For Technology Tuesday I thought I'd share with you the websites and apps I use in my classroom.
Brain Pop. I started using this site in the middle of last year and my students are absolutely in love with it. It has a subscription fee but it is well worth it. There are videos on absolutely every subject you can want. It's a great way to introduce or review concepts.
Next up is spotify
This is a music app similar to pandora, but on this site you can choose practically any song and add it to a playlist. I have the app on my phone so I can just plug it in to the speakers in my classroom and listen to any playlist. I love it because it eliminates pre-planning for me. If I need some classical music before testing I just have to search for it. On May 4th, Star wars day last year, I played the star wars soundtrack during writer's workshop :-)
Lastly, I haven't used this app yet but I am exceed to try it out
Stick Pick is an app for the iPhone that acts just like those jars of popsicle sticks all us teachers have. This way I don't have to worry about coloring the ends or remembering to put the used ones in a different place. All you have to do is shake or touch the screen and it will choose a student at random. And it does all the remembering for me yay!
Full day of work for me tomorrow, hopefully I will get my room ready enough to share some of it with you for Where I teach Wednesday!
oh and I have the winners of my giveaway. I didn't get many entries so everyone who entered is a winner. I've sent you the packets you pinned in an email. yay!
Until tomorrow :-)