Today I was baking in the kitchen--go figure!
A lot of sugar there--but I didn't eat them. Do you know how many calories are in those things? YIKES!
Anyway, as the cupcakes were baking, I thought I'd play around on the computer and see what I could find. I guess hindsight I probably should've cleaned house, or got on the treadmill--but what's the fun in that? PLUS, I was making cupcakes. The house is just going to get dirty (at least the kitchen), and getting on the treadmill--well, I guess I didn't want to get sweaty! ;)
So, as I was saying, I played around on the computer a little bit.
I searched for some new websites to use in the classroom.
I found some cool things I'd like to share with you.
|(Thanks to Ashely Hughes for the cute little computer!)|
The first site is to create your own Jeopardy Games at Jeopardy Labs.
Yes you can do it on PowerPoint, but to me, this is much easier.
This is the first screen. You can see that you can build your own, or use games created by others. There aren't a lot of games to choose from, but once you create a game with a free account, it stays public.
After you click the "start building" button, you will be taken to the above screen. Notice that you aren't really creating an account. You're just entering a password.
Here is what your Jeopardy Screen page will look like
(but it does go to 500--my screen shot just wasn't big enough)
Enter a title for your game. Then proceed with asking questions.
Save your game.
Remember your title, and you have your own Jeopardy Game to access later.
This would be fun with math review, or even phonics skills. :)
Next up, we have Fuel the Brain.
This is a cute little website for games, though probably geared more towards 2nd graders.
I enjoyed playing the Jelly Golf.
It was a fraction game. ( I won! LOL) I think this would be a good game for first graders too.
Some of the games are a little "advanced" for some of my students, but I could see this being a game site I will use this year.
Have you heard of Turtle Diary?
What a fun little website.
What I like about this is it's a fun way to get my students to a)Use a mouse with dragging and dropping, and b) practice their skills. I can also differentiate with this website as it lists the content area, skill, and grades level recommendation (PK-2). Check it out.
And the last one for today---is for all you LUCKY teachers with I-PADS in your classroom.
It's called Appolicious--the Education page.
It lists TONS of apps you can get for your I-Phone or I-Pad, and the reviews. It's broken down by category. I think it's a pretty neat little link, but I unfortunately don't have I-PADs in my classroom.
So have you heard of any of these websites?
Would you like me to continue posting some great links I've found?