Mrs. Refsland's Resources
Online Math Activities
10. Desmos is free math activities and instruction for the teacher to administer to the classroom. There are a plethora of activities such as exponential, expressions, functions, inequalities, linear, linear systems, modeling, quadratic and transformations. https://teacher.desmos.com/
11. Students join the class activity by entering their code provided by the teacher. https://student.desmos.com/
12. Students play a game with other students online in the classroom to locate their online partner’s chosen line. Students learn to use correct terminology in order to identify and find the other person’s chosen line.https://student.desmos.com/?prepopulateCode=t5tvdv
13. Desmos calculator is a free online graphing calculator with a Cartesian coordinate grid on one side and the line equation on the other. Students either use the calculator with a blank graph or one of the examples: slope intercept form, point slope form of a line; parabolas—standard and vertex; conic sections; and trigonometry. There are many other examples for students to see and practice maneuvering to understand the algebraic expression and the relationship of the graphed line.https://www.desmos.com/calculator
Learn to Code
14. This site engages students in learning how to code. From basic to advanced levels students from pre-kindergarten to high school may engage in code instruction. There are several popular code classes with popular games like Minecraft. https://code.org
15. Students learn how to create their own animated stories by coding. Much of the code involves applying the correct angles by entering the appropriate degree of the angle necessary. Students enjoy sharing their animations with their friends. https://hourofcode.com/scratchanim
16. Educators will find a guide to teach animation and coding to students and integrate it with other curriculum. Tutorials are available. The understanding of angles and their measurement helps students with their math skills while having fun.https://scratch.mit.edu/educators
Keyboarding and Computer Skills
17. Free keyboarding lessons for any grade are available through Typing.com. Teachers create a class, individual student log in, and monitor students’ progress from the teacher log in. Keyboarding is essential as students develop into writers.https://www.typing.com/
18. Northstar Digital Literacy is a free assessment for the following technical skills: basic computer skills, Internet basics, email, Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Word, Excel, Power Point, social media, and information literacy. Students can earn badges and certificates.
19. Abcya.com has hundreds of educational games for students from Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade. Students will find fun interactive games in the following areas: Reading Language Arts, Numeracy, Strategy, and Skills plus a Holiday theme. http://www.abcya.com/
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