I keep a list of themed websites that are easy-in easy-out for students. They must be activities that can be accomplished enjoyably in less than ten minutes. In the parlance, these are called “sponges”. Here are 19 I think you’ll like:
- Contraction Games
- Contraction Crossword
- Contraction Practice
- Feast of Homonyms
- Grammar Gorillas
- Plural Nouns
- Suffix Match
- The Crossing–attempts to cross a gorge; some fail; all result in success
- Math Pickle–put student in a choatic situation and see how they solve the problem
- National Geographic Kids
- NOVA Videos—great topics Nova video programs
- Science Headlines—audio (grades 3+)
- Virtual tours
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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.
5 thoughts on “19 Ed Websites to Fill Spare Classroom Time”
Thanks for the great links. 🙂
These are quick links that students can start or stop in a short timeframe.
That’s what teachers need for those spare moments.
Good resources, Jacqui!
Thanks, Denise. Nice quick ones.
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