As an educator, the use of technology in our classrooms is increasing more and more each year. The conversation on which digital sites to use in the classroom is one that I frequently have throughout the school year. Below you will find a list of engaging and appropriate websites for your students.
Digital Sites to Use in the Classroom
It’s no secret that computer and research skills are becoming more and more necessary. Technology has created an unlimited amount of opportunities for our students. They have access to enormous amounts of information that may not have been available if they were born decades earlier.
Using technology in the classroom is an amazing opportunity for students to learn in a fun and engaging way. However, the question of which digital sites are appropriate for our students is always on our minds. It can be overwhelming sifting through websites trying to deem whether or not they are beneficial and appropriate. Below I have listed websites for students organized by subject and additional classroom needs.
Search Engines for Kids
Literacy Websites for the Classroom
No Red Ink is one of my favorite grammar sites to use in the classroom. It guides students through grammatical lessons and helps them to master each skill.
Orpheus the Lyrical – This website can be used to teach figurative language in the classroom.
Animals A-Z (Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation)
SeeSaw – The possibilities are endless with SeeSaw. Students can record themselves learning and it allows for an easy distance learning experience.
Math Websites for the Classroom
Social Studies Websites for the Classroom
Virtual Field Trips (Previews Free, Full Version Paid)
Science Sites for the Classroom
Additional Appropriate Websites to Use in the Classroom
Khan Academy – Khan Academy personalizes learning for each of your students, so they can practice at their own pace. This is one of my favorite websites to use in the classroom for elementary students.
IXL (free trial, paid subscription) IXL is my preferred way to review skills in the classroom. It contains all subjects including Spanish and each student receives a personalized learning experience.
Fun Brain (Reading, Math)
Interactive Learning Sites for Education This website is for K-5 teachers who want to review various common core skills. This website also includes games in Spanish and interactive brain teasers to teach critical thinking.
Websites to Review Skills Taught in the Classroom
Kahoot – Kahoot is by far one of my favorite digital sites to use in the classroom. Teachers may create their own quiz or you can search by topic and choose a pre-made quiz.
Teaching Students to Type
Appropriate Educational Games
Cookie (Better suited for primary students)
StarFall (Better suited for primary students)
Additional Resources for the Classroom
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