home resources with parents on your class website, include parents by sharing stories from your classroom as students work on developing their growth mindset.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomThis site is excellent for enrichment. Include it on your class webpage for students to access both in and out of class. Share the opening video for lessons, then allow students to explore and complete the videos at their own pace. Use this site for enrichment with your gifted students or students interested in art and filmmaking. Challenge students to use concepts presented in the Pixar in a Box tutorials to create their own animated films.
GradesK to 12
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In the ClassroomDon't skip over this one if you teach math! These questions are good to use in many discussions on many topics. Print this file and include it with all (math) lesson plans. Take one section per month and focus on using those questions with students. Share with your peers as part of your professional discussions in questioning techniques. Include this print out with your Meet the Teacher activities to help parents understand how they can use questions to help students understand math.
Grades6 to 10
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In the ClassroomTake advantage of the many free lessons and downloads on this site. Be sure to sign up to receive email notifications of new blog entries or follow her on Pinterest. Bookmark and save this site for use throughout the year. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. Be sure to share Math=Love with your department and especially a new teacher.
Grades3 to 11
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In the ClassroomUse as a teaching tool on your interactive whiteboard or projector to help students understand how standardized tests will look. Continue to use individually or as small group instruction. Share a link to practice tests on your class website for use at home.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomUse eMathInstruction lessons to flip your classroom. Assign lessons to students to complete at home, then discuss information in class. Share a link to videos and lessons on your class website for students to use at home for additional practice with Algebra skills. Recommend this site to parents for help in understanding math concepts.
Grades1 to 12
In the ClassroomTake advantage of the free lessons and materials found on this site for teaching math. Collaborate with colleagues and use this site for professional development as you implement inquiry math into your curriculum. Use prompts and problems from this site for group learning activities and in your math centers. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create videos demonstrating their learning and share them on a site such as TeacherTube reviewed here.
Grades4 to 8
In the ClassroomWoot Math is perfect for use as a classroom center that adapts to individual student needs and skills. Create your account and demonstrate to students on your interactive whiteboard or projector how to log on and use this site. Be sure to share a link on your class web page for use at home. Share Woot Math with parents during Meet the Teacher Night or during student conferences as a resource for practicing fractions and decimals at home. Although the site is for pre-algebra students, lessons provide excellent practice for any student needing additional help with decimals and fractions.
Grades7 to 12
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In the ClassroomShare these videos on an interactive whiteboard or projector. FLIP your classroom and have students view the videos at home to discuss and apply the next day in class (this is an excellent option if your school blocks YouTube). Use the videos to introduce or practice any math topic and assign others from the series for homework. Be sure to provide this link on your class website for students (and their families) to access at home for additional math practice.
Grades5 to 10
In the ClassroomSubscribe to Reason and Wonder to receive email updates with new posts and lessons. Incorporate lessons found on this site into your current lesson plans. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create videos including problem-solving and discussion, and then share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here.
Grades5 to 9
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