Explore Learning Gizmos are online activities that use manipulatives to teach 3rd - 12th graders math and science concepts. Each activity comes with a teacher guide and a student exploration handout, which students complete using the online Gizmo (manipulatives). View the video below to learn more.
Check out how teachers use Gizmos for whole class and small group instruction by viewing the videos and sample handouts below.
Register your class here.
If you think the only use for Google Slides is presentation creation, you're in for a treat. From virtual museums to interactive notebooks to stop motion videos, the possibilities are endless. Watch the video below to check out some examples in action.
Learn basic and advanced techniques with Google Slides here.
Learn how to hyperlink from one slide to the next here.
Learn how to make a stop motion video using Google Slides here.
Learn tips for creating templates here.
Learn even more here.
Get inspiration from the examples below or consider using one of the following templates with your students. First, share a template with your students. (Learn how to share a template on Google Drive here.) Then, have your students access the shared template by clicking Shared with me in Google Drive.
Templates to Tweak and Examples to Inspire:
Virtual Museum Template
Comic Example 1 and Comic Example 2 (Tip: Have your students download their finished projects as PDFs and print the final copies for publishing.)
Vocabulary Journal Template
Digital Interactive Notebook Template
Fractions Collaboration Template
Landforms - Collaborative Study Guide Example
Homonyms Collaborative Study Guide Example
Collaborative Storytelling Example (Learn how multiple students can work on the same file here.)
Snow Day - Stop Motion Example
Sorting Similes and Metaphors Example
Animal Classification Example
Word Study Sort Example
Discover the many ways this third grade class uses Seesaw to bring learning to life:
Follow this link to explore many other ways to include Seesaw in your classroom.
New to Seesaw? Visit "Seesaw - Digital Portfolios" to learn how to get started.
Are you looking for an engaging and educational app to add to your math rotations and/or a way to inspire your students to practice math concepts? Consider using the app Motion Math. Check out the third graders below to see Motion Math in ACTION!
This tutorial will teach you how to load your student roster, download the games onto your iPads, and use Motion Math's student progress dashboard.
Interested in trying math rotations? Start small. Have math rotations once a week. Design three rotations for your students to move through when instructed. Create an activity/game station (consider trying Motion Math here!), a writing about math (journaling) station, and a station working with you. Be sure to include an extension board with optional activities for students who finish their work and need an extra challenge.