My name is Valerie and I am the author of All Students Can Shine.
I am so excited about being a guest blogger on this amazing blog!
I love using technology in the classroom and I know my students appreciate it too! Every time I turn on my Smart Board, I can see their little faces light up! They get so excited to see what new website I have to share with them or what games we will be playing.
Kids today are so involved with technology in their everyday lives that
it only makes sense to incorporate it in our daily lessons. It is a
great way to engage our students in their learning experiences.
Technology in the classroom creates a new type of learning environment
which includes active participation, motivation, and success!
Today, I'd like to share with you some spectacular online resources.
The first link is called A Story Before Bed.
This website allows parents and teachers to record themselves reading books.
Students can then watch the recorded books over and over again! This is
great for students who are struggling with reading and need someone to
read to them. Also, if you are doing the Daily 5 in your classroom, it
is perfect for “Listen to Reading”. They have a huge selection of books
to choose from and they are giving away free recordings to teachers!
Storyline Online and Read To Me are also for listening to stories but these are read to you by a CELEBRITY! My students are always very impressed with these websites because "famous people read to you"!
Into the Book.
This website is dedicated to helping students learn reading
comprehension strategies. They are equipped with videos, interactives,
lesson ideas, book lists, and links. Teachers can download resources
such as songs and posters. Students can complete interactives and print
their work when they are done.
Progressive Phonics is FREE but you must register to have access. Books are used to teach the alphabet and phonics for beginners, intermediate, and advanced readers. Each book can be downloaded as an eBook (read on your computer) or as a printable version. Each story comes with follow-up activities.
Professor Garfield is an award-winning website filled with interactive learning activities. It is filled with stimulating games and is constantly under revision.Explore and Learn Online.
Thank you so much, Valerie! These resources are amazing!