TVOKids is a children's programming block, seen daily on TVOntario, Ontario's provincial educational television network. The show has its own website which holds many educational child-friendly games in English, Science, Math, Art, Music, Health and Sports, My World. TVOKids.com has the best free educational games for kids aged 2-11 and is divided into age groups 2-5 and 6-11.
PhET - Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado at Boulder. Simulations in Math and Science.
Count On is a website of Math games and activities for schoolchildren, resources for teachers and general maths investigations.
ComicMaster is an interactive Web 2.0 tool that allows students to easily create their own comic books/graphic novels. The popularity of comic-book heroes is apparent from recent box-office returns, and ComicMaster takes advantage of that popularity by having students create their own heroes and craft original stories for them. ComicMaster offers an incredibly fun way to get students involved in creative writing.
Comic Creator from ReadWriteThink.org. The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.
ToonDoo is an easy, engaging, FREE tool that you can use in your classroom.Toon Doo can be used in any classroom at any level and it is easy for students and teachers to create. Plus, it will give you something that you can print out and post on your bulletin board for back to school night or simply for your Administrators to see! Check Here for some ideas.
This site contains hundreds of visual aids (illustrations) that can be used to support instructional tasks such as describing objects and people (i.e., teaching vocabulary) or describing entire events and situations (i.e., teaching grammar). You can also use it to make your worksheets look more interesting, especially when Google Images fails to provide you with appropriate image
Textivate ticks all the boxes. It allows you to automatically generate a range of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words. Simply type or paste a text into the box and click 'textivate now' button to see the available exercises (gapfills / sentence arrange / paragraph arrange / punctuation / splitting words). Great for exam classes or any other reading-based lessons.
Batalugu is a fabulous site for creating and finding online children's books. Design your 'bestseller' by uploading images and using the bank of media to drag and drop your story to perfection. Clear interface with easy navigation and instructions. Students can add pictures, drawings and text and create their own books. Then share with a link.
Site removed as of 02/01/14
ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. Using ZooBurst, storytellers of any age can create their own rich worlds in which their stories can come to life.
StoryJumper is a website that allows kids to build their own books. You can easily create cover pages, add text, upload drawings or photos to illustrate your story, and you can use the StoryJumper clipart gallery, too. When you‘re done, you can order your own professionally published hardback book
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