Chelsea's Classroom AT&T 4V LTE

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1. Pictures

I have created a vocabulary activity for the classroom using 4 pictures. This activity is similar to the very popular Apple/Android App game called "4 pics 1 word" using vocabulary terms for all subjects and ages. (examples- ELAR & Science/Math: 4 Pictures 1 Word, SS: 4 Pictures 1 Event, Math: 4 Word Problems 1 Operation)


2. Technology

Organizational tools for websites/webquests & scavenger hunts:

- www.jogtheweb.com was a great tool that I used to make a scavenger hunt for my class to do a CSCOPE lesson on ecosystems.

- http://www.livebinders.com/

Talking characters:

- http://voki.com/

- http://blabberize.com/

30 second videos with cartoons:

- http://goanimate.com/

- http://www.zimmertwins.com/

30 second videos with pictures- http://animoto.com/

Interactive posters/advertisments:

- http://edu.glogster.com/

- https://www.smore.com/

Create a professional looking newsletter/brochure etc.- http://letterpop.com/

Creative writing using pictures & words- http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx

Create your own book:

- http://storybird.com/

- http://www.toondoo.com/

Presentations:

- http://prezi.com/

- http://photopeach.com/

Sharing thoughts:

- http://en.linoit.com/

- http://padlet.com/ (formally known as Wallwisher)

Online Graphical Dictionary- http://www.visuwords.com/

3. Words & Visuals

-Measurement family: MARY (custoMARY) & RIC (metRIC)

-Temperature Twins: REN (fahrenheit) & CELSI (celsius)

-Incorporating 3-D objects and flip book type pages in journals with vocabulary

-Visuals that help the student understand or remember vocabulary

-Math STAAR Buddy!

-Perimeter Visuals


4. Chants/Hand Motions

Transformation Song, Home on the Range Song, CO2 Cycle Song, Magnetism Motions, Force Song, Conversion Motions

EXTRAS

-Using Dr. Suess' Learning Library Books to teach higher level science topics such as my favorite "My, Oh My- A butterfly"

A list of these can be found at http://www.seussville.com/books/search_list.php

-I have a new found love for Dr. Seuss and have also showed a few clips from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That found at http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/video/index.html

- There are also some great books for math and social studies dealing with coordinates and maps