Posts Tagged ‘business’

Classical Music Website for Teens

October 1st, 2016

 

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

 

Recommended Website:

Classical Chops

(www.classicalchops.org/)

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.

Interactive Letter Writing Tutorial

February 24th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, February 24, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

InteractiveLearning.com.au

(www.interactive-learning.com.au/)

Age Range: 9-13 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This kid-friendly website makes basic letter writing easy and fun! Learn to write personal or business letters – and find out how to properly address an envelope.

When you get to the site, look under the title, “English” on the right side of the page and click on “Letter Writing”. Then click on “Personal Letter” or “Business Letter”. A new page opens to the Letter Writing Tutorial where you will be taken through the step-by-step process of learning correct letter writing form and practicing what you’ve learned.

In each section you’ll learn the basics, view a couple of sample letters, and then have the opportunity to try writing and mailing a letter of your own. (Please note the postage amount is not for the U.S.)

Fire Hydrant Art

November 7th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, November 7, 2015, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants

(www.greatchicagofirehydrants.com/)

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

 

Art comes in many forms, and at this website the art is in the form of fire hydrants. This unique collection of 101 fiberglass hydrants (representing the 101 Chicago fire houses), was a 2013 fund raising project for the 100 Club of Chicago and families of fallen firefighters.

On the home page of this website, read about the project and watch a brief video presentation to learn more. Then, use the “Gallery” link at the top of the page to view the collection. When hovering over the image, the artwork name and information about the sponsor and the artist is revealed. Click the “see more” to see more images of the hydrant. Click on those images to see larger views. (Please note that a few of the hydrants have a business advertisement or an alcohol theme, so as always, parents please preview this website to determine its fit for your family.)

When you are done browsing the gallery, select the “Artists” link to discover that the artists range in age from 12 to 87 years old and come from all skill levels.

While this fundraiser may be over, the art will live on as a tribute to the firefighters and serve as an inspiration to others to see the artistic avenues that are around them.

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

November 2nd, 2015

 

It’s Friday, September 18, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip

at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Herr’s Snack Factory Tours

(www.herrs.com/snackfactorytours/VirtualTours.html)

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

 

Take a short break from your studies to view 3 short slide shows (about 4 slides each) about a few of Herr’s snack products.

Choose from: 

  • Chip Manufacturing Virtual Tour
  • Pretzel Manufacturing Virtual Tour
  • Tortilla Chip Manufacturing Virtual Tour

But don’t let the length of the tours keep you from visiting this website. There is a lot more to learn here. When you are finished with your tours, use the sidebar menu to select “About Herr’s”. Through a brief time-line format, learn the interesting history of this Pennsylvania born company that began with the desire of a 21-year-old man to create quality snack foods. You can also learn how Herr’s strives to be a good steward of our natural resources by checking out the “Ecology Awareness” page. Find yummy recipes using snack foods by selecting “Recipes” under the “Product Info & Recipes” link.

If you are lucky enough to live in the Nottingham, Pennsylvania area, you can schedule a free tour to see the factory in action.

This website provides a good example of a family-owned business that should inspire and encourage children to pursue their dreams at any age.

Learn Spanish Free Online

September 12th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, September 12, 2015, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Spanicity (http://www.spanicity.com/)

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.

Discover the Achievements of the 20th Century

September 4th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, July 30, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Academy of Achievement

 

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website instills you-can-do spirit, while teaching about the remarkable achievements of the 20th century and the people who achieved them!
When you get to the site you will see a picture of the Academy of Achievement and a brief introduction. Click on the picture and a new page opens offering the following menu items: 
  • Library – This is an incredible assembly of the single most favorite book titles that inspired some of the great achievers of our times. In their own words, people like Robert Ballard (Discoverer of the Titanic), Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon.com), Oprah Winfrey (Entertainment Executive), Ellie Wiesel (Nobel Prize for Peace), Wynton Marsalis (Pulitzer Prize for Music), Dr. Stephen Gould (Paleontologist), and many more tell you what book was pivotal in their lives.
  • Gallery – Click on this option and a new page opens with two main sections: 
    • Gallery of Achievers in the Arts, Business, Public Service, Science & Exploration, Sports, and The American Dream – Click on one of the topics and a new page opens with photos of people who have achieved a great deal in their field during the 20th century. Click on a photograph, and you can read an interview with that person – in some cases you can see videos and hear audio clips as well.
    • Steps To Success – Quotes by achievers on having passion, vision, preparation, courage, perseverance, and integrity.
  • Achievement TV – At one time television broadcasts on the lives of inspiring achievers were available to schools. Now those broadcasts have been moved to video and audio tapes that you can purchase at this website. There are FREE support materials for printout and download that include teacher’s guides, student activities and handouts, reference material, and more.
  • Curriculum Center – For educators, parents, teachers, and students in grades 4-12, this section of the site contains audio and video downloads as well as text materials on great achievers of our time that tie into curriculum materials for History, Language Arts, Science, Ethics, Business & Careers, and more. This is a remarkable collection of study materials, lessons, and activities to enhance numerous subject studies.
  • Achiever’s Club – Listen to audio addresses by members of the Academy of Achievement as they share practical insight that may inspire you to achieve excellence.
There is a vast amount of material at this website to enhance any social studies curriculum. Bookmark it, as you’ll want to return often.
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