TeachersFirst's Measurement - Grades K-2

Start to teach measurement in grades K-2. Navigate this collection of measurement resources specifically for grades K-2. Use these resources to meet the NCTM standards. Many of these tools are ideal for use on your interactive whiteboard for group instruction. Find topics that relate to the content being taught in your classroom. Share these resources with students on your class website. Share these tools with families for at-home practice.

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Math at Home - Dr. Eugene Maier, Don Rasmussen, and David Raskin

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K to 5
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The Math Learning Center provides learning applications and resources for educators and families that support the Bridges in Mathematics PK-5 curriculum. The free math apps offer student...more
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The Math Learning Center provides learning applications and resources for educators and families that support the Bridges in Mathematics PK-5 curriculum. The free math apps offer student practice in many math concepts, including measurement, fractions, and number sense. Choose the Home Learning link to access the Math at Home website. Math at Home includes math activities, games, and practice pages organized by grade levels.

tag(s): addition (128), division (98), fractions (159), geometric shapes (136), measurement (125), money (119), multiplication (122), number lines (33), numbers (119), patterns (62), place value (34), preK (259), subtraction (109)

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Even if you don't use the Bridges in Mathematics curriculum, this site provides many supports for any math curriculum. Include the math apps as part of a math center or include them in your shared resources for math practice. Use a bookmarking tool like Symbaloo, reviewed here, to share all of your math practice sites with students on your classroom computers and devices. Take advantage of the daily math activities to share open-ended math problems with students using Flip, reviewed here. Display the problem on Flip, and ask students to create a video sharing their response and problem-solving technique. Use the math activities to differentiate students' activities, use ideas from upper grades to challenge students, or help struggling students reinforce previous concepts by choosing ideas from lower grade levels.
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Virtual Manipulatives - Toy Theater

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K to 6
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This site shares a large variety of virtual math manipulatives that are useful for many occasions. Select from virtual dice, number lines, place value disks, and much more. It even...more
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This site shares a large variety of virtual math manipulatives that are useful for many occasions. Select from virtual dice, number lines, place value disks, and much more. It even includes play money from several locations around the world! Many of the virtual manipulatives include interactive content to adjust settings, change color, and suggestions for use. Most items also include a link to further explanation of how to teach the content along with links to printables and worksheets. This site would be a good one to leave for your substitute to use; it's high interest, no sign-in, thorough directions, and some have worksheets.
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tag(s): charts and graphs (169), decimals (84), fractions (159), measurement (125), money (119), number lines (33), number sense (70), place value (34), substitutes (27), tangrams (8)

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If you teach elementary math, this site is a must-have to include with your bookmarked sites. Include manipulatives from this site with blended learning and remote teaching lessons to provide students opportunities to explore and practice math content. Include a link to manipulatives and other student sites using Symbaloo, reviewed here, and share with students as a resource for practicing math concepts. Items to include might be instructional videos, online games, and other practice activities. Add manipulatives within a learning system such as Curipod, reviewed here, to create a complete online lesson that has opportunities for students to share and discuss their learning. Encourage students to share their findings by creating a screen recording using Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here. Ask students to conduct a math talk as a response to a teacher prompt after having the opportunity to explore and interact with the virtual manipulatives.

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SplashLearn - StudyPad, Inc

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K to 5
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SplashLearn is a game-based math and ELA curriculum for students in grades pre-K-5. In addition, SplashLearn offers several general knowledge games that incorporate science, social...more
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SplashLearn is a game-based math and ELA curriculum for students in grades pre-K-5. In addition, SplashLearn offers several general knowledge games that incorporate science, social studies, and the arts. SplashLearn adapts the learning paths students play games to fit individual student responses and interactions within the elementary curriculum. Use the teacher dashboard to manage classes and add students. Other features allow educators to assign material to individual students, add required assessments, and enable home access using parents' email addresses. The site's themes and rewards motivate student learning; students earn coins to purchase virtual pets. Note: This tool is now free for teachers for the premium version and complete access to all its features (no cost).

tag(s): addition (128), alphabet (51), blended learning (37), decimals (84), division (98), equations (120), fractions (159), game based learning (173), geometric shapes (136), Learning Management Systems (20), measurement (125), multiplication (122), number sense (70), place value (34), preK (259), sight words (22), spelling (96), subtraction (109)

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Take advantage of the free games and activities to provide practice and support with your math and reading curriculums. Differentiate learning based on student ability and confidence. Assign content based on students' learning goals. Share this site with parents to provide practice and support for math and ELA concepts at home. Use SplashLearn's reports and assessment results to guide your lesson planning and make adaptations to adjust to students' learning needs. Share this site with other practice activities using a bookmarking tool such as Symbaloo, reviewed here. Share your Symbaloo link with parents and on classroom computers for easy access to all learning tools shared. Use activities found in SplashLearn as part of a blended learning experience using Pear Deck, reviewed here. Include a link to the site along with videos and other learning activities found online or uploaded from your computer.

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PictureStem Project - Tamara Moore, Kristina Tank, and Elizabeth Gajdzik

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K to 3
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The PictureStem Project offers STEM teaching units for grades K-2 incorporating the engineering process and correlated to science standards. These three units - one each for grades...more
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The PictureStem Project offers STEM teaching units for grades K-2 incorporating the engineering process and correlated to science standards. These three units - one each for grades K, 1, and 2 include modular features that contain content within different lessons throughout the school day. Each lesson within a unit provides science concepts based upon literary connections using picture books. Select any unit to view and download the entire unit including printables.

tag(s): animal homes (56), animals (284), design (80), engineering (120), geometric shapes (136), main idea (8), measurement (125), numbers (119), patterns (62), phonics (50), preK (259), reading comprehension (143), STEM (265)

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Enjoy these free, high-quality STEM units to use in your elementary classroom. As you teach lessons found on this site, enhance learning using a portfolio-creation tool like Seesaw, reviewed here, to share student work and reflections. Upload images of student projects then use Seesaw to add video reflections, students' written responses, and more. Share Seesaw portfolios with parents during parent/teacher conferences to demonstrate student learning. If you are unable to use the complete units in your classroom, be sure to look through the many lessons to "mine" for shorter activities that work in your teaching situation.
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For the Teachers - For the Teachers

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K to 12
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For the Teachers contains an incredible number of lesson ideas, differentiation tips, instructional strategies, and much more for all teachers. Search for specific content using the...more
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For the Teachers contains an incredible number of lesson ideas, differentiation tips, instructional strategies, and much more for all teachers. Search for specific content using the keyword search or scroll down the home page to find some of the site's most popular content. There is a great deal of useful content on the site to explore, of note is the Reading Skills for Big Kids and Differentiation links. The Reading Skills for Big Kids includes skill-based lesson plans for use with the many included leveled articles. The Differentiation portion of the site provides specific ideas and tools to differentiate content, assessment, and lesson activities and materials.
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tag(s): characterization (16), charts and graphs (169), constitution (88), differentiation (83), graphic organizers (50), inferencing (7), mean (19), measurement (125), median (16), mode (13), multiplication (122), patterns (62), place value (34), plot (9), reading comprehension (143), rubrics (34), sequencing (17)

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Be sure to bookmark this site to save as a favorite to find lesson ideas and activities throughout the school year. When planning for a substitute, look through the site to find useful ideas for lessons and planning organizers. There is so much material here to use, consider exploring the site with peers using techniques similar to a book study. Divide the site into sections to discuss at different times of your study. Organize your favorite materials from this site and your other resources using Padlet, reviewed here. Share your Padlet with peers to collaborate and create a useful time for organizing and sharing your favorite teaching materials. Supplement information included on report cards by using a site like Seesaw, reviewed here, to create portfolios for your students to demonstrate progress in reading, math, and other content areas. Include student-created projects based on activities found on For the Teachers.
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Curious George STEM Collection - PBS Kids

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K to 6
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The Curious George STEM Collection contains a variety of hands-on lesson plans teaching STEM concepts through Curious George videos. Concepts taught include simple machines, measurement,...more
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The Curious George STEM Collection contains a variety of hands-on lesson plans teaching STEM concepts through Curious George videos. Concepts taught include simple machines, measurement, sorting, and more. Each lesson begins by watching a video, then using the concepts presented in the video to participate in a variety of learning activities. In addition to the complete lesson, each activity also includes several additional resources for extending learning. Lessons align to National and Next Generation Science Standards.

tag(s): air (105), architecture (64), careers (139), charts and graphs (169), engineering (120), measurement (125), recycling (45), rockets (11), senses (20), simple machines (17), soil (16), sorting (4), STEM (265), water (101)

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Take advantage of these free lessons and videos to add to your current STEM teaching resources. Ask students to blog about their experiences as a substitution for handwritten journals using a tool like Seesaw, reviewed here. This tool makes blogging easy, even for the youngest students. To enhance learning for students, take pictures of class activities, then have students annotate images using Image Annotator, reviewed here, and Voxer, reviewed here. Use Voxer for students to extend their learning by adding a voice recording of their understanding of science and math concepts learned during lessons.

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NCTM Illuminations Measurement Resources preK-2 - NCTM

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K to 2
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This collection of interactives and activities provides an excellent variety of hands-on learning opportunities for younger students. Scroll through to choose from interactives including...more
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This collection of interactives and activities provides an excellent variety of hands-on learning opportunities for younger students. Scroll through to choose from interactives including Dynamic Paper (create math manipulatives, such as pentagonal pyramid, a set of pattern blocks, a number line, and so on; all these in the size and shape you need) and Turtle Pond (estimating length and angle). Both interactives include complete instructions, an exploration, and correlation to standards Find activities for estimating and discussion. The activities include videos, complete instructions, and correlation to standards.

tag(s): area (52), measurement (125), preK (259), statistics (116), time (92), volume (34)

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Bookmark this site for use during your unit on measurement or to provide hands-on activities throughout the year. Share interactives on your whiteboard or during small group lessons and discuss problem-solving ideas with students. Add a link to interactives along with other online games to your class website for use at home. Consider using a site like Symbaloo, reviewed here, as an excellent way to organize and share your resources. Collaborate with your students to create a class book about having an adventure where they would need to use what they learned about measuring. A great tool to use for this class book is an online book creator like WriteReader, reviewed here. Write Reader allows students to write and record their own books.
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MathGames - TeachMe, Inc.

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K to 8
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MathGames offers a large variety of math activities and interactive questions for grades preK-8 all fully aligned to Common Core Standards. Choose a grade to start, or choose by skills....more
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MathGames offers a large variety of math activities and interactive questions for grades preK-8 all fully aligned to Common Core Standards. Choose a grade to start, or choose by skills. Other options allow you to choose by grade level standards. Registration isn't necessary to play individual games; however, enrollment as a teacher provides additional features. Input your class to receive detailed progress reports as well as leaderboards and student competitions.

tag(s): addition (128), charts and graphs (169), differentiation (83), division (98), equations (120), estimation (34), fractions (159), game based learning (173), geometric shapes (136), measurement (125), mental math (18), multiples (15), multiplication (122), patterns (62), pi (26), preK (259), ratios (46), statistics (116), subtraction (109), time (92)

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MathGames is perfect for practice with many different math concepts. Include a link to games on your class website or classroom computers. Be sure to share games with parents for play at home. Take advantage of the free registration to register your class to follow student progress and challenge students to increase scores. Enhance learning goals by asking students to write blog entries sharing their learning and understanding for each game using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using edublogs, reviewed here. Take this a step further and extend students' learning by picking the game they learned the most from and make a feature video about it using Typito, reviewed here. If you teach using Common Core Standards, MathGames is excellent for finding practice activities aligned to the standards. Measure student growth for Common Core Standards using Edulastic, reviewed here. MathGames is perfect for remote or blended learning due to its detailed progress reports.

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Zearn - zearn.org

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K to 5
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Zearn Math is a complete math program that provides Common Core aligned math lessons, personalized to individual learners, and based on Eureka Math / Engage New York. Lessons focus...more
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Zearn Math is a complete math program that provides Common Core aligned math lessons, personalized to individual learners, and based on Eureka Math / Engage New York. Lessons focus on three critical components: deep understanding, fluency, and problem-solving. Self-paced lessons allow for mastery of concepts before unlocking lessons providing the next level. Math Chat lessons provide video instruction similar to a small group lesson. Lesson Labs include drag and drop activities followed by quiz questions. Zearn currently offers K-5 lessons. Test the student lessons and teacher resources for a whole module with NO sign up required. Create a class account and add students using an Excel sheet or manually input student names to receive custom reports on student progress.

tag(s): addition (128), classroom management (128), data (147), decimals (84), differentiation (83), division (98), fractions (159), geometric shapes (136), measurement (125), multiplication (122), numbers (119), operations (71), subtraction (109)

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Use Zearn on a projector or an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate specific concepts or use as weekly math centers for student practice. Zearn provides data to target instruction to specific students or concepts needing additional reinforcement. Since Zearn is a complete math program, with individualized lessons for students to work on, teachers can conduct small group instruction while others work independently. Zearn is perfect to use for gifted or advanced students, allowing them to work at their own pace. Be sure to put a link to Zearn on your class web page for students to use at home. Zearn does not support Android devices but will work on all other devices with a browser and Internet access.
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Khan Academy Common Core - Khan Academy

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K to 12
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Prepare your students for success with Common Core Math skills at this excellent site presented by Khan Academy. 50,000 unique questions cover conceptual understanding, procedural fluency,...more
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Prepare your students for success with Common Core Math skills at this excellent site presented by Khan Academy. 50,000 unique questions cover conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and real world applications. Use the link to "Browse Our New Common Core Map" to find interactive math problems for grades K-12. Each activity lists the number of skills and problems available for each level. View step by step solutions to each problem. Many problems even include video explanations. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Illustrative Mathematics partnered with Khan Academy to ensure the rigor of materials and full alignment to the Common Core Standards. Learn more about Khan Academy reviewed here. Videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): addition (128), angles (51), base ten (5), coordinates (15), counting (60), data (147), division (98), equations (120), factoring (25), fractions (159), functions (52), geometric shapes (136), measurement (125), mixed numbers (8), multiplication (122), negative numbers (12), number lines (33), number sense (70), polynomials (20), prime numbers (26), probability (96), quadratics (26), rounding (8), square roots (15), statistics (116), subtraction (109), transformations (12), vectors (16), whole numbers (9)

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Share this site on your class website or blog for students to practice math concepts at home. Share with parents through your class website or newsletter as a great resource for review and reinforcement of math concepts. Share activities on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use problems on the site to present new concepts or review information before end-of-unit assessments. Provide links to lessons on the class website or blog for students to review at home. Have students create their own lessons modeled on this site. Then have students create blogs to practice writing about their math solutions. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Tumblr, reviewed here.

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K-5 Math Teaching Resources - Nicola

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K to 5
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This site offers a vast amount of resources for elementary math teachers. Activities are described within the site and also available for PDF download. The site was originally intended...more
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This site offers a vast amount of resources for elementary math teachers. Activities are described within the site and also available for PDF download. The site was originally intended as a digital storage place for the creator's resources used in consulting work and evolved into a place to share math resources with other teachers. Included topics are numbers, geometry, and measurement/data. After choosing a topic, activities are divided by grade level. Be sure to look at other grade levels for activities that can be modified for your teaching situation. Also available on the site is extensive information about Math Journals (warning - their math journals are for sale on the site; however, information to make and use your own is free). Other topics include math games, centers, projects, mental math, and resources - including some for interactive whiteboards.
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tag(s): data (147), geometric shapes (136), journals (16), measurement (125), mental math (18), rhymes (21)

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Use this site as a resource to supplement current classroom activities. If you are just implementing math journals, this site is a wonderful resource for ideas and implementation. Print out game directions for use at centers or in folders. Share this site on your class webpage for students to access both in and out of the class for extra practice and/or enrichment.

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This site has proved an invaluable resource for teachers at my school. Lots of great resources for Math Centers/small group work and the journal tasks for K-5 are all really good! Highly recommend it to any teachers and/or math coaches trying to get their head around the Common Core Standards. Jane, , Grades: 0 - 5

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The Ruler Game - RS Innovative and Ricky D. Spears

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2 to 6
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This site provides an interactive game designed to help students read rulers starting with whole number increments and leading up to sixteenths. ...more
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This site provides an interactive game designed to help students read rulers starting with whole number increments and leading up to sixteenths.

tag(s): measurement (125)

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Introduce this site and avoid confusion by playing the game several times on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then, have students explore the activity independently or with a partner. Be sure to include this site on your class web page for students to access both in and out of class for further practice.

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E-learning for kids - e-learning for kids

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K to 6
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Check out this site offering FREE learning courses to students in science and math, including environmental skills and health and life skills. Students will travel the world learning...more
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Check out this site offering FREE learning courses to students in science and math, including environmental skills and health and life skills. Students will travel the world learning about the topic in addition to more about the continents, countries, and oceans. Choose from a wide variety of different learning experiences in the subject areas for learning in a fun and engaging way. Each subject area has countless interactives ready to go! Detailed instructions are provided for each activity. You can control sound easily from the screen.

tag(s): body systems (40), continents (33), countries (70), cultures (132), fractions (159), human body (93), matter (46), measurement (125), money (119), nutrition (135), sorting (4)

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Use these "courses" as reinforcement of concepts, to uncover misconceptions, and to explore interesting topics. Share the activities on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Create learning centers focuses on the specific content of the activities. Have cooperative learning groups (or individual students) explore specific topics and report back to the class. For example, have each group view the activities for a specific body part (blood, brain, hearing, immune system, heart and circulation, skeleton, skin, teeth, and more) and create a multimedia presentation. Some tool suggestions for a multimedia presentation are (click on the tool name to access the review): PBWorks (wiki), Site123 (website or blog), Renderforest (video maybe a newscast), and Genially (poster/bulletin board). Or, have cooperative learning groups create online books using a tool such as Bookemon, reviewed here. Provide this link on your class website for families to explore together.

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Dinosaur Train - PBS Kids

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K to 4
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All Aboard.... the Dinosaur Train! This website takes two topics that kids love (dinosaurs and trains) and turns the experience into a wonderful lesson in language arts, science, social...more
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All Aboard.... the Dinosaur Train! This website takes two topics that kids love (dinosaurs and trains) and turns the experience into a wonderful lesson in language arts, science, social studies, and more. Climb aboard the train and find lesson plans, games (which ARE educational), a field guide (introducing the various dinosaurs), a print option for printable pages of dinosaurs, and a video button to view clips of this educational show. Scroll to the bottom of the page for links for parents and teachers (with lesson plans, class activities, overview of the show, and more).

NOTE: the popularity of this site can make it slow to load, especially at peak times. Open it on the classroom computer before the lesson so it is in the "cache," and avoid heavy traffic times such as 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time when schools are online across the U.S.

tag(s): counting (60), dinosaurs (40), measurement (125), paleontology (28), preK (259)

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If you are teaching about dinosaurs, herbivores, carnivores, measurements, and many other topics, share this site on your interactive whiteboard. Share parts of the video clips and then discuss the science concepts discussed. Have students use the "Field Guides" to learn more about specific dinosaurs. Transform learning by having cooperative learning groups create multimedia presentations using Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education, reviewed here, about the dinosaurs they study. How about creating a class DinoWiki (dinosaur wiki). Not comfortable with wikis? Have no wiki worries - check out the TeachersFirst's Wiki Walk-Through. Be sure to list this site on your class website for all of your dinosaur loving students to view at home!

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Mathcasts Library - Tim Fahlberg

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K to 12
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View math screencasts for grades K-7 or by topic (algebra, trigonometry, calculus, pre-calculus, or financial math). The topics for grades K-7 range from number sense to mathematical...more
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View math screencasts for grades K-7 or by topic (algebra, trigonometry, calculus, pre-calculus, or financial math). The topics for grades K-7 range from number sense to mathematical reasoning to statistics, data analysis, & probability. Follow common problems, example exam questions, and problems of the day. View video clips (some made by students)!. The videos require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): addition (128), counting (60), measurement (125), numbers (119), probability (96), statistics (116)

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Use this site for homework help, explaining solutions to problems, and extra credit problems to solve. Share the video clips on your interactive whiteboard or projector as an introduction to a new topic or for review, especially for your visual learners! Have students think out loud and create their own instructional videos for math concepts and share them on a tool such as SchoolTube (reviewed here). Be sure to list this link on your class website for students to use both in and out of the classroom. Note: since content is user-contributed, you will want to talk with your students about who created the materials (students, teachers, professors) and how to tell.

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Sid the Science Kid - PBS Kids

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K to 2
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Use this interactive (and entertaining) site to excite even the youngest students about science! There is so much to explore at this site. Sid, the Science Kid, mixes science with ...more
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Use this interactive (and entertaining) site to excite even the youngest students about science! There is so much to explore at this site. Sid, the Science Kid, mixes science with humor so be prepared for some giggles. The site features video clips, interactive educational games, a printable coloring book (which can also be read online), and lesson ideas (see the "Parents and Teachers" link). Examples of topics include the effects of heat, health, measurement, the five senses, and many others.

tag(s): heat (15), measurement (125), preK (259), senses (20)

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The possibilities at this site are endless. Make your first stop at the Parents and Teachers link. You may find a lesson plan or even short video to share with your class. Be sure to save this site in your favorites. Explore this site with your students on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Set-up learning centers using this website. Students may want to explore this site during independent time when other work is complete. You may also want to list this site on your class website (or on your class newsletter, if applicable).

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Printable paper rulers - Vendian.org

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1 to 12
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Printable paper rulers offers various types of rulers ranging from inches to centimeters, metric measurement, meter sticks, various amounts of tick marks, and even large print....more
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Printable paper rulers offers various types of rulers ranging from inches to centimeters, metric measurement, meter sticks, various amounts of tick marks, and even large print. This site requires Adobe Acrobat. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): measurement (125)

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Simply choose the ruler you wish to use, print it, copy it, paste it to cardboard, and laminate it! Be sure to follow the technical tip about "shrink to fit"! Use the printable rulers if your budget does not provide funding for them or if you want to go green and save resources. Place them on student desks, in centers, or in take-home folders. Choose the large print rulers for children with certain IEP requirements and for the primary grades. Allow students to color their rulers to help them remember units by color.
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PEEP and the Big Wide World - WGBH Educational Foundation

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K to 2
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Follow Peep, the inquisitive, newly hatched fowl, as he embarks on a series of adventures involving patterns, colors, balancing, sound, memory and more. Click the "Interactive Games"...more
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Follow Peep, the inquisitive, newly hatched fowl, as he embarks on a series of adventures involving patterns, colors, balancing, sound, memory and more. Click the "Interactive Games" link to browse through the selections, there are currently ten. This site also includes an extensive collection of science lessons and printable coloring pages (see Educators). The Peep Explorers Guide offers teachers three "ready to go" units.

tag(s): colors (64), measurement (125), patterns (62), preK (259), sound (73)

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Let Peep help make your lessons even better! Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to share this site. Then set this site up as a learning center during your L.A., math, or science lesson block. Be sure to use the free lesson plans with your class. The science activities are quick and easy. Why not highlight one in each of your class newsletters? Be sure to list this link on your teacher website.
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