Our division has really been talking hard about small groups. Our literacy plan requires small groups in Language Arts, but teachers are also asked to come up with ideas for Math, Science and Social Studies — even cross-circular activities. Here are some ideas for using Technology in small groups.
Minecraft Edu (Use Prompts to match your content – area, perimeter, models of science or social studies concepts, novel settings, etc.) — All Roanoke County teachers and students have accounts.
Breakout Edu (Digital Breakouts) – https://platform.breakoutedu.com/ ; Create a free teacher account to find the free games; Example: Finding Frosty – https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/FINDING-FROSTY
Formative (Game Based) Assessment Websites
- Kahoot (iPads or Laptops) – https://kahoot.com/
- Quizziz (iPads or Laptops) – https://quizizz.com/
- Quizlet (iPads or Laptops) – https://quizlet.com/
- Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/ or install on student laptops so there’s no login needed
- Paper Coding / Unplugged Coding — https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Brooke-Brown-Teach-Outside-The-Box/Category/Coding-282394 (Free Activity Available to try it out)
- Dash and Dot Robotics – see Tina for first use — https://education.makewonder.com/curriculum/code-to-learn
- Code.org – https://code.org/ Keep track of student progress with free student accounts.
- Tynker – https://www.tynker.com/
- Minecraft Edu Code Connection – see Tina for first use
- TES (Blendspace) – https://www.tes.com/lessons
- Adobe Spark (Student logins coming soon!) – https://spark.adobe.com/home/
- Read Write Think Student Interactives – http://www.readwritethink.org/
- iPad Apps (Use Blue iPad Set 3 or iPad Case)
- Draw and Tell HD (K-2)
- Book Creator
- Stop Motion
- Venn Diagram
- Pic Collage
Are there any other ideas or resources that you use in your classroom?