The links below are examples of manipulatives, online resources, and interactive demonstrations through which students can learn and develop an understanding. While these resources may not directly serve as homework or in-class assignment, these do offer a great way to enhance student learning, especially in an environment that utilizes access to the internet.

These resources vary in what benefit they offer, but many of these tools can be used to supplement a shorter homework video. Any resource that has games directly relating to the homework may be a great way to finalize the home lesson so students can bring the knowledge and practical application skills to class the next day.

As for in-class uses, some of these tools are used for classroom management, application of a concept, interactive games to apply knowledge in a fun environment, or even as a way to differentiate instruction between multiple learners. A student who finishes an in-class activity early may be allowed to play with interactive games as a reward.

This list is a constant work in progress.

 

General Classroom Tools

  • Class Dojo - Gamified Behavior Management Site. Track student behaviors and issue rewards to students, creating a classroom culture focused on community. Ideal for younger students.
  • Nearpod - Share out engaging lessons/activities to the entire class as a narrated procedure. Great for the "more valuable classtime" opened up by a flipped classroom
  • Sheppard Software - Free online games for students to play, either at home or in class. Various topics.
  • SeeSaw - Online portfolio tool

 

Math

  • ABCya.com - Online games for elementary students in math and ELA
  • Wonderopolis - Fascinating articles for students to read in almost every academic subject. Many articles contain a quiz for students to test their knowledge.
  • E-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons in various areas of academic topics. Great for introductory homework assignments, especially at the lower level.

  

Science

  • FreezeRay.com - Physics, Chemistry, Biology manipulatives, and so much more!
  • Wonderopolis - Fascinating articles for students to read in almost every academic subject. Many articles contain a quiz for students to test their knowledge.
  • E-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons in various areas of academic topics. Great for introductory homework assignments, especially at the lower level.

 

English

  • ABCya.com - Online games for elementary students in math and ELA.
  • Wonderopolis - Fascinating articles for students to read in almost every academic subject. Many articles contain a quiz for students to test their knowledge.
  • E-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons in various areas of academic topics. Great for introductory homework assignments, especially at the lower level.

 

Social Studies

  • iCivics Win the White House - Interactive game students can play through a presidential candidate simulator.
  • Wonderopolis - Fascinating articles for students to read in almost every academic subject. Many articles contain a quiz for students to test their knowledge.
  • E-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons in various areas of academic topics. Great for introductory homework assignments, especially at the lower level.

 

Art

  • Pixlr - Online photo editor that can be access by any web browser. Ideal for students to complete assignments at home. Similar properites to Adobe Photoshop.
  • Wonderopolis - Fascinating articles for students to read in almost every academic subject. Many articles contain a quiz for students to test their knowledge.
  • E-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons in various areas of academic topics. Great for introductory homework assignments, especially at the lower level.

 

Technology

  • FreezeRay.com - Physics, Chemistry, Biology manipulatives, and so much more!
  • Wonderopolis - Fascinating articles for students to read in almost every academic subject. Many articles contain a quiz for students to test their knowledge.
  • E-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons in various areas of academic topics. Great for introductory homework assignments, especially at the lower level.

  

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

Other/Misc.

 

 

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