**Zimmer Twins**

Create your own animated movie!

http://zimmertwinsatschool.com/movie/create

**Picture Book Maker**

Create your own picture book. Choose backgrounds, characters, and objects and add the text of your story.

http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/picturebookmaker/picturebookmaker.php?

**Printing Press**

Use this interactive to design and print newspapers, brochures, flyers, and booklets.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/Printing_Press/

**Make Beliefs Comix**

Choose your background, characters, and objects, and add text to create our own printable three panel comic.

]]>Use these interactive number lines to demonstrate addition concepts.

Are your students losing interest in your ten frame? Try using bears in a boat to catch their attention!

Try having your students group cows to practice counting by 5’s and 10’s or to practice adding and subtracting with a partner.

Use a number balance to compare numbers.

Use the counters on the blank hundreds square to practice skip counting.

How do you use math manipulatives in your classroom?

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Choose a side, enlist, and follow an actual regiment as a civil war soldier.

https://www.nps.gov/webrangers/activities/civilwar/civilwar.swf?activityID=3&userID=

**Treasures of Congress**

Explore historical artifacts from the beginning of our government to the present day.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/treasures_of_congress/page_1.html

**Pathways to Freedom**

Step through a journey on the underground railroad. Roll over images to collect clues that may help on your journey.

http://pathways.thinkport.org/flash/ftf_1_0.html

**Go West with Lewis and Clark**

Travel westward with Lewis and Clark and make decisions along the way to ensure a successful journey.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/

**Engage your students in the scientific process**

Ecolonization Use your knowledge of organisms to construct a bio-dome with a self-sustaining food chain.

Plant Growth Experiment View the results of an experiment to test whether water, light, and temperature affect whether seeds grow. Then answer questions about what you have discovered.

**Ask your students to make critical decisions in the shoes of a historical figure **

For Crown or Colony Become a 14 year old living in Boston when the Revolutionary War begins. What will you do?

Strike it Rich! Become a miner and see if you can strike it rich!

Who Do You Want To Be? Become an Immigrant and make your voyage to America.

**Challenge your students to use STEM thinking **

Tinker Ball Engineer a machine to complete a specific task.

Science Detectives: Training Room Escape Use scientific processes to find your way out of a dark room.

City Creator Design your own city with the city creator interactive

**Allow your students to demonstrate their knowledge in different ways**

Printing Press** **Create a newspaper, brochure, flyer, poster, or sign.

Zimmer Twins Create a movie using animations of the Zimmer Twins. Add transitions and your own text. Then press play to watch your creation. You must create an account to save your movie.

**How do you use digital content to challenge your TAG students?**

**The Data Bank Research Company**

Great interactive with a real life reason to gather and display data.

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessons/15/m3_15_00_x.swf

**Brilliant Beadstring Rekenrek**

Explore numbers, counting, addition and subtraction with an online rekenrek.

http://www.ictgames.com/brilliant_beadstring_with_colour.swf

**Free Fractions Unit**

Check out this free fractions unit that includes video clips and activities for a variety of fractions topics.

http://oame.on.ca/CLIPS/index.html?ePractice=T/?EP_Topic=Fractions

**How Big Are You?**

Estimate how many of a non-standard measuring tool it takes to measure a large dinosaur. Then measure to check your estimate.

http://www-tc.pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/media/swfs/howBig.swf

**Super Math Golf**

This is a fun center idea to practice angles.

]]>In Level 1, you could include content that uses base-ten blocks for your students who need visual support. Here are a few of our favorites with directions you could include in the collection:

Base Ten Blocks Watch this animation first.

Base Ten Blocks III Build 10 different numbers using the blocks. Record those numbers and the blocks you used in your notebook.

Place Value Chart Build 10 numbers with the cards and write them in expanded form in your notebook.

In Level 2, you could include content that moves on to place value with numbers for your students who understand the concept, yet need some extra practice. Here are a few of our favorites with directions you could include in the collection:

Value of a Number Watch this animation first.

Mystery Numbers II Can you build really big numbers? Find out!

Build a Word Try this challenge last. Write the words you have spelled in your notebook.

In Level 3, you could include content for students who understand the concept of place value and need a challenge. Here are a few of our favorites with directions you could include in the collection:

Place Value Machine Use this manipulative to help you answer this question in your notebook: How does multiplying and dividing affect a digit’s place value?

Hacker’s Number Machine Can you create a number larger than the computer’s?

Place Value Game Create the largest number possible from the digits you are given. Choose wisely! Once you place a number, you cannot move it!

Once the collections are created, you can place them in the digital backpacks of three different groups to differentiate your instruction for every student in your classroom!

]]>**The Factor Game**

Play The Factor Game against the computer or a friend. Select a number and your opponent must find the factors. Then, switch roles.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4134

**Bears in a Boat**

Are students losing interest in your ten frame? Try using bears in a boat to catch their attention!

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html

**Pizza Parlor Fractions**

This is a fun game for practicing adding and subtracting fractions.

http://kevinmuma.com/software/pizza/Instructions.swf

**Grouping and Grazing**

Try having your students group cows to practice counting by 5’s and 10’s or to practice adding and subtracting with a partner.

]]>**Molecularium**

Great resource for introducing students to atoms and molecules.

http://nanospace.molecularium.com/

**Career Town**

Explore career town to learn about job possibilities.

http://vacareerview.org/k5/play-it/career-town/main.cfm

**Goldburger to Go**

Design a Rube Goldberg machine!

http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/goldburgertogo/rubegame.html

**Lab Hazards**

Can you identify all of the lab hazards?

http://www.interactivesolutions.co.uk/games/flashGames/labhazards.swf

]]>*Directly Taught Concept:* The more times an experiment is conducted, the closer the results will be to the theoretical probabilities.

*Student Discovery of that Concept: * Students conduct a probability experiment 10 times and 100 times and then compare the results to draw a conclusion.

*Directly Taught Concept: * All parallelograms are quadrilaterals, but not all quadrilaterals are parallelograms.

*Student Discovery of that Concept:* Students sort 2-D shapes into categories and then compare shapes in those categories to draw a conclusion.

*D**irectly Taught Concept:* We need to use a standard measuring tool for accuracy when communicating measurements to others.

*Student Discovery of that Concept: * Students use footsteps of different sizes to measure around a garden. Students use fish of different lengths to measure the length of a blue whale. In both activities, students use the information that non-standard measuring tools result in different measurements to draw a conclusion about the need for a standard measuring tool.

How do you lead students to draw conclusions in your classroom?

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**Persuasion Map**

Students map out their argument for a persuasive essay or debate.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/

**Storyline Online**

Check out this amazing source for stories read aloud online.

http://www.storylineonline.net/

**Exploring Onomatopoeia**

Create onomatopoetic words to describe each sound you hear.

http://rwtinteractives.ncte.org/preview_mg.aspx?id=736&title=