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For our new BlackBoard go to 

www.tinyurl.com/wvesfaculty

*You must open in Google Chrome*

 

 

ELA Resources

ELA Links 
 General
  English for Everyone - FREE printable ELA worksheets for all!
  Lexile.com - Awesome site to search for books by Lexile Level
  KWL Creator - Students can create their own KWL charts
  Bitesize Literacy - interactive games
  Learn 21 - games, interactives, videos
  Sight Words with Samson - sight word practice by level; not free 
  Free Rice - Each correct answer earns 10 grains of rice to be donated
  Game Goo - By Earobics - All topics
  Bembo's Zoo - Animals are created with the letters that spell their names

 Phonics
  Phonics Play - phonics game for lower elementary 
  Reading Bear - phonics presentations 

 Spelling

 Grammar 
  Power Proofreading - need Adobe Shockwave to play; grades 2-8  
  Every Day Edits - printable proofreading practice
  Road to Grammar Jr. - grammar quizzes, practice, and games 

Sight Words
 Reading
  Gutenberg Project - FREE eBooks! 
  Literary Graffiti - Students draw explanations of what they've read
  Story Time 4 Me - free online stories 
  Grimms' Fairy Tales - link to several of Grimms' Fairy Tales
  StoryNory - free audio stories for kids
  Word World - game to help learn words; words morph into what they name
  Barnes and Noble Studio - authors read their stories 
  We Give Books - books to read online; activities and plans for teachers 
  Children's Books Forever - pdf versions of books by Hans Wilhelm that are no longer in print 
  ZooBurst - create 3D books
  StoryJumper - publish kid's books 
  My Story Maker - select character and goal and create story; from Carnegie Library of Pittsburg
  Elmo Books - create a story with Elmo
  Newsela- nonfiction articles that you can get in different lexile levels; K-12; most have quizzes; create        classes to follow student progress
  Teachable Moments Blog - Blog by leading journalists about current events that can become teachable     moments in your classroom
  Children's Storybooks Online- full stories for all ages

 Poetry 
  Project V.O.I.C.E. - Spoken Word Poetry
  Poetry Minute - A different poem every day

 Writing
  Scholastic Story Starters - Students select a theme to get started writing!
  Storybird - create stories using artists' illustrations
  PicLits - drag and drop words to describe pictures
  Tikatok - write, illustrate, and publish a book
  Letter Generator - Use this to create a letter
  Fractured Fairy Tales - Rewrite common fairy tales
  No Monkeys No Chocolate Timeline - This author shows how long it took to write and publish the book

 Interactive White Board Resources 
  TeacherLed - interactive white board resources for different topics 

 

 Math Resources

 


Math Links
 General
  Illuminations - math lessons, interactives, and more
  Manga High - some games for 4th and 5th grade students 
  Math StudyJams - songs and videos on different math topics 
  That Quiz - instant online math quizzes 
  XP Math - games for many different topics 
  AAA Math - interactive lessons for grades K-5 
  Math Game Time - games for grades Pre-K-5
  Yummy Math - lessons with food; CCS aligned; free PDFs
  Math Live - video lessons on a range of topics 
  Mr. Nussbaum's Math Lab - games & interactives grades K-5
  TES iBoard - UK site; tons of interactives for the white board
  School Time Games - lots of math games  
  Game Classroom - math games for grades K-5
  Smarty Games - many different game choices and topics 
  Fuel the Brain - printables, games, interactives, & mini books 
  Bitesize Math - BBC site; different topics for elementary math
  Johnnie's Math Page - lots of games for different topics 
  Math Scope - games for different topics 
  Calculation Nation - free account; challenging games 
  Mothmatic - basic fact and fraction games 
  MathsKit - lots of resources 
  SeeMath - animations demonstrating math concepts 
  TutPup - math games; create free accounts with classes 
  Math Worksheets - free printable math worksheets 
  Math Wire - standards based math activities; printable PDFs
  Learn 21 - resources; games, videos, simulations  
  IXL Math - Great interactive math games
  Digital Paper - Create Math Worksheets
  Wili the Word Wizard - Math glossary
  A Maths Dictionary - Math dictionary
  iPracticeMath - Reinforce addition, multiplication, algebra, decimals, and more.  You can track progress
  SEN Teacher - FREE math printables!!!
 Virtual Manipulatives 
  Glencoe Manipulatives - PreK- 4th Grade
  Online Manipulatives - Interactive Manipulatives for Math Class

 Measurement and Data 
  Online Pictograph - can start from scratch or use a template
  Create a Graph - create bar, line, area, pie, or XY graphs 
  Coin Flipper - Customize the number of coins to be flipped and then randomizes the flips
  Flip Coin - Random Coin Flipper
  Elapsed Time - Elapsed Time interactive
  Change Maker - Select a level and students make change!

 Number and Operations  
  Base Ten - base ten interactive game
  Decimal Squares - interactive decimal games  

 Operations and Algebraic Thinking 
  Math Magician Games - math fact practice; all operations 
  Multiplication.Com - also has addition and subtraction games 
  Play Kids Games - lots of basic fact practice games
  The Kidz Page - several games with basic fact practice
  Fact Dash - need Adobe Shockwave; basic fact practice 
  Wild on Math- basic operation practice; online graded quiz
  Web Math Minute - basic operation practice; online or print
  Function Machines - Grades 3-4

 Interactive White Board Resources 
  TeacherLed - lots of resources for different topics 
  
 Graphing
  Billy Bug Grub - Teaches basic coordinates
  Daily Info Graphic - Visual Charts & Graphs


Science Resources

Science Links 
 General 
  Bitesize Science - from BBC; interactive games 
  Learn 21 - games, simulations, videos, interactives
  Bill Nye the Science Guy
  Science News for Kids - News & Articles
  Jason Science Project - Create Classrooms & Assignments, interactive games, & lesson plans
  Science Task Generator - Randomly gives you science lesson/task ideas
  Ed Heads - Interactive Science Activities
  Sponge Lab - Lessons, Interactives, & More!
  Science Monster - Fun science games
  Wonderville - Great interactives for students to explore science topics
Earth & Space
  Treetures - Learn about trees and the environment
  If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - Shows students how large our solar system is.  Students will scroll from the sun through the solar system.

Life Science

Food & Nutrition
  Step It Up - LPB Diet & Nutrition Resources
  Body Parts - Body Parts Quiz
  Fooducate - Use the free website to search for foods and get their "grade"
  Crazy Cash Taxi - An oral hygiene game

Electricity
Social Studies Resources

Science Links 
 General 
  Bitesize Science - from BBC; interactive games 
  Learn 21 - games, simulations, videos, interactives
  Bill Nye the Science Guy
  Science News for Kids - News & Articles
  Jason Science Project - Create Classrooms & Assignments, interactive games, & lesson plans
  Science Task Generator - Randomly gives you science lesson/task ideas
  Ed Heads - Interactive Science Activities
  Sponge Lab - Lessons, Interactives, & More!
  Science Monster - Fun science games
  Wonderville - Great interactives for students to explore science topics
Earth & Space
  Treetures - Learn about trees and the environment
  If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - Shows students how large our solar system is.  Students will scroll from the sun through the solar system.

Life Science

Food & Nutrition
  Step It Up - LPB Diet & Nutrition Resources
  Body Parts - Body Parts Quiz
  Fooducate - Use the free website to search for foods and get their "grade"
  Crazy Cash Taxi - An oral hygiene game

Electricity

  • Growing with Technology. Includes interactive activities for K through 5thgrade.  (http://www.growing.course.com/index.html)
  • Renaissance Place

    Need to run AR/STAR reports?  Use this link to log on to Renaissance Place.
TuxPaint      http://tuxpaint.org/

 

  • A free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.  Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

Xtranormal     http://www.xtranormal.com/

Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people.  If you can type, you can make a movie.  Requires an account.  Windows XP and 7 only.  Mac users can use iMovie.

 

TimeToast       http://www.timetoast.com/
  
  • Create timelines and share them on the Web.
Mindomo          http://www.mindomo.com/
  • Mind mapping - organize your thoughts and ideas around a subject.  Similar to Inspiration.
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 Quizlet             http://quizlet.com/

  • Quizlet is the largest flash cards and study games website with over 5 million free sets of flashcards covering every possible subject. It's the best place to play educational games, memorize vocabulary and study online.
Glogster (for education)   http://edu.glogster.com
  • Create online, interactive multimedia posters to share - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more.
to - with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more

Wordle           http://www.wordle.net/

  • Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  Similar to Tagxedo.
Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  Similar to Tagxedo.

 

Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  Similar to Tagxedo.