Archive for the ‘music’ category

Language Arts Through 20 Questions

June 26th, 2019

 

It’s Wednesday, June 26, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

20Q.net Inc.

(www.20q.net/)

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

 

Here’s a neat website. It’s the virtual, interactive version of the popular parlor and travel game, 20 Questions.

When you get to the site choose from over 20 languages to play the Classic 20 Questions game. Or choose from a selection of many themed games including: 

  • Star Wars
  • Disney
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Name Game
  • And more!

Choose any one and a new page opens that invites you to pretend you are a person, place, or thing related to that category. (It is not required to fill in your gender, age or location: just click “Play”.) Then, the 20Q Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) will determine who or what you are by asking a few simple questions. The questions are written on the screen, so you must read in order to play. Non-readers will need some help from Mom or Dad. The accuracy of the A.I. is amazing. Can you stump it? Try it and see!

You’ll also find a virtual version of Hangman (great for spelling and vocabulary development), and a Memory and Art game too. (Look under “Other Games” on the menu at the top of the screen.)

Music games and more!

June 22nd, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, June 22, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Creating Music

(www.creatingmusic.com/)

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This site is a place where children can experience creative play in the making of music.

The website is a commercial enterprise. It was designed to promote CD-ROMS that teach children about music composition (you can purchase them, if desired). However, you don’t have to purchase a thing to play the free sample games.

When you get to the website you’ll see a menu of free musical activities to try that include: 

  • Playing With Music – Beethoven and Scales
  • Hearing Music – 3 different games
  • About Pitch – Listen to samples of different pitches

Make sure you have your speakers on as the instructions are given orally – and you want to hear the music you make!

Free Scouting Songs!

June 1st, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, June 1, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Songs for Scouts and Scouters

(www.macscouter.com/Songs/index.asp)

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

 

Summer is on its way! Time for traveling and camping – and singing in the car and around the campfire!

This website maintains a database of lyrics to favorite and familiar (and some not-so-familiar) scouting songs. 

There are: 

  • camp songs
  • action songs
  • gross songs
  • repeat after me songs
  • short songs, silly songs, and chants
  • holiday songs
  • and much more

When you get to the site just click on the category of song that interests you and a new page opens containing a menu of song titles. Click on any song title and read the lyrics – or print them out and put them in a binder to take along on your next trip or outing! No more singing a bar or two or your favorite song and humming the rest – you can sing your favorites all the way through to the end, round after round, verse after verse. 

Have fun!

Creative Writing Worksheets & Much More!

May 29th, 2019

 

It’s Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

TLSBooks.com: Free Worksheets

(www.tlsbooks.com/languageartscreativewriting.htm)

Age Range: 4-11 (Grades Pre-K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a wide array of free, printable Language Arts worksheets that provide creative writing prompts and activities for students from preschool through sixth grade.

When you get to the site, just scroll down the page to see the creative writing worksheets that include: 

  • Themed Acrostic Poems – Use these worksheet outlines to write poetry about the seasons and months of the year.
  • Quotation Worksheets – Read a quote by a famous person from literature or history (i.e., Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Dickens, Helen Keller, Abigail Adams, Ben Franklin, etc.), and write about what it means to you.
  • Miscellaneous Creative Writing Worksheets – Write a story to go with a picture, and use worksheets with writing prompts. You can also print out stationery and thank you notes to use at will.

Be sure to use the menu in the left margin to access free Language Arts worksheets that help students learn and practice: 

  • The Alphabet
  • Handwriting
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Spelling

And do Word Search puzzles that teach prepositions, vowel sounds, literary terms, and more. A big plus to this site is that it also offers free worksheets for all of the following subjects: 

  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • Science
  • And more!

Bookmark this one – you’ll want to return often.

Free online music lessons and resources

May 11th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, May 11, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

School Radio: Music

(www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2bL2NL6Cwlsj2Cs4BXkvg9X/primary-music)

Age Range: 3-11 (Grades PreK-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website from BBC School Radio will help you teach music to your children using stories, videos and lots of resources.

When you get to the site, you’ll see icons of the song topics giving age range and a short summary including: 

  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Viking Saga Songs
  • The Tempest
  • Treasure Island
  • and much more

Each one has an introduction and most have an animated video with lyrics to follow along with the song. Plus many of the programs are supported by “Teacher’s Notes” in pdf files that you can download for free. They include lesson plans, follow-up activities, and curriculum ideas – as well as links to other resources to enhance learning.

Visit a Virtual Piano Museum

April 20th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, April 20, 2019, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Virtual Piano Museum

(www.concertpitchpiano.com/VirtualPianoMuseum.html)

Age Range: 6 and up (Grades 1 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Presented by Concert Pitch Piano Services in Toronto, explore the history and care of pianos with this simple-to-navigate website.

When you get to the site, browse the Museum by clicking on a piano next to a list of links including: 

  • Story of the Piano
  • A Brief History
  • Evolution
  • Invention
  • Pianos in the Home
  • Americans Take the Lead
  • Timeline: Chronological History
  • And more!

After perusing the museum lobby, be sure to check out the sidebar for even more discovery. Choose “Diagrams & Images” to: 

  • Learn to identify piano types
  • Examine the construction of a grand piano
  • View drawn animations of keys in motion
  • Find the serial number on a piano to help determine its age
  • Understand how to properly measure a piano
  • Identify worn and properly shaped piano hammers

And if you still want to dig deeper, check out the other links on the side bar: 

  • Story of the Piano
  • What’s Concert Pitch?
  • What’s a Pitch Raise?
  • Piano Tuning Facts
  • What’s Regulation?
  • What’s Voicing?
  • Piano Care Tips
  • And much more!

If you are interested in learning all about pianos, then this commercial website has a lot to offer.

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