Fourth Grade

4th Grade

Locate the task cards for 4th 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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These task cards focus on math activities. 



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.



Classroom Bank Account
This is a virtual online bank for your classroom.  The teacher creates and manages a savings account for the students.  Each student can actually log in to their account and make withdrawals or deposits.  



Classroom Economy
Classroom Economy is a program that teachers can use for free to teach students financial responsibility. This is a classroom economic system where students “rent” their desks, learn the value of earning a paycheck, budget their spending, save money, spend money, make deposits, withdrawals, etc.  



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.



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.



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.
 



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. 



fractionsMath - Khan Academy Fractions
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ is a free website for educators to use with their students. It produces short lessons in the form of videos.  It also includes practice exercises and materials.  



teaching mathMath 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. 



phet mathPhET - Math Fractions
PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based simulations for math and science. The simulations are written in HTML5, and can be used online or downloaded to your computer. This is free for all students and teachers. There are hundreds of lesson plans and materials using the simulations.



monkeyRhythm Fractions
Students will use the Rhythm experiment on Google’s Chrome Music Lab to create a rhythm. Students will then use the rhythm they created to write three fraction questions and answer them.

 



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.



Turtle Diary - Equivalent Fractions
Turtle Diary is a free online website for teachers to use. There are fun and interactive games and videos to use with the students. This program can be used with grades 1-4.



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.



Would You Rather Math
Would You Rather Math is a website that contains fun math challenges that students can solve. A picture is presented with a math task and a question that begins with, Would you rather?”. 



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

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.



AR Flashcards Lincoln
In fourth grade, students learn how to be better researchers, and using AR Flashcards, they are taken to a new level with the interactivity of augmented reality. AR Flashcards Lincoln is an iOS app where students can see a full-size Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg address, place magical doorways on the ground and walk through them using their device to visit places Lincoln lived. 
 



Are You For Real?
Students will become critical consumers of web resources. They will consider what elements to evaluate when using websites for research. Students learn strategies to determine the credibility of web resources. 



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



biblionasiumBiblionasium Reading Log/Book Review
Biblionasium is a digital sharing platform, also known as the ¨Goodreads for Kids¨. It provides a safe social network where students can review, recommend, and rate books. Students can engage with their peers and others to support their reading. 



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. 



dotstormingBrainstorming With Dotstorming
Dotstorming is a free online bulletin board similar to Padlet or Pinterest. It is used for brainstorming and voting on any topic. 



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.



Classroom Screen
Students will create a graphic organizer using classroomscreen.com.
 



Code the Town
Students will research a local place or landmark, create a digital presentation or picture to teach about the place or landmark, and embed a link into a QR code that will be displayed near the community location.



Padlet Text SetsCreating Text Sets With Padlet
Padlet is a great online engaging and effective tool for student discussion and content submission. Students will post images of books under the correct text set, write book reviews, and add new text sets as needed. Students can also comment on other students' posts.  



girl reading a book at a 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.



evernote notesEvernote - Absent Students
Evernote is an app used for note-taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. Evernote allows users to create notes, which can be text, drawings, photographs, or saved web content.  Students can add to their notes outside of school. This is great because teachers can now send absent students the missed notes for the day. Teachers can simply take a picture of their notes from the board or PowerPoint and save it under today’s date. Then, teachers can share it out to students so they receive the notes right away. 



evernote dogEvernote - Writer's Notebook
Evernote is an app used for note-taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. Evernote allows users to create notes, which can be text, drawings, photographs, or saved web content. Students can add to their notes outside of school. 



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.



Flippity Flashcard
Students create a set of online flashcards from a Google spreadsheet. Flashcards are a great way for students to practice vocabulary, memorize the U.S. capitals, and much more on their own or with others. 



Fourth 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.



Lit TripsGoogle Lit Trips
Google Lit Trips are free engaging files that you can download of your characters’ travels. They mark the journeys of characters on the surface of Google Earth.  Along the path, there are many resources such as media, thought-provoking discussion questions, and links to real-world references that are part of the story.    



JamboardJamboard - Reading Mood
Google Jamboard is an interactive, collaborative whiteboard where you and your students can collaborate in real-time. You can insert Docs, Sheets, images, or slides from Google drive into Jamboard. Once you create a jam, it can be shared with the students. There is also a drawing tool to add images, an eraser, and a laser tool.  



Just the Facts
It is important that students learn how to search safely online. Students will get an introduction to safe search engines, including Michigan e-Library (mel.org), to find ways to search safely for information. Students will also review how using key effective keywords will give them better results. 



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.



mentimeter word cloudMentimeter Character Word Cloud
Mentimeter is a free resource teachers can use to create fun and interactive presentations. Teachers will create a word cloud assignment where students will type in adjectives to describe a character from a story.



Newsela
Newsela is a database of current event stories organized by theme. Stories can be assigned to students according to their reading Lexile level. They are assessed with a short comprehension quiz and a writing prompt. 



noredink grammarNoRedInk Grammar
NoRedInk helps students practice their grammar and specific writing skills using a variety of interactive activities.



noredinkNoRedInk Journal
NoRedInk helps students practice their grammar and writing skills using a variety of interactive activities. It builds their confidence in writing while engaging students by incorporating their favorite musicians, sports teams, athletes, etc.  



Note-Taking Fun
Note-taking is an essential skill that should begin in the elementary. Students should be taking notes as they do research, watch videos and listen to lectures. Research shows that when students listen to a lecture that if they take notes they will better retain the information. 



Persuasive Writing: Will You Take Me Home?
Students will visit the Humane Society’s Adoptable Animals page to pick an animal they’d like to see get a forever home. Students will use ChatterPix an iOS app and the power of persuasion to animate a photograph of an animal in need of adoption. 



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



Quill writingQuill Writing
Quill provides 400 free grammar and writing activities for elementary, middle school, and high school. The students take a diagnostic test on the website and then can be assigned activities to help them improve their writing. 



girl with glasses in front of computerQuizizz - Literal vs. Non-Literal Poetry
Quizizz has millions of pre-made quizzes for teachers to choose from or modify for your own use. You can also create your own quiz. The students can play a live game together or use homework mode for practice. The activity students will do in this task card is to learn the difference between literal and non-literal sayings in poetry.



girl readingReadWorks - Article a Day
ReadWorks offers free resources to keep students engaged as readers. ReadWorks has articles a day that can be assigned at any grade level. Students will never see the grade level that you assign them in reading. This helps especially when you have students that are reading below grade level.  



girl with computerReadWorks - Reading Passages
ReadWorks is a non-profit organization that offers free resources to keep students engaged as readers. ReadWorks reading passages are high quality combined with questions that make students really dig into the passages like expert readers. Students will never see the grade level that you assign them in reading. This helps especially when you have students that are reading below grade level.  



student reading lots of booksReadWorks - Student Library
ReadWorks offers free resources to keep students engaged as readers. ReadWorks has a student library where students can pick and choose their favorite books and read for fun. There are thousands of passages from history to science to art.



Read Theory
Read Theory is an online tool that offers reading activities for all levels. It will adapt to the student’s individual Lexile level. It provides a plethora of articles with skill-building exercises. It provides data on each student.



Rewordify - Converting Difficult Text
Rewordify.com simplifies difficult English. You can enter difficult text into the yellow box at the top of the page. (You can also enter a web site URL.) You'll instantly see an easier version, for fast understanding. 



Retelling a Story
Using Google Maps saved Favorites, students will teach or retell the story by identifying where things took place in the story.

 



Search Strategies - Key Words
Students will understand how to safely search for information and how to narrow a search to get more specific information.  



Smash Boom Best Debating
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids.  Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Debaters use facts and passion to make their case... teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.



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.



storylineStoryline Online
Storyline Online is a free interactive site that features videos of celebrated actors reading children's books. They are creatively produced with motion graphics which include visual effects such as camera pans, movement, music, and sound effects.



Story Thinker
Students will use the free site, INTO THE BOOK, to learn and practice strategies that will allow them to dig deeper into various reading concepts to gain a stronger understanding of text.



Summarize With SMMRY
SMMRY is a website to aid in providing an efficient manner of understanding text, by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. Students just have to paste text into a box on the website and it will summarize it for them. 



Trading Card Maker
The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real-world examples. 



My Corona puppyWakelet Digital Storytelling
Wakelet is a free platform where teachers and students can save/post links, videos, images, and articles. You can easily share your page with others. Collaborators can also add notes or comments to each item. Students will be telling a story with multimedia to engage their viewers. 



wakeletWakelet School Newsletter
Wakelet is a free platform where teachers and students can save/post links, videos, images, and articles. You can easily share your page with others. Collaborators can add notes or comments to each item. Students will learn how to write a newspaper using Wakelet. 



Whooos ReadingWhooo's Reading
Whoooś Reading is a free website that supports students´ reading comprehension and writing development. Students will enter the book they read, take a quiz, answer questions, and write book reviews.  



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

These task cards focus on science topics in the classroom.



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.



energyForms of Energy Review
Boomwriter is an interactive group story and project writing website. Students will assess their knowledge from the content they have already learned. We have chosen forms of energy to use but you may input any content from any subject area that you have studied. 
 



plantsGreat Plant Escape
The Great Plant Escape has students find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as they journey into the world of plants.



WormHerman the Worm
Herman the Worm is an Illinois University Extension website that teaches about the life of worms through a guided study.
 



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. 



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.



PhET SciencePhET Science Energy Forms
PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based simulations for math and science. The simulations are written in HTML5, and can be used online or downloaded to your computer. This is free for all students and teachers. There are hundreds of lesson plans and materials using the simulations.



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.



tornadoWakelet Collaboration Weather Project
Wakelet is a free platform where teachers and students can save/post links, videos, images, and articles. You can easily share your page with others.  Collaborators can also add notes or comments to each item. Students will learn about weather and collaborate together using Wakelet to share their research and findings. 

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



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.



Flippity Flashcard
Students create a set of online flashcards from a Google spreadsheet. Flashcards are a great way for students to practice vocabulary, memorize the U.S. capitals, and much more on their own or with others. 



Interactive Geography
Sheppard Software has interactive, fun geography games. There are eight different levels of difficulty to choose from based on skill level. You can focus on the US and their capitals or learn more about the geographic regions of the US by clicking on them.



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 



Map Games With Seterra
Seterra is an online ultimate map quiz game that allows students to practice their map skills. It can also be used as a map quiz to give students a score. There are many options that students can choose to create an environment where map skills are fun!



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.

 



turkeyYou are the Historian
Students use clues to investigate the first Thanksgiving on this interactive website.

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



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.

 

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.



playpositAssess With PlayPosit
PlayPosit is an interactive video platform that allows the teacher to take videos from different sources and edit them.   As teachers add pauses (questions) at regular intervals, it keeps the students actively engaged.  Students can also rewind to find the answers.



Backchannel Chat
Backchannel Chat is a safe chatting platform for classroom teachers and students. Students can immediately start powerful conversations after the teacher has created the room and given them the code. Participants can learn from each other and share their insights, improving participation and deepening learning. 



quizletBasics of Quizlet
Quizlet allows students to study using tools and games.  There are thousands of study sets already created, or teachers and students can create their own.  When students find a study set, they can choose from different study mode buttons (flashcards, learn, write, spell, test, match, gravity).  They can also choose to play live against other students. Students of all ages can use this application. 



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.



Chromebook Superpowers
Using a simple KWL chart on a Google Doc, students can collaborate and acquire shortcuts for using a Chromebook (or just the Chrome browser) more efficiently.



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.



Connect With Padlet
Padlet is an online post-it-like board that you can use as an easy collaboration platform for students. Padlets can be created by you or students. Once created, a student can share ideas and comment on other students as well. Note: Padlet is no longer free. Please check the pricing structure. 



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. 



edpuzzleEdpuzzle - Interactive Video Lessons
Edpuzzle allows students to interactively engage with videos through audio notes and questioning. Teachers can use the videos already uploaded, crop, or upload their own. It automatically records students' grades, allows equation options for math, and also allows voice over. This can be used by students of all ages.



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.



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.
 



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



Gimkit
Gimkit is an easy to set up group quiz based assessment tool which is fast-paced. Teachers do not need to prompt questions. Gimkit also has a monetization component where students build up in-game cash that can then be used to purchase in-game upgrades. You can also paste any Quizlet into Gimkit.



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.



thinglinkInteractive Images With Thinglink
Thinglink allows teachers to create visual learning materials and virtual tours, empowers students to work on projects and assignments using text, voice, photos, and video.



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. 



MentimeterMentimeter Interactive Quiz
Mentimeter is a free resource teachers can use to create fun and interactive presentations. The teacher will create a multiple choice quiz and students will answer each question in real-time.



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.



Pear DeckPear Deck Interactive Slide Presentation
Pear Deck is an interactive presentation teachers use to enhance engagement in learning. Students will use their Chromebook to follow along with the teacher’s slideshow. Throughout the presentation students will answer a variety of questions, including drawing, dragging, text, number, and multiple choice. Teachers will receive instant feedback and can then discuss this feedback with students.



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. 



quizalizeQuizalize - Engaging Your Students in Learning
Quizalize is an online platform where teachers can create quizzes to test students’ knowledge and see results in the teacher dashboard. Teachers can also choose from over 12,000 pre-made quizzes. This is great to use as a pre-assessment tool to see which students need intervention or enrichment. Teachers can then use it as a formative assessment to check for understanding. Students can also create their own quizzes to be used by classmates.  



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.  



Review Game ZoneReview Game Zone
Review Game Zone is a free online interactive game that helps prepare the students for tests and quizzes. Teacher generated study questions are inserted into the school game to help reinforce classroom learning and test preparation for students.



cartoonSmarty Games
Smarty Games is a fun interactive website that helps to develop creativity, visualization, problem-solving skills, math skills, and 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. 

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. 



Bitsbox
Bitsbox is a learning system that teaches real coding. No coding experience necessary!! This highly engaging site may be used to quickly teach students how to create an app using a modified Javascript computer language in an Hour of Code style format.



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



Bloxels
Bloxels is an innovative video game development platform that allows you to create your own video games. It’s a free app that helps you and your students create games. It’s also a plastic board that fits a collection of plastic pegs of multiple colors. 



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 Robotic Pathways With Dash
Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! Coding with robots is great fun!! Students use block coding iPad apps to control their robots.  Students will have a ball designing, testing theories and refining their code to create paths for the robots to follow.  



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.



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.



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.



monkeyRhythm Fractions
Students will use the Rhythm experiment on Google’s Chrome Music Lab to create a rhythm. Students will then use the rhythm they created to write three fraction questions and answer them.

 



Understanding Algorithms
Students will learn about algorithms and how to create and follow step-by-step instructions when going through the code.org lessons. 
 



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.  

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



Jamboard Birthday wishesBirthday Wishes With Jamboard
Students will write birthday wishes on a Jamboard to students. They will use the sticky note to write down a birthday wish for that student. Then, the teacher can print it out for the birthday student and email it to them personally.



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. 



Building Blendspaces
Building a blendspace is a great way for students to demonstrate their understanding of learned concepts in any content area. Blendspaces are creative, personalized learning experiences for each student. 



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.



Connect With Padlet
Padlet is an online post-it-like board that you can use as an easy collaboration platform for students. Padlets can be created by you or students. Once created, a student can share ideas and comment on other students as well. Note: Padlet is no longer free. Please check the pricing structure. 



Connect With Stoodle
CK12 has created a FREE product called Stoodle where users can join an online classroom by simply sharing an URL. It offers real-time collaboration and communication, multiple users can work on the same virtual whiteboard at the same time through text chat and voice conferencing using their computer’s microphone. 



Creating a Digital Slideshow
Using Photopeach, students will create a digital slideshow that showcases their learning. Photopeach is an application where in just minutes the students can create a rich slideshow. Photopeach supports background music, captions, and comments so students can elaborate on their story further.



EASEL.LY Done!
Easel.ly is a free online tool that allows students to turn any visual information into an infographic with simple drag and drop.



ePals Collaborating Together
The ePals Global Community site is a safe place for teachers and students to work on projects together with groups around the world. A division of Cricket Media, ePals safely connects millions of students and teachers across 200 countries to reinforce culture, language, and subject-based learning.



Jot spotJamboard - Check for Understanding/Exit Tickets
Google Jamboard is an interactive, collaborative whiteboard where you and your students can collaborate in real-time. Students will use Four Corners, Stop and Sketch, Jot Spot, Three Things, Graffiti Wall, Fist to Five, or Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down to check for understanding before, during, and after a lesson.



Guess WhoJamboard - Get To Know You Activities
Google Jamboard is an interactive, collaborative whiteboard where you and your students can collaborate in real-time. Students will use Good, Okay, Bad, Guess Who, Two Truths & a Fib, or Graffiti Wall as some beginning of the year activities to get to know their classmates.



Lights, Camera, Communicate
During the Global Read Aloud (GRA), students will write scripts, and use the online video platform Flipgrid to communicate with children outside of their classroom, about what they are reading. 



parlayParlay Ideas
Parlay is a written discussion activity that increases student voice and encourages a diversity of perspectives. Students will join discussions, provide constructive feedback, and build on each other's ideas.



PenPal Schools Project
PenPal Schools connects students from 144 countries to learn together through collaborative online projects. Once you log in and select a topic and grade level, PenPal Schools connects each student with a group of PenPals from multiple classrooms around the world, so that students can collaborate with newfound international friends.



Powtoon
Powtoon is a free app that quickly and easily creates animated videos and presentations. The free version allows students to create accounts and provides access to a host of options to customize any project in a highly engaging fashion.



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



Retelling a Story
Using Google Maps saved Favorites, students will teach or retell the story by identifying where things took place in the story.

 



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.



Stop Motion Animation
In this activity, students will learn the basics of stop motion animation so they can use this technique to display their learning in a variety of subject areas.



My Corona puppyWakelet Digital Storytelling
Wakelet is a free platform where teachers and students can save/post links, videos, images, and articles. You can easily share your page with others. Collaborators can also add notes or comments to each item. Students will be telling a story with multimedia to engage their viewers. 

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. 



Portfolio Power
Teachers can use http://seesaw.me to guide students to create their portfolios for goal-setting and sharing their progress and growth towards their goals.



Tinkercad
Tinkercad is a free online application that quickly allows students to virtually design three-dimensional objects and create files for 3D printing. A 3D printer is not required, although without printing projects will remain in the virtual realm. 

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



DockAdventures in Summer
Students will be creating a virtual collage of their summer using canva.com. They will be able to upload pictures of their own or use stock photos on the site, use a background, and include text telling a little bit about their summer through labels.



Frayer Model Google Draw
The Frayer Model is an instructional strategy that helps students learn new concepts by using examples and non-examples. By combining this instructional strategy with Google Draw, teachers may quickly customize and disburse organizers for classroom use and also improve student engagement.



IncrediboxIncredibox Song Composition
The learner will use Incredibox (website or app) to create an a capella song that will accompany a piece of their (creative) writing.  Using Incredibox, students will create a mix of seven individuals who sing/beatbox/make sound effects.
 


monkeyRhythm Fractions
Students will use the Rhythm experiment on Google’s Chrome Music Lab to create a rhythm. Students will then use the rhythm they created to write three fraction questions and answer them.

 



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.

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



Be True To Your Selfie
Selfies are everywhere and kids love to take them. But when is it ok to post or text them? What kinds of comments are appropriate? Students will become aware of the issues of privacy for themselves and others when posting photos and comments online.



networkingBecoming a Confident Internet Explorer
Interland is an online game created by Google, that provides learning about digital citizenship through gaming. Internauts are characters in the game. Students practice the skills that they need to be confident online explorers.



Citing in a Zip
Zoterobib also known as Zbib is a free online tool that helps you cite anything from any device. Students are able to copy and paste a title or a book, website, photo, etc and Zbib will easily cite the source. 



Credit Check
Students will be directed to an informational article and/or video on different content areas & will be asked to use a note-taking chart to give credit for the author’s work & to restate in their own words. 

 



Digital Footprint and Copyright
Students will design an avatar for use online while learning about the importance of managing digital identities, online safety, and fair use of images.
 



Don't Bully Me
Bullying is a hot topic in schools today. Helping students understand bullying and how to react to bullying situations is difficult. Using the website Students Against Bullying students will explore the topic of bullying.



Just the Facts
It is important that students learn how to search safely online. Students will get an introduction to safe search engines, including Michigan e-Library (mel.org), to find ways to search safely for information. Students will also review how using key effective keywords will give them better results. 



We Are Digital Citizens
Students will be learning what a digital citizen is and means in their setting and taking a more active role as digital citizens. Students will learn about the school's Acceptable Use Policy and work together to create a classroom contract on agreed-upon acceptable behaviors.


camera lensWhat and Where
In this activity, students will have the opportunity to explore Google Images and choose pictures they are interested in sharing with their friends and teacher on Google Slides. They will also learn about copyright and how images they find online need to be cited as a reference.

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. 

Search for task cards by MITECS/ISTE Standards