Math can be a subject that many kids struggle with. It's always one that I liked to "jazz up" any way that I could when I was a classroom teacher.
Nowadays, integrating technology into your math lessons or as a supplement, can really be helpful for both student engagement and enhancing skills.
Create a Graph is a fantastic tool to use either in the classroom or in the computer lab. It allows students to create graphs of all shapes, sizes, and types. They have to enter their own labels and data as well. This would be a fantastic tool to use during a graphing unit. Of course, graphs are also found in other subject areas such as Science or Social Studies, so this site could be a useful supplement for those as well.
Math Game Time is an EXCELLENT site to use in the classroom! Not only are there worksheets and online games available, but there are also videos. This site is also nice because it is broken down by grade levels. These could be used as part of a lesson, or as supplemental items. This would even be a great site to use in Math Centers.
Count Us In has great games and activities to use for various Math concepts and grade levels. The students will enjoy the games while the teachers will find many useful ideas. Again, these games would be great in a Math Center!
I truly do have a passion for Educational Technology!
I love to read how teachers are using technology in the classroom. I love to find new and exciting free tech tools to use with my own students. Not to mention, the students truly LOVE using the computer!
However, where can someone go online to find even more great ideas in Ed Tech? Check out these links below. They include lists or links to some AMAZING Ed Tech sites! If you know of one that is not on this list, please share?
I LOVE reading all of the many wonderful blogs out there! In fact, there are so many amazing ones that it's impossible to read them all.
This article has some great tips for Blogging. As a first year blogger myself, I found this article to be very helpful! Blogging and Social Media are not my primary, full time job, although I would LOVE for them to be someday. I thoroughly enjoy the experience and I love sharing and learning about the field of Education.
I am not perfect by any means in regards to my blogging and social media journey, as I am still learning. I am always searching for new ideas to help me out or share along the way. Thank you to those of you who seem to have this processed mastered and are a great inspiration to us all!!
If you have any blogging or social media ideas, words of advice, or feedback please share? I'd LOVE to hear from you!
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This year, I am teaching K-4 Computers. Last year, I taught grades K-5. Either way, Kindergartners wear me out sometimes!
I have nothing against those little cuties. They are eager to learn and absolutely LOVE playing on the computer! I honestly do not know how Kindergarten teachers keep up with them all day! God Bless them! I only have them once a week for 45 min. and they often can wear me out.
I get a mixed bag when Kindergartners come into my lab for the first time. Some know what a computer is and how to work it, most likely because they've used one somewhere before. Others barely know what a computer is.
This year it seems I have even more students who don't understand the correlation between how moving the mouse also moves the pointer on the screen. Then there's the whole issue of making sure they know left from right so that they will click the correct mouse button.
This year, I got smarter! I took a silver Sharpie marker, and I drew a Star on the left mouse button for every single computer. It's helping so much! I've also seen a small sticker placed on that button before, and that seems to help, too.
We really work hard at just the basics of learning how to use the mouse and how to navigate the Internet. It sometimes takes a few weeks, but they usually do learn quickly.
I am including some great online activities for Kindergarten. Of course, many of these can be used at other grades, too. I hope these are useful. Enjoy!!
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