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Alien Scavenger HuntAlien Scavenger Hunt The website:  http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/games/alien/ash.html Classroom Applications: Partner Activity:  Use the above website as an individual or partner...

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Techniques for Engaging All StudentsTechniques for Engaging All Students When using interactive online resources, often you may want students to respond to a question you have displayed with your LCD projector or on your interactive whiteboard. ...

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Ordered Pairs StoriesOrdered Pairs Stories   The websites:  http://resources.oswego.org/games/BillyBug/bugcoord.html (Copyrighted by Mark Cogan) http://resources.oswego.org/games/BillyBug2/bug2.html (Copyrighted...

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Justification for Teaching with Interactive ContentJustification for Teaching with Interactive Content In this age of accountability, it is more important than ever to be able to justify the tools and techniques we use in our classrooms with solid research.  So, not only am...

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Categorizing Interactive ContentCategorizing Interactive Content 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...

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Five Classroom Management Tips For Using Online Interactive Content

Posted on : 30-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Classroom Management

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From typing web addresses incorrectly to searching through a sea of bookmarks, using online resources in the classroom on a daily basis can quickly become difficult to manage.  Use these five classroom management tips to keep your interactive content organized and easily accessible.

1.  Although not a financial option for every school, the easiest solution to find interactive content and keep it organized is to subscribe to StarrMatica Home Pagean interactive content company like StarrMatica.  StarrMatica provides you with access to over 570 original Flash interactive animations, manipulatives, activities, and games in addition to organizing and categorizing over 3200 interactive content web links.  This service makes finding interactive content a breeze with an easy to navigate organizational structure and a state standards search feature.  Best of all, StarrMatica only includes ad-free sites and checks to be sure the links are always active.  Interactive content can also be accessed by students at home.   All of the sites mentioned in the Interactive Content Corner can be found on StarrMatica.

Reading and Creating Pictographs

Posted on : 27-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 3-6 Math, Tables and Graphs

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The websites:

Classroom Applications:

Whole Class Activity:  The slide show on the first website can assist with introducing pictographs to your class.  The site particularly focuses on paying attention to the key so that you interpret the meaning of each picture correctly.

2-D Shape Characteristics

Posted on : 16-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 2-D Shapes

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The websites:

Classroom Applications:

Whole Class Activities:  Review 2-D shape attributes as a whole class with the first website by directing shapes into the correct gates.  Give each student a green square of construction paper and a red square of construction paper.  Each student votes on the answer to each attribute question by holding up their green square for “yes” and their red square for “no”.  The class answers the questions based on the majority vote.

Fractions ebook

Posted on : 13-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : General

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The first in a series of helpful ebooks was published today on the Interactiveebook-fractions-cover1 Content Corner!  Visit our ebooks page to download your personal copy! 

Developing Beginning Fractions Concepts with Online Interactive Content is packed with ideas for teaching fractions concepts with interactive online resources.

Feel free to pass it on to your colleagues & friends, tell them about the Interactive Content Corner, and let us know what you think! 

More ebooks are coming soon. . .

Reading and Creating Bar Graphs

Posted on : 10-07-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Tables and Graphs

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The websites:

Classroom Applications:

Bar Graph Screen ShotWhole Class Activity:  Use the first website to practice reading bar graphs.  Discuss the parts of a graph:  title, labels, and scale with the class.  Then, use the second website to create a class bar graph.  Survey the class about their favorite __________ (fill in the blank) and tally your results together.  Then, use the online site to create a bar graph with the data.  As a class, determine the labels, scale and title.