Posts Tagged ‘game’

Economics Games Online!

August 18th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, August 18, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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International Monetary Fund

 

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

 

Ride a time machine back several centuries to invest everything you have for a chance at phenomenal wealth!
All you have at the beginning of the game are chocolate candy, a gold pendant, a few coins, a paper monetary note, and some song lyrics scribbled onto a napkin. Invest them wisely, and you will learn about the history of money, what forms it took at various times in various countries, and how it developed into what we use today. Will your pocket full of miscellany really increase in value over time? Play this game to find out! At the end of the game, you will also get a brief explanation of what the IMF (International Monetary Fund) is, what its role is in international monetary exchange, and what it means to you when you travel to a different country.
When you have finished this game, you might like to try all of the other games available from the main site. (Scroll down the page a little to find them under Student Interactives.)
One of these games is called “Trading Around the World” – Decide which country you are from and trade with people from different countries. Try your hand at bartering and negotiating prices. Try to achieve various goals such as becoming very rich or acquiring an assortment of goods. You should come away from this game with an understanding of the work of the IMF with regard to trade barriers.
Another game is “Monetary Mania” as well as an informative video. Each game or activity includes the recommended grade range and a description.
You’ll also find Lesson Plans and Online Exhibitions. Everything on this website also comes with a Teacher Guide!

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!

 

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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 every lucky enough to be able to attend a game at the park.

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

Fun, Foreign Language Games Online!

August 2nd, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, August 2, 2014, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

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Apples4TheTeacher: Foreign Languages

 

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)

 

This is really cool! Today’s site offers FREE interactive games to practice elementary foreign languages. When you get to the site look for the menu that includes:
  • American Sign Language – Learn to fingerspell and create your own printable sign flashcards.
  • Gaelic Games (Ireland) – Learn all about Ireland by turning the pages of an electronic book. You’ll even hear a story in Gaelic.
  • Polish Games – Follow the dot-to-dot game and learn to count backwards in Polish!
  • Spanish Games – There are 4 interactive Spanish games that teach the correct pronunciation of the letters of the Spanish alphabet, how to count to 20 forwards and backwards, and how to say the names of parts of the face.

What a fun way to introduce foreign languages and/or reinforce them!

English Grammar Games & Much More!

July 2nd, 2014

 

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

 

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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!

Fun Math Learning Game Lab!

June 9th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, June 9, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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Math Snacks

 

Age Range: 7-13 (Grades 2-8. The mathematics are designed for ages 11-13, but younger students may enjoy aspects as well. All children with parental supervision.)

 

New Mexico State University Learning Games Lab created this site, which aims to provide “smart and yummy educational animations, mini-games, and interactive tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts.”
The site’s ever-growing collection of “snacks,” are highly entertaining educational movies and games that focus on specific mathematical concepts, each requiring only a small amount of time. Some of the games you’ll find include:
  • Watch the fabled Atlantis sink, thanks to a dodge ball coach who lacks a clear understanding of ratios.
  • Identify numbers that sum to ten, and decimals that sum to 1 – while driving a school bus full of monsters and deforming the neighborhood (this one you’ve got to see to believe).
  • Watch a supervillain and superhero match wits, scaling things up and down by the same factor.
There are many more as well. Each “snack” includes guides for student and teacher, as well as transcripts of the video clips, to help solidify the concepts.
A handy reminder from the teachers’ page: “These are math snacks, not full meals. These videos are intended to be parts of larger units to teach very important math concepts.” Since they’re snacks, you’ll be glad to hear that they’re portable; if you have a mobile device, you can learn something new on the go. Perfect for Carschooling!
Be sure to check out the rest of the teachers’ page for helpful hints on how to get the most benefit out of this website.

EPA Virtual Tour of a Water Treatment Plant

June 6th, 2014

 

It’s Friday, June 6, 2014, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

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EPA Virtual Tour of Water Treatment Plant

 

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

 

Visitors will quench their thirst with the knowledge of how a water treatment plant works with this virtual tour from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When arriving at the website, select the text link “Virtual Tour of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant” beside the drop of water image to start your tour. Then you may choose whether to view the interactive presentation in English or Spanish. After a brief introduction by “Thirsten”, a fun character who shows up throughout the presentation providing additional fun facts, the presentation begins. Following the easy instructions you can follow water from the river and through the treatment process. When arriving at the “Control Panel” you can select:
* Tour the Plant – Through the use of colorful images and audio narration, tour a typical water treatment plant covering:
o Source Water and Intake
o Pretreatment and Screening
o Coagulation and Flocculation
o Filtration
o Sedimentation
o Disinfection
o Distribution and Storage
* Classroom Exercises – Games and activities include:
o Thirsten’s Word Scramble Game
o Build Your Own AquifierAquifer
o Matching Fun Facts Game
o Thirsten’s Question and Answer Game
o The Water Cycle
o Water Filtration
o Water Tower Gallery
* Web Resources – Includes links to outside related websites

In the heat of the summer, this interesting virtual tour is sure to wet your whistle for learning.
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