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