Posts Tagged ‘drawing’

Fun Interactive Timeline of English Language

March 18th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

BBC: The Ages of English

(www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/lang_gallery.shtml)

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

 

At this archived website you can explore an engaging timeline of the history of the English language, how it developed, and why it has changed and evolved.

Through images and text you’ll discover how English has developed “through invasion, invention and global expansion.”

When you get to the site, explore the eight ages of the English language that include: 

  • The Anglo Saxon Invasions – 449 AD
  • The Viking Raids Begin – 787 AD
  • The Norman Conquest – 1066
  • The Resurgence of English 1200 – 1400
  • The Invention of the Printing Press 1476
  • The Renaissance – 1500 to 1650
  • The Colonization of the New World – 1600s
  • The Industrial Revolution – 1760 to 1830

In each stage, you simply click on images in a colorful drawing to learn various aspects of the history of the language through text. You’ll gain understanding about the origins of words, and discover what inquiring minds what to know. There are fun facts and explanations of phrases and idioms too.

Free Coding Courses!

March 2nd, 2020

 

It’s Monday, March 2, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Code.org

(studio.code.org/courses)

Age Range: 5 and up (Grades K and up; children with parental supervision)

 

Learn to code with these free online courses from Code.org.

When you get to the site, choose from the following grade levels: 

  • Grades K-5
  • Grades 6-12
  • Beyond K-12

You can learn to make your own game, app, or computer drawing, build real working apps, games and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and more. You can create an account to be able to save your progress, but it is not necessary.


There are also “Hour of Code” tutorials if you don’t have time for a full course.

Visit Buckingham Palace Virtually!

February 7th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, February 7, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Buckingham Palace

(www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace)

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

 

Experience the grandeur and elegance of Buckingham Palace and more with these breathtaking, 360-degree virtual tours.

Only open to visitors during the summer months and for a limited number of tours in December, January and at Easter each year, Buckingham Palace is mostly used for official functions and events by the Queen and members of the Royal Family. 

There are three destinations: 

  • The Grand Staircase
  • The White Drawing Room
  • The Throne Room

Using your mouse or the on-page controls, examine the rooms from floor to ceiling. As you survey the rooms, you will find little information circles that you can click on that provide pop-up detailed descriptions. 

Then using the top menu bar, learn more about: 

  • The Queen
  • The Royal Family
  • The Commonwealth
  • Residences, Art and History
  • Royal Events and Ceremonies

When you are done visiting Buckingham Palace, you may also wish to stop by Windsor Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse for more virtual room tours. These tours are a royal feast for the eyes!

Free Online Coloring Pages and More!

February 1st, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, February 1, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Coloring4All

(www.coloring4all.com/)

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a range of fun, free, creative online coloring pages and puzzles for kids.


When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and an icon menu of over 50 online coloring pages. Children can virtually color pictures of cartoon and storybook characters as well as animals and everyday things. Also check out the top menu that includes: 

  • Printable – Print out black and white drawings of favorite storybook and animation characters as well items like flowers and a snowman – and color them offline.
  • Puzzles – Put jigsaw puzzles together online. Choose from a selection of images, then drag-and-drop the pieces into place.

NOTE: We found the Drawing and Dots did not work for us, but there is enough here otherwise to have fun. Also, because there are randomly generated ads on this site, parents should preview the site and supervision Internet use.

Free Drawing & Painting Lessons & Video Tutorials

June 8th, 2019

 

It’s Saturday, June 8, 2019, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Will Kemp Art School

(willkempartschool.com/)

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4 and up approximately; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides free art lessons and video tutorials on how to draw and paint.

The artist, Will Kemp (read his bio at the website), provides free articles (blog posts) on every aspect of drawing and painting including instructions illustrated with terrific photographs. There are a variety of free video tutorials on how to paint with acrylic paint, too.

When you get to the website, you’ll see the current blog post. Since the artist (who lives in the United Kingdom) has been blogging for a while, it is helpful to use the horizontal menu at the top of the page and click on “New? Start Here.” The artist clearly explains how to navigate this site and access lessons for expressing and improving your artistic potential in the simplest and quickest way possible.

From the menu, you can access the articles with lessons and tips by topic including: 

  • Acrylics
  • Oils
  • Drawing
  • Free Videos

You’ll also see “Shop Courses” on the menu where Kemp offers video art courses for a fee. But you don’t have to purchase a thing to access the archive of free instructions, tips, information, and artistic insight.

Serious Science Projects for K-12

May 28th, 2019

 

It’s Tuesday, May 28, 2019, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Science Buddies

(www.sciencebuddies.org/)

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

 

This non-profit foundation’s website provides free science project ideas, instructions, explanations, and assistance “for serious students” to build their literacy in science and technology in the 21st century.

You’ll find free projects and activities in all areas of science including: 

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Math & Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Behavioral & Social Sciences

You’ll even find science projects that cover cooking, food, music, photography, videos, computer games, and sports.

Science Buddies aims to reduce the hassle of hands-on scientific investigations while encouraging fun, intellectually-stimulating and cutting-edge science education. When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes: 

  • Science Projects – Over 1,200 scientist-outlined projects in 30 different fields of science and engineering. Plus you can use the “Topic Selection Wizard” to find a project that matches your student’s unique interests!
  • Project Guides – Not sure how to proceed? This section includes step-by-step guidance about the scientific method, research, constructing and testing a hypothesis, analyzing data, drawing a conclusion, and communicating results.
  • Ask an Expert – Get online advice in a forum with scientists and engineers.
  • Science Careers – Discover how the science in a student’s project is used in real-world careers.
  • Teachers/Parents/Students – Find resources, enrichment tools, and tips for success.

This is an amazing resource for science discovery and exploration. Bookmark it to return often.

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