Content Tech: Homework and Practice

Content Tech
Ideas for Technology Use in the Classroom

In an ongoing look at the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, the next strategy is homework and practice. Marzano’s research indicates that typically, students need approximately 24 repetitions of a skill in order to achieve 80 percent competency.

There are many web resources that can help students practice skills. Some sites are subscription services and some are free. Below is a short list of some of the sites that we use to help students practice skills, and also some sites recommended in the book that may be unfamiliar.

Everyday Math Games – 5th graders use this for math skills
MasterGuru – an online game to practice ELA, Social Studies, Math and Science skills
BrainPOP – many movies include a quiz at the end to test knowledge
Explore Learning Gizmos – Science and Math teachers use these interactive tools for teaching and reinforcing
BBC Skillswise – factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to practice words and numbers
National Library of Virutal Manipulatives – interactive manipulatives for Math
I Know That – learning activities for grades K-6 in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and the Arts

If you use another website for homework and practice, please share it here in the comments!

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