Thursday, April 3, 2008
WHAT IS IT?
~This interactive site gives students the background knowledge in "kid-friendly" language and provides them with the information they need in order to play the game.
~The Animal Classification game gives the students the options of what category to put each animal in. If the student is incorrect, they are given more information about the animal in order to correctly determine it's type.
~There is sound! As the animal comes out on the screen, a sound associate with that animal plays as possibly a hint and as a hook as well.
WHY/HOW USE IT?
~This site is a great teaching tool for students to be able to go at their own pace and self-evaluate along the way.
~A great way to sum up a unit on animals as a self-quiz before formal assessment is done at at the end.
~Shows students first hand which animals are similar in the type of animal they are (as they answer the questions, the animal goes under that list of type so they can see what other animals the new one is like).
Grade 1 Animals (used as a group possibly)
Grade 2 Habitats
Grade 3 Animals