Welcome to Website Wednesday, bringing you some of the best of websites I’ve looked at recently that you can really use.
World Maths Day is March 3. On this day students from around the world will come together to play live games of mental math. Games last for 60 seconds, and students can play up to 500 games. Last year more than two million students, ages 5-18, from 204 countries were a part of this special day. Visit the World Maths Day website and learn how your students can be a part of this great global activity.
Schoolhouse Rock is still rocking on the Internet! Most of the 1970s classic cartoons with their catchy songs can be found online at the Schoolhouse Rock website. Just click on the name of a song and you’ll have not only the lyrics, but also a link to the original cartoon now on YouTube. Look for the YouTube link at the top of the page.
A visit to Harvey’s Homepage is like hitting the jackpot of SmartNotebook math files. Follow category links at the very top of the webpage to find files you can download and start using immediately. If you click to download a file and see a page of gibberish, hold down the control key on your keyboard and click on the file one time. From the pop-up menu select the option to “Save linked file as…” (Safari menu option). If you then get a message asking whether or not you want to append the file extension, select “Don’t append.” The file should then download to your computer, and you should be able to double click and view it.
The Science Zone is a part of a school website in the UK. It contains information and interactive activities for students on a variety of science topics, many that match our curriculum.
180 Alternatives to Book Reports was created by a middle school teacher for her students. Creativity abounds on these two pages, filled with a variety of book report and character study ideas that can be used with students of all ages.
Would you like to create interactive websites for your students, without knowing any special programming skills? How about making online quizzes that provide feedback when the correct or incorrect answer is selected? Magic Studio allows you to do that… for FREE! Browse the MagicStudio library to view a variety of resources others have created.
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!