Archive for the ‘music’ category

Sing Along with Favorite Bus Songs and More

September 10th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, September 10, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Bus Songs

(bussongs.com/)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Sing along with all your favorite nursery rhyme and kid songs with this website. All songs include the lyrics and most also include a YouTube video of the song that you can sing along with. We did find that some of the video links were not working but don’t let that stop you from browsing through hundreds of great, fun, kid songs.

Use the upper menu to search a specific song, browse the top songs, or select the “Find Songs by Genre” to see songs in categories such as: 

  • Activity Songs
  • Animal songs
  • Holiday Songs
  • Counting Songs
  • Family Movie and TV Songs
  • Food Songs
  • Gross-out Songs
  • Learning Songs
  • Love Songs
  • Lullabies
  • Nursery Rhymes and Songs
  • Patriotic Songs
  • Silly Songs
  • Religious Songs
  • Sports Songs
  • Sing-along Songs

And much, much more.

This is an excellent resource for teaching children some of our favorite childhood songs.

Design a Satellite!

August 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, August 23, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Design a Satellite!

(www.eduweb.com/portfolio/designsatellite/)

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-7, with parental supervision)

 

This website activity, created by Eduweb, was a companion to an exhibit on display in the Littleton Historical Museum in Littleton, Colorado.

When you enter this site, you will first watch a brief animated, narrated, captioned explanation of your mission — to design a satellite! (Be sure to have your speakers on if you want to hear the music.) Then, you will need to ask the people of Littleton for advice on how to: 

  • Get into orbit
  • Make power
  • Point at earth
  • Relay signals

Each person will have a suggestion for you. For example, for getting into orbit, you can choose between a helium balloon, a regular balloon, and a slingshot. All of these sound impossibly zany at first, but for each task there is exactly one correct answer. After you have chosen the four best ideas, you can go ahead and attempt to launch the satellite.

Hint: The items that the Littleton citizens suggest are not the actual items you will use on the satellite; rather, you need to consider whether or not you can apply the same principles for your satellite as the suggested items employ. Also, even after you have figured out how to design a working satellite, you will want to try several other combinations to see what will happen.

Good luck, and have fun!

Music Theory Lessons, Games, Quizzes, and More

August 20th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, August 20, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Music Tech Teacher

(www.musictechteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website provides over 100 free interactive music games and quizzes that teach music theory (including the names of musical notes and rhythms) and the names of musicians and composers.

When you get to the site, navigate through the upper menu to locate: 

  • Music Information: Theory – Learn the names and sounds of instruments, musicians, composers, music terms, scales, treble and bass clef note reading, rhythms and rests, and more.
  • Flash Piano Practice – Use your keyboard to practice playing “Chopsticks, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Ode to Joy and more.
  • Quizzes – Select the right notes on the keyboard to help Mighty Music Man move a piano, play instrument scramble, do a music word search or hangman puzzle, or test your knowledge of instrument “families.” Discover what you know about music terminology, tempos, and technology. Match composers with compositions, learn some jazz music trivia, play a game of musical “Jeopardy,” and fill in the missing notes on popular musical pieces. Test your sense of rhythm and your knowledge of music intervals, scales, and chords. You won’t believe the selection!
  • Music Mazes and Puzzles to Print – Enjoy a selection of printable music-themed mazes to print out and do offline, along with all kinds of free music theory worksheets.

This is an amazing resource for music students and teachers alike.

Terrific Language Arts Resources for K-8

August 17th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, August 17, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Internet4Classrooms: Language Arts

(www.internet4classrooms.com/lang_elem_index.htm)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, children with parental supervision)

 

This site was designed by two Tennessee teachers who pooled their experience and resources to provide, for free, a huge list of links to lessons, games, and activities that are conveniently organized by grade level and subject matter.

When you get to this page of the website you’ll see a menu – simply scroll down, click on a grade level and a new page opens. Then click on Language Arts and another page opens with a list of links that lead directly to activities for students to practice specific skills – like spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, writing, etc.

Does your second grader need help with spelling? Just go to the second grade language arts page and scroll down to spelling. There you can select different activities to practice. If after reaching this page you decide that your child needs a little more (or less) challenge, you can adjust the grade level accordingly.

The same astonishing archive of resources (organized according to Tennessee state standards) are also on this site for Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Foreign Languages, Health, and P.E. up through high school.

This is an incredibly helpful resource, updated frequently. It’s unusual to find such a comprehensive archive of educational links that is so meticulously maintained.

Online Music Games and Activities

July 30th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, July 30, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

New York Philharmonic Kid Zone

(www.nyphilkids.org/index.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Students will learn about instruments, composers, and music playing with this interactive playground from the New York Philharmonic. While this site is geared for elementary school students, it can be enjoyed by all ages.

Visitors start in the “Game Room” where they can play all kinds of fun games relating to music such as: 

  • Instrument Frenzy – Using your keyboard arrow keys, sort instruments into their correct bin.
  • Percussion Showdown – Repeat the patterns in this “Simon” like game.
  • Puzzles and Quizzes – In the pop up window, at the top, select from either “Fact Match” or “Name Search” then use your browser’s “print” button to print out.
  • Musical Mingles – Create fun little tunes by moving “Mingles”, “Makers”, “Warps”, and “Furniture” around the screen.
  • Music Match Composers – Play this match game to match tunes or composers.
  • Music Match Instruments – Another match game this time to match tunes or instruments
  • Make Your Own Instrument – Click and drag objects to create your own instrument (Note: must have Shockwave installed to work).

There are also links to the Philharmonic main website for other educational experiences such as “Meet some very young composers” and to learn about the Young Peoples Concerts as well as the New York Philharmonic.

But the learning doesn’t stop with the Game Room. Use the links on the sidebar to: 

  • Learn about instruments in the “Instrument Storage Room.
  • Meet conductors and soloists in the “Dressing Room.”
  • Visit the “Composers Gallery” to discover composers from around the world.

(Please Note: when reviewing this website we found that the “Music Quest” in the Game Room and “Instrument Lab” did not work correctly for us.)

This is an entertaining website that will have kids learning as they play.

Piano Lessons with the Piano Nanny

June 18th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, June 18, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Piano Nanny

(www.pianonanny.com/)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Learn piano and music theory with the help of this website.

PianoNanny.com acquired the award-winning “Piano on the Net” online course which provides over 30 lessons at three different levels: 

  • Starter – Learn the basics of piano such as music notation, notes, and terms, fingering the keys, and more.
  • Intermediate – Build upon the starter lessons and expand knowledge base in musical studies with chords and more.
  • Advanced – Learn about the different genres of music and a more in depth understanding of music.

Lessons can include images, text, and sometimes audios. The student is encouraged to have a small keyboard in front of them as they go through the lessons so that they can learn the material.

Whether your student is a beginner or more advanced student, there is a lot to be learned with these free online piano lessons.

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