Monday, May 11, 2015

Famous Americans....Captured and QR'd!

An innovated teacher, at on one my campuses, came up with a unique idea for their Famous American curriculum writing project. 2nd grade students researched a Famous American and created apps which represented their specific Famous American.  (See the example below). Once the research was completed, students created short videos (utilization the YouTube Capture app) depicting their Famous American. QR codes were created and added to the ipad template for students/parents to view.

Here is the pdf of the ipad template. 
Examples:


Peace,
Kiki


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

XP Math - Common Core Aligned

I wanted to share this great Math website. I have been using it for a few years now and it just keeps getting better. It is best for grades 2nd-9th. All games are Common Core aligned. I hope you and your students enjoy how much fun and educational these games can be. Bring the fun back into learning!!





Math Games Arcade - eXPerience 


How do you integrate Common Core State Standards in the math classroom? How do you engage your students and increase interest in math? XP Math features fun and educational math games for Grades 2-9. Mental mathematics is a component of the Common Core Mathematical Practices and XP Math Games makes it easy to support it. XP Math allows teachers to differentiate instruction by process and content by providing tools to collect and analyze student data at every stage of their learning.
-XP Math







You can check out this post and find more great resources at www.teacherplayground.com


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Fractions Online and Fraction Freebie

Students create fish tanks and write fractions to represent their tanks.



CLICK HERE FOR FREEBIE!


           
This video is good for differentiation. There are 7 different sections about fractions.  

                               
                  This is a fun fraction song!
                
This video shows occupations that use fractions! What about teachers? I use fractions to analyze data and to guide instruction!

This is an awesome game to practice fractions!






FRACTION APPS



Click HERE to read about previous FRACTION post and download more FREEBIES!

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1 Year Voki Bundle Giveaway!

It has been a while since I have blogged, but I am coming back with a great giveaway! One of my favorite educational websites is Voki.com. I love creating my own customized speaking avatars that are sure to engage students and educators alike. It is an interactive learning tool that students enjoy creating to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. So how can Voki be utilized effectively in the classroom? The possibilities are endless! Students can create avatars to deliver speeches, present book reports, recite poems, discuss a topic, share a bio, retell a story or practice fluency. Voki can be advantageous for all ages and grades, whether it is kindergarten or high school.

Listen to this example of an early childhood student singing the Days of the Week. What a great way to share their learning! It's also an ideal way to show growth and progress throughout the year. Have students compare their avatars from the beginning of the year to the end.



Mother's Day is just around the corner, this would be a perfect way to deliver a talking greeting card! 

So how can you take complete advantage of using all of Voki's features? By winning a FREE 1 Year Bundle Subscription! This includes Voki Classroom and Voki Presenter ($49.95 value). Just enter the giveaway and share how #vokirocks!

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~Shana
Enchanted with Technology
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