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5 Inspirational Links Teachers Can Use to Help Increase Student Engagement

5 Inspirational Links Teachers Can Use to Help Increase Student Engagement

This week my web link recommendations cover topics such as; elementary math websites to help students practice probability, the best iPad apps for students with reading disabilities, a great news site for kids, and inspirational resources and videos for teachers looking for examples of effective teaching practices and lessons.

1. Elementary Math Websites to Practice Probability

The listed websites found here on List.ly were compiled by Cindy Lawrence to help students practice probability. Activities and videos listed are fun and engaging, a great way for young students to learn about Probability. List.ly also offers other recommended compilations, such as Websites to Practice Mixed Operations; Websites to Practice Telling Time; Websites to Build Number Sense; Websites to Practice Geometry; and Websites to Practice Counting Money. Read more…

2. Fifty Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

This site lists a variety of apps that support students with learning disabilities.  The tools listed assist LD students in working independently on tasks that would otherwise pose a challenge.  Included are apps that convert speech to text, text to speech, build spelling skills, help build vocabulary, and so much more.  For parents and educators of students with Learning Disabilities, who have access to an iPad or a set of iPads, this site is one to bookmark. Read more…

3. Teaching Kids News

Teaching Kids News is a fantastic web site which delivers news articles for students to read.  Articles are written in language simple enough for students to understand, while offering opportunities and inspiration for students to seek out new learning beyond the text, such as dictionary searches.  A variety of writers contribute to the site, keeping stories up-to-date.  Tags listed include: animals, Canada, grades 1 to 8, health, sports, entertainment, and international.  There is something on this site for everyone, and can be accessed at home or school.  I have used this website in my classroom in a variety of ways, including guided reading on the interactive white board, as well as independent reading times. Read more…

4. Teaching Channel

The Teaching Channel provides videos for teachers looking for examples of effective teaching practices and lessons.  Resources are offered for teacher’s use, and you can subscribe to their newsletter in order to benefit from updates to their resource list. Topics include planning, behaviour, differentiation, assessment, and digital literacy. Read more…

5. Twenty-five TED Talks Perfect for Classrooms

Edudemic lists 25 TED talks that teachers can use in the classroom in order to engage students and expose them to a variety of speakers. Talks included in the list cover topics about social justice, science, math, music and world issues. TED talks are used to inspire and/or entertain – perfect for catching students’ attention! Read more…

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Josie Nanfara-Grande is a Special Education Specialist who has been teaching in the TDSB for over thirteen years. She is passionate about increasing student engagement and independent learning skills through the use of digital technology.

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