Posts Tagged ‘game’

Online Visit to the Museum of Baseballs

July 10th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, July 10, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Big League Baseballs – Museum of Baseballs

(http://photos.bigleaguebaseballs.com/)

 

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

 

This website will be a hit with your baseball fan. Created by the e-commerce company, Big League Authentics, LLC, this website provides visitors with a visual exploration of “vintage and modern Rawlings, Reach and Spalding Official National League and American League Baseballs, and Rawlings Commemorative World Series, All-Star Game and other Special Event baseballs.”
When arriving at the link above, choose from the following to begin examining baseballs of all kinds: 
  • National League
  • American League
  • World Series
  • All-Star Game
  • Postseason
  • Special Event
  • MLB International
  • Official Game – Style Promo
  • Rawlings Corporate
  • Miscellaneous, Misprints, & Prototypes
  • MiLB and Independent Leagues
  • Collegiate Leagues
  • International Pro Leagues
  • Amateur Leagues
After selecting the collection you would like to browse, select the ball you would like to examine closer. Under the image there are different available image size options available to zoom in closer. If the image is clicked, it opens to an image only page. If you do choose to click on the image, you will need to use your back button to return to the original page. You can use the ‘prev’ and ‘next’ buttons at the top of the page to move through the collection. Many of the balls provide textual information about the ball. To return to the main museum page, select the “Museum of Baseballs” text link at the top of the page.

Some of collections are broken into sub-categories and even sub-sub categories, so there are hundreds of baseballs to check out on this website. This is definitely an interesting website for the baseball lover in your house.

Navigate the Road to the American Revolution

July 9th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, July 9, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Liberty! The American Revolution

(http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/index.html)

 

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

 

This website is companion to the Peabody Award Winning PBS series, Liberty! The American Revolution. But even if you don’t have access to the program, there is still a lot of learning opportunities available here. With this website visitors are encouraged to travel the road through the history of the American Revolution with simple but interesting interactives.
When arriving at today’s link, select from the following: 
  • Chronicle of the Revolution – Read about the headline events from Boston, 1774, Philadelphia, 1776 and 1791, Trenton, 1776, Saratoga, 1777, and Yorktown, 1781. While in this section, check out the Timeline of the Revolution and comprehensive subject index to discover the people, pivotal events, documents, and social and cultural context of the Revolution.
  • Liberty! The Series – Read episode descriptions, about the making of Liberty!, meet the cast and scholars in the series, and about the accompanying music.
  • Perspectives on Liberty – Through interactive images, learn about daily life in the colonies, the global village, and military perspectives of the American Revolution.
  • The Road to Revolution – Play this question and answer game as you travel along the Revolution Road from Boston to Washington D.C.
Visitors can return to the homepage at any time by selecting the Liberty! Image in the upper left of the header. When back on the homepage, select the “Teacher’s Guide” on the right to access companion lesson plans. Choose the “Resources” link for a bibliography of American Revolution books and additional topical links. If you are interested in purchasing the DVD/Home Video of the series or the soundtrack, select the “Companion Products” option. If you would like to see if there are any upcoming broadcasts of this program on PBS in your area, select that option.

This website provides an interesting supplement to any study of the American Revolution.

Fun Grammar Games and Lessons!

July 8th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, July 8, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Teachers’ Cafe

(http://www.theteacherscafe.com/Grammar/Grammar_Games.php)

 

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

 

Mr. and Mrs. Farino created The Teachers’ CafĂ© in 2004. It was originally started as a simple way to store worksheets online instead of using a filing cabinet. As they began to understand the need for teacher resources their website morphed and changed to meet the growing need and today the website contains literally thousands of teaching aids like: 
  • Printable worksheets
  • Downloadable workbooks
  • Reading Lists
  • Holiday Printables
  • Assessments
  • Audio books
  • Classroom management tools
  • You can even study Spanish!
Today we are focusing on Grammar. When you get to the site, use the two column menu in the center of the page to find many resources for learning grammar: 
  • Learning English – Dozens of free Grammar games. Articles, Parts of speech to Superlative adjectives
  • Noun Dunk – Helps students understand common & proper nouns with practice from this simple online game.
  • Proofreading Makes Perfect – You choose skill: Capitalization, punctuation, spelling, usage or putting it together.
  • Middle School – Online lessons & activities: Adjective and Adverbs, General Grammar Exercises (error correction exercises), nouns, prepositions, Pronouns & verb tenses.
  • Grammar Exercises – Intermediate Online practice. Comma Splices, Fragments, Irregular Verbs, Commas, Pronoun Agreement, Pronoun Reference, S-V Agreement & Word Choice.
  • And so much more!
This website is a huge resource for many subjects; Math, Science, History, Social Studies – all of it can be found here so bookmark this website and return often!

Free, Fun Etymology Games!

July 1st, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, July 1, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Websites:

 

See below.

 

Age Range: Varies (children with parental supervision)

 

We thought it would be fun to play some games that teach the origin of words – which can be very helpful when it comes to honing spelling and vocabulary skills.
Funbrain: Rooting Out Words – Uncover the meaning of root words with this fun game for kids. Levels: easy, medium, and hard.

QUIA: Greek & Latin Root Words Match Game – Like the game “Concentration” just match the root word with its meaning.

Sporcle: Etymology Trivia Quizzes and Games – This website, whose mission is to provide fun through trivia, boasts of over 250k user-generated trivia games you can choose from to play. You are also invited to create up to 25 of your own game/quizzes per month where you can track your stats and invite others to play. If your game/quiz becomes popular, it could be featured on the front page of the website. In order to create a game/quiz, you’ll need to sign up for a free account.

Free Rice: Define Words and Feed the Hungry! – At this website, you can take a multiple choice quiz to define words and feed the hungry at the same time! It doesn’t cost a thing to learn vocabulary and help end world hunger!

Games & Listening Guides from Carnegie Hall

June 27th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, June 27, 2015, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Carnegie Hall: Games and Listening Guides

(http://www.carnegiehall.org/ORC/Games-and-Listening-Guides/)

 

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

 

This website offers 4 interactive programs to help kids learn about music. Designed for kids 6-12 (but fun for the whole family), the activities introduce instruments of the symphony orchestra, classical music and concepts such as musical notation.
When you get to the site you will see a menu of the four programs that include: 
  • “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” by Benjamin Britten – In this game you and an animated guide collect instruments on an instrument safari. (Note: Read the FAQ on this BEFORE you launch the game to better understand how to play.)
  • Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 – A clever use of Dvorak’s own comments about his music and life helps kids understand his classic symphony, “From the New World”.
  • Carnegie Hall Animated History – Learn all about the symphony hall’s history and some of the renown figures who have performed there.
  • An Interactive History of African American Music – Through the use of an interactive timeline, text, images and audios, discover the history of African American music.
These games take some time to play – so be sure to visit the site when you’re not rushed.

Explore Baseball History with the Hall of Fame

June 18th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, June 18, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Baseball Hall of Fame Explorer (http://baseballhall.org/explorer)

 

Age Range: All ages and grades (children with parental supervision)

 

Visitors will learn about game player greats such as: 
  • Babe Ruth
  • Hank Aaron
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Willie Mays
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Ty Cobb
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Randy Johnson
And so many more.

But the Baseball Hall of Fame does not simply celebrate great ball players. Umpires, managers, and baseball executives are also included. Discover the contributions to the history of the game for Hall of Famers such as: 

  • Hank O’Day – player, manager, umpire and scout for over 40 years in the National League
  • Bill Klem – affectionately known as “The Old Arbiter”, was the first umpire to wear a chest protector, and also one of the first to use visible arm signals to coincide with his calls
  • George Lee Anderson – a.k.a. “Sparky” Anderson is currently the only manager to win a World Series in both leagues
  • John J. McGraw – manager that led the Giants to 10 Pennants and 5 World Championships
  • Effa Manley – the female pioneer businesswoman and co-owner of the Newark Eagles, committed to baseball and civil rights
Visitors to the site can browse through the inductees or refine their search by using the several search fields. Select a Hall of Famer by clicking on their picture. Each page includes a mini-biography, images, and career statistics. Some also include links to other related items and videos.

Baseball is steeped in American history, and this website will sure to intrigue the sports fan in your home.

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