Oh my…this past week has been CRAZY! I have been really busy getting my classroom ready. I think I took on a bit more than I should have with a total room redo. I have been gluing, cutting, sewing, and creating like a mad woman. Whew…I promise to share some of my creations and my newly organized and decorated classroom real soon.
In the meantime, I attended a technology class given by a teacher in my school district, and I learned about a few Web 2.0 tools that I was unaware of. Thank you Ms. Jamie for sharing your “Fun Web 2.0 Tools”. I thought I could share some of those with my bloggy friends, as well! So without further ado…
Thinkfinity is a site that has a ton of fun stuff for teachers, students, and parents. It is aligned with state standards! The site will find lesson plans, interactive activities, worksheets, and much more for you based on your state standards. It is basically a search engine that searches educational sites for what you are looking for. I am in LURVE!
Creately is a free site where you can create diagrams. In the teaching world, we like to call those diagrams, graphic organizers. The site is very user friendly and students of all ages would be able to use it easily. I can see my students prewriting, creating story maps, flow charts, and so much more. I can also use it to create graphic organizer to use with the class.
Kerpoof is FUNTASTIC! On this site, you can set up a teacher account and control student accounts for FREE! Kiddos can make animated movies, cards, and even write a story that will be animated. It even puts the story in book format so it appears like an ebook when finished. Oh my gosh, kids would love this! Have you ever had that student who didn’t want to write? We all have. What if you were to hook them up with Kerpoof? I bet some writing would get done! I can’t wait to use this one for writing this year.
I hope you can use these in your classroom too!