With the millions of educational websites out there right now, I thought I’d share 5 that I generally have open all the time on my browser in school.
If your class ever need some mindfulness practice or just some chill out music in the background, Calm.com is one of the best web sites I’ve ever come across. I even use it at home. It’s also now completely free for teachers.
2. Class Dojo
Class Dojo started off as a small but cool concept for behaviour management in the classroom. The teacher sets up her class and can reward points to individuals, groups or whole classes for positive behaviour. (You can also subtract points for lesser desired behaviours) Many teachers already use this free web site for their classroom management already but if you haven’t, you really need to start! There are lots of new features added since it began, which are also well worth checking out.
It’s fairly easy to guess what this web site does. I find it great for consolidating multiplication facts once they have been taught well. There are tons of games to choose from, which is great so children have a huge choice of games to play.
Symbaloo is a place where you can store all your favourite websites on a grid so they are easy to access. I have this as my homepage on my browser with links to the sites I use most often. You can even divide the grids into different sections/tabs.
5. Book Creator
Probably a mainstay in most people’s classroom. Back in the olden days, Photostory 3 was king and this is probably its heir! Book Creator, unsurprisingly, allows you to create online books. It’s so easy to use, even Junior Infant pupils can work away at it.