Posts Tagged ‘interactive’

Time Warp into History

January 22nd, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, January 22, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Time Warp Trio

 

Age Range: 8-12 (Grades 3-7, with parental supervision)

 

Designed to go along with the television series produced by WGBH shown on the Discovery Kids Channel and the popular book series by Jon Scieszka, Time Warp Trio, this website provides interactive history learning adventures, games, and more.
When arriving at the website you will see what content is new this week and be able to select what you would like to do. Use the upper menu to select from the Adventures, or the Games, the Show.

When you select the Adventures, you can select the Adventure you wish to explore that either corresponds with the episode you watch or you can simply choose a time period or topic relevant to your studies. Each adventure presents basic information about the episode along with a map showing the location of the event. Then choose from the included exploration and learning extension such as: 

  • Cool Books – check out some warptastic reads
  • Who’s Who – Meet Joe and Co. and many more
The Games include:
  • Put it Back, Jack – Time-bending research game
  • Green Mist Mysteries – Interactive Time Warper Stories
  • Wordsplosion – Poetry gizmo, create, print & send
  • Plentifax 487 – The ultimate Time Traveler’s guide
  • Sandwiched of Time – Fast-paced challenge quiz
  • Sound Detective – Goofy game to fix time & space
In the upper left hand menu, select the Teacher’s & Parents link to find printable PDF Lesson Plans to accompany each episode that include additional offline activities, handouts, curriculum connections and standards, and more.

Because content is added regularly, you will want to bookmark this site to come back often to find out what is new. Whether you are a fan of the television series or not there is a lot of fun learning value at this website.

Language Arts Brain Food

January 14th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, January 14, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

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Brain Food: Word Puzzles

 

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

 

This website offers a variety of interactive word puzzles and games that will enhance your Language Arts curriculum.
When you get to the site you will see a menu of word activities that include: 
  • Word Searches – Find the hidden words themed around topics such as: The Body, Medieval Times, Varieties of Cheese, Horses, The Bible, Winter, Palindromes, Aviation, North American Birds, Car Parts, Calendar, Vowels – and many, many more. Just keep clicking the “next” button at the bottom of each page to see them all.
  • Associated Words – Think of a single word that goes with the word given, to form a compound word.
  • Word Fragments – Using the word fragment provided, think of a word that contains the fragment — that is, you must form a word by adding letters to the beginning and/or the end of the fragment.
  • Garbled Proverbs – In each of these puzzles, a proverb is written with exactly one letter of each word replaced with another. Can you figure out what the original proverb is?
  • Cryptograms – Cryptograms are encoded sayings or quotations where each letter has been substituted for another. Can you decode them?
  • Language Puzzles – Challenging puzzles about words and language. Put your thinking cap on!
When you are through exploring the “Word Puzzles” portion of the site, you may want to try the “Word Boxes.” Word Boxes are like miniature crossword puzzles, except that each word is filled in across and down the grid.

This site has number and logic puzzles too. In fact, there is so much content here that we were unable to review it all. Therefore, AS ALWAYS, parents should preview the site to determine suitability for their own children.

Fun Creative Chemistry Activities

January 13th, 2015

 

It’s Tuesday, January 13, 2015, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

CreativeChemistry

 

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

 

A chemist in the United Kingdom created this website for students, teachers, and those who are simply interested in chemistry. It offers free chemistry puzzles, interactive quizzes, instructive molecular models, worksheets and fun activities designed to help you learn about chemistry in a fun and engaging way.
When you get to the site you will see an introduction and a menu that includes links to all kinds of practical guides and worksheets, info on balancing equations, chemistry-themed word searches, concentration games, and more.

You’ll also find:

  • Fun Practical Activities – Get instructions for anodizing, blueprinting, dyeing, fingerprinting, fire writing, flame tests, and how to conduct a urine analysis.
  • Interactive Crossword Puzzles – Do chemistry-themed crossword puzzles that teach and reinforce knowledge about chemical families, acids, alkalis, chemistry apparatus, metals and ores, rocks, and organic chemistry.
  • Impossible Mission Quizzes – Race the clock to answer multiple choice questions about chemistry including acids and alkalis, metals and reactivity, oil and air, aqueous and organic, and more.
  • The Molecule Warehouse – Play with animated molecular models to better understand organic chemistry. You can move, rotate and resize them, and learn about tetrahedral molecules, trigonal bipyramidal molecules, octahedral molecules, isomers of organic compounds and much more.

If that sounds the least bit intimidating, just explore the site for a bit and you’ll become comfortable with those concepts in no time!

Most of the activities come with a downloadable PDF, pictures and instructions too. There are great science experiments and lessons for you to learn all about chemistry.

And Don’t Miss “Fun Stuff” with old-school style games like breakout, hangman, and Tetris.

Explore the Virtual Museum of Iraq

January 9th, 2015

 

It’s Friday, January 9, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Virtual Museum of Iraq

 

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

 

This website, the achievement of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian National Research Council, allows visitors to virtually explore artifacts from the National Museum of Iraq, in Baghdad. Although the real Baghdad Museum has fallen victim to the wages of war, efforts are being made to reorganize the museum.
When first arriving at the website, there is a brief introduction video then visitors can select from the eight chronologically arranged Halls to visit: 
  • Prehistoric
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian and Neo-Sumerian
  • Babylonian
  • Assyrian
  • Achaemenid and Seleucid
  • Parthian and Sasanian
  • Islamic
Once you have made your selection, explore the exhibits by clicking on an artifact. You are then able to choose either “Description” or “Explore” to learn more about the item through texts and images, some of which are interactive and use Quicktime to enable you to rotate and zoom into the image for closer examination. Some exhibits also include informative videos for a deeper understanding of the relic and the time period.

Each hall includes a map that when selected allows visitors to learn more about the region or to explore the timeline.

With more than 70 artifacts to examine, over a hundred images to view, and many videos to watch, this website will provide visitors with an interesting insight into the “archaeological, historical and artistic heritage” of Iraq.

Learn Spanish: A Free Tutorial Online

December 13th, 2014

 

It’s Saturday, December 13, 2014, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

StudySpanish.com

 

Age Range: 11-Adult (Grades 6-12, children with parental supervision)

 

At this website you will find free Spanish lessons and tutorials. There is so much available here for free without any sort of obligation – and even more if you are willing to become a member of the site by providing your email address. Of course, if you do that, you may get email promoting the audio course that is available for a fee. Frankly, we think the occasional spam is worth the price of admission (your email address) for full access to the free tutorials offered here. This site uses text, audio, interactive games and activities and more to help you learn Spanish. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:
  • Pronunciation Tutor – learn how to pronounce vowels, consonants, words, phrases and more by listening to a native speaker and repeating what they say.
  • Grammar Tutorial – learn parts of speech and how to conjugate verbs. Learn the days of the week, numbers, and more. This section is presented through text lessons, and interactive quizzes.
  • Vocabulary Tutorial – learn a series of words based on a theme – for example, restaurants, bathroom, plants, clothing, emergency services, etc. Lessons are taught through text, oral exercises, online flashcards, match games, word searches, concentration games, and quizzes!
  • Verb Drills – learn present and past tenses, as well as regular and irregular verbs through text lessons and interactive quizzes.
  • Word-A-Day – log on to the site each day to learn a new Spanish word. Access the archives too.
  • Travel Helper – learn important words, phrases and sentences that will help you when traveling. Themes include airport, hotel, restaurant, beach, downtown, meeting people, shopping, and medical care. Lessons accomplished through text, audio tutorial, and interactive games and quizzes.
  • Cultural Notes – learn about Spanish history, art, architecture, food, dance, customs and more! This is really an incredible social studies lesson – you see a photograph, information in Spanish and English, and links to websites with more info.

Other free topics include idiom generators, links to other sites, an online translator, and a list of full immersion Spanish language schools throughout the world.

This is one of the BEST SPANISH TUTORIAL sites we have seen on the web. Don’t miss it!

Thanksgiving Math Games & Activities

November 24th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, November 24, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

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See below.

 

Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2 and up, children with parental supervision).

 

Thanksgiving is Thursday. We thought it would be fun to do a couple of fun Thanksgiving-themed math activities
Age Range: 8 and Up (approximately)
This online interactive logic game requires the player to place everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner table according to their preferences for food and people!

DreamBox Learning: Thanksgiving Dinner Math

Age Range: 7 and up (depends on activity)
This blog provides some ideas for getting your kids to use their math skills in order to figure out what size turkey to buy, the time it will take to cook the turkey, how many forks/knives/spoons will be needed, how many pies to make, etc.

Mr. P’s Thanksgiving Cross Number Puzzle

Age Range: 10 and up (middle school and beyond)
A math teacher developed this Cross Number Puzzle requiring students to solve mathematical problems to fill in the puzzle squares. For example:
  • Cube 10, multiply by 5, add 5.
  • Calculate the interest at 2% on $10,000 for 1 year
  • What’s 3 x 16
  • Unity and its consecutive numbers
  • What’s 3 squared plus 2

Find the answers to this puzzle by clicking on “answer key” on the menu bar at the top of the page. If this is too challenging or not challenging enough, try the other free math puzzles, games, tricks and activities by selecting them from the top menu bar.

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