I hope this term one is treating you well and that you are fully geared up for another exciting and productive year with your students. Today, I want to share with you three of my favourite websites that I believe will make a positive impact on your teaching experience this term. These websites are packed with engaging and interactive resources that will keep your students entertained and learning at the same time.
Vooks is an excellent platform for educators who are looking for a safe and free online library of books that come to life through animation, music, sound, and read-along text. The narration and animations in the books make it easy for students to understand and follow along. The library is constantly growing and one of my favourite back to school reads, "Our Class is a Family," is also available on the platform. With Vooks, you can bring the magic of storytelling to your classroom and encourage a love of reading in your students.
2. Toy Theatre
An Interactive Collection of Games and Virtual Manipulatives Toy Theatre is a fantastic website for educators who want to model games and learning concepts in an interactive and engaging way. With a huge collection of interactive games and virtual manipulatives, this website provides endless opportunities for your students to explore and learn in a fun and meaningful way. Whether you need to demonstrate a game or learning concept, or you want to keep your students engaged during indoor recess, Toy Theatre has got you covered.
3. UJU Videos
The YouTube Channel of Brain Breaks UJU is an alternative to GoNoodle and is a YouTube channel full of Brain Breaks that are perfect for giving your students a quick energy boost throughout the day. The best part? You don't need any equipment - just your students and their eagerness to move! These brain breaks are a great way to get your students moving and help them refocus their energy so they can get back to learning with renewed vigour.
In conclusion, these three websites are must-visit destinations for primary educators. Whether you're looking for animated books, interactive games, or quick energy boosts, these websites have something for everyone. So go ahead and check them out, and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Wishing you a successful term one and happy teaching!