Weekend Website #80: 73 Sponges for Classroom–by topic

Every Friday, I’ll send you a wonderful website (or more) that my classes and my parents love. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of your students as they are of mine.




Websites to fill in that 5-10 minutes between topic, before lunch  or whenever you need filler that’s educational, but brief.


Here’s a list of websites that can insure you waste no time in your classroom. I have 51 websites that are general, and 22 that are divided into Vocabulary, Geography, History and Art. This is an update of the old-style puzzles or paper sponges to educational fillers that will truly engage students and have them thirsting for more, even when the sponge time ends.

Please add your favorites under comments.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, an Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Website #80: 73 Sponges for Classroom–by topic

  1. The “sponge” idea is great – no time should be left unused! So true, every free few minutes presents a learning opportunity. And I’d never heard of Dolch – thanks for my lesson!

  2. I also use it in my classes for those precocious students who get finished early. They love it

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