This website was chosen because I personally like to use it to review math. It is a fun way to approach math because it is not a standard listen and learn approach. I really like to see all the bright colors as well. It is simple to read and that can make it more interesting for students to comprehend the information.
The IXL website is another good math resource for the classroom because its used all around the world by teachers, parent, and students alike. It is a free website that is available for membership as well. I like that the skill lessons are based off of many grade levels and it is easy to navigate this site. It will be fun for students to engage in math because it provides a reward system for children when they complete lessons.
This is a great informative an d interactive website for history to be taught in the classroom. Games are always a plus in this generation that uses technology on a regular basis. Children will be able to remember their history from what they learn and engage in with this website.
Museums every where give a history as well as art lesson. If students are unable to attend a field trip to a museum they can discover it online. I choose the New York museum because they offer so many things to learn and it includes galleries. When students are able to see pictures to what they have read they can easily visualize it later and remember it for assessments.
The incredible art department was chosen because it offers a lot of information for teachers, parents and students. It was a very organized website as well, which makes it much easier to navigate and find specific topics. If students were to use this website I would expect them to have fun and explore the world of art and express what they find interesting.
This website is more for beginner inspiring musicians. Students will be able to find out about all different types of instruments. This website has opened my eyes because I have never played music and it has showed me what they sound like in an interactive way. Sphinx Kids will give students a fun and informative information about music.
Funology is a website loaded with fun and interesting science projects and experiments. The color and animations helped my decision for choosing this website. Once I continued to explore the site I loved it even more. Students should see how science has a huge impact in our daily lives.
The ology website provides a wide variety of topics to explore, is very vivid in color and draws interests to all because of the topics. Students will be able to have fun while learning about science through this website.
Spelling, reading, and writing is very important and used everyday. The greatest idea to me about this site is that students can input their spelling words and play games in order to learn them for exams they will have later for their class. Students can apply vocabulary in a fun and interesting way in order to study.
KidsHealth gives all types of information which can also be used for physical education classes. Teacher, parents, and students can easily navigate and discover many ways to live healthy. The website gives recipes and different ways to stay safe and much more. As a mother I use this website on a regular basis to help my children understand what it means to be healthy.
This is the best website for students who are learning letters and learning how to read. I have personally used this website for my children as well. I titled this slide as special education and reading because it is simple enough to use with students who have difficulty with learning regardless physical disabilities. The videos, songs, and press to play stories really help engage the student to learn.
In the Spanish classroom, there were not too many websites that were free to choose from. I decided on onlinefreespanish.com because it spoke slowly for new learners to easily comprehend.
National Geographic's is another great site to love. The videos are great for students to learn from. There are always new updates and new shows and movies to discover. Students should be able to write reports after viewing this website.
Keyboarding always needs a good program. A free program makes it even more worth wild. I trusted this site because of the lessons provided from beginning to advanced. It offers tips and advice which is surely a plus in the classroom.
The science interactive Body gives an interesting way to study the human body in regard to muscles, bones, and organs. It was more of a study website than fun, but it can help students with tests they may have in class.
Week 1 assignment
Educational Site TourAn examination of the best websites in education by subject Presented By: Andrea Arce EDU 352 Foundations of Educational Technology Instructor Orvie Mizzell-Bullock September 17, 2012
MATH • Provides a fun interactive approach to learn math • Lessons are available • Students can play games based on subjects • It also offers tips and tricks for learning and teaching mathhttp://www.coolmath.com/
Math• Teachers have the option to become a member• Focuses on math from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade• Used in over 150 countries around the world• Provides lessons based on standards given for each state of the U.S. including the Department of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA)• Subscribing as a member gives parents or teachers keep track of their students• Each grade level offers a multitude of skills to accomplish• For each level completed students will be awarded for their efforts with prizes• The more practice children get the more rewards they will receive http://www.ixl.com/
• What the website has to offer and their purpose.• Progress Reports• Identify strengths and weaknesses• Goal setting http://www.ixl.com/
HISTORY • This history website offers kids a fun way to learn different history facts. • Offers games • Historical quotes • Attractive colors http://kidspast.com/
• Interesting facts and pictures to study• Gives 20 different chapters that is not overwhelming to read and comprehend along with pictures• Worksheets can also be printed and used as lesson plans in the classroom http://kidspast.com/
ART• The museum of art is located in New York City, New York. The website can be used for research in the art classroom.• The museum offers a wide collection of art with and without the artworks displayed.• Students are able to explore a various array of art from all around the world• Each picture is given a description and background information http://www.metmuseum.org/
• Within this website there is a massive amount of information shared for all ages. • Provide teachers with lesson plans if needed for different grade levels • Toolbox for teachers include: activities, assessments, free things, and much morehttp://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
• Offers links to other websites that have art activities for kids • Gives everyone a way to communicate through blogs, art forum, and bulletin board • It gives students a new perspective of art and the many ways it is used by many different kinds of peoplehttp://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
MUSIC• Fun• Interactive• Music to the ears with audio• Engages the mind to discover and explore music as an art http://www.sphinxkids.org/
http://www.sphinxkids.org/• Students can learn many different kinds of instruments: how to play them and what they sound like• Create their own rhythm band• Watch videos• Games to play
SCIENCE• Interactive lessons, facts, and information all about science• Projects and experiements to try• Arts and craft activities• Games• Jokes• Recipes• This science website makes learning fun in the class or at home http://www.funology.com/
• Shows picture experiments for children to try http://www.amnh.org/
• Offers a wide variety of topics to discover and explore• Each topic offers many different activities to learn about that specific topic• “did you know?” facts appear on each screen• The information is interesting and fun for all to explore http://www.amnh.org/
SPELLING• A highly interactive way to teach spelling• Gives an area just for students, teachers, parents, and school• Teachers are able to create a list for their class so that students can learn about the words for each week• Vocabulary test• Games can be played• Membership is available and offers a greater variety of features: reports, individual student log-in, interactive flashcards, student grouping, and much more http://www.spellingcity.com/
• Here is an idea of the free activities offered for student help with their spelling http://www.spellingcity.com/
HEALTH• Gives an insightful view about our health• Offers the information in English and Spanish• If there is a question about anything pertaining to health this website can answer • Topics located in the for kids section. http://kidshealth.org/
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND READING • Interactive • Brightly colored • Gives stories • Practices leatters and the alphabet with music • Offers many great books, comics and plays to read from http://www.starfall.com/
• The lessons are short to manage short attention span • Applies music and animated characters to help learn the material • Offers different levels of learning • Includes poetry, tongue twisters, riddles and many more ways to read • When a word or letter is pressed the interactive character reads/ recites the word pressedhttp://www.starfall.com/
• A native Spanish speaker helps with the pronunciation • It speaks slowly and clearly for students to understand and be able to repeat • Offers: learning, studying, how to, syllables, and vowelshttp://www.onlinefreespanish.com/
GEOGRAPHY • Discovering different animals and countries • Interesting videos are available to watch with music and fun information • Students are able to explore many topics on natural science as well on this website http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kid s/
• Offers crafts, recipes, science, cartoons, contest • Games: adventures, animals, geography • Puzzles • Quizzes • Students can discover all about the world from this one website • Vivid photos and videos make it very fun for students to learnhttp://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
KEYBOARDING • Free typing program • Can be used at home or school • No downloads simply log-in and start typing • Many different levels are offered so all ages can use it • Offers a teacher portalhttp://www.typingweb.com/
• There are many fun and interesting games offered for this typing website• Offers “tip of the day” to help your personal style of typing. http://www.typingweb.com/
• This website gives students an interactive way to familiarize and place different muscles, organs, bones, and nerves in the proper place on the human body. • They will be able to study on their own time and will test their knowledge to recognize what and where things are located.http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbod ody/interactives/3djigsaw_02/
REFERENCESAmerican Museum of Natural History (2012). Ology The Museum’s Science Website for Kids. Retrieved from http://www.amnh.org/BBC (2012). Science Interactive Body. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/interactives/3djigsaw_02/Coolmath.com Inc. (2012). An amusement park of math and more… Lessons and games designed for fun. Retrieved from http://www.coolmath.com/FTW Innovations Inc. (2012). Learn to Type. Retrieved from http://www.typingweb.com/Funburts Media (2012). Funology. Retrieved from http://www.funology.com/IXL Learning (2012). IXL. Retrieved from http://www.ixl.com/KidsKnowit Network (2012). Kidspast.org. Retrieved from http://kidspast.com/National Geographic Society (2012). National Geographic Kids: Dare to Explore. Retrieved from http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/Nemours Foundation (2012). Kidsheath from Nemours. Retrieved from http://kidshealth.org/Onlinefreespanish.com (2012). Study Spanish for free. Retrieved from http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/Starfall Education (2012). Starfall’s Learn to Read Phonics. Retrieved from http://www.starfall.com/Sphinxkids.org (2012). Classical Music Interactive Learning and Games. Retrieved from http://www.sphinxkids.org/The Incredible Art Department (2012). Art Education. Retrieved from http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved from http://www.metmuseum.org/VocabularySpellingCity.com (2012). Spelling and Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity. Retrieved from http://www.spellingcity.com/