Third Grade

3rd Grade

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Under each category is a link to the task card and its description of the activity. Cards may be in multiple categories to assist you in locating an activity to use with your students. 

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Math

These task cards focus on math activities. 



Bar Graphing
Students play a little game to catch germs. Then they sort them into like groups. Then they complete the building of a bar graph.



Equivalent Fractions
The Math Learning Center is an app and online platform that allows students to use manipulatives virtually. In this activity, students will show equivalent fractions using lines and shapes.



Event Planner
Engaging students in their education is not always easy. One way is to give them the opportunity to be involved in school event decision making processes. Providing them with a task, having them poll their peers, and then using the analyzed data to inform their decisions is sure to keep them engaged.



Freckle
Freckle is a FREE website that provides online learning in math, science, social studies and english language arts. Students take a pretest and then their individualized learning plan begins.



How Many of My Friends?
Students will design a survey to explore their classmates' feelings and experiences with bullying. Once the class has participated in the survey, they will analyze the data, discussing implications and how they can improve/build classroom community.



Just Graph It
Making your own graph is a fun way to look at information! Making it online could be even better! Students can use these free sites provided to learn and practice graphing strategies that will allow them to dig deeper into information in order to gain a stronger understanding of manipulating and understanding data.



Number Line Math
Number Line by the Math Learning Center is a useful tool for students to provide strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This extension also allows for creating number lines with fractions and negative numbers.



Prodigy
Prodigy is an online curriculum aligned math practice website. Students complete math tasks and earn playtime which is in a video game format. It is an adaptive math program. There is both a free and premium version. 



Surveys and Graphing
Students will use  Google Forms and Google Sheets to create authentic data to create a graph. Students will also analyze the data they have gathered.



Tangram Fractions
In this activity, students will show fractions with tangrams and explain their thinking using SeeSaw.



Visnos Virtual Math Manipulatives
Visnos is an interactive math website that provides many different math tools to allow teachers to show math visually and allow students to explore with the tools.



When Math Happens - 3 Act Math
Learn about how Dan Meyer and his ideas are helpful in solving mathematical problems. There are additional activities for grades four and five. 



Girl in front of ComputerZearning With Math
Zearn is a math website that is directly connected to the Common Core Standards.

Reading, Writing and Research

These task cards focus on letter and word recognition, reading activities and writing improvement and research projects. 



Animal Research Project Using Discovery Ed
Students create an informational board on Discovery Education Board Builder. Discovery Education is a website that offers a plethora of information on any given topic. With the use of Builder Tools/Board Builder students create a dynamic research presentation on their given animal.



Blogging in the Core Content Areas
Students will learn how to use blogging to make online connections with other learners while demonstrating their learning in the core content areas. Students will have an authentic audience for their writing.



Book Creator Global Collaborator
Book Creator is a simple and free online app that even very young students may use to make interactive multimedia-rich eBooks. Students access the site via a code provided by the teacher and the publication is limited to only those that the teacher chooses to share the book with. Alternatively, it may be downloaded as a PDF. 



Brains On! Podcasting
Students will listen to a podcast and create a graphic organizer sharing information about the podcast. 

 



Caption This
Text features are an important part of the English Language Arts informational writing curriculum. Students that can create an image with a caption (text feature) will have a better understanding of informational text features in reading passages.



Freckle
Freckle is a FREE website that provides online learning in math, science, social studies and English language arts. Students take a pretest and then their individualized learning plan begins.



Key to Searching
Students learn how to choose effective KEYWORDS for searching online. Finding the right keyword/s to use when doing research is extremely important so that your search is relevant and you don't waste time during the research process.



Make an Animation
This animation maker from ABCYA will be not only fun for the students, but a great way to create a story that is animated gif when it is completed. 



Make a Stop Motion Video
ABCYA Animate is a free, interactive website that assists students in creating a stop-motion video. Students use a variety of backgrounds, characters, and other images that are combined to create an animated stop-motion video that can be exported as a .gif file for students to showcase their work. 



Publish a Story With Google Slides
Students will use Google Slides to publish a writing piece by typing their story, adding images to their slides, and creating links for readers to navigate their published book.



Reading Fluency
Students select a book for reading fluency practice and record themselves reading the text using Vocaroo. The student may then listen to the recording and repeat if needed until the student feels it is a best effort recording. 



Spectacular Spellers
VocabularySpellingCity is a spelling and vocabulary website and app that allows the teacher to input spelling lists for students to practice.  The site also has premade lists.



Third Grade Reading Fluency and SeeSaw
In this activity, students will read a piece that is uploaded to SeeSaw by the teacher. The teacher may want to have students use the piece again in the year to measure growth.



Writing Opinions for an Audience
In this activity, students write an informational piece of writing and read it to their audience on SeeSaw.

Science

These task cards focus on science topics in the classroom.



Cleanopolis VR
Cleanopolis VR is a game that students can play to learn more about the environment and fight against climate change. The game does not have to be played with 3D technology, but it will enhance the experience. Cleanopolis has both an Android and iOS version. 



Freckle
Freckle is a FREE website that provides online learning in math, science, social studies and english language arts. Students take a pretest and then their individualized learning plan begins.
 

Social Studies

These task cards focus on social science topics, geography, mapping and historical events.


About Michigan
In third grade, students learn about Michigan history. The State of Michigan has created a website just for kids to learn more about Michigan! Students can learn about Michigan's state symbols, the environment, food, government and laws and much more. 



Exploring States With Seuss
The focus will be on social studies for this activity. Students will learn about famous landmarks and state facts in "Oh, The Places You Will Go!"

 



Freckle
Freckle is a FREE website that provides online learning in math, science, social studies and english language arts. Students take a pretest and then their individualized learning plan begins.



Forever Ago
Forever Ago is a history podcast show for the whole family. Each episode explores the origin of one thing while teaching students to think critically about the past.

Basics

These task cards cover the basic skills a third grader should know from mousing to keyboarding to learning how to treat technology devices. 



       Basic Troubleshooting
       Students learn basic troubleshooting steps. 

 



devicesCare For Your Device
It is very important early on that students learn how to care for their device whether it be their mobile device, their laptop, or a desktop.



Shortcuts
Students enjoy being proficient in using technology shortcuts and teaching the skill to others. Some shortcuts are fairly common across all devices and applications and others are specific to a device. Being familiar with shortcuts helps students transfer the skill to other applications and devices.



Text to Speech
There are FREE amazing tools that will read text to you. These tools help students to listen to what they have written, listen to another person's work, and some will even allow you to transfer the audio to an mp3 player.

Classroom Tools

These task cards cover apps and programs that can be used across multiple age levels and curriculums. They are primarily how-to task cards on how to use the application in the classroom. 



Can your Hear Me Now - Introduction to SeeSaw
Students will use Seesaw's built-in audio recording, drawing and caption tools to reflect on what they've learned or explained how they got their answer.



        Classroom Screen Tools
        ClassroomScreen is a free digital tool that displays a variety of     
        widgets to help students focus. 
 



Easy Video - Don't Flip Out
Need your students to have a voice? Let them record their authentic learning digitally and share with others. Social interactions and learning are amplified when using Flipgrid. 



Flipgrid
Flipgrid is a web-based video discussion platform that allows students to create short videos for a variety of educational purposes. These videos are stored within the teacher account and the teacher controls the security settings.  



Freckle
Freckle is a FREE website that provides online learning in math, science, social studies and English language arts. Students take a pretest and then their individualized learning plan begins.



Get Epic!
Epic! is a free online library for educators. Students are able to select from a vast selection of books, audiobooks and videos.



Hooray! Go Formative!
Go Formative! is a web-based tool that allows teachers to formatively assess students on the fly, or at the beginning and end of a lesson. Teachers create the assessment, and students complete the assessment online. 



I Flip for Flipgrid
Flipgrid is a fantastic FREE tool where students can create a video presence to support collaboration and their learning.
 



Kahoot
Kahoot! is a free tool for using technology to administer quizzes, discussions or surveys. It is a game-based classroom response system played by the whole class in real-time. Multiple-choice questions are projected on the screen. Students answer the questions with their smartphone, tablet or computer. 



Learning With Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a communication platform which includes instant messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features. With Google Hangouts, classrooms can connect with each other and collaborate on various topics.



Lino Narrative Task
Lino offers the capacity to post sticky notes on a canvas using a web browser. The teacher may create a canvas and share the link with the class. The students do not have to log in to collaborate. Students may collaboratively post color-coded sticky notes, share images, links, etc. to the canvas.



Loom Video Recording
Loom is a free extension to make recordings of Chromebook screen, a combination of a person and the screen, or just a person to create a video with sharing capabilities. Students are able to create recordings to teach others about a subject, an application or website they are using. 



Make Your Ideas Pop!
Popplet is a web-based and app-based tool that allows students to mind map their ideas with user-friendly functions. Students can create brainstorming webs easily and collaboratively. Students learn about United States symbols. 



Mystery Doug
Mystery Doug is a FREE weekly video series where students ask questions. The videos are short, approximately five minutes long. 



QR Code Your Learning
QR codes are everywhere! So what are they all about? Students will be able to create a QR code to share a digital artifact with parents, students and teachers.



Socrative Exit Tickets
Socrative, an online student response system, quickly assesses students with prepared activities or on-the-fly questions to get immediate insight into student understanding. The teacher can use the auto-populated results to determine the best instructional approach to most effectively drive learning. 



Storybots
StoryBots Classroom is a resource for educators that includes unlimited access to hundreds of videos, books, games and activities for use on interactive whiteboards, tablets and laptops in the classroom.



Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is a free online paint program and image editor similar to Photoshop. Flash is required for this site and ads are present.



Text to Speech
There are FREE amazing tools that will read the text to you. These tools help students to listen to what they have written, listen to another person's work, and some will even allow you to transfer the audio to an mp3 player. 

Coding and Computational Skills

Students will learn more about coding and maker resources. There are activities to better understand computational thinking and how it can be applied when working on projects. 



Coding Characters
Students love characters and this activity will give them a chance to create their own character by coding with the x & y axis.
 



Coding With Scratch Jr. 
Scratch Jr. is an app where children can program their own stories and games. They learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively.
 



Dash Dance Party
Coding with Dash is so much fun! Using the Blockly app, students will be able to utilize block coding to plan, create, and execute a dance for Dash. This task card can be used with grades 3-5. This task card will take two-three class periods.



Earth Day Coding With Google
How does Google design their logo? You will become the creator and code your way to a new Google Logo using Scratch.



Learn to Code
Students will get the opportunity to program a version of the game “Flappy Bird” using simple drag and drop programming to make connections between computer science concepts and the real world.



ozobotOzobots
Ozobot makes two robots called Evo and Bit that teach children basic programming skills. The Ozobot can identify lines, colors, and codes on both digital surfaces, such as an iPad, and physical surfaces, such as paper.  Students can use Blockly or the Ozobot iPad app to program the robots.



Solving Interactive Problems
Students work to solve an interactive Rube Goldberg project using strategic trial and error processes. They begin at level one and increase levels as they become successful on the free website engineering.com.

Collaboration and Communication

These task cards are activities to assist the student to creatively communicate and present in different ways. 



Book Creator Global Collaborator
Book Creator is a simple and free online app that even very young students may use to make interactive multimedia-rich eBooks. Students access the site via a code provided by the teacher and the publication is limited to only those that the teacher chooses to share the book with. Alternatively, it may be downloaded as a PDF. 



Lino Narrative Task
Lino offers the capacity to post sticky notes on a canvas using a web browser. The teacher may create a canvas and share the link with the class. The students do not have to log in to collaborate. Students may collaboratively post color-coded sticky notes, share images, links, etc. to the canvas.



PenPal Schools
PenPal Schools is a global learning community where teachers can foster global awareness and understanding of a variety of cultures. Students are able to practice reading and writing skills, learn more about digital literacy, and gain social and emotional learning skills. 



PhotoPeach Slideshows
PhotoPeach is a free online tool to help students tell stories using photos. With PhotoPeach students can create a slideshow that engages viewers. Music, captions and comments can be added to elaborate their story. Students can share and receive feedback from their viewers.



Publish a Story With Google Slides
Students will use Google Slides to publish a writing piece by typing their story, adding images to their slides, and creating links for readers to navigate their published book.



Sharing Google Documents
Students will learn how to use the share feature In Google Suite with others. This is a great way for students to collaborate with each other on projects.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a process that teachers use to take a structured approach to generate and develop ideas. The task cards in this area help teach the design process. 



Kid Designer
PBS Kids Design Squad Global provides information, videos, and opportunities for students to participate in hands-on activities. Students can also share their ideas and view the ideas that other students have submitted. This site allows students to develop design process skills and apply them to a variety of engineering challenges.



Makedo Cardboard Construction
All you need is repurposed cardboard and the handy tools from Makedo and students can construct anything. The Makedo tool kit is composed of a safe saw, screwdriver and special screws for the cardboard.

 



Student Created Tutorials
Students will follow a design process to create a video tutorial by recording the screen. Screencasting is a great way to capture the screen of your computer to create how-to videos. Students will learn how to use a screencasting tool to create and record a three-minute tutorial.

Digital Arts

These task cards teach students about art, photography, videography, music, etc. 



Challenge Accepted
Kids love to build, what’s more they love to be challenged. Zoob Builderz STEM Challenge is designed for both. Students must read and create using the Zoob Builder pieces. The students can create artistic works with the Zoob Builderz. 



Make an Animation
This animation maker from ABCYA will be not only fun for the students, but a great way to create a story that is animated gif when it is completed. 



Make a Stop Motion Video
ABCYA Animate is a free, interactive website that assists students in creating a stop-motion video. Students use a variety of backgrounds, characters, and other images that are combined to create an animated stop-motion video that can be exported as a .gif file for students to showcase their work. 



Reading Fluency
Students select a book for reading fluency practice and record themselves reading the text using Vocaroo. The student may then listen to the recording and repeat if needed until the student feels it is a best effort recording. 



Shape Monster Google Drawing
Students start learning the tools and features in Google Drawings by first creating shapes to design a monster. They can then advance the use of Drawings to create and label shapes to insert into their projects. 



Sumo Paint
Sumo Paint is a free online paint program and image editor similar to Photoshop. Flash is required for this site and ads are present.



Toony Tool Creations
Toony Tool is a free web tool that works on any device with a web browser. It allows students to be creative as they create their own cartoon/realistic scenes, comic scenes, posters or memes. It does not require a login. Pictures can be uploaded as well. 



Using a Digital Library to Explore Fables
Epic has over 25,000 books, videos and quizzes for students. Elementary teachers are able to sign up for a free account and use the Epic library with their students. In this activity, students will be introduced to fables and will use Microsoft Paint or Google Drawings to illustrate the moral of the story.

Digital Citizen and Internet Safety

These task cards have activities to teach students about how to be a good citizen, stay safe on the Internet and prevent bullying. 



Bad Netiquette Stinks
Students will learn to engage appropriately in a collaborative online setting and while using social media. Students will be able to identify inappropriate behaviors and know how to handle this type of situation.  



Digital Footprint
Students will be learning what a digital footprint is, how it is created from activity on the web, and ways to be online and create a positive footprint.



It's a Hoax
After reading the content on a website about “The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus”, an endangered animal, students will understand that when they search online that not all sources are credible.

MITECS Competencies & ISTE Standards

MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students): Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

 

MITECS

To learn more about MITECS, visit the State of Michigan's TechPlan website for definitions and support documents to assist you in the classroom. 

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