Saturday, January 28, 2012

fun {and easy} way to use technology.

I found {cookie} this morning and have to admit I've spent the last half hour playing games!  This is a fantastic website that I'm going to start using on Monday!  They all have audio directions in case you want your kids to work independently and when one game ends, another one pops up to play again...so it doesn't require your attention every 5 minutes.  ;)  Most of them also have timers at the bottom so you can encourage a little competition in a group center.

Here are a few that I found, er, played this morning and love for kindergarten.

{literacy}
Alphabet Writing: green arrows and red Xs force the children form letters correctly in order to move on.
The Blank: practice using sight words to complete sentences.  Good grammar practice!
What Letter Missing: practice ABC order.  The chipmunks cry at a wrong answer or clap for the right choice.
Simple Sentences: click the bubbles to write a complete sentence.  Punctuation included!
Sight Words: Sight word memory.  Choose preschool - 3rd grade ability level.

{math}
Color Addition: each color choice has a number, which represents the sum of the equation.
Color Subtraction: same game, reverse skill!
Learn Shape: students match shapes to their shadows.  Then a short video pops up telling the shape name,  how many sides it has and showing real life objects of the same shape.
Graph and Tally: a video walks students through counting and recording amounts of animals then shows them how to make a tally chart.  A skill practice game comes next.  The same process is also there for teaching and practicing venn diagrams, picture graphs, pictographs and bar graphs.

{science}
The Five Senses: a video explains all five senses then students categorize items by which sense they would use to explore it.
Grow Plant: after a video explanation of how to care for a plant, students match the vocabulary to correct picture for a review of each part's purpose.
Body Parts: students label major body parts then move into smaller parts of the face, arms and legs.  They match body parts to their function and end by finding the parts on an animal.

Yes, the voice is a touch robotic, but the graphics, movement and skill practice are amazing.  There are also worksheets to print for additional practice {or data keeping} that go along with the skill of each game.  Happy Playing!  :)

15 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful! I am always looking for great websites for when we go to Computer Lab!

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome find!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this! Audrey is going to LOVE this:)

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  3. Just found you and followed! Girl, this looks great! I can't wait to head over and play! Thanks for sharing!

    Peace, Love and First Grade

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I love finding new technology that is easy for my students to learn!

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  5. Looks like a great site!

    Im your newest follower!!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this site!!

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  7. Love technology and using the Smart Board in my classroom. Thanks for posting! I'm your newest follower thanks to the "bloggy tag" going on. Check out my new math blog when you get a chance. http://treadwellsmathadventures.blogspot.com I'd love your support.
    -Kara Treadwell (a fellow shoe lover ;)

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  8. Laura, Ms. Rachel & Kara - welcome to my little corner of bogland! :)

    P.S. I used this site today on the SmartBoard AND individual computers when my principal came in for an observation during guided reading and I had to manage 2 extra groups because my assistant and EC vo-teacher were BOTH pulled to assist with upper grade testing. Worked like a charm baby! It's a fab site!

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  9. Hi Kristin! I'm so glad you found my little blog. I'm loving yours, especially its' name and how you came up with it! I'm a fan of heels and all things nice, too. :-) Anyway, thank you for sharing this site. It looks awesome! I'm looking forward to going through all of your posts!

    Kayla
    Primary Junction

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  10. This looks like it might be a lifesaver! I hate having to go to the computers every 2 minutes to change the game! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Happy Friday!!
    ~Steph

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing this website! My 3rd graders that are at a kindergarten reading level love the activities on it!

    If you want some ideas for Literacy Centers check out http://mcelhinnyscenterstage.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi there!

    Where can you get these smart board activities? Is it a website?

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    1. Yes. Cookie.com IS a website. Just pull it up on your internet browser and start learning! :)

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  13. I went on the cookie website but I can not find the grow plants video

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