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USD 475 Technology Task Force Easy Technology Tools for STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Abby Gigous K-1 Instructional Coach Seitz Elementary firstname.lastname@example.org
Enhancing Your Instruction As we go, feel free to share your own ideas and classroom experiences 1Before 2During 3 After
BEFORE Fun, easy and engaging ways to begin your year or lesson 1
Bouncy Balls Most likely your student do not know what you expect when it comes to noise level throughout the day. Use this tool to help students monitor noise in the classroom. Getting to Know You.. SIMON Follow the patterns of the lights and sounds. Great to work on active listening in the beginning of the year, as well as following directions.
First things first.... Not just Wordle, it’s “Guess the Wordle!” Every weekday a new Wordle is posted for you and your students to view. Once you think you know the answer, hover over the Wordle to see if you are correct. Wonderopolis The Wonders of the Day will help you find learning moments in everyday life. This is site is run by the National Center for Family Literacy and can help directing passion in learners and igniting their wonder. If not in the classroom, maybe you can use this with your own children?!
First things first.... transl8it!(trans-late-it) This site is simple to use. Just type in your SMS, text, emoticon, smiley, slang or chat room lingo and let transL8it! convert it to plain English -- OR -- type in your phrase in English and convert it to SMS TXT lingo slang! Possible uses: Post learning objective or essential questions
2 DURING Fun, easy and engaging ideas to use during instruction
No more pulling sticks... Student Selector Tools
Engaging Student Selectors This tool has options to save your class(+), remove names once selected, clear darts after each throw, and reset names. You can also increase the rate of your dart throw. What a fun student selector! Not as many options as the dartboard, but still fun for your class. The user controls when the selector stops and starts. Click for Game of the Month!
Random Names and Groupings Create Groups of 2-10 Quickly Click above link and below links for Miss Gigous’ Class http://www.superteachertools.com/ Creates your own link!!
Buzzers Rock!! Buzzers are great when playing review types games. Here is a set of online buzzer tools that will get your kids excited and begging to be called on!! This buzzer will quickly show which team tapped in first. Also has game show sounds and flashing lights! Not as flashy, but still fun for students with “Chan!” and “Chan! Chan!” noises!!
Buzzers Rock!! Buzzers are great when playing review types games. Here is a set of online buzzer tools that will get your kids excited and begging to be called on!! Personalize this buzzer with the topic and team names. There is also a timer option. Click on ‘note for teacher’ in the bottom left corner for helpful tips. Spice it up for Christmas!! This version has fun animations and music!
Buzzers Rock!! Buzzers are great when playing review types games. Here is a set of online buzzer tools that will get your kids excited and begging to be called on!! Get even more teams involved! This is from the same website. Use this as a scoreboard or for graphing purposes.
FRIDGE MAGNETS For a variety of activities such as alphabetizing, spelling, vocabulary, poetry Fridge Magnets from BookBox Magnetic Poetry has 8 online kits! All have the ability to add more words, start over, save, and share your poems! http://www.twittermagnets.com/
As they are working.... Motivate your students to manage their behavior and work productively with this live video feed. Wild Earth TV is a site that streams (mostly) live video of animals in their natural habitats from several sites all around the world.
This is a very nice surprise and a must see! Celebrate the 100 th day with a video of people aging from year 1 up to 100! Love YouTube, but worried about what might pop up? View Pure is a simple little tool that strips YouTube viewing of all of the distractions of related videos, comments, and promoted videos. To use View Pure just copy the link of a video into the "purifier," click create, and your video will be displayed on a blank white background. Click ViewPure image on left to view the pure version.
Tools for Teachers
I a Good Timer! http://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/
Seating Charts and Room Arrangements
Teach your students how to search the web http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html
3 AFTER Fun, easy and engaging things to do and use after instruction
Spell with FLICKR It's super simple- just type in the words you'd like and it's searches through Flickr's pictures to find letters for you. If you don't like one of the letters, just click on it to get a different one. Each of the letters must be saved individually by right clicking or you must take a screen shot of your word.
GEO Greeting On this site you simply type in a word and it finds buildings that when photographed from above, look like letters. Such a neat idea!
Iconscramble This site is similar to the rest. You simply type in a word and icons with your letters pop up! Hover over the icons to find their roots!
Why not try
Check out these sites Why read Online stories?? Students love it Great for snack time Complete some quick progress checks Build fluency with repeated readings Many times students can read along.
Why read Online stories?? Students love it Great for snack time Complete some quick progress checks Build fluency with repeated readings Many times students can read along.
? But wait… There’s More! Since we have some time still.....just a few more sites worth sharing!!
Study Jams, from Scholastic, is a fantastic collection of over 200 learning resource collections. Study Jams are videos, slide shows, and step by step explanations for science and math that will have your students discovering everything from invertebrates to the water cycle and the rule of divisibility. Each Jam includes a teaching video/step-by-step/slide show, key vocabulary, and a test yourself section where they can practice what they have just learned. Just Gotta Share.... Math Pickle is a great site full of math videos for kids grades K-12. There problems are called $1,000,000 problems and include both Powerpoints explaining the problems as well as handouts for kids to use when solving the problems.
Just Gotta Share....
Have fun, its contagious! Easy Technology Tools for STUDENT ENGAGEMENT