Posts Tagged ‘matching’

Practice Foreign Language Skills with Games

January 23rd, 2021

Internet Polyglot

Grades 8-12, with parental supervision

Internet Polyglot offers a variety of free interactive lessons and games to help you practice over 35 languages by memorizing vocabulary words and their meanings along with phrases and simple sentences.

Scroll down to select the language you want to learn. Then choose the translation you want. A new page opens that displays all of the vocabulary lessons (includes audio) that cover topics such as animals, weather, transportation, food, money, shopping, education, entertainment, numbers, colors, clothing, time, and much more. You can also watch pictures of objects and hear the word that describes them pronounced by a narrator. And this is sort of like virtual flashcards: 

  • Picture Game – A word is displayed and you select the correct picture.
  • Guessing Game – A word is displayed and you select the correct definition.
  • Typing Game – A word is displayed and you type in the correct translation.
  • Matching Game – Drag-and-drop the translations that match displayed words.
  • You can play-and-learn all of these games for free on this ad-supported website.

Note: There were not a lot of ads on our visits to the site. However, the ads are randomly generated, so, parents AS ALWAYS should preview the site and supervise its use.

You must register (free) to create your own lessons, save your results, and customize the activities as desired.

As the website explains, Internet Polyglot assumes that users already have some experience and knowledge of a foreign language prior to using the activities at the site. It is intended as a supplement to a foreign language program – not as the sole method for learning a language.

Foreign Languages for Audio and Visual Learners

November 14th, 2020

Foreign Languages for Audio and Visual Learners

LanguageGuide.org

Grades 6-12, with parental supervision

Visual and audio learners will find this website a great resource for learning a foreign language. Created by a non-profit organization, this website utilizes volunteer-contributed entries to encourage active learning experiences for the visitor.

When arriving at the link, use the drop down menu to choose from the current languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Italian
  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Dutch
  • Korean
  • Hungarian
  • Hindi
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • And more

Once a language is selected, choose a category of vocabulary words including numbers, the body, clothing, or food. When the next page opens, hover your mouse over one of the images to hear the word in the language you selected. After reviewing the words, choose the “Listening Challenge” option at the top to play a game where a word is spoken in the language and the player needs to select the corresponding image. Immediate feedback allows the student to know whether they have the right answer or not. Choose the “Speaking Challenge” to practice saying the appropriate matching word to the highlighted image. Click the arrow at the top of the page to check your response.

The English, Spanish, and French pages also include a Grammar tab to learn and interactively practice grammar skills.

This website is an ongoing project. If you wish to be notified of new content added, sign up for their mailing list or visit their blog. While this website is well suited for middle and high school students, it can easily be used with younger students under parental supervision.

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. However, all of ClickSchooling’s recommendations assume that parents will preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children. 

Art Appreciation Activities for Kids

November 7th, 2020

Curious Corner

The Art Institute of Chicago

Grades PreK-6, with parental supervision

The Art Institute of Chicago designed this animated and interactive website to help young children and their families explore more than 40 works of art through playful and creative activities.

When you get to the site you’ll see the three main game categories that are offered:

  • Story Time – Read three stories online that are illustrated with works of art.

  • Match Up – Match textures, shapes, and sounds. Click and drag textured sections of a painting to the area they match. Do the same with shapes. Match pictures in a painting to the sounds that they make.

  • Play with Art – Make virtual artistic boxes or masks. Have fun matching portraits to the right work or art.

Click on any game, wait for it to load, and the fun begins! This is a great way to introduce kids to art and/or it may serve as a springboard for learning more about it.

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. However, all of ClickSchooling’s recommendations assume that parents will preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children. 

Stories of our Veterans

November 5th, 2020

Stories of our Veterans

Veterans History Project

Grades 5-12, with parental supervision

In 1918, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Allied nations and Germany formally agreed to temporarily stop fighting, marking the beginning of the end of World War I. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th Armistice Day, a day of remembrance to honor those who lost their lives in the war. In 1954, Congress amended the Act of 1938 that had made Armistice Day a legal holiday, changing “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day” to honor all veterans.  

There are many ways to navigate this website. When you arrive at today’s link, you can learn about the project and how to participate, but the meat of the site is found by selecting the “Search the Veterans Collections” link. From here you can narrow your search to:

  • By Conflict or Era – WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Afghan War, Iraqi War, other

  • By Branch of Service – Air Force, Army, Army Air Forces/Corps, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, Navy, Civilian, other

  • Gender

  • Prisoner of War

  • Type of Material – audio, video, manuscript, photo

  • Type of Manuscript – correspondence, creative works, dairies, memoirs, transcripts

  • And much more

Once you have refined your search options and selected the “Go” button at the top, a list of matching results will populate. Select the name of the veteran to learn about this person. If there is a “View Digital Collection” button beside the entry, click on this to be taken to the page with the digital content such as an audio or video interview or photographs. Not every entry includes digital content, but those that do provide fascinating first-hand accounts of life in the military and the wartime stories that accompanied their service.

Visitors can also browse collections from the home page by clicking on the “Experiencing War” image to find a special collection featuring more vets. From here, you will also find additional search options to explore more stories. 

Today’s website helps your students learn about the men and women who served our country and to gain a better understanding of why they need to be honored on Veterans Day and always.

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. However, all of ClickSchooling’s recommendations assume that parents will preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children. 

Fun Creative Chemistry Activities

September 22nd, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, September 22, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Creative Chemistry

(www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/)

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 worksheets and practical guides, interactive periodic tables, chemistry-themed games, crosswords, and quizzes, and more.

Get instructions for some of the activities including: 

  • Anodizing
  • Blueprinting
  • Dyeing
  • Balloon Rockets
  • Build a Lighthouse
  • Fingerprinting
  • Flame Tests
  • And how to conduct a urine analysis

Most of the activities come with a downloadable PDF, pictures and instructions too.

Some of the games include: 

  • matching game
  • crossword puzzles
  • jigsaws
  • quizzes
  • and more

There are great science experiments and lessons for you to learn all about chemistry.

Free Vocabulary Activities that Teach History!

September 16th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, September 16, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MyVocabulary.com – Constitution Day

(myvocabulary.com/word-game-puzzles/constitution-day-sept-17th-vocabulary/)

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

 

This website is offering free activities to boost students’ vocabularies and knowledge of history in anticipation of Constitution Day, Columbus Day, and Election Day.

When you get to the site, you’ll find interactive: 

  • word searches
  • crosswords
  • matching games
  • quizzes
  • and more

that include 229 vocabulary words themed around the U.S. Constitution.

Also check out COLUMBUS DAY, October 12th 

Try your skills at solving vocabulary word puzzles and games, and get some lesson ideas for learning about Columbus and his historical expeditions.

and ELECTION DAY, November 3rd

Play word games and do puzzles themed around political vocabulary words such as: Ballot, Campaign, Candidate, Canvass, Caucus, Constituency, Delegates, Electoral, Gerrymander, Incumbent, Judicial, Legislature, Nominate, Partisan, Primary, Quorum, Veto, etc.

Bookmark this ad-free website to take advantage of the array of free content to improve vocabulary. You’ll find activities to help prepare students for SAT and ACT exams too.

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