Learning Together

A selection of websites, printables, project ideas, places to visit and other resources that come in very handy when you're learning together at home.

The British Museum Ancient Egypt Website


 

The British Museum Ancient Egypt website is interactive and covers Egyptian life, geography, Gods & Godesses, mummification, Pharaoh, pyramids, temples, time, trade & writing.

There are different online activities in each section including

  1. Senet a board game that requires two people (but one computer)
  2. The Jeweller Of Memphis is a map reading puzzle game, where you have to enter coordinates to search for materials required by the head jeweller
  3. In Lost and Found you have to help Jane find her way out of the museum by waking up the god and godesses and bringing them items in return for their help
  4. Journey through The Underworld by selecting three spells from The Book Of The Dead
  5. Identify four objects in Ask The Experts by selecting the image that matches the description on your card
  6. Count the offerings in Temple Tally but don't forget to go to study the numbers in scribe school first!
  7. In Shuffling Time you have to arrange the 6 objects in the order they were made
  8. Tools Of The Trade requires you to match up an image of a tool with the appropriate description.
  9. Making Sense is an activity in which you have to read a story in heiroglyphs and select the correct glyph to finish the sentence on each page.

There is also a Staff Room section which is supposed to help you get more out of the site too.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Monday, May 17, 2010 11:15 AM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_84.html

Monetary Mania


 

Wanting to present some factual information about macroeconomics to high school students in an engaging way, the IMF asked us to develop an online trivia quiz. We recognized that much of the excitement of such quizzes (from Trivial Pursuit to Wheel of Fortune) derives from the social element, so we developed this trivia quiz show in which you compete against two other players (representing the typical knowledge of high school students and college econ majors).

Monetary Mania 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:21 PM
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The International Monetary Fund In Action


 

The International Monetary Fund came to eduweb for help developing student and teacher activities and resources about money, economics, and the IMF itself. This suite of role play activities and reference material offers hands-on exploration of economic challenges, crises and preventative analysis.

The International Monetary Fund In Action 

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Into The Book


 

"Explore eight reading strategies for K-4 students and teachers in this interactive and in-depth reading comprehension site:

Make meaningful connections to climb to the summit of the Mountain of Understanding

Summarize the thrilling life of a talkative pirate

Evaluate books to successfully explore a distant solar system

Infer the real news in letters from pen pals

And much more!

Students can watch online videos, play learning games and interactives, and share their creations with friends and family. Teachers can delve into rich information and teaching resources, lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.

Eduweb collaborated with the State of Wisconsin's Educational Communications Board on the design and development of the entire site, and particularly on the playful learning games and interactives that give students valuable practice with each reading strategy."

Into The Book 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:18 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_75.html

Amazon Interactive


 

Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.

Amazon Interactive 

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Trading Around The World


 

"The technicalities of international trade may be a snooze for middle school students, but a fast-paced game that challenges the player to buy low and sell high is just the ticket. We took an onsite activity and programmed a trading model that matches the player with computerized traders from around the world. Prices respond to the overall health of the global economy, and players can see how commodity prices change over time."

Trading Around The World 

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Understanding Slavery


 

"How could slavery have survived so long in American history? Our challenge with this site was to put American slavery into global context, and to explore the ways that it permeated American social and economic institutions. The result: a hybrid role play/interactive reference site that challenges the student to stop a slave auction, and then lets them explore the perspectives of the many people who had a stake in the institution."

Understanding Slavery 

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Where in the world and What in the world is Money?


 

"So you think you know what money is? It's those little round coins and paper bills printed by the government with someone's face on one side, right? What if money isn't a coin or a banknote or even a credit card? They may be common now. But not everyone in the world has used these forms of money for very long at all. Throughout history and around the globe, many different things have served as money. Play this game to find out just what money has been. You'll need to keep your wits about you if you want to get home. . . ."

Where in the world and What in the world is money?  

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:39 PM
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What I Did for My Summer Vacation - Montana Historical Society


 

"What Did You Do For Your Summer Vacation?

Hop a plane to see Grandma in Florida? Drive all the way to the Grand Canyon with your family? Chat online with your friends all over the world?

Travel back in time and across the Treasure State to experience a summer vacation before you could do any of those things. Going by train was the fastest way to get there, driving was a grueling adventure, and the telephone was high-tech.

You'll experience the past through artifacts from the Montana Historical Society's collections. We'll tell you about their past, but we won't tell you what to think about them — that's your story to tell us!"

What I Did for My Summer Vacation 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:27 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_70.html

The Dakota Experience


 

Dakota Experience - Creating Communities, The Frontier 

"Euro-Americans came to the plains with baggage. Beyond the valuables packed in wagons were the values in their heads and hearts. Prairie novelist Ole Rolvaag presented this idea in his image of an immigrant trunk. Out of it came a way of life from the old country.

The Great Plains offered an open place to start anew, though few left old ways behind. From 1860 to 1880, the northern plains welcomed newcomers wishing to replant and grow diverse values. Missionaries carried their gospel, hoping to replace tribal ways with Christianity. Others sought and found chances to take part in local or territorial government. Still others looked for wealth, some in the mines of the Black Hills.

Explore the interactives and topics in this section to learn more about how people created communities on the frontier."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:21 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_69.html

Harvest Of History


 

"The history of New York State agriculture is the story of our collective past. Harvest of History makes this story come alive. Explore the Village to find out where your food comes from, how and where it grows, and compare life in 1845 with our modern world. Then produce your own movie with the Village Videomaker. Our interdisciplinary curriculum for fourth-grade teachers explores how agriculture has been, and still is, an integral part of our lives in New York State."

Harvest Of History 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:19 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_68.html

Great Chicago Stories Interactive History Map


 

"This series of stories for elementary and high school students bring Chicago's history alive through experiences of fictional but typical kids living in Chicago over the last century. A companion to each story is an interactive map that shows high-resolution photographs of the locations described in the story, both at the time of the story's setting and the present. Using Yahoo! Maps within the activity, users can explore the story's neighborhood and see where it is in relation to their own home or school. Artifacts from the collections of the Chicago History Museum connect the objects of everyday life to the people who might have used them."

Great Chicago Stories Interactive History Map 

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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_67.html

America By Air


 

America By Air 

"Explore the history of commercial air travel in this online companion to National Air And Space Museum's new exhibit. Navigate your way along an early airmail route. Make a newsreel about the first around-the-world flight by scheduled airlines. See if you would have qualified to be a stewardess in the 1950s. And much more! "

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:17 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_66.html

Betwixt Folly And Fate - 3D Historical Role Playing Game


 

Betwixt Folly and Fate is an immersive 3-D role playing game that places players in 1774 Williamsburg as one of four characters: Chloe, an enslaved house servant; Henry, a free black carpenter; Mary, a midwife's assistant or George, a young gentleman.

In each role, players face the challenges of daily life in early America while learning about the social classes and customs of the time. For example, Henry, a free black carpenter, must find enough work as a journeyman to pay his mother's rent. As Henry seeks carpentry work and other tasks that come his way, the player learns about facets of ordinary eighteenth-century life as well as the opportunities and constraints facing a free black tradesman in 1774.

As players pursue their characters' goals, they explore a large portion of eighteenth-century Williamsburg, Virginia, roaming the streets and meeting people in shops, taverns, the Courthouse, and private homes. The town is populated with dozens of characters, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. Players may also bargain for goods with shopkeepers and try their hand at several colonial games.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:15 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_65.html

George Washington's World For Kids


 

George Washington's World For Kids 

"For a stiff-lipped Founder of the United States, George Washington led an awfully exciting life. Soldier, farmer, statesman...he was even famous for his love of dancing. On this site, discover the real Washington at home and at war. Explore a 3D Mount Vernon in search of artifacts that reveal the many facets of the man. Meet the people who lived and worked on his estate. Play the harpsichord so he can dance with his beloved Martha. And serve as gun captain at Washington's greatest moment of military achievement, the siege of Yorktown. Washington's World has it all—everything, that is, except for a cherry tree."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:12 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_64.html

Texas Independence


 

"In the winter of 1836, Texas were involved in a life or death struggle for freedom from Mexico. As they fought on the battlefield, they also sent representatives from every municipality to a constitutional convention in the small town of Washington. In two tense weeks, these Texans declared independence and created a constitutional republic based on the democratic principles they all held dear.

The Texas Independence Web site offers a rich variety of activities and resources about these historic events, from dramatic animations to timeline and storytelling interactives to primary source documents and lesson plans. The centerpiece of the site is "In Washington Town," a Web-based 3D game in which players explore a virtual recreation of Washington in March 1836. Over the course of the game, players meet key figures in the independence movement while discovering why ordinary Texans came to support this risky path."

Texas Independence 

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Dental Defenders


 

Dental Defenders is a 3D game.

"Danger lurks at every meal. Ordinary foods coat teeth with sugar, attracting bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay.

But the Dental Defenders are on the job! The Defenders patrol the mouths of children everywhere, protecting their teeth from everyday meals and snacks. Join the team and begin your patrol!"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:06 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_62.html

Mouth Power Online


 

"Discover the power of a healthy smile!

What is the secret to a healthy smile? Taking good care of your teeth!

Explore Mouthie's online laboratory to learn how to brush your teeth, what tobacco can do to your mouth, and how to make healthy food choices."

Mouth Power Online 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:05 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_61.html

Design A Satellite


 

Design A Satellite with the people of Littleton is a simulation game which challenges children to design a satellite that will send TV signals to places far across the country. Central to the design process is exploring the ways that high technologies are the products of human ingenuity—and that Littleton, Colorado is a community rich in such inventive people.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:02 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_60.html

U-505 Submarine


 

"At the height of World War II, the U.S. Navy captured a German U-boat submarine prowling off the waters of Africa. The American efforts to capture the U-505, and the German struggle to prevail instead, illuminate the human experience of duty, courage, and survival during wartime. This site features two games and an interactive timeline about that fateful day:"

U-505 Submarine include

  • Find the U-505: As an American sailor, use cutting-edge (for 1944) technologies to track down the U-boat.
  • Command the U-505: As skipper of the U-505, use your wits to attack the Americans and evade capture.
  • Capture! An interactive timeline featuring oral histories by the men who where there.
Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 5:00 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_59.html

Forces Of Flight


 

Forces Of Flight 

"Just how do airplanes stay up in the air? This whimsical interactive explores the four forces of flight by putting you in the designer's seat. Build a hybrid aircraft by selecting wings, fuselage and other components from 100 years of flight, then see what happens to your aircraft (and your poor test pilot). Does it go faster, slower, higher or lower? Experiment with lift, drag, thrust and weight to reach your target speed and altitude. Then compare those forces with the forces of flight in space!"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:57 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_58.html

Controlled Flight - 3D Flight Simulator


 

Controlled Flight is a 3D simulation, where you can take the controls of three aircraft and one spacecraft and try to master the art of moving in three dimensions. Learn how aircraft and spacecraft controls apply physics principles to achieve controlled flight, then tackle a nerve-wracking series of aerobatic and orbital maneuvers!

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:55 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_57.html

Stardust - Be A Spacecraft Engineer


 

Stardust - Be A Spacecraft Engineer 

"NASA needs your help! As part of an international coalition, it has begun building the International Space Station. But the Space Station is threatened by orbital debris—abandoned satellites, rocket remnants, and many other things.

Can you design a spacecraft to protect the Space Station from this "space junk"?

Your spacecraft will spin off from NASA's "Discovery Program"—an effort to make space exploration "faster, better, and cheaper." Whenever possible, this means adapting one spacecraft to tackle a different mission.

Your mission is to adapt the STARDUST spacecraft for a new mission.

Ready for lift-off?"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:39 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_56.html

Who's Out There? - A Space Science Adventure


 

A Space Science Adventure by the SETI Institute and Educational Web Adventures

"Who's out there? Are humans alone in the universe? Scientists involved in SETI—the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence—are using modern technology to search for the answer to this age-old question.

What if you were hired to lead such a search? Explore what you need to know to design a SETI research project, then test your skills at searching for alien signals!"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:37 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_55.html

Bridge To Classroom


 

"Designing and building a bridge to withstand earthquakes is no easy challenge. Explore the science, technology and people involved in the bridge with these interactive learning modules and simulations!"

New Bay Bridge 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:36 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_54.html

Black Holes : Gravity's Relentless Pull


 

Black Holes : Gravity's Relentless Pull 

"Black holes are places where ordinary gravity has become so extreme that it overwhelms all other forces in the Universe. Once inside, nothing can escape a black hole's gravity -- not even light. Yet we know that black holes exist. We know how they are born, where they occur, and why they exist in different sizes. We even know what would happen if you fell into one. Our discoveries have revealed one of the strangest objects in the Universe, and there's still much we don't know. The nearest black hole is many lightyears away, so we don't have to worry about threats to the Earth. This is as close as you'll ever get to one. So come explore!"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:35 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_53.html

The Watershed Game


 

"Water...we all depend on it for survival. But water is a scarce resource—only one percent of all water on earth is freshwater! How can we keep this water pure and fresh?

Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon. What are they? Would you make the best decisions in managing your watershed? Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices!"

The Watershed Game is brought to you by the Distance Learning section of the Bell Museum.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:26 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_52.html

On The Prairie


 

On The Prairie - "The prairie is one of North America's great ecosystems and a vital habitat for many plants and animals. The prairie once spread across 1.5 million square kilometers of the Great Plains (that's seven times the size of Minnesota!)—but less than 2% of native prairie remains today."

This site contains a Build-A-Prairie online activity, field guide and movies showing you prairie life.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:24 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_51.html

The Dirt On Soil


 

Soil... The Final Frontier.

"We know less about life in the earth under our feet than we do about the far side of the moon. Yet every plant and animal you can think of depends on this vast hidden ecosystem.

Each shovel of soil holds more living things than all the human beings ever born. Lots of species are still waiting for scientists to identify and name them. This is a world where fungi lay traps for thread-like worms. Bacteria dine on toxic chemicals. The smaller the creature, the stranger are its habits.

Dig into this underground universe and meet its tiny but helpful residents"

Includes a field guide, a soil safari and an exploration through the many layers of soil.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:14 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_50.html

Ways Of Knowing Trail


 

Ways Of Knowing Trail 

"My Dear Daughter,

Greetings from the Ituri Forest in Central Africa! I've foudn the Ways Of Knowing Trail, a wondrous path through this beautiful forest. You must come here someday, to the village of Epulu, to discover the secrest of the Ways Of Knowing Trail. If you're alert , you'll find the most important secret of all - it's simple and obvious but impossible to see unless you know how. What is the secret? It's simply -"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:11 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_49.html

Jefferson's West Web Adventure (Demo)


 

This electronic field trip sends you on a mission joining the Lewis & Clark expedition to explore the west lands of the continent in search of a water route to the Pacific Ocean. President Jefferson also want's to learn about the nature and cultures you encounter along the way so you will need to collect rocks, plants and animals from the lands you cross.

Jefferson's West Web Adventure 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:06 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_33.html

Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA)


 

Shedd Educational Adventures (SEA) contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life for your students with fact sheets and multimedia interactives based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:02 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_32.html

Pestworld For Kids


 

"What Is A Pest? Think of them as animals out of place. Out in nature, they're just doing their jobs. But when they move into our homes and yards, then we call them pests. So come explore the world of pests. Then use your new knowledge to outwit the pests in your world."

Pestworld For Kids 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 4:01 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_31.html

Zoo Matchmaker


 

Zoo Matchmaker is an online game from Minnesota Zoo's website. In the game you will "Learn how zoos use genetics tools to save endangered species! You will play the role of “Population Manager” for a small population of endangered tigers. Using the genetic information you are provided, you must determine which breeding recommendations to make while you try to control inbreeding and prevent the loss of genetic diversity. Can you make the best matches to help tigers survive?"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:59 PM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_30.html

Wolf Quest


 

Wolf Quest can you survive the call of the wild?

An immersive, 3D wildlife simulation game, WolfQuest challenges players to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park.

The single-player game consists of two episodes. In the first episode, Amethyst Mountain, players explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in a quest to find a mate. In the newly released second episode, Slough Creek, players find a den, establish a territory, raise pups and defend them from predators such as coyotes and grizzly bears. Online multiplayer games let up to five players form a pack to explore and hunt together.

The game is available to download for free.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:47 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_29.html

Life In A Diorama


 

Life In A Diorama allows you to explore what it would be like if you were behind the glass of a museum exhibit! You can learn how and why dioramas were made, or design your very own habitat diorama.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:45 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_28.html

Touch & See Room Mysteries


 

Touch & See Room Mysteries is an online activity brought to you by the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:43 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_27.html

Lagoon Adventures


 

Lagoon Adventures allows you to explore the ecology of the Indian River Lagoon. This estuary is rich in plant and animal life. In fact, the Lagoon is home to more plant and animal species than any other Lagoon in North America.

Part of this site allows you to discover, interactively, how the Lagoon works and also allows you to build your own Lagoon.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:41 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_26.html

My Pop Studio


 

My Pop Studio

"Ready to pop behind-the-scenes of the television you watch, magazines you read, music you listen to and websites you visit? Our "studios" let you take the reins. Create. Comment. Control. Explore your media, your way!

This Web site for 'tween-age girls promotes media literacy and gives girls a chance to create music, edit a TV show, publish a magazine and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives.

Create your own pop star and put her concert online for the world to enjoy!

Edit your own reality show, spinning the story the way you want!

Make your own celebrity magazine featuring you and your favorite actors and singers!

Test your multi-tasking abilities and find out how well you can do many things at the same time!"

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:32 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:50 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_24.html

Architect Studio 3D


 

"When building a house you must consider two things: the needs of people and the particulars of place. Satisfy these needs and you are an architect."

Architect Studio 3D 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:07 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_23.html

Ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum of Art


 

The Booklyn Museum of Art hosts an interactive online experience featuring over 1000 Ancient Egyptian objects featured in their Egypt Reborn : Art For Eternity exhibit. The pages provide information and activities about Egyptian art & culture.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:03 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_22.html

Jean-Michel Basquiat Online Exhibition


 

The Brooklyn Museum examines the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this online exhibition.

"The extraordinary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat created paintings and drawings filled with imagery that describes his ideas about life and the world around him. This web site allows you to examine his works of art in depth and to learn about the images he used."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:58 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_21.html

The Renaissance Collection


 

"The Renaissance Connection is the Allentown Art Museum's interactive educational web site. With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art.

Be a patron of the arts. Design your own innovation. Investigate Renaissance artworks in depth. Discover how past innovations inform life today. And more, all enhanced with quirky visuals, irreverent humor, and engaging interactivity that reveal the ways that Renaissance life and culture resemble our own."

The Renaissance Collection 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:56 PM
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Picturing Women


 

"The history of the representation of women is one that often pictures partial and full nudity along with other explicit depictions. Some contemporary artists have chosen to respond to such conventions in similarly explicit ways. This Web site reflects both historical conventions and contemporary responses. These images can be challenging for younger viewers in particular, but each one offers the opportunity for questioning, discussing, and learning."

Picturing Women 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:54 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_19.html

The Artist's Toolkit


 

The Artist's Toolkit is a simple online art package that explores the fundamentals of shape and colour.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:52 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_18.html

World Myths & Legends In Art


 

World Myths & Legends In Art "Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular cultures believed and valued. But even where written records or oral traditions exist, art adds to our understanding of myths and legends."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:50 PM

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Surrounded By Beauty - Arts Of Native America


 

The Art Of Daily Life "There is no equivalent in the many Native American languages for the word art. Yet the objects here suggest that Native Americans are a highly spiritual people who create objects of extraordinary beauty. In Native American thought there is also no distinction between what is beautiful or functional, and what is sacred or secular. Design goes far beyond concerns of function, and beauty is much more than simple appearances. For many native peoples, beauty arises from living in harmony with the order of the universe.The concerns and aspirations of a vital contemporary American Indian population changes as the world changes. Today some Native American artists continue traditions of their ancestors, while others transform those traditions in new and innovative ways."

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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_16.html

A Lifetime Of Colour


 

A Lifetime Of Colour hosts a number of ArtEdventures activites which are both fun and educational. They are divided into primary and intermediate levels and aim to show how great artists made their work whilst teaching tips and techniques along the way.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:47 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_15.html

Art Tales: Telling Stories with Wildlife Art


 

"With this project, we (eduweb) wanted to offer users an opportunity for thoughtful creativity using artworks from the museum's wonderful collection to tell a story. To foster motivation and an imaginative approach among users, we added a role play element—users choose to be a frontier explorer, field guide writer, or museum curator and then work with artworks to create something meaningful and original."

Art Tales 

The National Museum Of Wildlife Art website also has other interactive sections including My Life As An Elf and Animal Athletes 

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The Children's Museum Of Indianapolis


 

The Children's Museum Of Indianapolis website is the offical site for the museum. As well as information about the exhibits there is an online games section.

The games are seperated into three ages ranges Pre-K to 2, 3 to 5 and 6 to 8.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:36 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_13.html

Building Surpises


 

Frank Gehry's amazing architectural designs have become world famous. The Building Surprises  site explores a key building in his portfolio—the Weisman Art Museum. Explore the building inside and out. Learn about the design process and other remarkable buildings designed by Gehry.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:30 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_12.html

A. Pintura: Art Detective


 

Pintura was one of eduweb's first projects but remains very popular for its film noir approach to art history. Step into Pintura's shoes and try to solve the Case of Grandpa's Painting.

Solve The Case Of Grandpa's Painting 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:28 PM
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Inside Art - An Adventure In Art History


 

"What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out? This site developed in-house during eduweb's early days explores a painting from the inside out."

Visit The Inside Art Website 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:26 PM
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Sumo Paint - online painting application


 

Sumo Paint is an application similar to MS Paint which you access and use online. It is surprisingly quick to load and has some nice features that are not available in paint.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:20 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_9.html

Times Spelling Bee


 

The Times Spelling Bee website is primarily aimed at children ages around 12 years old that are competing in the Times Spelling Bee competition, however the play and practise areas are open to anybody. There is also a mini bees section for children aged 5-11 years old.

A useful feature on this site is the downloadable mobile games section which will allow you to test your spelling on a handheld device. Although the application is only availebl on the iPhone at the moment, they are intending to make the application available on several different mobiles.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:17 PM
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