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ICT Games: Robin Hood Doubles Beyond 10

Sept. 5

      Robin Hood challenges you to test your knowledge of doubles as you click on the correct answer on the target.  The questions and answers all involve numbers beyond ten.  If you are correct, you get a three-trumpet salute.  That will encourage you to keep playing, I’m sure.  If you make a mistake, the music lets you know, and you can keep trying until you find the correct answer.  This is a good game for reviewing doubles and also gives good practice in using the computer mouse. View source: http://www.ictgames.com/rhoodbeyond10.html  

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Tech Topics: Welcome to Matter!

Sept. 4

  Here’s a comprehensive site that covers all natures of matter.  There are sections on the structure of matter, states of matter, compounds and mixtures, and properties of matter.  Each section has several pages of explanation and description.  After you’ve learned all you can about each concept of matter, you can do at least two activities that review what you know.  Learn the equations for density, volume, and mass, and see how each is related to the other two.  A few of the tutorials do not seem to be working, but there is plenty to learn just from the site …

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University of Oregon: This is a Test of the Emergency Grammar System

Sept. 3

  Did you know that there is such a celebration as Be Kind to Editors Month?  September is it. It could also be modified to be Be Kind to Editors (and Teachers) Month because so often your teachers are your editors, and believe me, they get really tired of seeing the same mistakes over and over again. This amusing grammar quiz will test your ability to identify comma splices  and the proper usage of “its” and “it’s” among other grammatical mistakes. The quiz gives you immediate feedback by explaining the problem with the grammar or punctuation.  It’s lighthearted, but very …

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Kinetic City: Stomp-High-Low

Sept. 2

    Here it is already—September and school is in full swing.  Learning just about anything can be fun and rewarding.  It helps if you know what kind of learner you are.  There’s some recent discussion about the efficacy of learning by way of a specific learning style, but there’s no harm in using the various modalities to help with your understanding.  This site introduces you to a game that uses the kinetic learning style to see how it works.  You’ll need a team of at least five kids to be able to play this.  The instructions are on the …

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Children’s University of Manchester: Word Literacy: Adjective Detective

The Adjective Detective offers a collection of animated lessons on adjectives, followed by a simple quiz and detective game. The lessons include learning what adjectives are, learning about comparative and superlative adjectives and learning the rules for forming comparatives and superlatives. The game reinforces the lessons and has several levels.http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/languages/words/adjectives/

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University of California Museum of Paleontology: Paleontology Portal

This portal of the University of California Museum of Paleontology provides access to the museum’s research resources and fossil holdings. It includes career preparation advice for future paleontologists and a series of links to informational sources aimed at K-12 students interested in the history of life on our planet.http://www.paleoportal.org

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Tune In for Reading: Reading: Strategies for Better Reading

This interactive website from the Adult Media Literacy Alliance will help you improve your reading skills by providing strategies for “Reading between the lines,” making predictions, and identifying main ideas. Examples and activities give clear explanations and immediate feedback.http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/strategies-better-reading

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SchoolWax TV

This media-sharing site consists of only educator-approved videos, organized by audience and grade level. It includes videos created by teachers, students, and educational organizations. Videos are organized by subject and grade range, covering the core subjects of language arts, math, science and social studies, as well as the fine arts, technology, and even career planning.http://schoolwaxtv.com

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Welcome to College

When you think of going to college, where do you see yourself? Welcome to College is a great tool to help you plan just that. Follow the steps on the site to start a free account where you can choose and keep track of the colleges you are interested in. Then, start planning your visits. The site lists nearby hotels, restaurants and campus hotspots to check out. When you return from your visit, rate the college and read what other students had to say as well. Keeping all this information in one spot with all the accompanying facts will help …

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Mathematics Lessons That Are Fun! Fun! Fun!

Written by math educator Cynthia Lanius and hosted by Rice University, these lessons offer games, activities, and practice on a number of math concepts for students in grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Topics range from counting to calculus, from fractions to graphing. Some lessons are in Spanish as well as English, and larger sections contain a page of notes for teachers.http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/

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