Find out how much you really know about money. This resource will help students learn effective ways how to earn, spend, invest, and save money while exploring budgets, credit cards, and interest rates. Features great interactive games, activities, and simulations that help students make informed choices about real-life money problems. This website even links to dozens of other sites about money, allowances, saving, earning, college, getting a job, and credit. There is also a teachers' guide and a parents' guide that include tips on resources and technology to help with understanding the material.
This interactive website is great for grades K - 1 to learn subtraction with a number line. Students are given subtraction problems and a number line to help them determine the difference. When students correctly answer the question, the mummy begins to unravel. If the answer is incorrect then the mummy keeps the wrap. Using the number line allows for students to demonstrate how to subtract and what is happening when they are subtracting.
Are you having trouble remembering the different types of quadrilaterals? Fear no more, with this interactive site not only will you learn the types but also you will manipulate a figure to decipher its shape. This site gives definitions along with visuals to represent each quadrilateral. A shape is given that you can adjust and explore checking out how the interior angles change.
Need some enrichment this summer on fractions? On this site you'll explore the basic concept of a fraction. You can start by looking at two fractions. The goal is to identify a common denominator between the two fractions. This is a great visual way to see how to add fractions because you'll have to get the denominators the same. The site allows you to adjust the sizes of the fractions to explore different types of problems. It also provides guiding clues to help the you understand the concept without simply giving you an answer.
Feeling out of sorts with not enough money to make ends meet? Get a jump start before the REAL bills start rolling in. This site from PBS
features real-life stories and videos of young people facing financial challenges that include getting out of debt, getting insurance, managing credit cards, banking, and loans, saving for retirement, and paying taxes. An abundance of tools and resources provide you with everything you need to know to become financially literate. Through these practical tips on money management, learn how to make smart decisions and manage well.
I tell you teaching just gets easier and easier with that lovely tool called the Internet. Did you know that tables charting all the chemical elements have been made and shared since the nineteenth century? And get this, the Periodic video team at University of Nottingham has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. In this modern, interactive version that should be every chemistry class’s fundamental tool, students can browse through the full display of the elements, choose ones to watch, and then opt to explore further with a full Ted-Ed lesson module linked directly to the video. The creators of this tool are continually updating videos with new stories, better samples, and bigger experiments.
Avoid the math summer slump, this website
contains a collection of games, word problems, logic puzzles, and math videos that will review elementary and middle school concepts. You can brush up on your math skills using online flash cards, worksheets, and much more. You can choose whether to review addition, subtraction, geometry, division, multiplication, percentage, ratios, or problem solving. Make sure you bookmark this site and set aside 20 minutes each day for practice to keep your math brain sharp!!!
If you need a little extra help understanding the method of bar graphs then check out this interactive post. On this site you can select from pre-made data sets and explore the concept of bar graphs. In addition, you can enter your own data and see how the bar graphs change with the data. The site allows you to adjust both the x and y axis and change the thickness of the bars. This is a great, easy tool that allows you to explore the concept on your own and create dynamic and visually appealing graphs.
This is a GREAT site to bookmark when you need a quick tutorial on a math concept you just plump forgot. On Virtual Nerd, you can watch a video on creating the line of best fit for a scatter plot. This is a perfect resource for you to explore a topic on your own for remediation or enrichment.
How far under the earth is nuclear waste buried? How deep in the ocean was the deepest underwater wedding?
Climb into one of the exploration vessels and discover the answers to these questions. Challenge a friend to find out the depth at which diamonds form or what resides on the ocean floor. Find out what lies beneath in this highly interactive experience that travels almost four thousand miles inside the Earth all the way to the inner core. Have fun exploring Earth’s layers and oceans without getting wet or getting too hot! -tech and learning
Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.