Resources For Teachers
Professional Development Inservice Session
1. Find Standards by State and Grade Level
If you ever need a quick way to find state standards for math and ELA,
http://www.ixl.com/standards/ is a great tool because it shows a map of all the states to choose from, then each grade level in that state.
2. Math and ELA Practice
Also at http://www.ixl.com/standards/, there are practice problems and activities for students by grade level. This would be a great way to introduce a new unit in Math or English/Language Arts.
3. Hearing Pronunciation
At the website, http://www.readthewords.com/, you can type words into the box and a voice will read them to you. I would use this tool when students are struggling with reading. I would have them write down a list of the words they don't know how to pronounce and have them go to this site.
4. Graph Making
At the site https://www.draw.io/, you can easily create graphs and share them with others. This would be a good tool for teachers to use to display information or good for older students to create their own graph for a presentation.
6. Make a Story
I love the site http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/ ! You create a story choosing from a set of characters and plots. It would be a great tool for learning about plot, antagonist, protagonist, setting, etc. Its structured enough to use quickly while still being meaningful.
Questionaut is a game of problem solving and discovery that involves answering questions to get to each level. The questions are categorized by level, such as math, reading and science. This would be a great game to use during free computer time. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/games/questionaut/
10. Magic Pen
This is another great free time game that teaches kids about physics. It's actually pretty challenging and would engage kids in deep thinking about physics.