Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier

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Fun Sites to Occupy Students

Overview

With the school year winding down, most students are finishing projects or assignments. But, there are those select few who are completely finished with their work who are needing something to do other than bother those students who need to complete work. I have gathered a few sites that are worthy of offering up to students that are engaging, educational, and downright enjoyable for those students to peruse as the others are finishing up.

Free Rice

If you're unfamiliar with Free Rice, it's a really awesome website that asks educational trivia questions ranging from math to science to language arts. The idea is that for every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to help end world hunger. This could be a terrific way to gain some knowledge and help end hunger at the same time!

Be Awesome with Kid President!

I'm sure by now everyone is aware of who the Kid President is. If you're not, he's a clever little guy that creates videos about making the world more awesome! Students could navigate to YouTube and watch some Kid President videos and see how they can make a difference in their own community, using what Kid President has to say. As he says, "The world could use more awesome!"

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."

Mental Floss

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!

Anything else?

What are some other sites that you use to occupy students who finish early? I'd love to hear them. Send them my way and I'd love to use them in my class and share with others!

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