Saturday, January 28, 2012

I've been searching all day.......

I have been searching for resources to prepare for an upcoming workshop all day. Let me just say, I may need to blog daily for the next two months to share everything I have found today. Please stay tuned and be patient as I work to get these organized so that I can give you a snapshot of what to find on each site. I hope you enjoy the ones that I have posted so far and will stay tuned! There is so much more to come! I'm always amazed at how much I find, but I shouldn't be. There is so much out there, if we are just willing to take the time to look. Well it's time to call it a night..My eyes are tired and I think I have developed a mouse hand.

Updated Educational App list

Here are some updated educational app pictures that are categorized. I've also added a pdf format of this list to my class website. If you need any help or have any questions, please let me know.  At this time I've only paid for 4 apps, and that was after downloading the free versions first. So 98% of these apps are free. I have used them all in some form with one of my small groups this year. Enjoy!  Link to my class site: My class site

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Playing catch up....

Here are multiple sites that I have found...Don't worry I have more coming in time. I'm also working on taking the app's shown in the blog below and putting those in a list format. If you find a site you love, share, if you need a site for something, comment and let me know. I may have one! Hope you all are finding something you can take back and use.

Blogs I like
Check out this teacher's great dollar store finds.

Printable social story links..........

Smartboard lessons and other technology ideas......

This teacher has a lot of cool ideas! I love her Math Strategy poster....
Social Story sites 
I have not tested "every" link on here, but the ones I did looked great. A great resource if you need a social story for something...
If you are a special education teacher, you need to check this site out. It has a lot of resources. Also applicable for preschool and early childhood teachers as well.

More sites are coming soon! I have several workshops in the works and I'm on the search for new sites ;-)
Thanks for letting me share!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Educational Apps

Here are some pictures of my educational apps that I currently have downloaded(for free) and am using in various classes. I'm attaching screen shots, but will post larger lists on my class site soon. If you need that link let me know. Thanks!

If you have any questions about what an app is, please feel free to leave a comment and just ask! I've used them all at one time or another ;-) I tend to delete the ones I don't find benenficial. 

Math Sites

These are just a few of my favorite new Math sites. I have so many more to share with you and others posted on my class site. If you need that link, let me know. Thanks for letting me share a passion with you ;-)

I love this website. It gives the kids a number and they have to put in that many of base ten blocks. Great virtual manipulative site.

Illuminations has several good activities, but this is one that I found and used with first grade. It has several options for "making ten". The kids loved it!

I have used websites on this for addition, subtraction, and hundred chart skills. Check it out very useful! (They have more than just Math, but I've only used the Math thus far).

This is a new site that I recently found. I plan on using some of the activities soon for ARMT + review.

Math Part 2 to come soon along with social stories and Blogs I like.....Keep following, I have plenty of new sites to share!