Author Archives: Jo Ann della Badia
Edmodo is a social learning platform for the classroom that many teachers are using to engage students in learning within a collaborative environment. We have covered 7 Steps on How to Use Edmodo in a previous blog post. If you’re just getting started with Edmodo or looking for some more advanced options, here are three … Read more
If you have seen the Teq Calendar you know that the Teqsplorers have embarked on a world-wide adventure. In September, they stopped in Africa to learn about the Savanna Ecosystem and research the Origins of Humankind. You can download interactive lessons on these topics for SMART Notebook, RM Easiteach, and ActivInspire from our … Read more
Co-teaching is based on the collaboration between educators who share instructional responsibility for a group of students. In this arrangement, educators support instruction in a variety of ways and with a variety of tools and resources. Edmodo supports the co-teaching approach by providing the ability for two teachers to manage a group.
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Are your students learning about Ellis Island and immigration? On the interactive site From Ellis Island to Orchard Street with Victoria Confino you build a character and learn about their journey to America. As a class you can make an identity, learn about your journey, explore Ellis Island, learn about the Lower East Side of … Read more
September 6 is Read a Book Day and September 8 is International Literacy Day.
Book Adventure is a free site that “encourage(s) students in grades K-8 to read more often, for longer periods of time, with greater understanding.” On the site, teachers can create a class and monitor their students reading progress.
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The Children’s University of Manchester is an amazing website. They have a wealth of topics, from Body and Medicines to The Earth and Beyond. From the Words section of the site, the Adjective Detective game helps students learn all about adjectives: what an adjective is, how it is used in a sentence, and how … Read more
Calling all technology teachers! If you’re looking for an interactive website to use with your students, do I have the site for you! Growing With Technology has six levels based on grade, and each level can take a school year to complete.
There are many sub categories in each level with both animated and non-animated … Read more
Are you teaching the U.S. States in your classroom? Are your students learning the famous states song, The Fifty Nifty United States? If you answered “Yes,” then this is the website for you! State Abbreviations is a fun game for teaching and reviewing the States. Students will be given the abbreviation of the State, … Read more
On FactDash, you have six types of activities for reviewing the four basic mathematical operations. After selecting the type of operation, you pick the group of facts you would like to practice, and how you would like the equation displayed, horizontally or verticalyl. You are also able to time yourself! This website works wonderfully … Read more
Story Place Pre-School Library is a free website that teachers can use in their classrooms and parents can use at home. There are more than ten themes to pick from. Each theme has an On-line Story, On-line Activity, Take Home Activity, Suggest Reading, and Parents Activity. Everything on this website is interactive and can be … Read more