Here you will find a list of websites that I previously emailed out that you may want to try in your classes. Just click the blue link and you will be brought to the website.
Kahoot Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system. Create and play quizzes, discussions or even surveys (which we call Kahoots) using any device with a web browser.
Airpano AirPano is a not-for-profit project focused on high-resolution virtual tours from a bird’s eye view. AirPano has already photographed over 300 most interesting locations on our planet and it is the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world. There are about 3000 spherical panoramas on our website at the moment.
Readworks ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online,for free, to be shared broadly.
Web Cam Around the World In short, ePals is an online educational community, where learners all around the world connect and collaborate on projects that often focus on issues of global awareness and culture. Using Web 2.0 technologies, students learn digital skills which are essential in today’s academic and business world. In the process, many students and teachers alike build around-the-world friendships that last a lifetime.
Newsela Newsela offers current, non-fiction news articles that are relevant and high interest. The articles cover politics, art, science, music, etc. The best part is that each article can be customised by grade level. Teachers are able to print different reading levels of the same story, thus allowing all students access to the same article.
Poetry Contest The purpose of the National Schools Project is to encourage student writing and provide an audience for student poetry. We want kids excited about writing. We provide a free book to every participating school library and do not require that a book be purchased in order for a child to see his/her poem in print.
Kids In Mind We enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for them or their children, according to their own criteria. Unlike the MPAA we do not assign an inscrutable rating based on age but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE & PROFANITY, on a scale of 0 to 10, and we explain in detail why a film rates high or low in a specific category; we also include instances of SUBSTANCE USE, a thorough list of DISCUSSION TOPICS that may elicit questions from children, and the MESSAGE the film conveys. Since our system is based on objective standards, not the viewer's age or the artistic merits of a film, we enable adults to determine whether a movie is appropriate for their own children...
Common Sense Media This website offers reviews on books, as well as TV shows, movies, games, apps, websites, etc. It is extremely helpful for parents when deciding if any of the above are appropriate for children. The site rates the media on a scale of 1-5 on topics such as sex, drugs, violence, and language, as well as a positive message and positive role models. Kids and parents can search it by genre, age, topics, character strength, etc. Not only that, the site offers great advice to parents on internet/technology safety and concerns.
Smithsonian Tween Tribune Join more than 200,000 registered teachers who are already putting these free Smithsonian Teacher tools to use in their classrooms. Twice-daily AP news articles, Lexile® leveled for K-12 Self-scoring, quizzes customized by Lexile® level, Critical thinking questions, Student commenting, Espanol AP articles, Weekly lesson plans, Weekly video, and Weekend "Monday Morning Ready" newsletter as prep for the week ahead.
www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/books-for-kids-grades-k-5/ Here is a book list compiled by grade level. Each grade level is then broken down into genres such as: art, school, positive messages, fantasy, humor, sports, non-fiction, how things work, science and nature, health, friends, etc.