Technology Tuesday 4
I’ve posted about this site before, but Sesame Street just keeps adding new games, and I keep loving them! Here are some new favorites as well as some older ones! 🙂
When you first go to SesameStreet.org, you will see this page. To get to the games, click on the blue games button at the top.
Then, this screen comes up. You can click on any of the games to get started. If you’re looking for a specific game, click on one and then on the next page you can search for it.
You can click on the character selector wheel at the left to pick a different game to play. This is a picture of Bert’s Bottlecaps (a GREAT game for sorting by more than one attribute!) I also like how the parent/teacher directions/ideas are written to the right so that they know what’s going on if they miss the directions. The extension ideas are awesome! This one tells parents to have their child sort the laundry to keep practicing this skill.
This game is a new one. It’s a word building game and my most favorite thing about it, is that the children cannot click on the first letter of the word until they listen to Bert and Ernie talk about the words. It cuts down on the kids clicking at random letters and gives them time to think as they hear the word being said.
We play lots of the sorting games on Sesamestreet.org. We really like the “Elmo’s Laundry” game and “Bert’s Bottlecaps”.
Here is a picture of Elmo’s Laundry. Elmo gives the kids a description of how to sort the laundry (it keeps getting more difficult each round they play). It might say “pants with white stripes” and the kids tap the laundry that matches that description. It falls into Elmo’s laundry basket and then they tap the next one. It starts out with underwear, so they all get a kick out of that! 🙂 See the tiny green button just to the right of the laundry game? If you tap/click that, it will make the game screen larger, helping us to reach on the Promethean Board. This game has been bookmarked on my student computers so they can all play it there during Math Work Stations.
Here is “Bert’s Bottlecaps”. The kids have to sort Bert’s bottlecaps based on the attributes he gives them. This one was red objects on the left, animals on the right, and red animals in the middle. This one is a little bit harder, but once the kids catch on, they really do well!
I also like that it’s free and there are no ads that pop up on this site! 🙂