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Top 3 Paragons of the Week – Episode 22

Attribution: "I Got The Star (IMG_6851)" http://www.flickr.com/photos/12054060@N04/3947019428Paragons of the Week is a reoccurring post highlighting resources that I find to be worth mentioning. I come across 100s of useful tools for educators each week. Below are the top 3 “paragons” that I found this week that I feel teachers might dig. To view previous Paragons, click here.

1. Spelling Match Game

Spelling Match Game is a fun site from Houghton Mifflin that helps students in grades 1-8 with their spelling and vocabulary. Students can play games to help them learn about syllables, vowel sounds, missing letters, homophones, and many other spelling-related areas.

2. ChessKid

ChessKid.com is a safe place for kids to go to learn about and play chess online. It’s not necessary, but parents can create an account and then add their child to manage his or her access and friendships online and can monitor their activity. An easy way for kids to play is just choose the options “Play vs. Computer.”

3. Captain Coordinate

Captain Coordinate is not a site dealing with making sure your clothes match, as I originally thought; rather, it is an interactive site dedicated to helping kids understand mapping concepts like scale, compass points, aerial view, coordinates, etc. I found myself having a lot of fun while previewing this site and my 3-5 graders loved it as well.

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4 responses to “Top 3 Paragons of the Week – Episode 22

  1. shar August 20, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Some great links – thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    • Keith September 1, 2010 at 11:50 pm

      Hi Shar,
      Glad that you found the links useful. Thanks for visiting Techhappy!
      -Keith

  2. colingally August 20, 2010 at 3:50 am

    Great to have the Paragons back Keith!

    I may be down in Singers end of Sept for a visit so hopefully we can meet up again!

    Cheers
    Colin.

    • Keith August 20, 2010 at 4:51 am

      Thanks Colin! Would love to meet up again – are you planning on being at the Shanghai 2.010 conference as well?
      Hope your year has gotten off to a great start!
      -Keith

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