Tried it Tuesday

I am very excited to be linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for her new linky "Tried it Tuesday". Be sure to check out her blog for links to all the things people have been trying out!

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I am going to focus on some websites that I have tried and use often.

#1. xtramath.org



I have my class set up on this site and they can use it at school and at home to practice addition, subtraction and multiplication skills. I like it because parents seem to like seeing their kids do drill practice and I don't have to waste paper. Also the website sends me reports on their progress. I have even used it as a station during a math class - one student starts when they are finished the program asks for the next student and they just rotate through.

#2. Readwritethink.org


I love to use this site for writing. The graphic organizers are a great way for students to organize their thinking and really scaffold the activity for the students. We love the Trading Card activity. I like to use this activity during a novel study. The students create a trading card for one of the main characters - sometimes they even need to infer!!!

#3. BBC DanceMat Typing



My class loves this program. Keyboarding skills are not part of the curriculum - but it is so painful to wait for students to type up their work or even type in a web address. We use this program for a few minutes before using other programs.


#4. Technology Rocks, Seriously - Theme Sites






I love when I get an email from Technology Rocks, Seriously with a list of websites that my students will love that just happen to go with an upcoming holiday. We loved the Christmas sites!!!


Trying to Try it #5 - Storybird Website


See this is an adorable picture to use as a story prompt - but some are not so adorable!


I have been thinking about using this website - have some of my class registered with logins (where I put them or how to access them again I do not know  - it has been awhile) and have even tried making a class story using this website. I love the concept - it seems user friendly. I am not 100% sold on some of the graphics - some just seem a little off or inappropriate. I would LOVE to know if anyone uses this site or what they thought of using it.





5 comments

  1. All of these sites are new to me! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to "play around" with them.
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  2. This is exactly what I am talking about!! Yay! I could spend hours exploring these sites. I have never used any of them (am I in the Dark Ages or what?!?). I am so thankful you shared these and thank you for linking up!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these. I only heard of a couple of them!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  4. I always forget about Read, Write, and Think. Thanks for the reminder!

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  5. I love Dance Mat typing! I actually use it myself to practice... ha! I've never heard of XtraMath. I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

    Kate
    Second Grade Sparkle

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