ALEX Learning Activity Resources

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Title: Connecting the Dots Counting 21 to 40
Digital Tool: ABCya Connect the Dots 21-40
Digital Tool Description: ABCya provides a fun and educational interactive game that teaches students to count by ones from another number other than 1. In this particular connect the dots, students are counting by ones from the number 21 to 40. The game provides scaffolding after wrong attempts and gives accuracy in a percentage when the dots have been connected.

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Title: Here Comes the Mouse!
Digital Tool: Mini Mouse - Simple Mouse Practice Games
Digital Tool Description: Each digital tool teaches basic manipulative mouse skills. Students will engage in simple games that teach students to move the mouse and click, click and drag, basic timing skills and judgement of spacial relationships. Basic eye-hand coordination and timing skills are introduced.

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Title: Parts of Speech
Digital Tool: Sparklefish
Digital Tool Description: This educational app is a Mad libs type story creation game to reinforce parts of speech knowledge. 

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Title: Comparing and Contrasting
Digital Tool: Venn Diagram
Digital Tool Description: The Venn diagram app allows students to compare and contrast any topic. The diagram can then be saved to the camera roll on the iPad as well as emailed as a PDF file.

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Title: Paperless Math Assessment
Digital Tool: Socrative
Digital Tool Description: Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding.  Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners. Description provided by:

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Title: Build Typing Skills
Digital Tool: BBC Dance Mat Typing
Digital Tool Description: BBC Dance Mat Typing provides an interactive typing site for teaching elementary students typing skills. The program is broken down into learning two letters at a time. Students watch a video on the letters that they are learning and then the students are able to apply what they have learned.

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Title: Dear Junie B...Advice for First Grade
Digital Tool: Letter Generator
Digital Tool Description: The Letter Generator Tool guides students through the process of creating a friendly or business style letter that looks professional and is formatted correctly. 

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