Welcome to a Wednesday edition of Tuesday Tech Talk, bringing you some of the best web sites I’ve found recently, that you can really use! Better late than never sites for this week include:
Cheryl Michaud brings us the first site this week, Interactives. Interactives is just that, interactive, with a variety of activities covering all subject areas. The activities on this site would be great to use with your SmartBoard for a teacher directed lesson, followed up with students investigating the activities using the laptops or lab computers. Don’t be fooled by the grade levels Interactives places next to the sites. Many of them correlate with our elementary curriculum even though they may be labeled for middle school or high school.
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If you need ideas, lessons, or activities (paper/pencil or computer) for anything related to Reading and Language Arts, take a few minutes and browse through this comprehensive site. Materials are available for almost any topic or grade level.
Very rarely does a web site wow me, but Spelling City did. Spelling City is an online spelling practice site. Teachers or students can enter their word list into the site, and it will generate online practice games and tests, as well as some printable worksheets. The wow factor? It reads not only the spelling words to the students, but it also generates the word in a sentence, and reads the sentence as part of the online practice and test.
Until we can unblock specific videos on YouTube, I’m scrapping the TeacherTube idea. It takes too long to load, and I know you don’t have time to waste waiting for it. Instead, I’m sharing a slideshow on Podcasting with you from SlideShare. If for some reason you can’t see it in this window, click here. Use the control buttons at the bottom of the slideshow to advance through the slides. Items in the slideshow with a blue font are links, click them to learn more!
If you like these sites, or the ones from last week, post a comment and share your thoughts with other teachers. What did your students like about the sites? How do you think they helped you and/or your students?