Posts Tagged ‘game’

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.

Explore Music with Chuck Vanderchuck

June 6th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, June 6, 2015, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion

(http://pbskids.org/chuck/)

 

Age Range: 6-9 (Grades 1-4, with parental supervision)

 

Join PBS characters Chuck Vanderchuck, Ramona, and Chuck’s dog, Zeppelin, on an interactive exploration of music genres, instruments, ear training, and music composition. (You’ll need Adobe Flash Player 9 Plug-in installed on your computer to view this site.)
When arriving at the game page, select from: 
  • Jam Sessions – Use the arrows to choose a music genre, then click play to learn about that genre. Next play the 3 games below to open the Main Gig to apply what you have learned and win your award: 
    • Lyrical Solarium – fill in the blanks to write lyrics
    • What Sounds Like What – discover the sounds of instruments used to play different music genres
    • Zen of Composition – learn how patterns are used in music to make songs
  • Dance Beat Explosion – Choose the character you want to play as then answer the questions to earn ‘dance moves’. At the end of the game the winner gets to use their moves to make their character perform the dance. If you have a web cam you can watch yourself dance on the screen.
  • Costume box – just for fun, dress up the characters in attire related to a musical style, take a picture, and print out if you want
  • Road Trip – choose a music genre then, in this classic video game style game, use your keyboard to move along the route to collect points and the musical instruments needed. But be careful of the dangers along the way because you only have 5 lives to complete your mission.
  • Awards – check out the awards you have collected playing the games.
There are also great resources for Parents and Teachers found by clicking the links at the bottom of the home page. The parent’s page includes an overview of the site, information about the show, the characters, and music genres as well as additional downloadable activities to keep the learning going. In the teacher’s area find video clips about the music genres and information about which games relate to the genre.

While this website may be geared for elementary aged students, it can easily be enjoyed by older students. With the help of this site, learning musical concepts is a fun and entertaining experience.

Free Geography Map Games

May 28th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, May 28, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Seterra (http://online.seterra.net/)

 

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

 

This website provides over 100 challenging geography map games that help students drill countries, states, regions, provinces, capitals, cities, bodies of water, mountains and much more.
When arriving at the link, select the language in which you would play the games. On the next page, choose from the game selections on the page sorted by geographic location. Once a game is selected, wait for the map to load and a timer will start. Hover your mouse over the map to reveal the location to find. Click on the correct location indicated on the map. If the correct location is selected it will turn a different color. If the wrong location is selected, the correct name will appear and you will need to try again. After you have tried incorrectly 3 times the correct answer is indicated with a flashing red dot which you need to select to continue the game. When you have completed the game a pop up window appears with your score and the time it took to complete. You can also select to post your score on Facebook or Twitter. Click ok, then use your back button or select the text link “Seterra Online – Free Map Quiz Games” to return the game menu.

In addition to the geographic locations of North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, there are the following games in “The World” selection: 

  • Parts of the World
  • Large Countries
  • Islands
  • Mountains and Volcanoes
  • Oceans, Seas and Lakes
  • The 25 Largest Cities
  • Latitudes and Longitudes
  • The Solar System: Planets
This website can be used on your home computer or on your iPhone or iPad when you are on the go as long as you have an internet connection. Be sure to bookmark this one as a go-to resource for your geography studies.

Language Arts Puzzles & Games!

May 6th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, May 6, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Puzzle Choice

 

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

 

This award-winning family website offers a variety of Language Arts puzzles including crosswords, word searches, and word play in either online game format or in downloadable, printable versions.
When you get to the site, there is an introductory message that gives a brief overview of what the site offers. Use the menu to access: 
  • Word Search
  • Crosswords
  • Word Play
Look for the “KIDS CHOICE” section, where you’ll find Word Play games and a few puzzles that test math and logic skills. In this same section, click on “Teacher Wordsearch” that offers word search puzzles with themes that include: mathematics, US Presidents, life science, physiology, Shakespeare, and more.

This site provides lots of fun ways to supplement your studies through games and puzzles to make learning fun!

Don’t forget to print some out and put them in a binder to bring along on road trips!

Absurd Math: Pre-Algebra From Another Dimension

April 27th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, April 27, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Absurd Math

 

Age Range: 10-15 (Grades 6-10, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a free series of 4 interactive, pre-algebra level problem-solving games that will test your student’s math skills in a fun and challenging way.
As the player, you proceed on missions in a strange world, finding clues that are hidden on the pages along the way. You use the information you find to calculate answers in order to proceed to the next level. Handy, printable clue sheets are provided along with an interactive calculator. Here is a little advice to help you navigate the games: 
Each page looks impossible until you discover enough clues. For example, in the first game called “Nomean City” you’ll notice that on the first page you need an “authorization code”. If you look closely at everything on the page, you will see a note that says “authorization code is area times level” and then farther up on the page you see “Area 46″ and “Level -3″; so you just multiply the two numbers and enter the answer where indicated.

Then, you get to the next page. Same degree of challenge again: looks impossible, and then suddenly it’s easy. Often you have to move the mouse all around the page, and even scroll down, while looking for the cursor to turn into a “hand” shape, indicating something you can click on for more clues. Sometimes you have to backtrack to other areas. Click on everything and read everything closely. Every page looks like a dead end, but the only actual dead end is the final page from which you print out your hard-earned certificate of completion.
FYI: The games start with a fake message that says “Intruder Alert!” We clicked around and realized that it is actually just the first page of the game.

The games include: 

    1. Nomean City – A powerful being has been captured by a cult of pollution makers and you must help save this creature and the mathematical knowledge it holds.
    2. Dr. Plenobious – Dr. Plenobius is an evil scientist. Print out his entrance exam to the Airtight College. Identify flesh-eating bacteria and try to save one of his lab rabbits.
    3. The 7th Floor – The Hotel Unknown’s 7th floor holds both mystery and danger. Find out who lives on the floor, and deal with the house detective.
    4. Airtight College – Your quest is to save the alien creature, as you search the offices of the Department of Diabolics.
By the way, if you need help, you can email the website’s staff for assistance. They try to respond within two days. Teachers and parents may email to request the answer keys.

Again, these games are free. They are used as an enticement to subscribe to the Middleschool Mathematics program offered for a fee at the site but no purchase is necessary to play the games.

Free Virtual Tour of the Human Body!

April 21st, 2015

 

It’s Tuesday, April 21, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

MEDtropolis: The Virtual Body

 

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website was “built for the latest health information that will educate and entertain kids and adults alike.” It includes a free virtual tour of the human body that is divided into four sections: Brain, Skeleton, Heart and Digestive Tract. The narrated tour gives a thorough explanation of each section. Students can also test their knowledge with interactive activities like “Organize Your Organs” or “Build a Skeleton.” 

When you get to the site select the language you want to use – English or Spanish! A new page opens with a menu of four items that include:
  • The Human Brain – Click on this item to discover “The Brain Book” that describes voluntary and involuntary functions, brain food, and everything you wanted to know about headaches! You’ll also find “The Brain Parts” where you can learn about the components that make up the brain. Then, take the audio-tour by clicking on “Narrated Neurons” and discover the brain’s potential.
  • Skeleton – Take a guided, virtual tour of the human skeleton. Click on “Zoom In” to get a closer look at the skeleton and its functions. Test your knowledge by playing the interactive game, “Build A Skeleton.”
  • Human Heart – Learn the parts of the heart and watch a terrific animated clip of the human heart in motion. Take the narrated virtual tour of the human heart too.
  • Digestive Tract – Find out the names of the organs in the intestinal tract and take a narrated, guided tour of the digestive system. Play “Organize Your Organs” and find out how much you really know.

This site offers a great introduction to learning about the human body.

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