After I had been teaching with online resources in my classroom for a few weeks, I began to notice that the interactive content I was searching for fell into four distinct categories: interactive animations, virtual manipulatives, practice activities, and games. Each category is discussed in detail below.
Interactive Animations: A good way to think of an interactive animation is as an electronic teacher. (Although I don’t suggest you use these as a replacement for your instruction. More about this in a later post.) These pieces of content can act as online tutorials for a concept. They often include sound effects¸ voiceovers, and animations to present concepts to students, and they may be in the form of an animated or real-life video.