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.

Free Online Puzzle Generator


 

Puzzlemaker is a free puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more — using your own word lists. This is a useful tool as it can be used to help reinforce keywords for any subject.

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:05 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/07/entry_154.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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:16 AM

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:16 AM

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:13 AM

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:46 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_20.html

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:49 AM

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:47 AM

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

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_17.html

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."

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:50 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:47 AM

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:17 AM

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 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 2:44 PM
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http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_14.html

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:47 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_13.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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:16 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_11.html

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:14 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_10.html

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:48 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_9.html

Free Printable Graph & Grid Paper


 

The following page at Incompetech allows you to access various free PDF files of differently formatted graph & grid papers, which you can then print.

Designs include square, triangular, hexagonal, circular, polar, assymetric, music, notation, fretboard, numberline and penmanship.

http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, March 21, 2010 10:32 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/03/entry_240.html

Parliament Education Resources


 

Comprehensive site containing lessons plans for KS1 through KS4, plus interactive whiteboard resources, printable material (PDF files), online games and videos

http://www.parliament.uk/education/index.htm 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Thursday, January 21, 2010 10:51 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/01/entry_249.html

National Gallery Printable Resources


 

The National Gallery have a selection of printable material available free to teachers. The notes are held in PDF format and contain useful information about specific paintings in the Collection. The only notes online at the moment seem to be aimed at Primary teachers.

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Thursday, January 21, 2010 10:43 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/01/entry_247.html

BrainPOP - Animated Educational Site For Kids


 
Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP, for grades 3 and up; BrainPOP Jr., for grades K-3; and BrainPOP Español. Our newest resource, BrainPOP Educators, features free tips, tools, and best practices by and for our teacher community.

This site is great, even if you're not based in the US! It covers a host of topics divided into the subjects Science, Social Studies, English, Maths, Arts & Music, Health and Technology. Each topic features a movie and related features which can include quiz, activities, experiment, Q&As and timeline. There are free movies available to watch, plus a free trial otherwise you will need to pay to subscribe. Family membership is currently $15 a month for all three sites (BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr and BrainPOP Espanol).

Click Here To Visit BrainPop


There is now a BrainPOP.co.uk too, subscription costs are £4.99 per month or £49 per year, plus VAT.

Click Here To Visit BrainPop.Co.UK

Posted by OneProudMomma at Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:31 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:18 AM

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