Third Grade

3rd Grade

Locate the task cards for 3rd grade by category.

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. 


geoboardArea and Perimeter with Geoboards
Geoboard is a manipulative tool students use in geometry to explore the basic concepts of polygons. It also helps with the discovery of area and perimeter. It is a board that contains a certain number of nails which rubber bands go around to create the shape.



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.



piggy bankChange Maker
Students will learn how to make change using the application Change Maker on Fun Brain. After making a purchase the students count their change.



1 fractionDigital Fraction Book
Students have fun creating, sharing and reading their own digital fractions math book created on StoryJumper.
 



pie chartEqual Fractions
The Fraction Equality Lab allows students to experiment with fractions by creating equivalent fractions. Different shapes are used as well as a number line. When the game is played students select a level and match equivalent fractions. The higher the level the more challenging it will be.



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.



calculatorFinding the Area and Perimeter
Area Builder is an interactive website that allows students to build shapes to find the area and the perimeter. There are two-parts for students to use, the explore and the game. The first allows for exploration while building, the second is a game that has them figuring out the area and the perimeter. There are 6 levels.



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 the classroom community.



I know it MathI Know it Math
I Know It is an engaging, interactive math website for elementary students. Teachers create their own classroom and assign questions to either individual students or the whole class. Teachers can also provide hints to the questions if they want. The student is also provided with feedback if they get a question incorrect.



math pickleIn a Pickle With Math
Math Pickle is a resource filled with math puzzles and games to engage students in problem-solving. Puzzles are organized by grade level and subject.
 



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.



kids math multiplicationKids Math Multiplication 
Kids Math has free interactive learning activities, math games, facts, printable worksheets, quizzes, videos, and other fun resources that will keep students engaged while learning

 



boy with capeLegends of Learning
Legends of Learning provides interactive math and the sciences games to students that give them superpowers. The teacher can select games that are connected to current lessons. It is aligned with the common core and NGSS. It is FREE for teachers and students in school. 



numbersMath Fact Fluency
Multiplication and division fact fluency is a Common Core grade-level standard for third grade. Students can practice their fact fluency and have some fun at the same time!
 



teaching mathMath Live
Math Live is a website that provides fun video math lessons in cartoon format. It provides teacher notes, parent notes, activity sheets, and assessments with rubrics.



kids writing math on boardOperations and Algebraic Thinking
Math Playground provides grade-level appropriate activities for math operations and algebraic thinking with a variety of activities to engage students and strengthen their skills. It can be used in grades one-six. 



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. 



Study JamsStudy Jams
Scholastic has produced a FREE website full of educational videos and step-by-step slides for students to work on. Study Jams focuses on science and mathematical concepts that are prevalent in third, fourth, and fifth grade.



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. 



Parts of Speech8 P*ARTS Eduprotocol
Students will master the parts of speech, practice writing, and revising using a visual cue for engagement.



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.



child readingAuthor's Purpose
Students read a short passage and determine the author’s purpose. They compete against the game or a partner.



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.



book cartoonCharacter Scrapbook
Students create a Character Scrapbook on a character from a  fiction or nonfiction book. It can be used by students individually or as a whole class.



Kids at WorkClassroom Book
Boomwriter is an interactive group story writing website. Students will improve their creative story writing skills by collaborating with their classmates. They will read the first chapter and then finish the story.



koalaDigital Informational Writing
Students have fun creating, sharing and reading their own digital animal informational book created on StoryJumper.

 



children writingEnglish Games Review
Students will enjoy free interactive learning activities, games, facts, printable worksheets, quizzes, videos, and other fun resources that will keep students engaged while learning. 



girl reading book at deskExtra Reading for Improvement
Extra Reading provides 35 FREE reading passages that can be downloaded. Each one focuses on a specific skill or strategy. Students are involved in reading, writing, and some game playing. Quizzes are provided.



boy with glasses reading bookFinding the Main Idea
Sometimes finding the main idea of a story can be a challenge. Once the student understands the main idea, they begin to read for understanding. Room Recess provides an activity for students to be actively engaged in reading and finding the main idea.



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.



Magic Tree houseMagic Tree House
Magic Tree House is a website that provides interactive games for students that connect to the Magic Tree House books. There is an easy level and a hard level. All activities are connected to the Magic Tree House books.



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. 



sweet 16 tournamentMarch Madness Sweet 16 Tournament of Books
March is not only Reading Month, but it is also time for March Madness NCAA College Basketball Tournament. The students will review the top 16 books that have circulated throughout your library during the school year, and the students choose the book of the year. You will use the same format as the Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament.



puzzlePractice Spelling With a Puzzle Creator
Puzzel is a free puzzle platform where teachers can create different types of puzzles for students such as crossword puzzles, word searches, memory games, and lots more! 



Publish a Story With Google Slides
Students will use Google Slides to publish a writing piece by typing their stories, 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. 



chartingData Nuggets
Data Nuggets have FREE classroom activities that bring research and authentic data into the classroom. Each “nugget” contains “messy data” at different levels.  The student follows the scientific process as they go through the nugget of research. The nugget includes information about the scientist. Students can also create their own nuggets.



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.
 



boy with capeLegends of Learning
Legends of Learning provides interactive math and the sciences games to students that give them superpowers. The teacher can select games that are connected to current lessons. It is aligned with the common core and NGSS. It is FREE for teachers and students in school. 



Study JamsStudy Jams
Scholastic has produced a FREE website full of educational videos and step-by-step slides for students to work on. Study Jams focuses on science and mathematical concepts that are prevalent in third, fourth, and fifth grade.



ant
Let's Talk About Insects
Students learn about insects through C.P. Ant. They learn how they grow and develop and how they are important to our environment.

 



My First Gardenvegetables
My First Garden makes learning about gardens, flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture a fun learning experience.



kids and animalsScience Kids Animals
Students will explore the amazing world of animals with free games, projects, interesting quizzes, fun facts, amazing videos and more!

 

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. 



US FlagBen Franklin and the U.S. Government
Learn about Ben Franklin and how important he was to the development of the United States. Not only was he an important historical figure in the development of the United States Constitution, but he was also a great scientist and inventor.



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.



Great American RaceLandforms- Great American Race
Students will use Google tools to actively engage in landforms by creating a thin slide and then working in teams to solve the clues. Find more awesome Eduprotocols at www.eduprotocols.com 
 



United StatesState Research using Chatterpix
This project is modeled after a book called The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller. After reading the book students will create their own state and make it come to life. Students will research a state of their choice. They will collect basic facts about their state including what region it is a part of. Then they will evaluate their facts to decide which should be shared.  They will use an app called ChatterPix to share their work.



The Three Branches of Governmentcapitol
The United States Government is divided into three parts, or branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. Each branch has a different duty, but all three branches must work together. Students learn about the Three Branches of Government and the jobs that they have. They read, play games, and take an interactive quiz.

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 Browser Skills
Students will learn the names and functions of the parts of a basic browser window, the nomenclature, and actions.
 



       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.



Keyboard danceDance Mat Typing
Dance Mat Typing teaches kids to touch-type using the home-row method. This is a free online game that is a great introduction to keyboarding with high engagement.



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. 



edulasticAssess With Edulastic
Edulastic is a free online assessment platform that provides teachers a customizable and time-saving solution for assigning tests, quizzes, or worksheets to their students. This also has auto-grading and instant data, along with incorporating audio files, videos, and images into your tests. Note: This can be used with Kindergarten- 12th grade.



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.



Class KickClasskick
Classkick is a free online site that lets teachers create and share assignments.  As students work from iPads or Chromebooks, teachers can monitor them and give feedback in real-time. Teachers can also create rosters via class code, enter manually, or use Google Classroom.



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



bloomzCommunicate With Bloomz
Bloomz is a communication platform that helps students succeed in the classroom and at home. It is a great tool to use to stay connected in the school community and send real-time messages to a class or person. Parents and students can view a calendar, view behavior, sign up for conferences or volunteer work, and view photos from both the website or an app. Students will enjoy seeing the petals bloom as they watch behavior points blossom into a flower.



klassroomCommunicating With Parents Using Klassroom
Klassroom is an app that teachers and parents can download to their phones to easily communicate and engage with each other. Teachers can post assignments, add events, schedule conferences, and upload pictures. This is very similar to Facebook.



class dojoConnect With Class Dojo
ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities by creating a positive culture. Teachers can encourage students for any skill or value — whether it is working hard, being kind, helping others, or something else.



world mapConnecting With Other Classrooms
Using the website, www.empatico.org to facilitate, students in the classroom will connect with another classroom in a different part of the country or world.



Wordwall activitiesCreate Custom Activities With Wordwall
Wordwall is a free resource for teachers to create interactive and printable activities. These can be played on any web-enabled device. Students can play individually or with each other.  



cartoon teacherDigital Learning for Kids
e-Learning for Kids is an educational website for kids grades K-5. Lessons are organized by grade level as well as skill topics. Students can easily sort the lessons and then select the lesson they want to work on. They are guided through the lesson with a cartoon video-audio and prompts. 



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. 



EduprotocolFast and Curious Eduprotocol
Begin the week’s vocabulary words with a short 10-15 question round of Quizizz (in live mode). After round one, do a mini-lesson on common mistakes and then give the quiz again to see tremendous growth. Continue reps throughout the week for mastery.



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.
 



fun4thebrainFun 4 the Brain
Fun4thebrain is a website for students PreK-5 that has many different activities in all content areas for students.



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.
 



Immersive ReaderImproving Reading and Listening Skills With Immersive Reader
Immersive Reader is a free assistive tech tool for Office 365 that brings assistive technology tools into the Office 365 environment to improve reading and writing.  Immersive Reader can improve reading comprehension and increase fluency for English language learners.



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 that 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. 
 



kids writing math on boardOperations and Algebraic Thinking
Math Playground provides grade-level appropriate activities for math operations and algebraic thinking with a variety of activities to engage students and strengthen their skills. It can be used in grades one-six. 



boy at deskOrganize Your Classroom With Showbie
Showbie is an app used by teachers to assign, collect, and review student work. Showbie keeps student work organized by classes and assignments. Students can see their upcoming assignments. Teachers can upload documents for students to access and complete the assignment. Teachers can comment on student’s work.



bunceePresenting With Buncee
Buncee is a presentation tool that allows students to create content that is unique to them and their learning experiences. Buncee offers free public domain images, the ability to embed videos, and upload content, as well as interactive materials, colorful backgrounds, and fun templates. Note: A free Buncee account allows up to five Buncees. 



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.



remindRemind - A Communication Tool
Remind is a communication platform that helps students succeed in the classroom and at home. It’s a great tool to use to stay connected in the school community and send real-time messages to a class or person.  



cartoonSmarty Games
Smarty Games is a fun interactive website that helps to develop creativity, visualization, problem-solving skills, math skills and the curiosity for knowledge. It is very easy to understand.  It can help students be more successful with their elementary school curriculum. It is kid-friendly, safe and FREE!



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. 



StoryboardStoryboarding
Storyboard That is an online storyboard that is like a graphic organizer. It can be used by students and teachers to create storyboards using motion picture, animation, motion graphics, and interactive media.



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.



symbalooSymbaloo For Educators
SymbalooEDU is a bookmarking website that helps teachers and students organize their favorite websites. This is a resource management tool that can be used to organize lesson plans, add links, web pages, or any other content that would be helpful for your students. You can organize the tiles by subject, grade, or however you want. 



testmozTestmoz - Auto-graded Tests and Quizzes
Testmoz is a web tool that allows teachers to create auto-graded tests and quizzes. You can choose four types of questions - multiple-choice, true/false, multiple response, and fill in the blank. Without an account, you are allowed 50 questions for each test.



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. 



get codingCharacterization Through Coding
Students will apply their knowledge of characterization by coding a sample character’s thought, actions, and words.

Lesson credit to Google CS First Curriculum



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.
 



hour of code punch codeCoding Punch Cards
So you have robots...now what? How do you manage them? These coding punch cards can be customized and used to offer students activity choices while managing your learning environment.



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.



robotGamify Robots
Learn how to use your Robots (e.g., Code and Go Mice, Dash, and Spheros) by gaming. Gaming creates a high-interest, team-building, and problem-solving approach to using the robots, and the games are easily adapted to most robots and many levels.
 



math pickleIn a Pickle With Math
Math Pickle is a resource filled with math puzzles and games to engage students in problem-solving. Puzzles are organized by grade level and subject.
 



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.



chessLet's Learn to Play Chess
ChessKids is a website that teaches children how to play the game of Chess. It walks them through the game, has tutorials, puzzles and involves the child. It helps to keep them motivated as they are learning the game and improving their skills. It also helps with critical thinking skills.



LightbotLightbot Coding
Coding or programming is the way that we as programmers, can tell a computer what to do using instructions that the computer will understand. The instruction for coding can be either in words or icons. Lightbot is a programming puzzle game.



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.



Unplugged: What is Computational Thinking?question marks
Computational Thinking and coding go hand-in-hand. But what does it mean to think computationally, and how do we introduce this type of thinking to students? In this unplugged activity, students experience what it’s like to be a programmer while they code another student to complete a drawing.  

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. 



bloomzCommunicate With Bloomz
Bloomz is a communication platform that helps students succeed in the classroom and at home. It is a great tool to use to stay connected in the school community and send real-time messages to a class or person. Parents and students can view a calendar, view behavior, sign up for conferences or volunteer work, and view photos from both the website or an app. Students will enjoy seeing the petals bloom as they watch behavior points blossom into a flower.



klassroomCommunicating With Parents Using Klassroom
Klassroom is an app that teachers and parents can download to their phones to easily communicate and engage with each other. Teachers can post assignments, add events, schedule conferences, and upload pictures. This is very similar to Facebook.



class dojoConnect With Class Dojo
ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities by creating a positive culture. Teachers can encourage students for any skill or value — whether it is working hard, being kind, helping others, or something else.



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.



United StatesState Research using Chatterpix
This project is modeled after a book called The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller. After reading the book students will create their own state and make it come to life. Students will research a state of their choice. They will collect basic facts about their state including what region it is a part of. Then they will evaluate their facts to decide which should be shared.  They will use an app called ChatterPix to share their work.

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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