Wednesday Website: Virtual Nerd

This week’s Wednesday Website was shared out by middle school teacher, Ali Serson. She shared the site Virtual Nerd, which hoses dozens of educational math videos which are helpful in explaining various math concepts to students. The videos include mostly middle school math, Algebra I & II, and geometry.

The videos are clear, concise examples and are especially helpful for students to review independently. The site is free!

Wednesday Website: Dad’s Worksheets

This week’s website was shared by Elementary Teacher Associate Kate Duffy. She shared the site “Dad’s Worksheets,” which has dozens and dozens of worksheets related to various math topics. They have lots of worksheets for varying instructional levels. For example, there are worksheets for Algebra to addition.

If your students do not like worksheets, you could still use the resources from the website and upload them to Classkick, Nearpod or any other classroom tool.

Wednesday Website: StoryboardThat

This week’s Wednesday Website was shared by high school teacher Lydia Hess. StoryboardThat is a great website to allow students to design visually what they know. The student account is free, and teachers can export students’ storyboards. She shared that students can choose from dozens of scenes to illustrate their own story. In addition, there are a wide variety of characters that can be edited to appear as if they are in motion. Each of the aspects of the story can be labeled, and characters can each have their own speech bubbles. Check out the website for more!

 

Wednesday Website: Brainpop Mission US & Nearpod GIFs

We had two Wednesday websites this week!

Chris Manz, from middle school, shared an awesome feature on BrainPop called Mission US, which has some awesome interactive activities related to history and immigration. This “do-it-yourself” walk through of history is a great way to engage students in learning about immigration.

The other Wednesday Website was shared by Lindsay Ancelitz. Forget simply using Nearpod, Lindsay wants us to use GIFs in Nearpod on our slides. When you add new content, there’s actually an option to add a GIF. There’s plenty to search through, just remember to make sure they are school appropriate 🙂

Wednesday Website: Wizer.me & Quizalize

We had not just one but TWO Wednesday websites this week at Centennial.

This week’s first Wednesday Website was shared by Centennial’s very own school psychology intern, Emily Gallagher. Emily discussed Wizer.me, which can be used to create worksheets for students. Great news: It’s affiliated with Google, so you can assign the worksheet through Google Classroom. It’s a great site to make worksheets visually appealing & fun. Other tools include the ability for students to record their responses, sorting, and labeling of pictures. You’re also able to differentiate instruction on wizer.me, meaning some students can be provided with different information or prompting based on their ability level. Unfortunately, students will have to sign in using their school account at Wizer.me (one extra step when accessing the worksheets through Google classroom.) Wizer.me is free.

This week’s second Wednesday Website was shared by Centennial’s very own high school teacher, Josh May. His website, Quizzalize, is a great alternative to Kahoot. It is a website in which students are quizzed on content, but the students do not see one another’s answers and it is completed independently. Like Kahoot, students login using a unique code in order to play the game. Students are provided with immediate feedback if their response is correct or incorrect. If incorrect, they are immediately provided with the correct answer. Student responses can be tracked and monitored; without the hassle of students possibility worrying about the competition.