Interactive Maths Resources

Here are some wonderful Maths sites with interactive resources suitable for K-6. Please share what you find most useful with your colleagues.

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http://www.thinkingblocks.com/  Model your Maths problems. Available as free iPad apps

http://interactivemaths.wikispaces.com/   Curriculum aligned interactive activities K-6

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http://illuminations.nctm.org/  Activities and lessons

http://www.aplusclick.com/ Logical reasoning and problem solving

http://www.sploder.com/  Students can make their own online games

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_sub_math_iwb.cfm IWB Maths resources for all ages

http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml Challenging Maths puzzles for all ages

Into the Book

Into the Book is a fantastic reading comprehension resource for K-6 students and teachers. It focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities and the engaging 15-minute video programs.
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Behind the Lesson provides information and teaching resources for each strategy. There are 10-minute professional development videos, lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.

iPads are go!!!

 

“iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. Below, you will find a list of objectives, each with recommended apps and tools”

EduTechTeacher, 2012

iPad Learning Objectives
  1. I want my students to record and edit video on their iPad.
  2. I want my students to record and / or edit audio on their iPad.
  3. I want my students to read class content on their iPad.
  4. I want my students to annotate course readings on their iPad
  5. I want my students to be able to read audio books on their iPad.
  6. I want my students to use iPads as a digitial notebooks / note-taking devices.
  7. I want my students to use iPads to share and demonstrate their understanding through screencasts.
  8. I want my students to create presentations on their iPads.
  9. I want my students to create digital stories on iPad.
  10. I want my students to be able to study with iPad.
  11. I want to use the iPad as a student response system.
  12. I want my students to create written content on their iPad.
  13. I want my students to blog on their iPad.
  14. I want my students to create ePubs / iBooks to read on their iPad.
  15. I want my students to create and edit images on the iPad.
  16. I want to use the iPad in order to create a language lab environment for my students.
  17. I want my students to use the iPad to stay organized.
  18. I want to use the iPad to conduct video / virtual conferences in the classroom
  19. I want to control my computer or Interactive White Board from my iPad.

Go to http://www.edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/mobile-technology-apps/ipad-as to find out what apps to use to achieve these objectives.

 

Free Teaching Resources

Here are some sites that provide free teaching resources including worksheets

Johnnie’s Maths Page

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Super Teacher Worksheets

Maths and English language arts sheets

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Primary School

Free Primary School Lesson Plans & Education Resources

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SparkleBox

Worksheets suitable for Kindergarten to Year 2 covering all KLAs as well as classroom signs and classroom management sheets.

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Twinkl

twinkl is a resource centre created just for teachers, offering you some fantastic free resources.

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Teachers Pet

Resources for Kindergarten to Year 6. Includes interactive resources, worksheets for all KLAs and classroom management sheets.

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Slideshow Makers

Here are some simple slideshow and video makers that are free to use. They are also not blocked by the NSW DET.

Vuvox

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This dynamic media creation suite enables everyone to easily turn their photos, videos, text and audio clips into interactive stories.

EXPRESS is a super FAST, compact version of the STUDIO platform.

A COLLAGE can be published, embedded, and syndicated into any website, blog or social networking site.

STUDIO provides a range of media presentation formats that allow unmatched personalization.

Link to your media, choose a style and modify to your heart’s desire… and, distribute it to COLLAGE, or your personal and public web pages.

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Slide

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Photopeach

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Create – quickly upload photos and make slideshows

Embed – in your blog or website

Share – easily share your shows

Stupeflix

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http://blog.stupeflix.com/ Great step by step instructions on the Stupeflix blog.

Blog Ed

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Image created by Silvia Tolisano and licensed under Creative Commons and share alike

The DEC has its blogging tool, blogED. It can be accessed in your portal from the Learning Tools tab once your principal has set it up. Many schools around the world have been using classroom blogs. So I have included a list of some of these blogs that I hope will inspire you. They will show you the things that can be included in a classroom blog. There are more examples in the blogroll on the left sidebar. The possibilities are endless! Remember, some of these schools have been doing this for a while so start small and build your own classroom blog throughout the year.

Chorlton Park PS, UK

http://www.chorltonpark.manchester.sch.uk/

Brisbane, AUS

http://2mgems.blogspot.com/

Leopold Primary School, AUS

http://grade2mk.global2.vic.edu.au/

Holmfirth J I and N School UK

http://nabbyear3.wordpress.com/

Heathfield CPS Bolton, UK

http://y62010.heathfieldcps.net/

Blogs from all over the world from Edublogs

http://theedublogger.com/check-out-these-class-blogs/#Primary