Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more Efficient!
Engaging Students Who Complete Work Early
A Google a Day
I covered this in a previous Ed Tech Tip, but A Google a Day is an awesome resource for students. A Google A Day presents you with a problem to solve and tests your search skills and knowledge to find the right answer. The website claims, "There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer." As a matter of fact, I use this as an opener in my classes to increase students' search skills, and they really enjoy it.
GeoGuessr is my favorite sites to direct students to when they complete their work. In this interactive Google Maps game, students are dropped in a location somewhere in the world, and using clues around them, must determine where in the world they’re located. You can even narrow the location down to a specific country if you’re focusing on a certain country. This is a great way for students to learn about the surroundings of an area as well as the topographical landscape.
Another neat resource for students is Mental Floss. It stages a ton of interesting facts, top 25 lists, and a different fact each time a new page is loaded. Although this carries only minor educational value, the knowledge gained from this site just may come in handy for the students in the future!