Welcome to Website Wednesday, bringing you some of the best websites I’ve looked at recently that you can really use!
Math Maven’s Mysteries, from Scholastic, is all about problem solving in math. Engaging scenarios, focused on different skills and difficulty levels, are presented to the students. A question at the end requires them to use the presented information to find their answer. One of the things I particularly like about this site is that it has text to speech capability, eliminating readability issues.
iBoard Player, a site out of the U.K., has a variety of interactive activities for math, language arts, science, and social studies. They’re great for teacher guided activities on the SmartBoard, but can also be used for individual or small group practice in the classroom. Once you click the link for the site you’ll need to click the library link at the top of the page. From there, select the content area on the left side of the page. If you want students to complete an activity on their own, we can add links to their K-2 (or 3-5) start page.
Literacy Leader is a treasure trove of resources for teaching reading and writing. You can find downloadable teacher sourcebooks, intervention strategies, handouts to use with students, links to interactive websites, and more.
Increase Vocabulary…Digitally is actually a blog entry by Dodie Ainslie, a teacher trainer from NY. In this blog entry Dodie outlines a variety of fabulous online resources that can be used to help your students improve their vocabulary. She has some great ideas, so please take a look, and try out some of the tools she links to.
If you like these sites post a comment and share your thoughts with other teachers. How do you think they helped you and/or your students?
If you find a resource that should be highlighted here, be sure to let me know!