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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some More Maths EduGames for You

Here are some more good Maths Edugames. 

This is great because it gives students feedback on their speed & accuracy. If they complete the activity in under a minute and get 100% correct, it also gives them a certificate with their results that they can print. This is a good way of keeping track of their results and rewarding them at the same time! A little bit of competition amongst themselves always goes a long way. It drills addition & subtraction facts to 20 and division & multiplication based on the times tables.

This game has a built in "cheat sheet" for kids who need extra help with their multiplication facts. If they don't know the answer they can use a grid system for calculating the answer. The faster they can answer though the more points they get. When the student choses to "end the mission" they are given the option to print a "printable report". Great for keeping track of their own improvements.

Part of the Arcademic Skill Builders site (a review to come) this single player game allows students to set their level of play (eg number facts from 1-20 or 10 to 20) and speed to drill addition number facts up to and including 20. At the end of the game a report of success can be printed. Students who get through all levels are able to print out trophies. One teacher has all of these on a trophy wall!

A basic looking game based on "Connect Four" and played by two players. Each player must answer maths questions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to earn a piece to place on the board. Parameters: time limit, difficulty level, types of questions. At the end the teacher can review and record the scores - but making a printed copy requires a screen dump!

Another simple game/drill site is Harcourt's That's A Fact Students can drill basic number facts in the four operations. It also allows them to chose vertical or horizontal algorithms to suit individual preference. Drills are timed, although there is an untimed option. At the end it tells you which facts were not complete and which were wrong. This page can be printed (answers not given) or students could copy the algorithm and correct answer into their books!

A Whole Stack of Maths Educational Games!!

I just found all these great Maths games. Sorry I haven't had time to get screenshots and create individual blog postings for each. Have fun.

Kids get given worksheet after worksheet by their of Dienes blocks activities to answer. Instead of doing the worksheets we do this activity from on the whiteboard. They have so much more fun. It looks at place value for numbers from 9 to 9999.

This game is another useful place value tool. Students move beads onto the place value abbacus to make the given number. Very hands on learning! It is from which requires registration (and costs money!) but it does have a couple of sample activities, including this one.

My students aren't up to decimal place value yet, but I've got this stored away in favourites for when we need it. Basically it's a pull apart activity from to show what (eg) 3.1 means (ie 3 plus 0.1) 

A reading/writing number place value game from It doesn't have too many to solve at one time (a plus for Learning Difficulty students) but moves them on to reading and writing numbers! This website requires registration, but it's free and the website has HEAPS AND HEAPS of useful resources. More to be mentioned over time.

From the same website as the one above. Students partition numbers (eg 528 into chunks of 500, 20 and 8). Another from the site which helps with partitioning numbers in a simpler (quicker) form is Archery Bullseye other great activities on place value and partitioning from this Learning Clip can be found HERE
    The following are just a list of links to maths games that are good for groups on the IWB. They do not require keyboard input to answer questions.
    Maths Baseball - Addition Game that caters for different abilities in a class.
    Numbers - Addition game that moves very fast! Can be downloaded or played online.
    Snowball Fight - Solve subtraction problems correctly and you get to throw the snowball, make a mistake and it splatters right on the screen!
    Egg Static Drop - Multiplication Game where you have to catch eggs for multiples of a chosen number.
    Pizza Pizzazz - Solve a multiplication question and deliver a pizza to the table with the number that matches the answer.
    Disco Dino - Another mutliplication solving game, but at the end you get to create a dinosaur dance!
    Fish - Similar to Pizza & Disco but these fish are fast!
    Splat Square is a simple 100's chart but with sound effects and colours. Play games like "What Number Comes Before?" Other ways of intergrating the grid into lessons can be found here and here.
    Gamebone is another fun way of using a 100s chart to learn.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Qwiki: Making Wikipedia More Fun

This is a wonderful website that lets students 'see' their Wikipedia results with pictures and audio.  Your students will love it.
I have included a film here in this post to show you what Qwiki looks like.

Download the Book Version of this Blog

Here is a copy of this blog (as a PDF file).

Make Movies with Zimmer Twins Website

This is a great website where students can make animated movies with the items given to them. It is easy to use. Students can make movies without signing up but they can't save for later viewing. If you sign up, then the movies can be saved and shown to others.  I have made a film and embedded it to the right to show you what you can do. Combine many webpages and Documents into one URL

There are quite a few webbased programs out there at present that lets you put many websites into 1 web address (URL). This one also done this. The bonus with this site is that you can also add your own files to the URL combination to show whilst you are showing the other websites.  You can make it public on the net or keep it private by signing up to an account. Students could use it to show the websites they have used in their research project.

Example given at :  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Great Early Childhood Website: is a wonderful Early Childhood website that will excellent for the Early Childhood classroom.

Here's an example of 1 part of the website:

A Nice Website for Early Childhood Students

This website is from the Kent County in the UK. It is packed with ICT resources for ECE teachers to use with the students.

More Simulation Games to Play

Here are some more more simulation games to play online. Excellent Simulation Games to Play

This website provides many excellent simulation games for students to play. They range in areas of Science, VAL, building and you just need to scroll down on the page to see more of them.

Online Vocabulary Training for Students: Vocabsushi
This password protected space allows your students to take vocab and comprehension tests and then it adjusts the level of difficulty so that the next set of words tested are higher in complexity for the student.

StoryJumper: Online Books Made Easy

This website/account space lets you create great looking online books in a password protected site. You can then allow others to view the book on the net or keep it private. All pictures are cartoony and given to you.

Romeo and Juliet as Interactive Website

Here's a website that teaches the Romeo and Juliet play from Shakespeare in an interactive way online.

Bibme: Help in Writing Bibliographies

Need help in teaching students how to write bibliographies? Well this site will help you.

Persuasive Writing Online Teaching Tool

This website provides a way of teaching students how to write persuasive texts in an engaging way. Students are shown the different text types and the parts that go with each text type in this website. The example here is for Persuasive Writing texts.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lots of Free Downloaded Resources from the Education Freeware website

I just came across this website the gives you lots of options for ICT downloaded resources. There is also a link to online free resources.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

FEMA site for Geography/DIsasters Information

The FEMA website is an American website that looks at disasters information. Great resource to use and has some fun games for students to play in this area. Check it out!

Getting better results from Google: A Cheat Sheet Here for You

Here's a 'cheat sheet' that will help you find info quicker and easier on the google search engine.  Hope it helps you.

Make Great Looking Books Online with Mixbook allows you to make wonderful online books (with words and your own pictures) easily. You have to sign up for an account and then you can make elaborate books. You can then choose if you want everyone on the net to see them or just your friends.  Well worth a look!
I have included an example of one: click here to see it

Monday, December 6, 2010

Finally, Help from Microsoft in Using the New Version of Word, Excel and PPT.

Are you frustrated with the new 2007 version of Microsoft Word, Excel and PPT? Are you finding it hard to work out how to do what you used to do with these programs?  Here's the answer. Download this plug in from Microsoft and you will be able to perform what you used to do in the old version and a film will show you how to do it in the new version.  Install the plug in by finally the prompts and the close you Word program. When you open it up again, you will have a new "help" tab at the top. click on this and then go "Use 2003 Command Finder" (or something like that phrase). Good luck.

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