Grade Level first ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.
Book Review: Practical Ways to Spark Student Creativity in Our Classrooms by Cathy Gassenheimer “Wonder is a powerful word to use with students, and it is a great way to access imagination.” Thus begins one of 40 “Grab and Go Ideas” interspersed in a new ASCD book, Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, by Patti Drapeau. Students who think creatively, Drapeau says: • Express ideas other students don't think of. • Like to choose their own way of demonstrating understanding. • Ask questions that may seem off-topic or silly. • Enjoy open-ended assignments. • Prefer to discuss ideas rather than facts. • Prefer to try new ways of approaching a problem rather than accepted ways. The book can serve as a good guide for teachers who want to spur creative thinking in their classrooms and make their lessons more engaging for students.
1000 Most Common French Words - Top French vocabulary Written by Administrator Friday, 19 February 2010 10:29 When starting to learn French, it is always a good idea to memorize the most common words first. This will enable you to understand many more situations than if you were leaning your French vocabulary from random sources. Here's the list of most common French words along with their English translation.
How to Create Timelines With the RWT Timeline Creator Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. Their timeline creation tool is a good one for elementary school and middle school use. RWT Timeline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create a timeline for a series of events. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the web version of the RWT Timeline creation tool. "I Like This Game Because You Have to Think Hard." A Monday afternoon, working with one of my second graders, helping him fill in a blank hundreds grid. Suddenly it hit me. What if... Theresa and I played a practice round: And then it was time to take newly christened Number Grid Tic-Tac-Toe for a test drive. (Apologies if someone holds the patent on this!) Jane's class was first, and we decided to get crazy and use a grid that went from 1 to 120.
Addition Games for Children – 1st to 7th Grade Addition math games for children in 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade and 7th grade. Featuring addition games: addition Rally games, addition fling the teacher, addition concentration game, addition snakes and ladders, addition crocodile board game, addition pirate game, addition catapult game, addition time challenge quiz, addition click map games, addition pirate at sea game, addition moon shoot game, addition en garde duel game, addition walk the plank game etc. Add and subtract pirate game Have fun playing this Add and subtract pirate game. Addition 2 number fling teacher game Have fun playing this Addition 2 number fling teacher game.
French Verbs For Dummies Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet If you’re studying French, you need to get a handle on French verbs. Luckily, there’s a pattern to conjugating regular French verbs into the simple and compound tenses, so once you know how to conjugate one, you know hundreds! Learn how to give commands, directions, or requests by studying the imperative conjugations of French verbs. Apps for Making Ten I walked into a 2nd grade classroom Thursday to find the students busily engaged in math workshop. Several students were working with iPads and playing what looked to be an addictive math game. I sat myself down and asked them to show it to me. The app, Numbers Logic Puzzle, is a Candy Crush-like game for making ten.
Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration. That shift has brought schools that are practicing “deeper learning” into focus. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been a big supporter of this work, defining deeper learning as a model that focuses on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, academic mindsets and learning how to learn, all through rigorous content. New research conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has found that the deeper learning model does have positive learning outcomes for students, regardless of their background. The model is often critiqued as a framework that only works for high-achieving learners.
Google Drive One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Drive Find my account Kodu Game Lab An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. Since Kodu's introduction in 2009, we have visited the White House, teamed up with great groups like NCWIT and DigiGirlz, inspired academic research and been the subject of a book (Kodu for Kids).