Sometimes in this high tech world the one darn thing we can never find is a timer. Well, have no fear, Online-Stopwatch.com has a large variety of 'Classroom Timers' for free. These timers are great when used with a projector and speakers since many play a sound when time is up. These timers not only help students know how much time is left to complete a task, but also helps keep yourself on task.
Remeber as a child we always thought that X marked the spot on a treasure map? Well in Map Treasure Hunt, a gold coin does! Map Treasure Hunt allows you to create a Google Maps scavenger hunt for students. You provide them with clues and when they find a location, they get a gold coin. Students could work in pairs, groups, or individually to complete the assignment.
Creating a Map Treasure Hunt is as easy as going to the website, creating your question, and then finding the location on a map. Once you create all your questions/locations, you are given a URL that will link to your specific Map Treasure Hunt. Check out this example: Important Locations in Dickinson County.
According to Georgia Tech 105 AD is the year most people say paper was invented, but it may have been around as much as 200 years before that! So in honor of paper, lets look at a website that has awesome student interactives just asking to be printed.
ReadWriteThink (http://www.readwritethink.org/) has student interactives that can be used for any subject and grade level. Students could create crossword puzzles, K-W-Ls, story cubes, flip books (my favorite), and more! To give you a jumping off point, please view the link below for a series of projects any student and teacher would love:
Please note that I used the OneTab Chrome Extension to share these wonderful links with you. Also, be sure to explore the entire ReadWriteThink website; not only do they have these great projects, but also the lesson plans to go with them!
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