Grades1 to 4
tag(s): tangrams (13)
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate this website to your students. Then allow students to work on individual computers or at a center to try their hands at the tangrams. Remind them to stay within the blue Tangram workspace to avoid accidental clicks on ads. Students will probably want to create some of their own designs, as well.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomIf you want ready-to-go lessons guaranteed to work well on your interactive whiteboard, this collection is a winner. You simply open the activity on the whiteboard and have students tap and drag their way through as you talk with the class. (Invite your most "active" student to be "Vanna White" for a great behavior management solution). Many lessons would work well on laptops or on a computer cluster center, as well.
Grades2 to 6
In the ClassroomUse an interactive whiteboard to introduce your class to this site's activities. Then differentiate your math lessons by allowing students to work independently on the math skills they are currently acquiring. Even if you have only a single classroom computer, you can provide practice and challenge at all levels. This is also a wonderful site to share as a link from your teacher home page or in your classroom newsletter.
GradesK to 5
In the ClassroomThis website would be an excellent resource to use with an interactive whiteboard. You may also want to provide this link on your teacher web page for parents to use at home. Nearly all subject areas (and topics) are included. Do yourself a favor - and utilize this excellent resource! Learning support teachers will love the opportunities for their students to get extra practice.
Grades4 to 12
In the ClassroomMany of these activities would work well with an interactive whiteboard. Read the desciptions of the interactives to see the specific curriculum topics. Many have step-by step lessons included. There is truly something for everyone.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): snow (20)
In the ClassroomShare this link in your class newsletter or web site for fun things for parents to do on a snow day! Try it on an interactive whiteboard and project these large snowflakes and discuss the science behind the snow. You can draw over them on the board to analyze the geometry.
Grades3 to 8
tag(s): angles (87)
In the ClassroomTry this one on an interactive whiteboard, then follow up with individual students practicing at a computer or on laptops. Definitely include the link on your teacher web page for additional practice before a quiz or test.
Grades2 to 6
In the ClassroomThis is an excellent review site on polygons and quadrilaterals. Use an interactive whiteboard and award points to opposing teams.
Grades2 to 8
Another wonderful portion of the site is a new section titled Math Charts. Search this portion by choosing from areas such as numbers, operations, decimals, or much more then choose one of the sub-topics. Each chart includes a visual description of the topic and is specifically created to be printed for classroom use, choose the print button at the bottom of the page and the content will enlarge to fill the most it can in whatever size paper is chosen. Be sure not to miss the blackline masters located at the bottom of this section that contain many printables for classroom use such as fraction strips, hundreds charts, and much more.
tag(s): addition (224), charts and graphs (197), data (157), decimals (125), division (159), fractions (229), measurement (178), money (184), multiplication (209), order of operations (40), percent (81), ratios (63), subtraction (186), time (138)
In the ClassroomThe math charts are a wonderful resource for classroom bulletin boards, wall decorations, and more - simply laminate for increased durability. Print onto standard sized paper for use in math notebooks or journals. Create a scavenger hunt for students to perform to find words in the math dictionary, have students write definitions and illustrations in math notebooks. View the site using your interactive whiteboard when discussing, introducing, or reviewing math concepts. Share this site through your classroom website or newsletter for reference at home. Share with ESL/ELL and Special Education teachers as a resource to use with students.
Grades1 to 8
In the ClassroomShare the one or more of the interactive activities with your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then set up a computer station for students to rotate through and practice the activities on their own.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomKeep this one in your professional favorites to find supporting technology for any math concept. As you find practice or extension ideas for student use or at home reinforcement, share specific links on your class web page or classroom computer center for students to access independently or as you assign them for needed practice. The full site is overwhelming for most parents, so share the specific areas that fit your curriculum.
Grades4 to 12
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In the ClassroomBookmark this site as a reference site for finding further material. Under each subject find a varity of formats from forums and articles, to videos, interactives, podcasts, experiments and more. Some of the resources on this site may lead to a starting point for individual or group projects. Use parts of this site at a center. Share this site with staff (especially new teachers) and parents looking to extend science and math activities at home.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): angles (87), blogs (84), charts and graphs (197), civil war (142), digital storytelling (154), dna (64), energy (210), grammar (210), harlem (8), internet safety (116), main idea (8), mars (41), martin luther king (36), nutrition (159), shakespeare (109), stock market (14), women (96)
In the ClassroomUse this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
GradesK to 12
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tag(s): charts and graphs (197)