Interactives

This collection is full of interactive activities that are engaging, educational and even fun! 

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5 Clue Challenge
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"All over the world, people live in diverse regions, and climates with different animals, plants, and interesting nuances. As I have traveled the world working with teachers and students, I have tried to bring experiences back to my own classes. Below you'll find short videos where you will get 5 clues to guess a location, animal, or person. Some videos were created by me as I traveled. Others were submitted to me by teachers and children from around the globe. Your mission is to do research and figure out the answer to each challenge in as few clues as possible. Have fun! "

Can you guess where he is?
Can you guess what animal it is?

Subject:
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Michael Soskil
Date Added:
12/12/2019
ALPHA MUNCHIES TYPING GAME
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This resource is one of the "Best Typing Apps for Students in Elementary School". Inspired by Atari’s classic game, Space Invaders, kids will target little pixel aliens by typing the letters that appear above them. There are multiple levels of difficulty, making this a good choice for elementary kids of all ages. Adobe Flash Player required.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
ABCya!
IXL Learning
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Beats Empire (Simulation/Game)
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"In Beats Empire, students act as music producers in a studio where they sign new artists, direct the bands to record songs, perform market research and marketing, and try to produce hits, gaining enough profit to keep the studio running and to pay the talent. The goal of the game is to get a gold record (500,000+ sales) in every music genre or to earn three platinum records (1,000,000+ sales) in any one genre, all without running out of money."

Subject:
Arts Education
Band
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
06/09/2020
Bookopolis
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Bookopolis is a social network for kids that lets them log books and connect with other readers gr 1-8+. By creating an account, students create a virtual bookshelf and join a community of young readers who can discover new books, share book reviews and track their reading with a digital reading log. The site offers book recommendations ("Bookopolis Picks" and "What's Popular Right Now"), the opportunity to explore book reviews by other young readers, a featured book of the week, the opportunity to earn points and badges, plus the option to find books by grade (1-3, 3-6, 6-8, 8-12). You can sign in as an educator, a student or a parent. Choose the online version or download the app from your app store.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Bookopolis
Date Added:
03/23/2021
CK-12 The Smarter Way to Learn (K-12 Math, Science & Much More!)
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
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100% Free, Personalized Learning for Every Student!

*FlexLets that allow you to catch up on math and science classes and give you the essentials
*Great for Math & Science (lessons and interactive activities!) K-12
*Click "Subjects" from the top menu to see what is available
*Spelling & Writing as well
*6 languages

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Health & Fitness
Math
Calculus
Photography
Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physical Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
09/09/2018
Can you guess what city you're in?
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Is everyone ready for a (virtual) vacation?!

City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience.

If you love GeoGuessr - you'll love this!

Choose the world, a continent or even Canada to explore!

Subject:
Choral
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Game
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Paul McBurney Jr
Date Added:
03/23/2021
Creative Storytelling App: Toontastic by Google
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With Toontastic 3D, you can draw, animate, and narrate swashbuckling adventures, breaking news stories, science reports, and all your other wacky ideas.

Future authors, directors, musicians, inventors, and anyone else who wants to turn their brilliant ideas into 3D cartoons.

Here at Google we want to give storytellers of all ages a megaphone to share their creativity with the world.

FREE!

Works on iOS and android!
No login required!
Works offline!
Easy to export!

Use to make: school reports, buddy films, social lessons, sci fi, fan fiction, documentaries, memes, historical films, Etc.

Design characters, plot your story, animate and narrate, mix your soundtrack and save and export!

You will need to download the app from Google Play or The Apple Store to get started!

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Google
Date Added:
09/28/2018
Digital Passport by Common Sense Education
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"Introduce students in grades 3–5 to Digital Passport™ by Common Sense Education. The award-winning suite of six interactive games addresses key issues kids face in today's digital world. Each engaging game teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Games are available in Spanish."

Learn about passwords, online safety, sharing private information online, cyberbullying, how to search and more - all by playing games.

A complete educator guide is available.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
12/11/2019
Everfi Courses for Students - K-12 Overview
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Students have access to a number of courses in the area of:

*Social & Emotional Learning
*Financial Education
*Health & Wellness
*College & Career Readiness
*Early Learning

Sun West students - ask your teacher to add you to a course! Currently we access Everfi via the Clever portal. Leila Pullum (lpullum@everfi.com) is here to respond to student and teacher support questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach if you need help.

NEW courses are being added regularly.

ECE- K-3
Word Force
Healthier Me Jr
Compassion Project

Elementary/Middle 4-8
Vault
Healthier Me Middle School
Hockey Scholar Math & Science
Endeavour STEM Career Exploration
Ignition Digital Safety & Citizenship
Character Playbook
Venture Entrepreneurship
Mental Wellness Basics

High Schools 9-12
Mental Wellness Basics
Venture Entrepreneurship
AlcoholEdu
Prescription Drug Safety
Marketplaces
EVERFI Financial Literacy
Honour Code

Subject:
Financial Literacy
Computer & Digital Technologies
Education
Health & Fitness
Career & Work Exploration
Mental Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Everfi
Date Added:
06/03/2021
Explore - Watch Animals Live in their Natural Habitats!
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"Explore.org hosts live streaming videos from all over the world allowing learners to observe a variety of animals in their natural habitats.

The learning extends beyond the classroom offering a portal into the natural world with authentic exposure to a variety of species.

Applications of explore.org can include creating a center activity in which students observe animals in their natural settings to gather and record data as citizen scientists.

As the introduction to an animal research project, this resource can ignite curiosity and encourage further investigation.

Additionally, explore.org can serve as a gateway to compare and contrast different animals among diverse habitats." (AASL)

Observe animals all over the world! Exotic to pets to farm animals!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Explore Annenberg Llc
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Flipgrid - Empower Every Voice
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Flipgrid is social learning for PreK to PhD learners ... and beyond!

Teachers can create grids and add topics.

Grids are the meeting place for your classroom, your school, your department or any learning community to discuss your Topics.

Start with an icebreaker, add weekly reflections, share book talks, explore STEM principles, give mini-presentations ... any Topic to ignite discussion!

Check out the Flipgrid Educator’s Guide (copy and paste this web address into a browser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzZGEfOtEWqPcGUzcFd2RzRjYTQ/view) by our awesome friends Karly, Sean and Jennifer!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Flipgrid
Date Added:
12/06/2019
Geoguesser - Let's explore the world!
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This is a great resource! It is a geography-based game - and a whole lot of fun!

"GeoGuessr is a web-based geographic discovery game designed by Anton Wallén, a Swedish IT consultant, released on 9 May 2013. The game uses a semi-randomized Google Street View location for paying members and Mapillary for non-members. The game requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clues visible." (Wikipedia)

You can play one free game every 24 hours or subscribe to be able to play as much as you want.

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
More New Maps
More Official Maps
More Popular Maps
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Goodreads - Meet your next favorite book (Good Reads)
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This is a great site to help you find a book you'll love. If you sign up you can enter books you've enjoyed and it will make suggestions for you! Remember to check out Sora to see if you can find a copy of the book there if you are a Sun West student or teacher!

There are plenty of recommended reading lists available here!

Scroll to the very bottom of the page to find the "Best of" lists for readers of all ages!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Kahoot! Online Trivia Game: Make Learning Awesome!
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Kahoot! is a game-based platform that makes learning awesome for millions of people all over the world. Sign up to create and play fun quiz games!

Having students make quizzes on Kahoot! is a great way for them to extend their learning and benefit the entire class!

Kahoot! is an excellent formative assessment tool. You can give feedback to your students after each question as you play. Make learning a game show...your students will never have so much fun being assessed.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Bodo K Rcher
Christopher Shelly
Daria Golubeva
Evelien Jacobs
Jacqueline Prester
Leo Silva
Louise Runstr M Tech Data
Nicole Bansal
Richard Bo
The K Rew
Date Added:
11/16/2018