In the past year, my lesson plans and classroom activities have changed for the better! The internet is chock-full of great ideas from creative teachers who are willing to put their ideas out there free for the taking. I cannot say thank you enough to those teachers who have given my so many new activities, lessons, hooks, and more! I started a virtual filing cabinet on my site to keep all of these ideas organized and easily accessible. As I read blogs, look at Pinterest, or communicate on Twitter, I am always linking ideas back to my virtual filing cabinet that I think will be helpful to me in my lesson planning.
One of the internet games that I have used this year that my 7th grade students love is Spider Match. I had students get into groups of four and set up a private game on the site. The object of the game is to find as many pairs of numbers whose sum is equal to the number in the square box in 60 seconds. The challenge is to find them before your three opponents beat you to it.
I hope that at least one of these sites will help you as much as they have helped me.