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TeachersFirst's Study Skills Resources - TeachersFirst

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3 to 12
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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help students learn their most effective study strategies. The collection includes specific study tools, reading...more
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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help students learn their most effective study strategies. The collection includes specific study tools, reading strategies, review ideas, and notetaking methods that students and teachers can try as lessons in themselves or --even better-- as they go about the regular curriculum. Whether you want to use a graphic organizer, create your own electronic flash cards, or simply learn how to approach a test, there is a resource to help. Learning Support teachers and teachers of gifted will also want to share these alternate ways for students to organize and retain concepts, vocabulary, and more.

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Make learning how to learn part of your class routine at any grade level and in any subject. Feature one or more new study strategy each month and share this entire list as a link from your class web page for students and parents to access both in and out of school.

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Tagxedo - Hardy Leung

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K to 12
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Want a word Cloud with Style? Create one here! A word cloud is an image of words that show the most frequent word in a larger font than the others. ...more
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Want a word Cloud with Style? Create one here! A word cloud is an image of words that show the most frequent word in a larger font than the others. Create a visual representation of a passage to pull out and identify important words or show the text in an interactive, visually appealing way. The resulting cloud pops out the words as you roll over them, so viewers can "see" each word separately. See a sample, created by the TF Edge review team. Explore the gallery for many inspiring examples, including some that use the customizable image shapes uploaded from your own computer (premium feature). Some features may change slightly after the beta phase, but developer Hardy Leung assures TeachersFirst users, "Even after beta you'll be able to save the animated version of the Tagxedo for free to your computer or to the web without the paid version. I may require a membership, though unlikely, but even then I'll make sure there is a free version for teachers and students."

Tagxedo requires Silverlight. The site will appear as a blank page with the "Install Silverlight Plugin" button if your computer does not have it installed. See your tech folks to allow download and installation of this plug-in if school computers do not have it and/or are "locked down."

tag(s): vocabulary (324), word choice (26), word clouds (10)

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NO membership required to create a cloud, though saving may require a (free) membership in the future, according to developer Hardy Leung. Click "Create" and then "Words." Paste URL to "cloud" words from a web page or copy/paste (or type) a passage of words into the given field. (Repeat words to make them larger). Experiment with various settings and "themes" to create the different colors and shapes of the word cloud. Change the theme, shape, direction, layout, and other parameters easily. Click SAVE to easily download a static image of various sizes or take a screenshot using shortcut keys. Saved images do not have the cool "pop-out" feature (rats!), though the developer tells TeachersFirst that users will be able to download animated versions in the future. You can also save and obtain the direct URL to your animated cloud. Be sure to bookmark it or copy/paste the URL for safe keeping in a document, wiki, etc. During beta, the tool allows you to save and copy embed code, but this feature will cost money later.

In the classroom: This is a terrific visual tool to share on an interactive whiteboard or projector. In primary grades. Enter a group of related words into the text box, such as sight words, words with the same spelling cluster, or vocabulary terms. Then have students roll over the words to read them aloud as they pop out (only works in the ONLINE version of the clouds). Paste in a passage or URL for a political speech to visualize the politician's "message." Analyze advertising propaganda by visualizing the language used in TV or print ads. Create word clouds of historical texts of inauguration speeches as time capsules of the issues of the day. Use this site as a way to help students see and memorize terms and important vocabulary, especially visual learners. Use it also when writing poetry or reading passages of great literature to "see" themes and motifs of repeated words and images. Have students paste in their own writing to spot repeated (and monotonous) language when teaching lessons on word choice. Students will be surprised to see what words appear to be dominant. ESL and ELL students will eagerly use this site since word order will no longer be a problem for them. Have students work in groups to create word posters of vocabulary words with related meanings, such as different ways to say "walk" or "said" and decorate your classroom with these visual reminders of the richness of language. Use themes and shapes that coordinate with the word cloud (for example, use a bird shape when creating a cloud about flight or a heart when interpreting a love poem. Consider using a word cloud as a first week of school activity where students discuss summer vacation or what they did over the summer. As a first day activity, students could also make a cloud with words about themselves, then have classmates guess which cloud matches which person.

For a free gift for special occasions, make word clouds about mom for Mother's Day or Thanksgiving "I am thankful" visual poems. Share them by emailing the URL or in printed form.

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Very versatile, creates word clouds in specific shapes. Adds another dimension. Frances, CT, Grades: 6 - 8

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Ad Out - adout.org

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K to 12
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Make any web site advertising free using the cool tool. Tired of directing kids back to the web site they should be using due to accidental clicks on ads? ...more
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Make any web site advertising free using the cool tool. Tired of directing kids back to the web site they should be using due to accidental clicks on ads? Use this free resource to make the page you are using ad free. Paste the web url into the field on this site to view your site in an ad free manner. To share the adfree resource, simply copy the new web address that is now ad free to share with your students. Note that some websites may be blocked by adfree. Check on your school computers to see if adfree is blocked or whether district filters already block ads. Missing ads show up as blank spaces on the pages.
This site includes advertising.

tag(s): advertising (33)

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Use this resource to use sites without ads to keep students on track and not be distracted by information that is not content Be sure to share this link on your class website for families to use at home..
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Money Counting Worksheets - John Rickey

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1 to 3
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Money Counting Worksheets takes the basic idea of worksheets and incorporates it with the benefits of technology. This simple tool generates online worksheets that show either the coin...more
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Money Counting Worksheets takes the basic idea of worksheets and incorporates it with the benefits of technology. This simple tool generates online worksheets that show either the coin faces or coin values. Students simply count the sums of the coins and type their answers in the space provided. Students can check their answers as they go and print their worksheets upon completion if necessary. *Be aware, there is also a link to writing worksheets. This feature is for a FEE. The counting worksheets are free.

tag(s): money (193)

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Money Counting Worksheets can provide simple enrichment and differentiated instruction opportunities. This is a great site to add as a math center. You can quickly and easily generate worksheets to supplement math curricula for whole group instruction or individual needs. Be sure to demonstrate how this site works on an interactive whiteboard or projector.
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Color Sudoku - PrimaryGames

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K to 6
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Color Sudoku will engage even the youngest of Sudoku players by using colors rather than the traditional numbers. This option is helpful for students who may not be completely comfortable...more
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Color Sudoku will engage even the youngest of Sudoku players by using colors rather than the traditional numbers. This option is helpful for students who may not be completely comfortable with number recognition but enjoy playing games of logic. Color Sudoku is a great training tool for beginners entering the world of Sudoku. Players can click on "Give Me A Hint" if they need a little help. Be aware: this site does include some advertisements. Shrink your window to cut off the right side and avoid the distraction!

tag(s): colors (79), logic (235), puzzles (208), sudoku (18)

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Model this game as a whole group activity several times so students become comfortable with the concept and rules. Share the site on your interactive whiteboard or projector, and show students how to shrink the window to cut out the ads. Place students in pairs during center time, math class, or computer lab to accomplish this game together for problem solving and teamwork. Allow students to try this site independently on laptops. Use this as an end-of-the-week, whole group incentive. Be sure to list this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the classroom. Challenge older students to create their own color Sudoku challenges using a paint program.

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My Math Games

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K to 12
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My Math Games provides easy to use interactives for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. There is also a link to a calculus activity ideal for secondary students....more
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My Math Games provides easy to use interactives for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. There is also a link to a calculus activity ideal for secondary students. Games use recognizable animated characters to engage students. Advise students to ignore the advertisements. The links to the actual games are BELOW the ads!

tag(s): addition (251), division (172), fractions (239), multiplication (227), subtraction (208), vision (87)

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Have students try out these simple skills based activities using an individual laptop. Share this site with parents (on your class wiki or website), so students can practice at home. Since the games are very kid friendly, make a shortcut to this site on classroom computers and use it as a center.

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Fraction Switch - David Hellam

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4 to 8
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Fraction Switch is a simple interactive game focusing on ordering fractions. Students swap fractions around until they are in ascending order. When compeleted, fractions lined...more
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Fraction Switch is a simple interactive game focusing on ordering fractions. Students swap fractions around until they are in ascending order. When compeleted, fractions lined up correctly show a correct response. Incorrect ordering elicits no response.

tag(s): fractions (239)

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With younger students, you may want to introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students try this activity independently or with a partner to practice ordering fractions. Use as an informal assessment by having students explain their thinking as they attempt to order the fractions. List this link on your class website so students can practice this skill both in and out of the classroom.
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3D Boxes - David Hellam

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3 to 6
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3D Boxes provides students with an introduction to volume by having students count the number of cubes in a 3 dimensional box. Students click the "Click Me!" button when finished ...more
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3D Boxes provides students with an introduction to volume by having students count the number of cubes in a 3 dimensional box. Students click the "Click Me!" button when finished to instantly find out if their answer was correct. If incorrect, the correct answer is provided.

tag(s): measurement (159), volume (45)

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Use this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce volume. Have students look at the amount of cubes in one layer and then multiply by the number of layers. Try using the site as a competition by having students be the first to calculate the volume. Use in a one on one conference as an informal assessment technique. Provide this link on your class website for students to practice at home.

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Online Math Learning

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K to 12
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Online Math Learning is a huge website with numerous resources including interactive problem generators, a video library, worksheets, and links all organized by grade level and subject...more
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Online Math Learning is a huge website with numerous resources including interactive problem generators, a video library, worksheets, and links all organized by grade level and subject level. This site is very well organized, easy to use, and has something for every grade level and nearly every subject/topic area. Advise students to ignore the advertisements.

tag(s): charts and graphs (195), equations (155), statistics (122)

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Use the interactive section's problem generator to create team competition as students use the site on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Check out the videos to reach struggling students or help deepen understanding of concepts. For a project, have students recreate a video using a site such as SchoolTube (reviewed here) and share with classmates. Be sure to include this site on your class web page for students to access both in and outside of class for further practice.

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Amblegraph - Mark Robinson

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2 to 6
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Create a class graph using this graphing tool that allows you to personalize the graph to meet YOUR needs. A bar graph can be created using any data that has ...more
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Create a class graph using this graphing tool that allows you to personalize the graph to meet YOUR needs. A bar graph can be created using any data that has been collected, when finished it can be printed for later use. The title and each axis can be personalized by highlighting the text on the graph then typing in your own information. There are up to 6 columns that can be used for information. You can also change the increments you can use to count so information can be sorted by any multiple desired.

tag(s): charts and graphs (195), data (148)

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Create a class graph on your interactive whiteboard or projector for any data that your class has gathered. Have a student conduct a class graph on the interactive whiteboard each day for a question of the day or to count lunch choices (packer, school lunch, etc.). Have cooperative learning groups create their own graphs.
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Connect Sums - Math Doodles

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1 to 3
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Connect Sums is a simple game that provides many options for practicing addition facts in a fun way. You can choose to add dice, numbers, or coins. When starting the ...more
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Connect Sums is a simple game that provides many options for practicing addition facts in a fun way. You can choose to add dice, numbers, or coins. When starting the game, a target number is provided; the goal is to find sums that total that number. What makes the game more interesting is that you always have to choose numbers located next to each other on the grid to get to the target number. You can choose to play against a timer or a countdown, which allows for students at different skill levels to be successful. Note: Like all Shockwave-based games, this game will not operate in Safari on Mac computers running Snow Leopard. Try using Firefox or another web browser program for such interactive games.

tag(s): addition (251), counting (120), money (193)

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Demonstrate this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Allow students to try this site as a computer center activity. Challenge them to increase their speed each time, or to beat the timer. Use on the interactive whiteboard as a recess activity when staying indoors. List this site on your class website or wiki for students (and parents) to access at home.
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Big Count - Mark Robinson

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K to 3
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The Big Count is a simple program that demonstrates numbers created when counting by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's. Simply choose which one you prefer, click on that number and ...more
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The Big Count is a simple program that demonstrates numbers created when counting by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's. Simply choose which one you prefer, click on that number and off you go! Although the concept is simple - the possibilities are endless when you use the pause, forward and backwards buttons at the bottom of the screen. Note: Ambleside's interactives are very popular and can be slow to load at certain times of the day.

tag(s): multiplication (227), number sense (97), patterns (85)

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Use on the interactive whiteboard to practice counting multiples of 1, 2,5 and 10. Start the program, then pause at a location and have students find how many times you have counted by the factor to get to the stopping point. Have students turn away from the board and move up a few numbers and have students determine how many numbers you skipped. For very beginning number recognition, have students name the numbers they see when counting by 1s. You could also name numbers in a new language to develop fluency.
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Learn Your Tables - Sums Online

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2 to 6
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Learn Your Tables is an easy to use multiplication practice site. There are 3 options - drag and drop answers, type in the answer, and assessment. You can practice single ...more
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Learn Your Tables is an easy to use multiplication practice site. There are 3 options - drag and drop answers, type in the answer, and assessment. You can practice single times tables such as the 3's, 4's or 5's or mixed practice. The goal stated on the website is for users to become both fast and accurate with their times tables. Nice sound effects are sure to keep the students' attention!

tag(s): multiples (35), multiplication (227)

In the Classroom

Use this site at a computer center or during computer lab time to practice multiplication facts. On the interactive whiteboard or projector, let teams play against each other to see who can record the fast time with the most accuracy. Create a chart for your class and have students record their weekly times and number correct.
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Tux Paint - Bill Kendrick

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K to 6
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Are school budget cuts cramping your style? Then look at this award winning, FREE drawing application! Tux Paint is an "open source" drawing software for young students (preK - grade...more
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Are school budget cuts cramping your style? Then look at this award winning, FREE drawing application! Tux Paint is an "open source" drawing software for young students (preK - grade 6) and is available to the public at no cost. If you are familiar with Kid Pix, you will feel right at home with Tux Paint. The design is straightforward, and easy to navigate. The center of the screen serves as a large canvas with drawing tools on either side. Beneath the screen is a color palette. A cute penguin cartoon character directs students through the program and provides helpful tips. Some of the features include a large, kid friendly mouse pointer, brushes, stamps, sounds, erasers, letters, numbers, "magic effects," and an undo/redo option. Save artwork directly onto a slide finder page without having to create a file name. The installation is quick and easy even for older computers. First, download the application itself, and then the stamp collection. The number of stamps and the variety of images is amazing! Feel free to install Tux Paint on as many computers as you wish. Tux Paint will work on a variety of operating platforms such as Windows, OS X 10.3, and Linux. The "Tux Paint Configuration" tool is a separate file found on the "Tux Paint" download page. Having the controls in a different location makes it difficult for students to adjust the settings. Simply open the Tux Paint Configuration file and a main control panel will come up. From here, the supervising adult can control the screen size, sound, mouse, print settings, and save functions. Adjust the settings and simplify the program for younger children. Choose from approximately 80 different languages to run Tux Paint. Click here to see an example of a "painting" made to accompany the book Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM .

tag(s): creativity (109), drawing (78), painting (66)

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Introduce this fabulous site on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Have students take turns trying the program. Include a link to Tux Paint on your class website and encourage families to download Tux Paint onto their family computer. Elementary teachers will enjoy all the options Tux Paint provides for image making. Classroom teachers can have students draw a response to a class glyph, illustrate stories, label scientific images, write and illustrate word problems or create self-portraits. You will need headphones or speakers for the audio portions of this site. Dazzle parents at Open House or Back to School Night with a viewing of the slide show presentation or looping animation of student work. Save student work as a JPG and export images into a multimedia presentation with narration using Slidestory, reviewed here. Ask older students to design and submit new stamps to Tux Paint. Explain to them the premise behind Open Source software and how to participate in collaborative software development. Tux Paint is also a great way to teach young students how to control a mouse, type, drag, and cut or paste imagery. Stuck for lesson ideas on how to use Tux Paint, just ask the students!
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Creative Commons Search - Creative Common

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4 to 12
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Find digital images that are available for use without violating copyright. This search tool finds images licensed for use under Creative Commons licensing. While most major search...more
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Find digital images that are available for use without violating copyright. This search tool finds images licensed for use under Creative Commons licensing. While most major search engines have advanced features the allow you to filter out content by copyright privileges, the CC search website makes is easy and convenient. Be sure to READ the information about verifying licensing. The results are somewhat cluttered but provide extensive options that can be legally (and ethically) used in wikis, blogs, reports, and more, as long as you provide the attribution information. What a fabulous tool for students to use for interactive or traditional projects!

tag(s): air (163), copyright (47)

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Teaching students to understand and respect copyright of digital information can be difficult and overwhelming. The first step in helping students understand digital copyright is to get them to explore the terms of use and copyright of a variety of information. Create a scavenger hunt for students to find the terms of service and/or copyright for common websites. Once they realize that not all information is "free" for them to use, introduce the Creative Commons website and the symbols that are used to describe how the content is licensed by the owner. Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to demonstrate searching using the CC search site. Perform searches that yield results that show several different types of licenses. Discuss each type using scenarios of how the information can and cannot be used. As an extension activity for this site, students can create their own work and publish the work using a creative commons license. The work can be as simple as using a digital picture or as complex as creating their own derivative artwork, such as a collage or "photoshopped" image. It can be published on a commercial site such as flickr or on your school webpage. Make sure to follow any school guidelines before publishing student work. Perhaps you can create a class wiki of annotated creative images created by students with explanations of where they found the "parts" and how they created the original works from these parts. What a wonderful model to share with future students, as well. Teachers will also appreciate being able to find images you can freely use on class web pages and in online project samples, etc. (with attribution).

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Head Magnet

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3 to 12
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HeadMagnet is a new twist on flashcards. You can create flashcards for any subject that you wish or use cards already available on the site. Once the cards are made, ...more
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HeadMagnet is a new twist on flashcards. You can create flashcards for any subject that you wish or use cards already available on the site. Once the cards are made, there are different study modes to choose - slide show, self-test and normal (type in responses). Study sessions can even be timed. After completing the study session HeadMagnet predicts which items will need more study time, enabling you to spend more time on material that hasn't been learned yet. Study lists can be shared with others, and you can search for already created materials. After completion of a study session, you can access statistics that show your overall memory of the material. You need to register to create your own materials but all items are free. Registration requires and email address. Tip: rather than using your personal or work email, create a free Gmail account to use for memberships. If you plan to have students register individually, you may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. Here is a blog post that tells how to set up GMail subaccounts to use for any online membership service.

tag(s): flash cards (46)

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Create flashcards for any subject to review material being learned in class. Use this as a review for vocabulary before tests. As a pre-assessment, create a study list to use on the interactive whiteboard or projector to find out what students already know. Provide this link on your class website for students to use to create flashcards both in and out of your classroom. Learning support teachers may want to show students how to create their own cards. The process of creating the will actually reinforce skills, as well.

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Chogger - Chogger, LLC

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2 to 12
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Create comics easily and simply by drawing, uploading pictures or graphics, and choosing as many frames as possible to complete your project. Registration is not required to use Chogger....more
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Create comics easily and simply by drawing, uploading pictures or graphics, and choosing as many frames as possible to complete your project. Registration is not required to use Chogger. Click "Create A Comic" to get started. The creator will launch in a new window. Note: to FINISH and share a comic by URL, you must establish a free account.

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Use a whole-class account created using a teacher (memberships) email for students to create comics that can be easily monitored/managed by the teacher. Click on buttons to learn the basics that can be used to create the comic. To use, click "Create" and then on "New drawing." Use the tools to create shapes, draw lines, change points, and drag segments easily. Click on the camera icon to take or upload a picture. Click Text tab to add caption bubbles and text. When finished, easily save your comic by adding a title and description. Comics can also be marked private, if you wish. Share completed online comics by copy/pasting the URL of the "finished" comic. Be sure to KEEP a record of these URLs or manage them using "My Comics."

Provide only the link to the "Create" portion of the site to remove possible viewing of public comics. If desired, require students to take a screenshot of their comic instead of saving to the site. Take a snapshot using the print screen (PrtScrn) button on a PC or using the screenshot shortcut in a Mac (apple/shift/4.) Images can then be uploaded to a blog, wiki, or other site for display.

Use Chogger to explain vocabulary words or other concepts from any class or subject area. Use comics to write summaries of current events, responses to reading assignments, expressions of teen problems, and creative works of humor. With younger students, use an interactive whiteboard or projector to share or create a class comic on a current topic of study, such as the life cycle of the frog or ways to conserve energy. Use this site to integrate an art and writing lesson. Why not have students create comics to demonstrate a concept in science or social studies, rather than a traditional paper/pencil quiz? World language teachers and ESL/ELL teachers will love the chance for students to demonstrate written language skills in the "context" of their comic situations. Emotional support /autistic support teachers and students can create comics to help explain social interactions.

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Sumdog - Crocodile Clips

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3 to 8
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Sumdog's free math games are designed to improve numeracy for students in upper elementary school through middle school. Concepts range from addition to square roots adapting to student...more
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Sumdog's free math games are designed to improve numeracy for students in upper elementary school through middle school. Concepts range from addition to square roots adapting to student skill level. Sumdog addresses over 100 numeracy topics and has 10 different levels within each topic. Teachers can register a class in mass. The pop culture friendly interface will intrigue students and help them enjoy practicing numeration topics. The pop culture friendly interface will intrigue students and help them enjoy practicing numeration topics. Be aware: only certain features are available without a PAID subscription. See the Teachers Link for more information about what is free and what is for a fee.

tag(s): addition (251), game based learning (103), numbers (204), operations (126), subtraction (208)

In the Classroom

A great interactive site to use for skills related practice. Have students work in small groups to design a math game that incorporates engaging pop culture characters and themes with a topic like the games in Sumdog. Share the games on your class wiki or on video using a video sharing site such as SchoolTube reviewed here. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the classroom. Encourage students to play these games at home for further skills practice.
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Carrot Sticks Online Math Games - Brian Siroker

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K to 5
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Carrot Sticks Online Math Games is an interactive multiplayer operation practice game. This site allows students to practice addition facts and concepts with various levels of difficulty....more
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Carrot Sticks Online Math Games is an interactive multiplayer operation practice game. This site allows students to practice addition facts and concepts with various levels of difficulty. Students can compete with other online students, or choose to play independently. Prior to beginning their game, students create their own character. Progress reports can be emailed and printed for teacher or parent review.

Two important items to mention: registration is necessary for many of the features (not for simple game play). Registration does require a parent or teacher email address. While basic registration is free, this is for addition activities ONLY. Other operations (subtraction, multiplication, and division) are only available for a monthly fee.

tag(s): addition (251), operations (126)

In the Classroom

Use Carrot Sticks Online Math Games as an informal assessment for addition. Share the activities on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Students try an activity for a set amount of time and then can print a progress report. Students can also compete against other students in the classroom since it is a multiplayer game. List this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the classroom.
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Count Me In Too - State of New South Wales Department of Education and Training

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K to 6
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Count Me In Too was designed to support k-6 math topics in number sense, operations, and measurement. The site provides numerous interactive activities for students to practice a variety...more
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Count Me In Too was designed to support k-6 math topics in number sense, operations, and measurement. The site provides numerous interactive activities for students to practice a variety of concepts. From the main site, simple click on the activity of your choice. There are countless activities on a variety of topics. Some may require detailed teacher instruction, whereas others will be intuitive to students. The site also offers great assessment tips for teachers. You may need to wait for the Flash-powered icons to load so you can select an activity.

tag(s): addition (251), counting (120), measurement (159), number sense (97), numbers (204), operations (126), subtraction (208)

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Conduct informal assessments by having students navigate through a few activities while sharing their thinking strategies. In conjunction with a document camera or interactive whiteboard, students can take ownership in their learning by explaining their thinking. Use the site to reinforce number topics by having students complete activities. This is a great resource to give out to parents. Share the link on your class website.
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