One of my most favorite COMPLETELY FREE websites is Moby Max! PS: Moby Max did not tell me to write this post! This is all by experience! My students use this website throughout the week to work on reading skills, math facts, and sight words! There are so many great options on Moby Max. Students can work on important skills such as :
1. Sight words
2. Letter recognition (Alphabet)
3. Letter sounds (Phonics)
4. Number recognition (Numbers)
5. Math Skills (Math)
6. Math Facts (Fact Fluency)
7. Spelling (Phonics Spelling)
8. Early Words (Early Reading Trio)
9. Phonics Blending
10. Phonics Sounds
The best part about Moby Max is it gives the student an assessment when they begin to see exactly where they are at and what level they need to start them out on.
Here is what their home screen looks like. The circled apps are the apps that my students use.
Students can earn time to play on games. Once they have completed so many questions on Moby Max it gives them game time. They can "cash in" their game time to play games and earn prizes!
Moby Max just added an easier way for younger students to sign in. All they need is your personalized link, then they will select on their name. They have to remember their two pictures that they choose. Once they have this down, they can easily sign in on their own!
To enable easy sign in: Select "Roster" and down in the right hand side at the bottom you will click Option 4: Young Student Sign in.
Google Expeditions is an app that allows you to take a "virtual field trip" to explore all kinds of places around the world. From museums to shipwrecks to mountain tops, the possibilities are endless!
This week my kinders were studying Dinosaurs. They kept mentioning about how they wanted to be able to see real dinosaur bones and fossils. I found quite a few museums with dinosaur exhibits, just by typing in dinosaurs. The kiddos loved interacting with the 365 degree camera that is available on the app. We then identified and labeled the dinosaurs based on their characteristics. This led to so many more questions and discoveries!
What else can you use Google Expeditions for?
-Explore underwater scenes
-Explore Antarctica during Arctic animal week
-Homes of the presidents
-explore inside the human body
-explore the moon
and so much more!