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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 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: 

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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! 

Drawing Conclusions About Non-Standard Measuring Tools

Posted on : 30-12-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Estimation, K-2 Estimation, K-2 Measurement, Measurement

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Classroom Applications:

 

Introduce students to non-standard measuring tools with this online video.  After the first student on the video has measured the given distance in footsteps, pause the video and ask your students what result they would expect if another student were to measure the same distance in footsteps.  What would happen to the measurement if the second student’s foot size was larger?  What would happen if their foot size was smaller?

Alien Scavenger Hunt

Posted on : 18-12-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Making Words

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Classroom Applications:

Alien Scavenger HuntPartner Activity:  Use the above website as an individual or partner activity.  As a partner activity, have students blast the letters that create the word they hear read aloud.

 

Mystery Multiplication

Posted on : 09-12-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : Basic Facts

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Classroom Applications:

Whole Class Activities:  Add variety and a new challenge to basic multiplication facts practice by asking your students to find missing factors in multiplication problems.  Use the first three websites to demonstrate finding missing factors and for whole class practice with the skill.

Blabberize.com and Voki.com

Posted on : 03-11-2009 | By : InteractiveEducator | In : General

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voki-thumbnail1The websites:

These two websites have many versatile uses sure to spice up your next classroom project.  Voki.com allows students to create their own character and then record a message for the character to deliver.  Blabberize.com allows students to upload a photo, outline the mouth, and then record a message so it appears as if the photo is speaking. 

Classroom applications: 

1.  Oral reports and presentations are the two most obvious uses for these websites.  If you have assigned reports on historical figures, consider having your students find a picture of their subject and record their report so the historical figure can tell the class about himself/herself.