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Categorizing Interactive Content for 2-D Shapes

Posted on : 21-09-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : 2-D Shapes

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In a previous blog post, Categorizing Interactive Content, I shared four categories I use to group online interactive content. This helps me to select specific online resources based on the way in which I would like to utilize the content in my lesson. Since that post has been the blog’s most viewed and commented on, I thought I would provide additional information about the topic as was requested by GarykPatton.

Below I have described the specific ways I utilize each type of interactive content when teaching the topic of 2-D shapes. One site is given below as an example, although I use multiple sites in each category when teaching a topic.

Interactive Animations:

  • http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html?goLesson=17&launch=true
    2-d-shapes-tutorialWhen first introducing 2-D shapes to my class, instead of relaying the information about each shape via a lecture, I let interactive animations do the initial instruction for me. Instead of sitting and just watching the animation, my students take notes by creating their own flip books to be used for later study and review.

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.

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.

Understanding the Meaning of Place Value

Posted on : 09-06-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Place Value

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The websites:

 

Place Value PBS Game Screen ShotClassroom applications:

1)       Whole class activity:  Access the first site and challenge the whole class to build a number larger than Hacker’s using the given digits.  Have students share their answers and justify their choices based on their knowledge of place value.  Then, as a class, answer the online question.