Fun 4 the Brain

Empowered Learner
Fun4theBrain

Overview‚Äč

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

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to logon to Fun4theBrain.
  • Be able to choose a content area.
  • Be able to practice and learn different tasks. 

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. MURB: Monsters Under the Royal Bed-a selection in the content tabs.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • The teacher should preview the website to become familiar with it.
     
  • The teacher may want to assign content areas to students.

Note

  • These activities are great for centers.
  • There is music that plays on some of the activities. Consider use headphones or no volume.
  • Beyond facts is an excellent place for higher-level thinking.
  • Books/journals are not free.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. Students log onto fun4thebrain.
     
  2. Select from the taskbar which content area they will work on.
     
  3. Select a lesson.

 

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • 1:1 with student
  • Demonstrate learning to the class in discussion.
  • Write about learning in a journal.

MITECS Competencies & ISTE Standards

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

Empowered Learner 
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:

Websites:
Fun4thebrain

 

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

CREDITS
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, February 2020.