Funschool.com is a website that teachers and parents can use to help educate their kids. This website allows you to pick any level of education from preschool to the sixth grade. It provides many games and activities that help with spelling, math, geography, and science skills. Many of these activities help kids use their brain in many ways and put their thinking skills to the test.
Funschool.com allows teachers to discuss and share classroom ideas with each other. It provides free activity sheets that are free to print off and use in their own classroom.
Funschool.com is a great way to involve your students in a lesson. Any kid would be more than excited to get on a computer to play a game at the same time they are also learning new things and improving their motor and thinking skills.
Ten Marks is a FREE educational math program that allows teachers to get an idea on how well each student is performing. This program makes it easy for a teacher to target every students needs and assess them by using hints and video lessons to learn and master concepts.
Studies show that using TenMarks for differentiated learning have significantly improved student scores over a short period of time.
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KidsKnowIt.com is a great website that has educational games, movies, and music on it.
This website has many FREE educational games, activities, worksheets, and online classes. It provides accurate, fun, and up to date information that your students can use in the classroom. Teachers could use this website for many different things, and it’s a great way to teach a lesson.
Here is a link to the website.
The podcast that I watched was directed by Dave Sladkey and Scott Miller. In their podcast they are speaking about Smart Boards and dual touch. They explain some great ways to use the board with more then one student at a time during class.
The 800 series Smart Board is what they speak about throughout the podcast. I feel this board is unique because it not only has one camera but four. A camera in each corner of the board allows the senors to register that there are two students interacting with the board at the same time. Both students are able to write at the same time instead of one student at a time. I think this is great because it allows a teacher to involve more students at one time.
This board is also touch driven and this simply means that you can enlarge, shrink, and even rotate objects just by the touch of your hand. Since you can have two students using the board at the exact same time you can have them also solve equations together at the same time. Using the board during a math class is a great way to teach a lesson. In the podcast it is said many times that two students may use the board at the same time while writing but one student could write while the other student may use the erasing tool at the same time.
Dave and Scott also introduce ways to play game with your students on the Smart Board towards the end of the podcast.
I enjoyed listening to this podcast because when I become a teacher I know for certain I want to use a Smart Board. I think it’s great how the 800 series can allow to students to work at the same time.
RSS technology can be helpful in my teaching career because it is a great way to generate information that i need for me and my students. If I wanted to subscribe to a teaching magazine because it has many new and exciting activities I could use with my students I would simply use the feed collector. This would collect all the new content for me so I wouldn’t have to click through many pages over and over again. This would be very useful to me because as an early childhood educator I would be constantly on the move and wouldn’t have the extra time to sit and rummage through tons of pages.
If I were to use weblogs with my students I would easily be able to collect their assignments from them my using the feed collector. It makes classrooms paperless which is also great because you won’t have to worry about losing papers and going paperless is a great way to help the environment!
I chose to use the Google Reader for my RSS reader.
I subscribed to Stuart Jones, Kelly Winters, Raechel Lautenschlager, Amanda Baderstcher, and Mitch Augenstein.