Category Archives: Technology in my classroom

More Math Games

My second graders love the website www.coolmathgames4kids.com  It is loaded with fun math games and logic games.  The website has a dark background with bright neon colors.  Very appealing to kids.  The current favorite game of the boys in my class is “Sticky Ninja Academy”.  How can you go wrong with a name like that?

Coolmathgames4kids.com

 

 

My New Favorite

Have I mentioned how much I love www.internet4classrooms.com ?!  This is a great place to start when looking for games to play on  your interactive whiteboard or student computers.  Everything is broken down by grade level, skill, or common core standard.  Instead of doing a random internet search, start your search on this website.

Pandora

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to listen to some Irish Music.  This was a last minute idea so I had nothing prepared.  I pulled out my cell phone and went to my Pandora app.  In less than a minute my second graders were dancing to Irish music and having a great time.  If you are ever in need of music in your classroom, don’t forget about Pandora!

Story Starter

This week I tried out Story Starters by Scholastic.  My kids and I had a ball writing  about the favorite sport of a friendly spy who can see the future.  This is a great site for fun writing prompts for the younger kids.  If you have an interactive white board you can write the story collaboratively and guide them through the process.  Lots of fun.  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

 

10 Best Websites for Reading Children’s Stories Online

Kids love to have you read books to them, and love to read books online.  Check out this website that will take you to 10 sites for children’s stories.  I have tried some of them out in my classroom, and the kids loved them!  I can’t wait to try out the rest.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/

Quizlet

 

www.quizlet.com  is a fun website where you can create flash cards for review and practice.  There are also thousands of cards made by other teachers available for you to use.  Along with the flash cards, there are fun games you can play.  This video shows my second grade class playing a game on the interactive whiteboard where they had to match a definition with a vocabulary word.  They love this game!    http://youtu.be/yDPhO53c2dM

Technology In My Classroom

This week my students and I created a Voki to thank their parents for sending them to a Catholic School.  We had so much fun and it was something different than making a traditional card. 

Here is the link to view our creation:

http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=7442662&height=267&width=200