Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

Listen to Music of Sound

October 18th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, October 18, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

FindSounds

 

Age Range: All (All grades, with parental supervision)

 

At this free site, you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples. Once you find the sound you like you can listen to it, download the sound to hear it again and again, or send it to a friend!

When you get to the site you will see a search button. Type in the sound of the thing you want to hear and a new page pops up with a list of sound files for that item. Click on the file to hear the sound.

Or search through the sound categories:

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Holidays
  • Household
  • Insects
  • Mayhem
  • Miscellaneous
  • Musical Instruments
  • Nature
  • Noisemakers
  • Office
  • People
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tools
  • TV and Movies
  • Vehicles

What types of sounds are there? Thousands. For example you will find the sound that almost every musical instrument makes, from accordions to xylophones, the sounds animals make, all types of bird calls, holiday sounds like sleigh bells or spooky Halloween sounds, vehicle sounds such as an airplane or a police car, household sounds like boiling water and vacuum cleaners, insects, mayhem sounds (artillery, grenades, bombs, whips, arrows, etc.), nature sounds, the sounds people make including applause, burping, hiccups, snoring and more, and you can listen to the sounds of baseball, football, bowling, and tap dancing as well! There are even TV and movie sounds from cartoons to sci-fi films.

In addition to exploring the sounds in our world, this site has lots of potential for various presentation projects, and the kids will think it’s just a whole lot of fun!

Take Me Out to the Ball Park – Progressive Field

August 8th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, August 8, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Cleveland Indians: Progressive Park

Age Range: All (children, with parental supervision)

 

Take me out to the ball game – virtually, that is. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, and home to the Cleveland Indians, tour Progressive Field through sixteen 360-degree virtual tours. Opening in 1994 and previously known as Jacobs Field, this park can seat over 42,000 people and for 455 straight games between 1995 and 2001, every Indians’ game was sold out. Quite an accomplishment!
Baseball fans of all ages will enjoy investigating the various locations of Progressive Field. When arriving at the page, you are able to select a location by clicking an image. Then a new window will open to begin your virtual tour. You can just sit back and let the tour automatically pan around the location, or you can take control of navigation using your mouse to rotate around or move in and out of the site. Destinations include:
  • Center Field
  • Heavy Hitters room
  • Batting Cage
  • Market Pavilion
  • Top of Center Field
  • Party Suite
  • Meeting Room
  • Bud Light Party Deck
  • Dugout Suite
  • Upper Deck
  • Heritage Park
  • Press Interview Room
  • Progressive Field Marquee Corner of E. 9th and Carnegie
  • Champions Suite
  • Tent
  • Club Lounge

After touring Progressive Field, check out the 3-D Seat Viewer at this link. You can check out the view of the ball field from any seat in the house if you are ever lucky enough to be able to attend a game at the park.

Grab your popcorn, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks and enjoy your visit.

English Grammar Games & Much More!

July 2nd, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fun4TheBrain.com: English Excitement

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a variety of free, multi-media, interactive games to practice and learn English Language Arts including grammar, parts of speech, and sight words. The games were designed by Natasha Olivera, a graphic designer with “a passion and belief that kids can most certainly learn while they play.”
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of six games that include:
  • Panda Mayhem – Learn parts of speech and make silly sentences.
  • Base Word Baseball – Challenge your knowledge of base words and suffix endings.
  • Popcorn Words – Memorize the most common sight words.
  • Syllable Split – Break words into syllables.
  • Magic “e” Adventures – Find out what happens to a word when you add an “e” on the end. For example, “cap” becomes “cape”.
  • My Reading Tools – Use the reading tools you learned in the previous games to find the treasure.

But that’s not all! Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to find an array of free math games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You’ll even find timed quizzes to do online or print out and do offline. There is a fun science game too, that will help you discover what happens when you mix oxygen and nitrogen.

Bookmark this site, as new games are added at least once a month!

Football Fans – Explore Super Bowl History

January 23rd, 2014

 

It’s Thursday, January 23, 2014, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

NFL: Super Bowl History

 

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

 

Are you ready for some football history? This section of the NFL website provides football fans with a historical overview of the biggest game of the year: the Super Bowl.

 

When you arrive at the site, all of the past Super Bowls are laid out on the page in boxes that resemble baseball cards with at-a-glance information. Use the drop down box in each to view game recaps and box scores as well as MVP player mini-biographies. Starting with Super Bowl XLIII you can also view photos and video highlights of the games.

 

(Please note that the video highlights do include commercials.  Viewer discretion is advised!)

 

You’ll find a treasure trove of statistical information! Examine avenues of information like: 

  • Records by player or team
  • Game Results for AFC  and NFL Conference and Divisional Championships and Wild Card Games
  • Super Bowl and Post Season Standings
  • Super Bowl Entertainment
  • Sortable Stats providing player and team rankings

 

Score a touchdown with your favorite football fan by incorporating this website into your current history studies! 

Summer’s Worth of Printable Math Activities!

July 15th, 2013

It’s Monday, July 15, 2013 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

PBSKIDS.org: Cyberchase Math Actvities

Age Range:  7-11 (approximately, with parental supervision)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this PBS website that’s a companion to Cyberchase, the Emmy Award® winning mathematics series for children. The website offers dynamic web games, videos, and printable activities that teach math concepts in a fun way that kids can understand.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the PBS show, the website explains:

“In the world of Cyberchase, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to overthrow Motherboard and take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But Motherboard enlists the help of three curious kids, Inez, Jackie, and Matt, and their cyberpal, Digit, to stop him. Their weapon: brain power. In the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life’s wacky problems in the real world.”

To further help kids explore their world, the hands-on activities include a range of science, technology, engineering and math topics. When you get to the website, you’ll see some featured recommendations. Below that is an icon menu of printable activities that include:

  • Activity Book – Print out a booklet with math puzzles, games, and projects.
  • Batter Up – Track your favorite baseball team’s hits and look for patterns.
  • Bianca’s Body Math – Use math to learn which body parts are proportional.
  • Cool It – Experiment with evaporation to keep something cool on a hot day.
  • Dot Decoder – Decode a secret message.
  • Lifting with Levers – Discover the relationship between the length of a lever and how much weight you can lift.
  • Make a Pinwheel –  Make a pinwheel and use it to find out how windy it is.
  • Make Ice Cream – Get an easy recipe to make ice cream at home.
  • Shawdow Math – Measure the lengths of shadows to estimate the height of something very tall.
  • Top Flight – Make paper airplanes and judge their flights to choose a winner.

Click on any activity and a new page opens with complete instructions, diagrams, and illustrations to do the activity.

Bookmark this fun resource to help kids learn math, science, and more!

 

Virtual Field Trip to Baseball Glove Factory!

April 19th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Friday, April 19, 2013 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

ESPN: How It’s Made – Mizuno Baseball Glove Factory

Age Range: 7 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

ESPN provides a terrific slide show presentation on how Mizuno baseball gloves are made.

When you get to the site wait for the program to fully download. Then, place your cursor on the first image on the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. Click on the image and it will appear full-size on the screen. 

Place your cursor over the menu image to see a pop-up window with an explanation of the photograph you are viewing onscreen. Proceed through each image on the menu bar to see all of the stages of making a baseball glove including:

  • Leather Selection
  • Molding and Cutting
  • Assembly
  • Stamping
  • Sewing
  • Shaping
  • Lacing
  • Smoothing
  • Packaging
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