Welcome to Website Wednesday, bringing you some of the best websites I’ve looked at lately, that you can really use! Great sites this week include:
103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading: The title of this webpage tells you exactly what you’ll find. What it doesn’t tell you are the wide variety of unique ideas that can be implemented at so many grade levels. This is definitely one of those sites that makes me say, “Wow!”
Winter Math Activities: Snowflakes + Penguins + Gingerbread Men = Timely K-5 math activities for geometry, measurement, patterns, number sense, data analysis, and more.
Typing Olympics: If you’re looking for a unique way to help address keyboarding skills with your students (grades 3-5 only), given limited computer time, check out this novel idea from an Instructional Technology Specialist in Colorado.
Forty-Three Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in the Classroom: Back in September I shared the Wordle site with you, and gave some ideas of how it could be used in the classroom. (Re-read the article here.) The Forty-Three Interesting Ways presentation shares actual examples of use across a variety of grades and subject areas. You won’t be able to use all of these ideas, but it’s likely you’ll find one or two that will work for your grade level. Hint: Be sure to check out ideas 15, 26, 33, 34.
Finally, take a look at more Wordle ideas in this presentation on SlideShare: