Friday, May 14, 2010

Word Magnets

What is it:  I've mentioned the Tripco website before and I will probably continue to mention them on my blog.  I really enjoy the interactive resources that they put out.  They're clean, easy and functional!  Here's another one that I'd like to share.  It's called Word Magnets.  Remember when you were in college and your buddy had those refrigerator magnets with different words on them and you had to arrange them into funny, and sometimes... well we'll just say we created some sentences. 

How to integrate it into the classroom:  There are so many ways to use Word Magnets! Here are a few suggestions:
  • Creating Venn Diagrams to compare concepts
  • Categorizing topics
  • Sequencing events in history
  • Creating sentences or poetry
  • Alphabetizing words
  • Collaborate on spelling out spelling words
  • Various games
  • Creating math sentences
  • Completing math sentences or sequences
  • Creating diagrams or flow charts
  • Creating number lines
  • Making graphs from collected data
Whew! I think that's enough for now.  What is also great, is that they have template already created.  You just choose which one you need and fill in the words.  You are even able to add words as you go. Enjoy this demo clip. Note: When you go to the link, give it a second or two and then a "next" arrow will appear in the lower left hand corner.

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