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On the website, FreeRice.com, I was pleasantly greeted by a profound concept — combining learning and charity. For every question that you answer and get correct, 10 grains of rice are donated to fight world hunger. The rice is distributed by the UN World Food Programme to areas around the world.
The questions begin with basic vocabulary, and the level of difficulty increases from there. You are also able to change subjects, selecting from Math, Geography, Language, English, Chemistry, and Humanities.
By signing up and creating a login, you can create a ‘Group’ and invite other members to join that group. If each student was able to create an account, you could create a Classroom Group.
For classroom or home use, the site could provide a foundation for not only subject area practice, but also a lesson or discussion on world hunger and ways to help.
In math class, there are times when certain manipulatives are needed. Managing these manipulatives can become very time consuming. At our BIL You Tube Channel, there is a video clip that explains how teachers put together tubs of the most often needed items like scissors, calculators, protractors, colored pencils, etc… By setting up these tub at the beginning of the year, the students can be instructed to pick up their group’s tub as they enter the classroom. This alleviates the teacher having to hand out and then collect these items every class period. Additionally, since these tubs are used by a group of 3 to 4, not every student needs to purchase every item at the start of the school year. Click on the BIL You tube channel link to watch the video clip about Tubs.