Math Curriculum Sale – Large Family Friendly!

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FREE Online First Aid Courses

September 15th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Tuesday, September 15, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
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Age Range: 10 and up (Grades 5 and up; children with parental supervision)
This website offers a free, 30-minute, online first aid course. There is a printable certificate at the end.
When you get to the site you must register (free) to take the course that teaches basic first aid skills to help people who are injured or ill. You’ll learn how to assess and manage: 
  • Basic First Aid
  • Infection Control
  • CPR
  • Defibrillation
  • Wounds and Bleeding
NOTE: PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE VIDEO. It simulates people who have been in accidents, etc., so the content may be disturbing to some children. It’s not gory, just realistic.

Additionally, we discovered that E-How offers videos on how to administer first aid at this site: 

You’ll find video instructions on: 
  • Treating Burns
  • Treating Wounds
  • Stopping Bleeding on Minor Injuries
  • How to Use A Tourniquet
  • Reviving a Drowning Victim
  • First Aid for Choking
  • First Aid for Poisonous Snake Bites
Bookmark these sites – as they can be used as a “refresher” course from time to time.

Free Money Lessons for Kids

September 14th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Monday, September 14, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Age Range: 6-11 (Grades 1-6, with parental supervision)
This website offers free information for kids featuring animated superheroes who teach sound fiscal responsibility through their adventures.
Your kids can raise their financial I.Q. as they learn: 
  • Where money comes from
  • How to operate an ATM, write a check, and create a budget
  • How to save and invest money
  • How to wisely spend and share money
When you get to the site, click on menu items at the top of the page to access the different sections that include: 
  • Bios – Click on any one of the six animated character’s to read their bios and learn their “superpowers” such as controlling liquid assets. Then, read the bios of villains such as “Credit-Tor” who lures you into accepting tempting credit card offers.
  • Lessons – You’ll find 4 lesson topics that provide basic info on money, how to earn money, how to save and invest money, and information on the stock market. Click on any one, and a new site opens with the complete lesson.
  • Comics – Read fun stories starring the financial superheroes that reinforce your financial education.
  • Activities – Access arcade-type games as well as coloring sheets, crossword puzzles, word searches, and Sudoku puzzles that extend the learning.
In addition, you’ll find a glossary of terms used in the lessons and stories at this site. There’s good content here that’s presented in an engaging way for the target age-range.

Learn Spanish Free Online

September 12th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Saturday, September 12, 2015, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)
With the aid of this ad-supported website, students can work on their mastery of the Spanish language. The lessons focus on vocabulary and grammar as well as pronunciation.
When arriving at today’s link, you will find available lessons broken down into four categories: 
  • Learn the Basics of Spanish – includes the alphabet, popular words, numbers, and Spanish verbs
  • Learn Spanish Phrases – Learn useful phrases pertaining to courtesy, greetings and meeting people, the weather, visiting a hotel, hospital, post office, or restaurant, and much more.
  • Learn Spanish Grammar – Lessons in this category are also broken down by beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
  • Learn Spanish Vocabulary – Discover all kinds of vocabulary words regarding food, home, travel, transportation, entertainment, business, family, animals, and much more.

Lessons provide the Spanish word with English translation and are usually accompanied by an audio file.


This website is simple to navigate and provides a no-frills way to supplement your Spanish studies.

Explore the Taj Mahal

September 11th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Friday, September 11, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
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Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision).
Today’s website offers a virtual tour of India’s famed world wonder, the Taj Mahal. Built between 1632-1643 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is a tomb and shrine to the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
When you get to the site you will see what looks to be a commercial website – simply click on the words “Explore the Taj Mahal” to get to the virtual tour page.

When the new screen opens, you will see a map of the layout of the Taj Mahal. Place your cursor over any of the pin-points on the map and a text image pops up explaining what it is. Click on it, and the panoramic view screen below the map changes to show you that section of the Taj Mahal. Be sure to click on the “narrator” icon next to the panoramic view screen title to hear about what you are viewing. Each time the panoramic view changes to show another section of the Taj Mahal there are additional images below the panoramic screen that change to show more detail of the area you are viewing as well. Click on these images as well to see and hear more. This is a very interactive site – and it may take a few minutes to get acclimated to how to use all of the features to fully see and appreciate the amazing intricate detail and architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal.

Patriot Day Resources

September 10th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Thursday, September 10, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)
At this link from the larger Utah Education Network, you will find lesson plans, general information, and videos related to the September 11th, 2001 attacks on America.
Downloadable PDF lesson plans include: 
  • Tips for Talking to Children about 9/11
  • Responding and Remembering Through Art
  • Students’ Response to 9/11: A Documentary Report
  • A Hero’s Gear
  • Tribute Art and 9/11
  • Remembrance and Memory as Seen Through the Eyes of Artists
  • Spirit of Volunteerism: 9/11 and Beyond
There is also a lesson plan: September 11th – Personal Stories of Transformation, that includes a set of 8 moving videos that focus on the impact and subsequent outcome of the events of 9/11 on 10 people’s lives. There are discussion questions interspersed throughout the presentations to encourage students to think about what they are seeing and hearing.

In the General Information section there are a lot of primary resource materials as well as links to other websites that explore 9/11.

Please note that the videos in the Videos in eMedia section are only available to Utah educators and students with their Pioneer Library access log in information.

These resources would be great to use for a short study to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 or to supplement your modern history studies.

Pre-Writing, Spelling, & More!

September 9th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Wednesday, September 9, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)
This website contains many, many engaging FREE lessons with video instruction on handwriting, spelling and more.
Here are some of the lesson titles available at the site: 
  • Pre-Writing – Activities which will help develop the fine motor skills in your child’s hand when holding a pencil – also find a link to a proper pencil grip video!
  • Conventional Writing – Activities, tips and techniques you can use with your child to help them learn handwriting
  • Look at the top menu bar to locate Spelling Tips and Activities – Get advice and fun activities that help kids learn and practice.
Once you’ve used these, return to the top menu bar to find: 
  • Art Projects
  • Reading Activities
  • Math Activities
  • Science Activities
  • Social Studies Activities
When you take the time to explore this site, you’ll be rewarded with lots of terrific free lessons that include: 
  • Step-by-step instructions with video illustrations
  • A materials list
  • Activities, games or books to reinforce the lesson
  • Brain research based, kid-friendly content
  • Information on different learning styles and approaches to learning to help parents better understand their child’s needs

Free Molecular Investigations for Students

September 8th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Tuesday, September 8, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 3-adult; children with parental supervision)
This website offers free activities that allow students to explore the fascinating world of optical microscopy through amazing color photographs. You’ll see images of the cellular levels of everything from hamburgers to superconductors.
When you get to the site, you will see a brief introduction that explains that you are about to take a virtual journey from the Milky Way to the microscopic world. In successive orders of magnitude, journey from the Milky Way Galaxy “into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.” When you are through watching the display, use the menu on the left side of the screen to explore: 
  • Optics Timeline – See highlights of important events and developments in the science of optics from prehistory to the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Student Activities – Investigate light, optics, and color with an assortment of online activities. Discover more about:
    • Animal Vision
    • Eclipses
    • Cameras and Photography
    • Binoculars, Periscopes, & Kaleidoscopes
    • 3D Images & Holograms
  • Tutorials – Access a curriculum resource package for elementary grade students that combines scientific inquiry, hands-on and interactive computer-based instruction, text, and animated manipulatives for a variety of learning experiences. Some of the activities include:
    • Newton’s Prism Experiments
    • Refraction of Light
    • Microscope Magnification
    • Optical Illusions
    • Human Vision
You can also explore digital video galleries to learn more about digital microscopes and the spectrum of applications. The content on this site is massive, so bookmark it to return often.

Global Children’s Art Gallery

September 5th, 2015 by admin No comments »
It’s Saturday, September 5, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
This website, sponsored by the Natural Child Project, presents an online gallery of children’s artwork. It is an absolute delight to view the colorful drawings of children from all over the world.
When you get to the site, look in the center of the webpage. There, you can click on the colorful number button that takes you to the most recent drawings that have been submitted to the site. Or, you can click on the “Random page” text link that will allow you to see drawings that have been submitted to this site since its inception. Each piece of art is accompanied by a picture of the flag of the country the child is from – and over 63 countries are represented, as well as information about the artist and artwork! This site provides a wonderful venue for encouraging the artist in your child. It may even motivate your little “Picasso” to submit their own drawing for all the world to see.

Don’t miss the list of recommended art books for children found in the upper menu under “Books”. There are titles covering everything from exploring art history with children to encouraging artistic expression in children – as well as how-to books that help families learn to draw and paint together.

Summer Solstice and Summer Projects!

September 4th, 2015 by admin No comments »


It’s Tuesday, August 4, 2015, and time for Science at



Recommended Websites:


See below.


Age Range: 2-18 (Grades Pre-K-12, varies by website; children with parental supervision)


Age Range: 8-17 (approx.)

This website offers a tutorial on the summer solstice in both English and Spanish. From the menu bar, you can choose the level of information you want – including “Beginner” (simple info with large type), “Intermediate,” and Advanced (small print, in-depth content).

Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)

In addition to a very simple explanation of the Summer Solstice, you find a list of Summer Reads for young children, discover how to make your own sun or a sun catcher, get a list of 7 summer activities, learn to make fun ice blocks, popsicles, and more!

Age Range: 5-13 (approx.)

This site is designed with educators in mind and includes a wide array of brain-boosting activities and lessons all themed around summer. For example, you’ll find a great lesson plan all about mosquitoes, ticks and other summer pests called, “What’s ‘Bugging’ You?” – and much, much more!

FactMonster: The American Summer Guide

Age Range: All (Varies according to topic or activity.)

This guide includes all kinds of information. Learn the origin of “Dog Days of Summer,” and the history of Summer Vacations, and the science behind the Summer Solstice. (Did you know that “solstice” comes from the Latin for “sun stands still”?) Learn about the rise and fall of roller coasters, get a BBQ Primer, take an Ice Cream Quiz, watch kid-submitted videos of fireworks and more!

UniversalPreschool: Summer Learning Fun

Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)

Get suggestions for planting a summer garden, how to eat hot dogs with the help of an Octopus (!), fun water games, and get a recipe for sidewalk chalk.

UniversalPreschool: Summer Activities for Little Ones

Age Range: 2-7 (approx.)

Author Marty Layne tells you how to brighten every summer day with these gentle, loving, playful activities.