1. I love Fantastic Contraption! This is an online physics puzzle game that is so fun that kids will not know they are working. This would be a perfect center or anchor activity.
2. The Base 10 game would be an amazing teaching tool for place value or use it for review. You just click and drag the hundreds, tens, and ones onto the mat to make the right numbers. Use this in a center or on the smartboard.
3. As an ITRT who is being utilized in the computer lab, I am always on the lookout for game sites for students. I just stumbled on this one called Smarty Games. This is a new site that not only has desktop games but are adding games for play on mobile devices. While I don't think that games should be the end all of a student's time in lab, they do have a place. You can also use this as an indoor recess tool.
4. Those who know me, know that I love Teddy Bears! That is the reason I fell in love with this site called Alpha-Bears. This game is best used with older students-4th through middle school. It would be a good center or lab activity to teach vocabulary building!
5. Friday at the Movies- - Kids love trivia and kids love animals. This video would make a great writing prompt. Have the students choose one of the animals shown and research it. They could do a "day in the life of" story!
1. Here is the link to the folder I forwarded to you on Tuesday that was shared by Clair Morck, reading coach from MHES. These are great resources to use in helping your students practice those TEI questions.
2. Here is the link to Teresa Howell's Blog where she shares some tips for better usage of Google Apps.
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
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I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler