Hello hello, Everyone,
This is Matt back again and what I'm going to do today, is share a resource with you today. This one's called Arcademics (found at http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/), and it's a nifty (yes, I just used the word nifty...) little website that has a tonne of fun interactive games (and by "tonne", I mean "five") that you can bring into your classroom. It operates very similarly to the Lesson Activity Toolkit that SMART provides in Notebook, but because these occur online, it's possible to have up to four different users log on an compete. I've included a number of pictures below (all linked to the sections of the website they represent, for your convenience). Now, I'm pretty sure no teachers out there have four SMART Boards in their room unless your school is built on top of a diamond mine, but I think it could be kind fun for the last few minutes of class to meet up with all the other, say, Grade Three math classes from the school in a virtual arena and engage in penguin-on-penguin mathematical battle royale.
All of this will make more sense once you've seen the intro video I made, and please watch it, because the last sentence of the previous paragraph makes me sound like I should be committed unless it's put into context. I tried to embed the intro video, but it was a bit too large to upload onto the blog, however, you can check it out by clicking here. That link will take you to my Screencast.com account (which will introduce you to another cool tool).
Arcademics Home Page
Just for fun...
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