We are always looking for an engaging way for students to practice their spelling words or vocabulary in Math, Science, Social Studies, or ELA. I suggest that you give Typatone a try. On the Typatone website, just type in your words (or definitions/anything really), and once you are finished, the “bouncing” marker will play music as the word is spelled letter-by-letter. Typatone also offers a 99¢ app. Below are the fourth grade spelling words for this week. Just “listen” to these words.
This week on Scoop.It!, I was searching for Online Math Games that would help students practice some of their skills. Math Game Time was one of the first sites that I saved to my own Scoop.it board. It is appropriate for all grades from PreK-7th because the teacher can select first the grade level and then the skill. There are an array of games to engage students at all levels. I hope that you find it helpful for your classroom.
This word game gives students practice with word patterns. Teachers can choose the grade level and the word unit. Students can play with or without a timer. These words follow the Houghton Mifflin series, but HM materials are not needed to complete these word sorts. Drag and drop the words underneath the correct vowel sounds. This is an excellent center activity.
CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO PLAY.
Ever wonder why some things float and some things don’t? Can you make something float that typically sinks? Well, if you visit Camp Google, you can find out how!
Camp Google is a free online camp for kids, full of fun science activities and adventures led by experts. This camp is a partnership between Khan Academy, National Geographic, The National Park Service, and Google. Everyone is welcome, and you can jump in at any time.
We are noticing changes outside our windows. The season is changing and soon the trees will lose their leaves. Please enjoy reading about why this happens each year at this time on the page created by using a creative site called Bounce. If you like it, try creating your own page. It’s so easy to do.
CLICK ON THE TREE and BE SURE TO SCROLL OVER AND CLICK ALL OF THE RED BOXES ON THE PAGE TO SEE THE VIDEOS AND PICTURES.
If you find that your students are needing a little more practice on their multiplication facts, you might consider setting up this website in a center. Students can click on the image above to practice their facts. Students can choose a specific factor or even choose mixed factors for drills. Choose from dragging the factors to match the product, type in the product from a keypad, or assess yourself on your knowledge. Learning can be fun!
This is a fun and engaging game for introducing cardinal directions. The game gives specific locations and asks students to indicate its cardinal direction from the barn. It would be a great precursor for having students create their own maps, labeling items with north, south, east, and west directions.
Teachers First shared this game in their Featured Sites. At first look, it might be questioned why students could benefit from playing this game. Upon trying it out, it becomes obvious that there are problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills involved if a student is to be successful in this game. The description from Teachers First was:
“Become a member of Traffic Team Alpha. Join the mission to get cars through intersections as quickly as possible by controlling traffic lights. As you complete each mission, move up to more congested intersections and improve your problem-solving skills. Read and follow the directions for priorities with each level.”