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Early Spatial Relations

Posted on : 21-01-2010 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : K-2 Math, K-2 Spatial Relations

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The Websites:

Classroom Applications:

Practice spatial relationships with your students using all three websites which contain freely movable objects.

Whole Class Instruction:  Teach directional words by moving an object on screen and asking your studentAnimals Onlines to describe where the object was placed in relation to another object.  For primary students, use this as an opportunity to simultaneously reinforce and review colors.

Reverse roles, and have your students move an object in relation to another object according to your stated directions.

Arrange two objects in relation to one another.  Ask your students to guess the relationship between the two objects.  This encourages students to consider multiple ways objects may be positioned in relation to one another.

Online Comics In The Classroom

Posted on : 13-01-2010 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 3-6 Reading

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This post was inspired by Susanna’s post at Living-Learners about using comics in the classroom:

http://livinglearners.blogspot.com/2010/01/using-comics-in-classroom-and-have-your.html

The websites:

Classroom Applications:

Make Belief ComicsCreating online comics is a great way to have your students apply their knowledge of reading concepts to a project they can share with others.

1. Challenge your students to summarize a story they have read in a comic. Use the three panel form as a “beginning, middle, end” summary format.

Five Suggested Uses for Read the Words.com

Posted on : 04-01-2010 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 3-6 Reading, K-2 Reading

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The website: 

 read-the-words

I first learned of this site on www.ilearntechnology.com and was excited about the potential applications for classrooms.  Read The Words allows users to paste text into a box, and choose one of fifteen virtual readers to read the text aloud.  (Note: Each reader has a unique voice and some have accents or speak in other languages.) 

 

You can control the reader’s speed and pitch, and the audio can be listened to online, downloaded to an mp3 player, or posted on a website.  In approximately one minute, you can generate an hour long recording!