Archive for the ‘music’ category

Learn to Square Dance

October 22nd, 2016


It’s Saturday, October 22, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!


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Video Square Dance Lessons


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


Square dancing has been around for hundreds of years and now you can gather your family and friends together and learn how to square dance with help from the video lessons on this website. Using Mainstream and Plus dance calls, lessons are explained by caller Larry Kraber from the Saddlebrooke Squares dance club in Tucson, Arizona.

There are more than 25 lessons where you will not only learn the positions such as “heads” and “sides” but also calls such as: 

  • Circle left/right
  • Do Sa Do
  • Promenade
  • Allemande
  • California Twirl
  • Different types of “thru”s
  • Sashay
  • Box the Gnat
  • See Saw
  • Bend the Line
  • Various Wheels
  • Swings
  • Waves
  • Acey Deucey
  • Thars
  • Tag the Line
  • Load the Boat
  • And many more fun-named calls.

Each video lesson explains the call while the dancers demonstrate the moves first slowly then as it would be done in a dance.

This website provides those unfamiliar with this dance style a great way to have fun while discovering something new.

Interactive and educational games

October 19th, 2016


It’s Wednesday, October 19, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!


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Interactive Sites for Education – Language Arts


Age Range: 4-10 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)


We found a quite a treasure on this website that describes themselves as a conglomeration of “all of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place!” New activities for the 2016-17 school year were just added. They do say that “most of these activities are Flash based. This means that they will NOT work on iPads unless you are running an app that allows Flash to play such as Puffin”.

When you get to the page scroll down to investigate the games listed by skills like: 

  • ABC’s
  • Alphabetical Order
  • Capitalization
  • Compound Words
  • Capitalization
  • Parts of Speech
  • And so much more!

This website has much more to offer in addition to Language Arts. Go to the home page to see a full list of their offerings – everything from learning about the elections to Math, Science, Social Studies, Brainteasers, Teacher Tools, Music, Art, Typing, Holidays and even games in Spanish!

Please keep in mind that each of these selections are links to individual websites. These interactive games, sites, and activities were not created by the owner(s) of this site. The content of the linked resources are the property of their respective creators. As always, parents should preview the content and supervise the use.

Free Online Math Games for Kids & More

October 3rd, 2016


It’s Monday, October 3, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!


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Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-5, with parental supervision)


This ad-supported website archives learning games for Math and every other subject – all accessible for FREE!

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of interactive math games sorted by grade range for K-5, and you can select by math strand as well including: 

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division

You can select random math games, too.

The arcade-style games are engaging with sounds like blips, beeps, and buzzes to encourage play.

When you’re through playing math games, check out the menu on the left side of the screen where you will find interactive learning games for the following subjects: 

  • Animals
  • Educational Songs
  • Health
  • Art and Music
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • And More!

You’ll also find a selection of games for preschoolers, keyboarding games, educational videos, printables, etc.

Classical Music Website for Teens

October 1st, 2016


It’s Saturday, October 1, 2016, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!


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Classical Chops


Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision)


Classical Chops is a free, online community for young musicians to express themselves while also learning from pros in the business!

Designed by the Creative Kids Education Foundation, the site offers the opportunity to “learn about current classical music trends, music composition, orchestration, famous musician’s history and advice, and communicate about what is happening in musical communities through blogging and video.”

When you get to the site you’ll see some icon images with descriptions. Click on any one to watch a video performance of classical music or an interview with a classical musician, composer, or singer.

Then, use the menu at the right side of the page to find out how to participate and share with this online forum including: 

  • Inspiration and Creativity – Watch video interviews about all things classical music. Then learn how you can create videos and submit them to be reviewed and possibly featured on the site.
  • Advice & Lessons – Watch video interviews and interactive lessons on music composition.
  • Performance – Watch videos of other musicians playing classical music and upload videos of your own performances to share with visitor to the site.

Oh! And don’t miss the additional resource suggestions on each page. They contain other suggested videos, articles books, DVDs, and CDs as well as links to other websites to some great sites where you can learn about orchestration, how to write a song, theory, ear training, music careers, and get free printable sheet music and staff paper. You’ll even find a few resources for music schools and music scholarships.

Sing Along with Favorite Bus Songs and More

September 10th, 2016


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


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Bus Songs


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!


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Design a Satellite!


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!