Posts Tagged ‘lesson’

Free Online Art Classes

October 8th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, October 8, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Free Online Art Classes

(www.free-online-art-classes.com/)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website provides a large selection of lessons for various art media and methods.

When arriving at today’s link, read about the website creator, Lois DeWitt, a teacher with over 50 years of experience. Then, using the sidebar menu, select your desired lesson from: 

  • Learn Basic Drawing
  • Draw with Pen and Ink
  • Learn Conte Crayon
  • Learn Colored Pencils
  • Learn Oil Pastels
  • Learn Acrylic Painting
  • Learn Oil Painting
  • Learn Collage
  • Learn Printmaking
  • Learned Mixed Media
  • Learn Jewelry making
  • Learn Fabric Painting
  • Learn Water Color

And much more.

Lessons include informative text, images, and videos. If your student is interested in a particular art form, this would be a great place to start to sample different medias and techniques without a huge investment of time only to learn it isn’t for them.

Don’t let the ads distract you from the value of this website–there is a lot of good instruction here.

History and Social Studies and More, Oh My!

September 29th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, September 29, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kids.gov

(kids.usa.gov/index.shtml)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

This sister website to the USA.gov website, designed especially for elementary and middle school students, serves as an internet gateway to educational information and services available through government agencies, schools, and educational organizations.

Using the navigation buttons at the top of the page, first decide your audience, Kids Grade K-5 or Teens Grade 6-8, then choose to:

  • Learn Stuff
  • Play Games
  • Watch Videos

This is where the fun begins. Choose from the suggestions in the scroll-able upper menu box or find the subject you are interested in by selecting it from the icons below the box. The icons will take you to another page broken down into topics. From here either browse through the list of linked websites or click the topical text link to be taken to the page of links.

All kinds of subjects are available, but we will focus on History. On the “Learn More” tab find great resources to learn about: 

  • American History
  • Constitution, Declaration of Independence and More
  • Groups and Cultures
  • Presidents
  • Time Periods and Eras
  • Wars

History games include: 

  • America by Air – Among other activities, take a virtual flight across America.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Kid’s Zone – Games that teach about life in colonial America
  • History and Culture – Smithsonian Education – a selection of games sponsored by the Smithsonian
  • And many more!

Watch videos about: 

  • Native American Indians
  • Martha Washington
  • Webcasts from the Library of Congress

(Note: While reviewing this site we found some links no longer took you directly to the right page, but adventurous researchers can dig a little on the site to locate what they need.)

Select the Teachers button in the top menu to find activities, worksheets, lesson plans and more. The Parents page provides parental resources for a subject.

This is definitely a bookmark-worthy site to come back time and again for all your subjects.

Free K-12 Math Video Tutorials & Worksheets

September 26th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, September 26, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MathEBook.net

(www.mathebook.net/)

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

 

What a find! This website offers FREE math “Downloadable Tutorials”. The tutorials come in the form of both online math videos (via YouTube, with some that are similar to webinars) and interactive eWorkSheets and eWorkBooks that allow students in grades K-12 to learn and practice math with ease.

The downloadable eWorkSheets and eWorkBooks in pdf format can be used at the website or offline. They are editable – in other words you can type in answers using your computer keyboard so you don’t have to print them out to use them. The site emphasizes the fact that “by using Downloadable Tutorials one can save the waste of paper and SAVE TREES, so we encourage you to be GREEN, and help mother nature to survive.” While you can print out the colorful and engaging worksheets and workbooks, they would prefer you didn’t in the interest of being green.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a welcome message and a picture of a ladder with varying grade levels including Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School. Click on any one and a new page opens.

On the left side of the screen, you’ll see titles of various math strands and concepts. Place your cursor over them and you’ll see the words “Virtual” and “eWorkBook.” Click on “Virtual” and a new page opens to a series of individual worksheets on that math topic. Click on “eWorkBooks” to download a pdf file containing an editable workbook on that topic. All of the worksheets and workbooks contain colorful illustrations that are sure to engage students. It’s obvious that real care was taken to make this graphically appealing.

On the right side of the screen, you’ll see the words, “Click Here for Video Tutorials.” Click on it and a menu opens with all the video titles for every grade. Click on any one and enjoy the lesson presentation delivered through YouTube videos that are on the MathEBook website.

Back on the home page, you’ll see a menu bar at the top of the screen. Use it to access the free “Math Dictionary” that defines various math terminology. You can also click on “Download” to see and access the eWorkSheets contained on the site.

Bookmark this website as it promises to “continuously develop and further enhance the syllabus and will keep adding new features.” They also want your feedback to improve the user experience for all visitors to the site.

Learn to Speak an African Language

September 24th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, September 24, 2016, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

UNISA – Learn to Speak an African Language

(www.unisa.ac.za/free_online_course/)

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

 

Through this website from the University of South Africa, learn some basic phrases in five different African languages.

Select to learn: 

  • Northern Sotho
  • Tswana
  • Zulu
  • Southern Sotho
  • Xhosa

Once you have made your choice, review the information about the language on the next page, then select the “start lesson” button to begin or choose a specific theme from: 

  • greetings and courtesies
  • asking for help, emergencies
  • numbers, days, months, seasons
  • question words, quantities, weather and time
  • banks, taxis and restaurants
  • transportation and finding your way
  • touring and socializing
  • at the filling station
  • the human body and ailments
  • shopping and sport

Lessons include information about speaking etiquette; the vocabulary with audios and a video. Please be sure to wait for the lesson to load as it might take a few seconds.

Remembering the Holocaust

September 1st, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, September 1, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

(www.ushmm.org/learn)

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision)

 

Note: Due to the disturbing nature of the topic, it is highly recommended that parents preview the material prior to allowing their students to visit this website.

September 1, 1939 marked the beginning of World War II and the unimaginable atrocities that were inflected on the Jewish nation. At today’s link from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website, students can learn about the Holocaust through historical images, videos, and texts.

Use the side bar menu to navigate through the materials by selecting: 

  • Introduction to the Holocaust – View the 38-minute video “The Path to Nazi Genocide” and the online transcript of the program, examine articles, documents, film footage, survivor testimony, maps, music, and personal stories, explore the timeline of major events, discover the Nazi propaganda and its power along with accompanying lesson plans and more.
  • Information for Students – Explore specific related topics to study broken into time frames of 1933-1938, 1939-1945, and after 1945, use the online activities and learning materials and resources to do more research, examine maps and photos, and dig deeper into the Holocaust.
  • Timeline of Events – Delve into the people and events of WWII and the Holocaust with this timeline filled with pictures, videos, and texts.
  • Holocaust Encyclopedia – Search for specific information and in-depth articles.
  • Holocaust and Related Maps – Discover the geography of the Holocaust and WWII with maps and animated maps, case studies, Holocaust Layer in Google Earth.

This is a very in-depth website so you will want to bookmark it to return while working through your studies.

MathTV – Free Math Lessons and Video Textbooks

August 22nd, 2016

 

It’s Monday, August 22, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MathTV

(www.mathtv.com/)

Age Range: 15 and up (Grades 9 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides free math instruction videos on specific math topics mostly on the college level, but we thought high schoolers would find this helpful as well.

Turn on your speakers and head to the site. “Select a Topic” to choose lessons of interest that include: 

  • Basic Mathematics – fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, ratios, percent, etc.
  • Algebra – positive and negative numbers, linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, logarithms, graphing, and more.
  • Trigonometry – functions, triangles, radian measure, identities and formulas, equations, polar coordinates, etc.
  • Calculus – limits, derivatives, integration, applications, and more.

Then, notice the featured math topic and the display of icons with pictures of various teachers and students. Click on any one and a video of them explaining the math topic/lesson appears on the screen.

Click on “Videos by Textbook” to access math textbook video lessons. (The actual textbooks may be purchased through the XYZ Textbooks link at the bottom of the page). All of the lessons in the textbook have video tutorials! Simply click on the textbook of choice, and a table of contents appears. Click on the topic of choice, then the video of choice. The textbook titles include: 

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Elementary Algebra
  • and more advanced math textbooks.

This is a remarkable resource whether you need a little help with a particular math topic or want an entire math curriculum delivered on video.

Note: MathTV also has some interesting and helpful math videos on their YouTube channel.

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