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SMARTboard

Language Arts

http://thestorystarter.com/scribble.html-create as many words as you can before the time runs out!
http://www.bemboszoo.com-an awesome visual/auditory alphabet, just beautiful!
http://www.dositey.com/2008/index-page-free_activities-sub-k2.php

Book Adventure
http://bookadventure.org

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. K-8

Cyberchase

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/how_started.html

Follow the online adventures as you travel through the three webisodes. Grades 2-3.

Nursery Rhymes 4 You
http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com
A collection of nursery rhymes and songs to share and enjoy, with pictures to print off and color.  Grades PreK-1

Zoom Playhouse -40+ complete play scripts  - short and sweet!  Grades 2-4

Make a Word- Make as many words as you can from the given word Grades 2-5

Road Hog Spelling - Form 3 letter words.  Grades K-2

Primary Games - reading

 

Phonics Games

http://pbskids.org/lions/games/ears.html

Fuzzy Lion Ears
Gawain's Word
Jim's Whirly Word Game
Alphabet Action
Prefix Catch
BBC Words and Pictures
Magnetic Poetry Tiles 
Move the tiles - or make your own tiles!!
Fridge Magnet Poetry, Poems, Magnets Idea: sort by nouns, verbs, etc.

Word Magnets  Create sentences using phonics & sight words

Vocabulary

Kid's Place: Houghton Mifflin Reading - Vocabulary games for each story
Synonyms and antonyms
Antonym
Matching Game
Word Builder
Harcourt Spelling
Homographs
Quia
Berenstain Bears
Story Time
Voycabulary  
Free online web Dictionary and Thesaurus linking reference tool.
Visual Dictionary Online 
From Merriam Webster
Learning Vocabulary Fun Build vocabulary Skills, includes SAT vocabulary
Quiz Tree
Call out a word and have students click on it. Grades K-3
Word Ahead 
High school vocabulary videos, includes SAT vocabulary

Comprehension

Grandpa Tucker's Rhymes and Tales - stories, poems and songs for kids and families
Lil' Fingers Storybooks
Lil' Fingers Holidays
The Story Place
The Children's Digital Library
Fact or Opinion -
Teaching and Learning Resources
Fact or Opinion
- Quia
Point of View
New York State Elementary Test Prep
Drawing conclusions
New York State
Main Idea
New York State
The Literacy Center
StoryPlace: a Pre-School Library
Interactive Storybooks
Clifford
Reading Games for ages 3-6
Reading Games for ages 6 and up

Building Language for Literacy

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/bll/

Online literacy skill activities.  This site appears to be a product advertisement but scroll down to click a character to enter the online practice activities of oral language, phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, or concepts of print Grades K-3

 

Meet An Author

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/authors.htm

Choose from classical or current authors and learn more about them at this website.  Grades 1-4

Story Starters

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/setting.htm

Choose from a collection of stimulating story settings to help get your story started.  Grades 1-4

Between the Lions

http://pbskids.org/lions/stories.html

Stories with adventure games.  Grades 1-3

The Reading Matrix

http://www.readingmatrix.com/directory/pages/

Online interactive reading resources that cover: Analyzing Text, Audio and Text, Proofreading, Reading Comprehension Advanced, Reading Comprehension Beginner, Reading Comprehension Intermediate, Short Stories, Vocabulary  Grades 3+

BBC - Schools - Words and Pictures

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/

Know your basic letters and sounds, now what? Well it's off to words and further phonics areas such as Vowel Phonemes and Consonant Clusters. Here you can find great online interactive games and activities for each of these areas along with printable activities for further reinforcement. How many of the High Frequency Words do your students already know? There is also a Gallery section with student submitted writings and suggestions for getting your students' work posted. Maybe your students will enjoy this site so much that they will even access it from home. Grades 1-3

Reading Games for Younger Kids

http://kidsdomain.com/games/read1.html

Reading Games for Older Kids

http://kidsdomain.com/games/read2.html

Funschool Games
http://www.funschool.com/games.php
Choose from 194 Flash, Java and Shockwave games.  Grades K-8

Aesop's Fables

http://www.umass.edu/aesop/

Traditional and modern fables Illustrated and retold by art students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst  Grades 3-8

Online Collection of 656+ Aesop's Fables

Reading Comprehension Tests

http://users.erols.com/interlac/testdir.htm

A collection of 7 reading passages with comprehension questions and answer key.  Grades 5-12

 Math

Arithmetic Four

A game like Fraction Four but instead of fraction questions the player must answer arithmetic questions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) to earn a piece to place on the board.

Arithmetic Quiz

Arithmetic Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on arithmetic with whole numbers and integers.

Bounded Fraction Pointer 

The user gives the values for the fractional points on the number line.

Bounded Fraction Finder 

The computer gives the values for the fractional points on the number line.

Caesar Cipher

Students practice simple arithmetic skills by encoding and decoding messages using an affine cipher.

Cantor's Comb

Students learn about fractions between 0 and 1 by repeatedly deleting portions of a line segment, also learning about properties of fractal objects.

Clock Arithmetic

Students learn about modular arithmetic operations through working with various types of clocks.

Coloring Multiples in Pascal's Triangle

Students color numbers in Pascal's Triangle by rolling a number and then clicking on all entries that are multiples of the number rolled, thereby practicing multiplication tables, investigating number patterns, and investigating fractal patterns.

Coloring Remainders in Pascal's Triangle

Students color numbers in Pascal's Triangle by rolling a number and then clicking on all entries that have the same remainder when divided by the number rolled, thereby practicing multiplication tables, investigating number patterns, and investigating fractal patterns.

Comparison Estimator

Compares two sets of objects.

Converter

Converts fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.

Equivalent Fractions Finder

Visually represent equivalent fractions by dividing squares or circles and shading portions equivalent to a given fraction.

Estimator

Practice estimation skills by determining the number of objects, length, or area.

Estimator Quiz

Randomized questions to answer on estimating the value of number sentences.

Factorize

Factorize 2

Learn about factors through building rectangular arrays on a grid.

Fraction Finder

Determine the value of two given fractions represented as points on a number line then graphically find a fraction whose value is inbetween the value of the 2 given fractions and determine its value.

Fraction Four

A version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by simplifying a fraction.

Fraction Quiz

Fraction Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on simplifying fractions; conversions between fractions, decimals, percents, and percentage problems.

Fraction Sorter

Represent fractions by coloring in the appropriate portions of either a circle or a square, then order those fractions from least to greatest.

Pattern Generator

Determine and then continue the pattern generated.

Tortoise and Hare Race

Students step through the tortoise and hare race, based on Zeno's paradox, to learn about the multiplication of fractions and about convergence of an infinite sequence of numbers.

Whole Number Cruncher

Similar to "Number Cruncher" but only generates multiplication and addition functions to avoid outputting any negative numbers.

 Angles

Students practice their knowledge of acute, obtuse and alternate angles.

Area Explorer

Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the perimeter and asked to calculate areas of the shapes.

Clock Wise

Practice reading a clock.

Elapsed Time

Practice finding elapsed time, given a starting time and an ending time.

Fractured Pictures

Students generate complicated geometric fractals by specifying starting polygon and scale factor.

Perimeter Explorer

Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the area and asked to calculate perimeters of the shapes.

Pythagorean Explorer

Students find the length of a side of a right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem, and then check their answers.

Surface Area and Volume

Students manipulate dimensions of polyhedra, and watch how the surface area and volume change.

Algebra Four

Students play a generalized version of connect four, gaining the chance to place a piece on the board by solving an algebraic equation.

Algebra Quiz

Similar to Algebra Four, Algebra Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on solving algebraic linear and quadratic equations of one variable.

Fraction Quiz

Fraction Quiz gives the user randomized questions to answer on simplifying fractions; conversions between fractions, decimals, percents, and percentage problems.

Function Flyer

This activity allows the manipulation of the constants and coefficients in any function thereby encouraging the user to explore the effects on the graph of the function by changing those numbers.

Function Machine

Students investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs.

General Coordinates Game

Students investigate the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.

Graph Sketcher

Students can create graphs of functions by entering formulas -- similar to a graphing calculator.

Graphit

Students can graph functions and sets of ordered pairs on the same coordinate plane.

Linear Function Machine

Students investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.

Ordered Simple Plot

nother version of "Simple Plot" which allows the user to plot and connect ordered pairs in the order that they are input. This enables pictures to be drawn by connecting the pairs rather than having the computer connect them from left to right.

Positive Linear Function Machine

Students investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.

Simple Coordinates Game

Students investigate the first quadrant of the Cartesian coordinate system through identifying the coordinates of points, or requesting that a particular point be plotted.

Simple Plot

Students can plot ordered pairs of numbers, either as a scatter plot or with the dots connected.

Dice Table

Students experiment with the outcome distribution for a roll of two dice by playing a dice throwing game. Parameters: Which player wins on which rolls.

Experimental Probability

Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6-sided number cubes or design your own number cubes. Appropriate for elementary grades.

Marbles

Students learn about sampling with and without replacement by modeling drawing marbles from a bag. Parameters: Number and color of marbles in the bag, replacement rule.

Racing Game with One Die

Two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line.

Spinner

Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities.

Adjustable Spinner

Students can create a game spinner with variable sized sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities. Parameters: Sizes of sectors, number of sectors, number of trials.

Bar Graph

Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values.

Bar Graph Sorter

Sort colored shapes into a bar graph. Appropriate for elementary grades.

Circle Graph

Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph. Similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set.

Measures

Students enter data and view the mean, median, variance and standard deviation of the data set. Parameters: Number of observations, range for observations, which statistics to view, identifiers for the data.

Pie Chart

Students view piecharts. Parameters: Number of sectors, size of sector as a percent.

Plop It!

Students click to build dot plots of data and view how the mean, median, and mode change as numbers are added to the plot. Parameters: Range for observations.

Math Playground Grades K-6

Visual Fractions

http://www.visualfractions.com/

Interactive practice to help students visualize fractions.  Grades 3-8

Cool Math 4 Kids

http://www.coolmath4kids.com Grades K-5

http://www.coolmath-games.com/ Grades 3-8

Interactive math activities for students with games, calculators, etc.

Tessellation Town  Click and drag to create your own tessellations

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics  Interactive virtual manipulatives based on NCTM standards

NCTM Illuminations   Interactive math tools

Daisy Maths   Interactive Grades PreK-5


CosmicZoom & The MegaPenny Project   Helps you visualize HUGE numbers

Multiflyer  interactive multiplication practice


ReviseWise Maths
  Numbers, Data Handling, Shape/Space/Measure, Mental Maths & Games

Count Us In  Number concept games to download or play online. Grades K-2


Math Drill
Online math practice that provides free graded reports

Mr. Nussbaum Math Games  Check out Math Fries and Decimal Place Value Pirates


A Maths Dictionary for Kids 
Animated & interactive

Science


Lemonade Stand Great way to apply economics

Interactive Chemistry Quizzes and Tutorials from OSU

Interactive Periodic Table

FossWeb

http://www.fossweb.com

FOSS is a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley.  Grades K-8

Virtual Labs from Howard Hughes Medical

World Wide Telescope from Microsoft will turn your computer into a virtual universe.  WOW!

Create a DNA fingerprint

Virtual Transgenic Fly Lab

AP Biology labs

Wonderville

Dynamic Periodic Table

Ace on the Case: Secrets@sea

http://www.secretsatsea.org/

An interactive adventure that helps students learn about marine ecology.  Grades 4-7

 

Zoom:Kitchen Chemistry

http://pbskids.org/zoom/kitchenchemistry/

The virtual kitchen  to perform online experiments, solve a puzzle, and get a reward.  Grades 4-6

 

The Biology Project

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/

From the University of Arizona, the Biology Project site is an interactive online resource for learning biology. The site includes tutorials, problem sets, activities, and other resources. Grades 9-12

Exploratorium

http://www.exploratorium.edu/
The Exploratorium is a collage of 650 interactive exhibits in science, art, and human perception.  Students can explore any of these subject: light color, sound, music, motion, animal behavior, electricity, heat and temperature, language, patterns, hearing, touch, vision, waves and weather.  Grades 3-12

Cool Science for Curious Kids
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience
Cool Science is a fun site that helps students appreciate science. Covered: Observation skills, plants, animal classifications and metamorphosis. Grades K-3

Education 4 Kids

Table of Elements
This site contains a table of elements drill. Grades 5-8

Live Science  Movies, headlines, cool stuff. (PREVIEW before sending kids here)

Seeing Reason  Cause & effect - free teacher tool


Showing Evidence 
Analyzing & evaluating info - free teacher tool

Gameaquarium

http://www.gamequarium.com

A collection of language arts, math, science, and social studies.  Grades PreK-6

Enchanted Learning
http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html
This is a fun educational site for audiences as young as preschool. Some of the areas covered: science, language arts and geography. (Not all pages are interactive.)  Grades Pre-K-3

HHMI’s BioInteractive

http://biointeractive.org

HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) provides activities and tools for students.  There is also a section for teachers  Grades 9-12

Entomology Image Gallery

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/imagegallery/

Students can view images and movies of beetles, ticks, lice, and lots of other creepy crawling insects!  Grades 3 and up

Endangered Animal Channel

http://www.endangeredtv.com/

Students explore videos of endangered animals from the Bagheera site.  Grades 2-6

Amoeba Movies

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/moviegallery/pondscum/protozoa/amoeba/index.html

Explore videos of an amoeba eating and moving through different environments. Real Player needed. Grades 5+

Way Cool Surgery

http://www.waycoolsurgery.com

View video clips of an actual doctor performing cardiac bypass surgery. Learn about heart
health, and careers in the health care field.  Grades 3+

Popular Science

http://www.popsci.com
There are plenty of interesting things to read at Popular Science Magazine's web site. Articles on science, space, the Internet, computers, and more.  Grades 3+

Exploring the Planets

http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/etp/etp.htm  Exploring the Planets is a simulated research center at the National Air and Space Museum that illustrates how scientist explore planets that are millions of miles away.  Students can choose to log in, enabling them a chance to save their work.  There are three levels for grades 5-8, grades 6-8, and grades 7-9.

Planet Impact!

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/impact/

Discover the fierce force of gravity and pelt poor Jupiter with a comet!  Teacher Tips included. Grades 5-8

Mission Mastermind

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/mastermind/

NASA needs your help in planning a Hubble Servicing Mission. Join the team!  Teacher Tips included. Grades 6-8

Galaxy Hunter

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/ghunter/
Statistically speaking, this cosmic photo shoot is out of this world!  Students construct and interpret frequency tables, demonstrate knowledge of simple random samples, define range, mean and median as they apply to statistics, and demonstrate knowledge of min/max plots.  Teacher Tips included.  Grades 10-12

Galaxies Galore

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/galaxies-galore/
Galaxy construction timeline: billions of years. For you: ten minutes.  Teacher Tips included.  Grades 6-8

 

No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/blackholes

An opportunity for students to research the fascinating topic of black holes and to examine the concepts of escape velocity, gravity, mass, and the speed of light as they apply to black holes.  Grades 8-12

Solar System Trading Cards

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/trading/

students will collect solar system trading cards by playing an interactive card game. They will identify the sun, planets, comets, and asteroids by answering questions about them. Students will learn facts about the solar system presented with amazing pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and various NASA missions.  Grades 3-6

Star Light, Star Bright

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/light/

Explore the nature of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this lesson, students will identify the different properties of waves and the relationship that exists between energy, wavelength, and frequency. Students will correlate images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and other astronomical instruments to the wavelength, color, and temperature information that can be found in the spectrum.  Grades 6-9

Hubble Deep Field Academy

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/hdf/

Join Professor WifPic in examining the Hubble Deep Field image and simulate the process astronomers have gone through to count, classify, and identify objects in the image as well as estimate their distances from Earth. The lesson is modular so that all or part of it may be completed using computers and the Internet.  Grades 6-8

Funology

http://www.funology.com
At Funology find fun facts, experiments, crafts, recipes, magic tricks, jokes, and a whole lot more.  Grades 2-5

Inner Learning Online

http://www.innerbody.com
Students can study the anatomy of the human body or learn about the inner workings of an automobile. Each of the detailed graphic images has 'hot spots' that interact to provide more information.  Grades 5+

Interactive Weather Maker - Students can make whatever kind of day they like just by moving the humidity slider and either of the two temperature sliders.

ScienceMonster

http://www.sciencemonster.com
Created by the makers of CoolMath, this site entertains with information about our solar system.  Students can take a star tour, see how gravity and inertia work, and play a fun lunar landing game.Grades 2-5

Amazing Space

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu
Amazing Space is a collection of interactive activities designed to teach students about black holes, collect solar system trading cards, and more.  Each activity includes high quality graphics and animation.  Grades 3+

Kid Port

Earth and Moon Viewer

http://fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
View a map of the Earth showing the actual day and night regions at this moment. You can also view it as currently seen from the Sun, Moon, orbiting satellite, or from above a variety of cities. Grades 3+

spaceKids

http://www.spacekids.com
Start the countdown and blast-off for fun and learning at this stellar site! Take a virtual tour of the solar system, play games, view space pictures and movies, get up-to-date space news, and more.  Grades 2-5

Virtual Solar System

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/solarsystem/splash.html
A fantastic site from National Geographic with a vast amount of information about our solar system. With the Viscape SVR plug-in students can take a fly-by tour of the sun and each planet, but even without the plug-in the site is a must-see for space buffs.  Grades 3-8

The Atoms Family

http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/

Explore educational activities about energy concepts, the power of the sun, energy conservation, energy transformation, electricity and fossil fuels being presented by famous gothic horror characters.

Virtual Fish Tank    Build-Your-Own-Fish online and release them into the Virtual FishTank(TM) exhibit at the Museum Of Science, Boston

ReviseWise Science   Living things, Materials, Physical Processes, Games


Playing with Time  
Elapse time videos


Devices of Wonder
Cool stuff from times past


Biology in Motion
A collection of learning activities,  animations, and cartoons Grades 7-12


exZooberance
Animal pictures and facts
 

Edheads Interactive science activities


Peep Research 
Good introduction to the Scientific Method


Zoobooks  The "Kids" section share interesting facts about animals


Extreme Science 
The Ultimate Online Science Experience

BBC School Science Clips
Flash Science activities


Life Cycles
of plants, frogs, humans


The Amazing Food Detective
Interactive games and activities  Grades 4-6


Energy Flows 
Move objects in sequence to let energy flow Grades 3-6


Ology 
An interactive museum


Science Splat 
Online science quiz


Wild Weather Adventure 
NASA's online weather game


Classify This 
Put bugs in the right scientific classification


Science Labs
Interactive games and quizzes Grade 6

phFactor

http://www.miamisci.org/ph/index.html

Is it acid or base?  Use the ph factor resource to find out.  Grades 6-8

Hurricane Storm Science

http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/

Interactive activities related to weather instruments and storms.  Grades 4-5

Jefferson Lab's Science Education (http://education.jlab.org/indexpages/index.php) is a an interactive resource for students allowing them to select and submit their answer.  The site also provides games and puzzles.  Grades 5 and Up

 

Apples for the Teacher Science Games

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/science.html

The Physics Classroom

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/

An online physics tutorial written for high school physics students.  Grades 9-12

 

I Know That Science Games

http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=L2_Science


Social Studies

 

Panwapa

http://www.panwapa.com

(which in the Tshiluba language means "here on this earth") aims to foster a foundation for global citizenship and community in children around the world.  Through this Site, Sesame Workshop aims to extend their mission to use educational media to help children reach their highest potential, celebrate cultural diversity, and build global understanding.  Visit Panwapa, it's both educational and fun!

Geosense
http://www.geosense.net

Test your knowledge of world geography by playing Geosense, alone or with a partner. Grades 7+

iCivic - a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and about our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.  There are teaching games on this site.


























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