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

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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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:12 AM

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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 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:20 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:46 AM

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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 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:15 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:45 AM

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

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
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:15 AM

http://www.oneproudmomma.co.uk/learning/archives/2010/05/entry_57.html

Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds Printable Resources


 

The RSPB online resources are linked to the four national curricula/guidelines and are targeted at five age groups: 5 - 7, 7 - 11, 11 - 14, 14 - 16 and 16+

All primary resources are cross referenced with the National Numeracy Strategy for England and the national maths curricula and organised into Geography, Literacy, Numeracy & Science categories.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/ 

Posted by OneProudMomma at Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:39 AM

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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

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Neopets - Is Also Educational


 

There is a lot to be said about Neopets. Yes, it's a fun site, some of the games are very arcade like and there are the battledomes, but a lot can be learned on their site too.

Neopets is based in the world of Neopia, where your pet lives (you can choose a house, decorate and furnish it if you wish!). Your pet can explore the various lands, moon and space station, playing games and having fun with other activities if you wish.

You can purchase things for your pet in the Neopian shops using Neopoints. These can be won playing games or by selling things in your own shop.

Each game has a NP ratio, that is how the final score for the game is converted to Neopoints (NP). What I have noticed is that the educational games tend to have a higher ratio so you earn more Neopoints by playing those ones, this makes them more appealing to children who may be reluctant to try them!

We find the Maths Nightmare game particularly good for practising mental arithmetic. You can set the difficulty depending on the ability of the person playing and can opt for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division or a combination of all four.

Other maths skills including tangrams, probabilities, projectiles and even basic counting skills are utilised whilst playing the games. Spelling and typing can also be improved through playing games such as Typing Terror and Spell Or Starve. There are several strategy and card games avavilable too.

Younger users are automatically placed in Neopets Jr, which is easier for youngsters to navigate but still has the games.

The only downside to Neopets is the amount of advertising, this is because it is a free to use site and has to make some money somehow! There is the option to pay for the premium service whichis around £7 per month, this gives you a few extras and removes the advertising.

Posted by OneProudMomma at Wednesday, April 08, 2009 2:45 PM
Edited on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:18 AM

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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 EspaƱol. 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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