CoolMath – an old, familiar math website has recently launnched a set of virtual manipulatives including a nice interface for base-ten blocks. Becuase they are just rolling this content out now, the number of manipulatives is limited to the base ten blocks, a numberline, patterrn blocks and ten frames. However, CoolMath has been a resource for teachers for many years now, and we can likely expect the virtual manipulative resources to continue to grow!
As many of us have discussed, there is genuine growth occurring in the creation of online resources that are accessible from a Chromebook. Today I am excited to bring your attention to the Didax library of free online math manipulatives!
This set of tools includes unifix cubes, number lines, rekenreks, base ten blocks, prime factor tiles, algebra tiles and more!
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
NaNoWriMo only collects first names of student users and birthdates (for the purposes of protection and security) and NEVER asks for last names. Students use a screen (user) name and can upload an avatar to personalize their experience.
This edition of Ed Tech Tips, Tricks & Hacks contains nuggets of wisdom on:
- Michelle’s Blog (You’re on it now!)
- Kami for Differentiation
- My Blueprint – Div 2&3
- Hour of Code
- Edu in 90
- Esti-Mysteries – A Learning Mission
- True Size of – Interactive map projection explorer
- Kialo Edu – Tool for critical thinking and rational debate
- Classroom Screen – Easy digital screen tools
- ClipArt Tec.
- Meet Generation Z
- Tik Tok Safety
Help Teaching is a website where teachers can create printables for their classroom. The free version will allow you to make a test or quiz of up to 10 questions. There is content for all subjects and all grades on this site.