I still need to sort out the overwhelming number of amazing recommendations from the TCEA conference, but here is one gold mine that every teacher should check out.
Presenter, librarian and ed tech enthusiast Mary Miner put together a list of HUNDREDS of interactive websites for every content area.
A few faves:
Iknowthat.com – High energy, engaging games in math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, and thinking games all to be found here either by subject or grade level.
Into the Book - a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Your class can watch our engaging 15-minute videos, and try the online interactive activities.
Behind the Lesson provides teachers with information and teaching resources for each strategy. Watch our 10-minute professional development videos, and explore the Web site for lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.
Math Baseball - FunBrain.com, an award-winning interactive learning and "edutainment Web site" links K-8 children, parents, and teachers together with its fun math baseball game that you can play by yourself or with friends. It gives you a choice of math problems and the level you want to practice. Click on the Games icon for other games available through their site, some going up to grade 12, age seventeen.
Hippocampus.com – At this incredible site, you can find ready-made presentations and lessons for the your high school course or create your own mini-site for your students.
US History – Great Awakening
CELLS alive! - High resolution electron microscopy and slick animations demonstrate the mechanics of HIV infection, allergy and mite interactions, how antibodies are made, bacterial motility, ulcer-causing bacteria, how lymphocytes kill infected cells, etc. Video clips require QuickTime or AVI.
(Description’s from Mary’s site)
What websites and online games do your students love? Share in the comments section!