The Lessons Plan Themselves!
Desmos, desmos, desmos. A TOP-NOTCH tool for math instruction! I’d say this site is geared towards upper elementary and middle school students. I have used it a few times with my 5th graders and it was always a great time!
Now, deck.toys is a game changer! I was wondering if a website like this existed and it does! A student friendly game-based website with choice in learning pathways. I have yet to use it with my class, but am planning to this week. They had learning sets already created for you and that saves my sanity. I really can’t speak to the amazingness of this site. Check it out for yourself!
Wordwall.net. You can put in questions and it creates different game options for students. I like this, because it gives students a choice or if I want them to practice a certain way, I can assign it to them. My class has used this. I don’t think it’s a favorite for them, but they did enjoy it.
Blooket I can confidently say is our hands-down FAVORITE! My students beg for this as you can read in my previous post. http://myclassyadventures.com/top-reasons-you-need-to-use-blooket/ One reason I failed to mention before is the strategy some of the modes use give different students a chance to shine.
Classcraft should be your go-to if you are looking to get started in Gamification! You can create your own quests where students have to complete tasks you assign and earn XP. (Experience Points)
As teachers, it is sometimes daunting to plan. It also gets to the point of the year where students are started to visibly disengage. These sites will allow for positive student engagement. And, they all have a FREE component!