Finals week! :( Will I be alive by the end of this all? We will see. After all, STUDYING= STUDENT+DYING
Today, while surfing the web, I stubbled upon this interactive game, Money Island. This enchanting virtual world teaches students about money and how the economy works while they go on quests to destinations like the Eiffel Tower and Atlantis. Students learn and practice the real-life principles of financial responsibility.
Money Island makes a fantastic tie-in to a money or economics unit for kids.
If only I found this useful tip a few years ago… http://www.mrexcel.com/tip069.shtml. Basically, it teaches you how to make your own magic square using excel! Ahh… now my math mind can rest easy :)
So for the past few days, I have been addicted to a publishing website that my professor shared to the class. It’s called Issuu. It’s just a site where you can publish magazines, documents, pictures, etc. I think it’s a great way to share your work, especially for students to publish their work. Why am I addicted? You may ask. Well, there are SO many published issues that I am so interested in reading and viewing! They’re great! Once I am done reading one magazine, another one grabs my interest and I get sucked into this virtual magazine stand.
Take a look for yourself, but you have been warned.
Need to transport your students to a new location instantly? (Not because their misbehaving of course…)
Well, try TourWrist! It’s a virtual transporter that lets you look at places all around the world in a 360 view. You can take your students to a NBA basketball court in Phoenix, Times Square in New York, or even a Borno Park in Italy.
With the 360 view, it seems like you are practically there, and students can be more interactive and gain a greater understanding of the setting.
My boyfriend introduced me to an amazing program today! It’s called GameSalad and can be found on this link: http://gamesalad.com/.
What is it you may ask? Well, it’s a program that allows you to make your own App! Yes that’s right, your own App that you can customize and create for your own iPhone and iPad.
If I were to use this in the classroom, I would probably use it for project options that my students can take. It would greatly incorporate technology and higher-order learning skills.
I am still learning how to use this program, but so far it is really neat.
I was creating a lesson plan the other day, and I wanted to integrate a fun and interactive game. Then I remembered the site JeopardyLabs that my professor introduced the class. Because of this site, I was able to easily create a fun review game into my lesson. Trust me, it was easy! All you need to do is sign up.