Below is a curated list of Halloween activities that can be done on any PC, laptop, or Chromebook. I broke them down into four different categories to make it easier to find an activity that is right for your classroom!
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There are few things that make me happier than free awesome educational resources, but free awesome educational resources that work on every device make me ecstatic! A+ Click Math works on everything from a Chromebook to a iPad to a Mac/Windows machine. Better yet, they have math activities for grades 1 through 12 that are all Common Core aligned! If you want to make this website look like an app on your iPad or iPhone, watch the brief tutorial below to see how easy it is! One of the toughest parts of being a math teacher is creating quizzes and tests online. All too often the programs we use are not math friendly and can not create the correct looking equations. Edmodo found a nice way around this by allowing LaTeX (a document markup language) to work within its quizzes. Teachers can create just about any math formula thinkable on the Online LaTeX Equation Editor and then copy and paste the code into a Edmodo quiz. The only trick is that you have to put the copy between the 'math' tags, e.g. the LaTeX code of x^{2}=100 would be entered into Edmodo like this: [math]x^{2}=100[/math]. The math tags let Edmodo know you are trying to enter in a LaTeX equation. This may sound tricky, but if you watch the tutorial below, you can see how truly easy it can be! Rarely do you come across a website that can be used in multiple subjects by multiple grades, but PublishYourDesign.com fits that bill. PublishYourDesign allows you are your students to have a gigantic bucket of Legos and an endless table to build with. Imagine, you and your students just finish reading the book "Holes," you know give them the task of creating the three different settings using PublishYourDesign. Not only do you get to see how they pictured each scene, but you also get an idea of how well students grasped the authors descriptions of each time period. Let's say you are one of those math folk who understand the great complexity of the math world. You could create your math problems for area, perimeter, volume, and all kinds of other geometry in a 3D world for students to solve. Or, have some fun and have the students create the problems in PublishYourDesign and have them share them with each other! The possibilities on how to use PublishYourDesign is endless and is only limited by your imagination! And, just in case your imagination needs a little work, here are two links with some premade lesson plans, 'Oodles of lesson plans and more for every grade and subject,' and 'Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts.' I just came across this outstanding math resource and I couldn't wait until the end of the week to share it with everyone. Desmos is a free graphic calculator website that not only works on a Windows machine, but also on a Mac, and on an iPad even without having to download the app! This website can easily replace the good old TI83 calculator for many people. I mean, come on, imagine a world where a math teacher doesn't have to budget $537 for batteries for their classroom set of calculators! Another great part of Desmos is that it has many of the formulas premade so that students can use them to see how numbers interact within a formula and experiment. Before I started checking out this website I could not remember how changing the 5 in y=5x+9 would change anything, but now I am a Slope Intercept formula master! What to see more on how to use Desmos? Check out my brief tutorial below. Hint, if you pay close attention at the end you can see what I am having for dinner tonight. 
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