Thursday, May 14, 2015

Interactive Whiteboard Activities {Tech Thursday}

It's Thursday, and that means we are sharing another great technology resource with you! These last weeks of school are my favorite time to try something new. It's low-risk. Testing is done. Students need something fresh and new to keep their attention. And if your class loves it but you hate it, there's no need to continue using it for months to come! Today, I'm sharing a site that I discovered during a recent PD session at school. This is one I will definitely be using next year!

SAS Curriculum Pathways

My students love any excuse to touch our Smart Board, so I am always looking for new, ready to go games and activities for them. This site is chock full of interactive games, activities, and primary source documents. No matter what age or subject you teach, there's something you can use in your classroom at SAS Curriculum Pathways, and it's all FREE! You'll have to create an account to get started, but it just takes a second, and they don't even spam you with promo emails!

Once you log in, you'll see a menu of subjects (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, & Spanish) on the left hand side along with some featured resources in the center of the page. You can narrow your search by grade level, type of activity, and even required web browser plugins. I'm going to share a couple of resources I found for what I'm currently teaching, but there really are activities for every subject & topic, so browse around the site!

This one is a game on fraction operations. Students can use the warm-up version for practice or they can play the game. At the bottom right corner, there's an option to save, print, or email results to the teacher.  

One of my favorite parts is the Primary Sources section. I found lots of resources on the Boston Massacre to show students the different accounts of the story based on first-hand reports. You can search these by grade level, too, and many of the original documents also have an excerpt version for elementary grade students!

Technology Thursday is a weekly linky dedicated to all things technology related. Check out our Linky Parties page for details on how to link up! Then link your tech posts below!


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