Showing posts from December, 2013

Flippity Flashcard Creator

Flippity is an online flashcard creator that converts a Google spreadsheet into a set of flashcards.

To Create Flashcards:
Create a Google spreadsheet in Google Drive containing your information. You must use the Flippity template found at the URL above.Name the set of flashcards by naming the worksheet at the bottom of the spreadsheet.Go to File/Publish to the Web and click Start Publishing.Copy the link under Get a Link to Published Data.Paste the link in the field on the Flippity website and click Go.FAQS: To make changes to the flashcards, make the changes to your Google spreadsheet and republish. You can also set up the spreadsheet to automatically republish when changes are made.You can insert pictures and embed Youtube videos on the flashcards.Works in all browsers. Uses Java.Text on the flashcards is modifiable only using basic HTML tags.The flashcards are not private since the spreadsheet has been published, however, you control who has the link to the set o…

Into the Book Website Updated!

Into the Book
The great website for learning and practicing reading strategies has been updated!  It's no longer Flash based which means it now works on iPads!  Very exciting news.  

From my previous blog post about Into the Book:

Into the Book is a great free website for elementary students to learn and practice reading strategies. It can be used for whole class, group or individual instruction.  You'll find interactive lessons and videos for 8 different strategies (see below) as well as lots of teacher resources in the "Teacher Area".

Strategies for Learning:Prior KnowledgeMaking ConnectionsQuestioningVisualizingInferringSummarizingEvaluatingSynthesizingUsing Strategies Together

Math Slide Apps

Math Slide Apps
The free Math Slide apps are great for elementary students to practice number recognition as well as basic number facts (addition and multiplication).  The free version of each app has 10 games that can be played by 1-4 players at a time.  Students can compete against each other or try to beat their own best time.

Problems are presented in the center in a variety of formats.  

Screenshot samples from the multiplication app:

Screenshot samples from the place value to 1000 app:

Students drag number card with the correct answer to the center.  The student who gets their card to the middle first gets the point.

Students love these apps!  Try them out today!