Posts Tagged ‘lesson’

Practice Basic German

April 9th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, April 9, 2016, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

ActiLingua Academy – Learn German

(www.deutsch-lernen.com/)

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

 

Learn basic German grammar, verb forms, and syntax with the help of the lessons provided at this ad-supported website. While this website appears to geared towards adults, it does provide a good place for students to hone in on their basic German language skills.

When arriving at the website choose from either the beginner or advanced lessons.

The 10 beginner lessons provide general information and practice in basic verb forms and an introduction to German syntax. Each lesson includes on line practice with feedback as the correct selection. The lessons can be printed out for use offline. Example sentences help the learner to understand proper use of the concept being covered. Also included are wordlists available to print out for additional study. The advanced lessons provide a more in-depth study of prepositions, pronouns, and syntax.

Please note that the first few lessons are freely available, but to access the remaining lessons you will need to register for free.

If your student is looking for some refreshing of their German language skills, this site can provide that.

Easter Science!

March 22nd, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, March 22, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Education World – Easter Science

(www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/04/lp337-02.shtml)

Age Range: 4-14 (Grades Pre-K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Education World offers a myriad of age-appropriate cross-curriculum lesson plans. We are looking at Science today but this is certainly a resource to bookmark and return to often.

When you get to the webpage, scroll down to see a hands-on “eggs-periment” that teaches about density.

There are also ideas and activities to extend the lesson by introducing students to additional experiments to help demonstrate why people and things float more readily in Great Salt Lake than in most other bodies of water: 

  • Great Salt Lake Saltwater Density Experiment
  • Exploring Density
  • Great Salt Lake’s Buoyancy and Density
  • Bathtub Physics
  • More “Eggs-perimenting” Fun

And the fun goes on teaching other scientific concepts! (Appropriate grades for each experiment are indicated in parentheses.) 

  • Egg Magic (Grades PreK-3)
  • Eggs Don’t Break? (Grades PreK-3)
  • Egg Fun (Grades K-6)
  • Bouncing Eggs in Science (Grades K-8)
  • Egg Drop and Air Pressure (Grades 3-6)
  • The Shrinking Egg (Grades 3-8)
  • Make a Flying Wing (Grades 4-8)
  • Diffusion and Semi-Permeable Membranes (Grades 4-8)

Practice Proficiency in Spanish

March 19th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, March 19, 2016, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Spanish Proficiency Exercises

(www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html)

Age Range: 14-18 (Grades 9-12, with parental supervision)

 

These exercises were designed for University of Texas at Austin students, but motivated high school students can really learn a lot here! This site features a dozen or more free lessons for each of SIX levels of proficiency in Spanish – everything from Beginning to Superior! 

When you get to the site, you will see an introduction that explains this unique program. The lessons are listed by level in a horizontal menu bar near the top of the page. Place your cursor over the level on the menu bar and a drop-down menu displays each lesson in that proficiency level. Click on the lesson and a new page opens.

In each lesson, there is one simplified video interview, plus video interviews of FIVE native speakers using the grammar and vocabulary for that lesson. The five native speakers are from Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Honduras respectively! While the video is playing, the captions can be set to Spanish, English, or None. The videos are also available as podcasts for anywhere viewing by ipod.

Unlike most traditional textbooks, this website does not include worksheets or quizzes. However, relevant vocabulary, phrases, and grammar are available in the menu located in the right-hand column of each lesson page. There are plenty of videos to watch without the captions if you wish to practice your comprehension skills!

The entire site can be navigated by means of the “site index” in the upper right corner if you prefer.

Unearth the History of Ireland in 100 Objects

March 17th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, March 17, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

(www.100objects.ie/education/)

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

 

This website from The Royal Irish Academy, The National Museum of Ireland, and The Irish Times is based on a series in The Irish Times by Fintan O’Toole. Through the use of 100 historical objects, students can learn the fascinating history of Ireland. Fourteen lesson plans have been created for 5th-6th grade children as well as five different lessons for primary-aged students to help them better examine the objects. Much of this website can also be adapted for older students.

When arriving at today’s link, use the object timeline to select one of the fourteen time periods you wish to explore. Once the page opens in a new window, there will be an image of the object and ‘buttons’ to select to learn more. Most objects include the following buttons: 

  • For teachers – lesson plans, resources, and other activities
  • Story – an age-appropriate text about the artifact
  • Worksheets – topic-related worksheets
  • Did you know? – fast facts related to the object
  • Quiz – Test your knowledge of the object with a multiple choice online quiz.
  • Look – See other images related to the object.
  • Read – Read an extract from the book A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

All of the above (except for the Quiz) are downloadable PDFs. The quizzes can be printed using your browser print function. Some lessons also include an audio and video option to encourage more thought and conversation.

To see the post-primary lesson plans, hover over “Education” in the upper menu then select “Post-primary lesson plans”. On this page select lessons for the following objects: 

  • Parnell silver casket, 1884
  • GAA medal, 1887
  • Titanic launch ticket, 1911
  • Lamp from River Clyde, 1915
  • James Connolly’s shirt, 1916

These lessons are similar in nature to the 5th & 6th grade lessons with the addition of the lesson aims and objectives available.

Older students will enjoy browsing through the 100 objects list by selecting “The Objects” on the main menu, then selecting the item of interest from the list.

This website provides a unique way of discovering Irish history.

Eagle’s Nest Birdseye View

March 4th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, March 4, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Berry’s Eagles

(berry.edu/eaglecam/)

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

 

Through the live video cameras on this website, view a bald eagle nest located on the campus of Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. The eagles first appeared at the campus in the spring of 2012 and have been coming back ever since. At this writing, the eggs have hatched and the eaglets are growing daily.

There are 3 cameras: 

  • Approach Camera – provides a view from below the nest in the tree
  • Nest Camera 1 – for direct viewing of the nest
  • Nest Camera 2 – a view of the nest from above

Nest cameras 1 and 2 include sound and all cameras are equipped with infrared technology for night viewing making watching the nest all the more interesting.


Using the side bar menu, visitors can learn more about bald eagles as well as find an array of downloadable lesson plans for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.


Bookmark this site and come back often to observe how the eagles take care of their young and watch them grow.

Leap Day Trivia & Curriculum!

February 29th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, February 29, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

LeapYearDay.com – Kids Page

(leapyearday.com/content/kids-page)

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

 

Did you notice the date? It’s February 29th – Leap Day! It only comes once every four years. At this website you can read all about Leap Day and Leap Year and enjoy some fun facts and trivia.

Also, check out MathIsFun.com where you’ll learn why and when leap year occurs and which years are and aren’t leap years.

Then at ReadWriteThink.org you’ll find a Language Arts classroom activity for Leap Day that can be tweaked for use with the whole family. You’ll find links to other resources there as well.

And at The Teacher’s Lounge, you’ll find 12 Lessons Ideas for Leap Day that will help you and the kids leap into learning.

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