• Interactive Websites

    These sites can be used with a Smartboard, Laptops, Classroom Desktop, or Labs.

     
     
    Teacher Tap - Listing of Interactive Websites - http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic86.htm
     
    Interactive Websites for the Primary Gradeshttp://www.suelebeau.com/priminteractive.htm
     
    Venn Diagram, 3 Circles
    http://interactives.mped.org/preview_venn.aspx?id=28&title=
    This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles. Students identify and record concepts that can be placed in one of the three circles or in the overlapping areas, allowing them to organize their information logically.
     

    Music
     
    San Francisco's Symphony for Kids
    http://www.sfskids.org/templates/home.asp?pageid=1
    This website provides a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn, and have fun with music, become familiar with the different instruments of the orchestra, and learn music concepts in the music lab.
     

    Language Arts
    StarFall
    http://www.starfall.com/
    This outstanding site to help children read is perfect for K-2 students. It contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.

    Flip a Chip
    http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flip
    Students will see how different affixes and roots can be combined to make words and then place them into a context-rich paragraph.

    Grammar Gorillas
    http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html

    Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal.

    Wacky Web Tales
     http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

    Wacky Web Tales is an online version of MadLibs that allows students to have fun with the parts of speech.


    Stay Afloat
    http://www.funbrain.com/hangman/index.html

    Stay afloat is similar to Hangman.
    Choose a category. The site will show you a word. The player will guess a letter. If that letter is in the word, it will appear. If the letter is not in the word, one object is placed in the boat. The player must guess the words before all the objects are loaded and the boat sinks!

    Letter Generator
    http://readwritethink.org/materials/letter_generator/
    The Letter Generator is designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates.


    Math


    National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics
    http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html
    This is a three-year project to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for mathematics instruction for grades K-8. This site is organized by standard and grade level.

    i-Math Investigations
    http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/index.html
    i-Math Investigations are online, interactive, multimedia math investigations. All i-Maths are built around interactive math Java applets, and some also include video clips. There are two lengths of i-Maths: single-day and multi-day, as identified below.

    Interactive Math Tools
    http://illuminations.nctm.org/mathlets/index.html
    Interactive Math Tools are Java applets students can use to explore math
    Find a wide variety of tools such as Bobbie Bear (counting strategies), Cubes, and Fraction Pie.

    Experience Math and Science with Gizmos
    http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm

    ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12. These simulations are called Gizmos. Gizmos are fun, easy to use, and flexible enough to support many different teaching styles and contexts designed as supplemental curriculum materials.

    AAA Math -  Interactive Practices and Challenge Games
    http://www.aaamath.com/index.html

    Interactive lessons are conducive to learning math skills than traditional textbooks and work sheets for the following reasons:
    * The ability to animate illustrations of concepts.
    * Interactive exercises provide immediate feedback with the correct answer if a mistake is made.  This eliminates repetitive practice of incorrect methods which is typical of traditional homework assignments.
    * The ability to have interactive games that reinforce the concept.

    Tic Tac Toe Squares
    http://www.funbrain.com/tictactoe/index.html

    Students use the traditional game of Tic Tac Toe to solve problems in • addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, squares, cubes, square roots, and all operations.

    Math Baseball
    http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html

    FUNBRAIN gives a math problem. Enter the answer to the problem and hit the "Swing" button. If the answer is correct, they will get a hit which will be a single, double, triple, or home run based on the difficulty of the problem.


    Science

    BBC Science
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml
    These Science Clips are aimed at children aged 5-11 years.
    For each of the 36 units, there is an interactive experiment and quiz. Each unit also has an associated set of teacher resources, which can be found by clicking on the appropriate age group link above.

    The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
     http://yucky.kids.discovery.com
    This site lets children explore Worm World, Gross & Cool Body, Roach World, as well as games and mad science.

    How Stuff Works
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/

    Students find out how things work in the areas of computers, autos, electronics, science, home, entertainment, health, money, travel, and people.

    Monster Bugs
    http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/bugs/index.htm
    Students will have fun making their own virtual bug at the Monster Bugs section of The Magic Schoolbus website. Students select from various wings, legs, and heads to create a virtual bug found in nature or they can put together parts from different bugs to create a fantasy creature.

    Bayer Periodic Table
    http://www.bayerus.com/msms/fun/pages/periodic/
    Molecule Man introduces students to the Periodic Table of the elements, which features a colorful and intuitive interface. As students interact with the table, they see brief descriptions of the elements. Clicking on the element provides information about the element's history and materials in which it is commonly found.

    Building Big
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/index.html
    This site brings bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, and dams to the Internet for those who want to learn more about man-made giants that fill our communities. It features introductions to the engineering of structures, interactive engineering labs, building designs challenges, a databank of large structures, and interviews with engineers.

    The Space Place
    http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
    At this award-winning site, a joint effort of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and others, students can learn amazing facts about space, Earth, and technology, view animations that show how the world works, and participate in activities that teach them more about space.


    Social Studies
    A Day in the Life of Colonial Williamsburg
    http://www.history.org/History/teaching/Dayseries/webactivities/

    Experience the Life in the 18th Century
    http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/life.cfm
    Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, the definitive living history museum of colonial America, presents this comprehensive resource on daily colonial life. Students will enjoy browsing the Almanack, in which they meet colonists and learn about their lives and their history, and a Day in the Life of Colonial Williamsburg.

    Seven Wonders of the World
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sunken/wonders/
    The notion of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World can be traced back to the fifth century B.C. These creations rivaled many created by nature in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of the seven wonders no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by humans.

    Digital History Timeline
    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/timeline/timelineN.cfm
    Move the gold Life Span Bar at the bottom to navigate through social, political and cultural events. from 1590 to the present day. Rollover a circle, triangle or square to get event details. Click on these shapes to find out more.

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition
    http://www.lewis-clark.org/index.htm
    A detailed synopsis of the expedition by historian Harry Fritz is enhanced by photographs, interactive maps, audio files, and illustrations from the expedition journals.

    Pyramids
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/
    Jointly designed by NOVA and PBS, this site gives elementary and middle school students an overview of Egyptology and the continuing archaeological excavation of the Pyramids at Giza. Take a virtual tour through the pyramids.

    Expedition Hall
    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/
    Welcome to the interactive "museum" that takes you on geography journeys. Here students climb a mountain, hover over the Earth, speed across Europe, visit an archeological dig, and even order sushi—plus, games, animations, and more.