Learning Links

Cool Tools to Embed on Blogs

Avatars

Build Your Wild Self – avatar maker

DoppelMe – free avatar maker

Pocoyize – create your own avatar

Voki – create speaking avatars

Book/Comic/Cartoon Creators

Storybird – create collaborative stories

ToonDoo – comic strip and comic book creation tool

Brainstorming & Organization

Padlet – online notice board creator

Popplet – collaborative brainstorming and presentation tool that can be used to create graphic organizers, timelines, and many other visual organization forms (Popplet Lite available for iPads)

Tiki-Toki – web-based timeline software

Titan Pad – lets people work on one document simultaneously

Copyright

Watch this video to learn about Creative Commons:

Wanna Work Together? from Creative Commons on Vimeo.

Watch this video to learn more about the different Creative Commons licenses:

Attribution – how to attribute copyrighted works

CreativeCommons.org – copyright information and licenses to help you share your work the way you want it shared

Images

FindIcons.com – huge resource for avatars and small images

morgueFile – free stock photos

Open Clipart Library – public domain clipart

Photos for Class – search to download properly attributed, Creative Commons photos for school!

School Clip Art – The clip art images you find at School-Clip-Art.com are provided FREE for educational use. Teachers can use them for worksheets, Lesson Plans, Quizzes, Web sites, and other classroom needs. Students can use them for their homework assignments and Web site.

StockVault.net – free images from photographers around the world

Music and Sounds

AudioBoom – website, and a smartphone and tablet app, which allows users to post and share sound files

authorSTREAM – add sound to power points

AudioPal – add audio to your website or blog

Fotobabble – create a talking photo

imcompetech – royalty free music

Partners in Rhyme – royalty free music and sound effects

SoundCloud -online audio distribution platform that allows users to upload, record, promote and share their own sounds

Widget/Poster Tools

Glogster EDU – create a glog

Snack Tools – free web apps to help create blog and website widgets (banners, playlists, slideshows, quizzes, flip books)

Wordle – generate word clouds from text you provide

Video

Animoto – creates professional looking videos from your images

PhotoPeach – quickly upload photos to create slideshows or quizzes that you can embed on your blog and share worldwide

You can put any video from YouTube, Vimeo or WatchKnowLearn on your blog if it has the embed option and you do not change it:

Vimeo

YouTube

WatchKnowLearn

GAMES

Checkers

Chess

Connect 4

Play Kids’ Games – fun and educational games for kids!

Reaction Time – Test your reaction time.

Reversi – a.k.a. “Othello”

Sheppard Software – “hundreds of educational games, activities, quizzes, articles and more!”

GRADE 5/6 SUBJECTS

ART

Barbara Reid – Barbara Reid is a picture book illustrator and author whose award winning artwork is created with plasticine.

HEALTH

Cooking with Kids – cooking tips for kids from “The Peppered Leopard” and more

My Food Guide – interactive tool that customizes Canada’s Food Guide just for you!

LANGUAGE ARTS

Kids Web Japan – website that introduces Japan to schoolchildren aged between 10 and 14 who live in other countries; sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrsof Japan (MOFA)

Saskatoon Public Library

Spelling City – Spelling test, teach me, play a game, flashcards, vocabulary test

Unite for Literacy – read books and listen in English or another language

EAL

Mrs. Ens’ EAL links

Wack-a-Mole – Try to smack the moles in alphabetical order.

Word Play – Click on a word and watch it play.

Internet Safety

CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of The Three CyberPigs – The 3 CyberPigs learn some important lessons about authenticating online information and observing rules of netiquette. They also learn how to distinguish between fact and opinion and how to recognize bias and harmful stereotyping in online content.

Privacy Pirates: An Interactive Unit on Online Privacy (Ages 7-9) – Game introduces kids, ages 7-9, to the concept of online privacy and teaches them to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information better kept private.

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs – The CyberPigs play on their favourite website and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf – teaches kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators.

Keyboarding

Keyboarding practice – practice touch typing skills with these lessons

Typing activities

MATH

Add Em Up – Strategy game with a difference!

Arrange Game – Order all the numbers in the shortest time possible with the minimum number of moves…

Broken Calculator – Eric has smashed his calculator, but some of it still works, so can you help him get the answers?

Cyberchase – critical thinking math games

Flippa Memory Game – you have to match 3 symbols, not just a pair

Hangman – Play Hangman with Math Words, oh and a few other words, too … so watch out!

I Know Your Birthday! – math tricks on youtube!

Magic Square Game – Put the pieces together so that the rows and columns add to 30.

Math 3 Under the Sea – Type in your first name and your the name of your favourite fish. You can then choose some grade 3 math activities to do.

Math 4 Raft Race Challenge –  In this game, students collect items needed to build a raft and enter a river race. To collect the items, they solve a variety of math problems in four locations.

MATH FOCUS K-9 – find your grade, chapter and lesson and choose an activity!

Math Live 5

Math Magician Games – basic fact practice

Math Match

Math Play – free online math games!

Math Tricks – matchstick puzzle trick and other amazing math on youtube!

Mind Control – more math fun on youtube!

No calculator or how to multiply quickly – another way to multiply for visual learners on youtube!

Reaction Math – addition, subtraction and multiplication challenges against the clock!

Rocket timer – variety of countdown timers we use in class to time our math facts

Sheppard Software Math Games

Simon Says Game – How long a sequence can you remember?

Simple graphical multiplication trick – multipliying big numbers in a different way on youtube!

Spy Guys

Tangrams – These are a collection of Tangram Puzzles for your enjoyment. Position and Rotate the pieces until you have completed the shape. Some are very challenging!

Tesselations and Mosaics – design patterns

The Math Playground – math skills, logic

Where does the extra man come from? – more cool math tricks on youtube!

Wired Math – math games, challenges, lessons and enrichment for middle years students

Xtramath – a free web program for students, teachers and parents that helps kids master basic math facts

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In motion

Push to Play – games and activities for kids to play outside

Ultimate Frisbee

SCIENCE

Habitat

Canada’s Ecozones – see Saskatchewan’s 4 ecozones on a Canadian map

EcoKids – “Canada’s environmental destination for kids”

Habitats – learn more about habitats here!

Narcisse Snake Dens

Return of the Prairie Bandit – learn about the reintroduction of the Black-Footed Ferret and Prairie Dogs in this Nature of Things program

Saskatoon’s Northeast Swale

Snakes Alive! –  learn about the habitat of Manitoba’s red-sided garter snakes

Swale – watch a video that explains what a swale is

The Heartland – Wild Canada – Learn about the historic and modern day Saskatchewan ecozones (prairies and boreal forest) and the plants and animals that lived there in the past and occupy the space today in David Suzuki’s “Wild Canada” series.  See the pronghorn antelope (the fastest hooved land animal on earth) in the grasslands, the elusive wolverine in the icy remote northern forests and the beaver sharing their cozy lodges with muskrats.

Light

Canadian Space Agency, AuroraMAX project

Folklore Causes of Colour – Folklore of the Aurora

Galileo’s First Telescope

Graph compares wavelengths of various EM radiation and physical objects

Liquid Filled Lenses – “Atomic physicist Joshua Silver invented liquid-filled optical lenses to produce low-cost, adjustable glasses, giving sight to millions without access to an optometrist.”

NASA Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Northern Lights Centre – facts and traditional tales about Aurora

Optics for Kids – fun and interesting things about optics!

Space Weather – photos of auroras and other cool information!

SOCIAL STUDIES

First Nations

Memory – Flip the cards and match the pictures and discover interesting facts along the way!

Turtle Island – Choose one of the animals as your guide. Answer questions by dragging the correct item to the basket.

Geography

Sheppard Softward World Maps – Learn places in the world with these interactive maps!

Research

Boolify – visual search engine for kids

Copyright information

Destiny Quest – Find any book in the Greystone Heights School library

Easy Bib – automatic bibliography and citation maker

Greystone Heights School Library

Resources and Wealth

Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan – detailed information on the history of Saskatchewan agriculture, mining, science and innovation

Foundations of Saskatchewan Agriculture – This online resource contains information on the various commodities produced in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Agriculture Trivia Game – Join Kafleen and the rest of the gang and test your knowledge of farming and ranching in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Innovations – This virtual exhibit from the Western Development Museum features many unique inventions that originated in the province.

Saskatchewan Settlement Experience – wonderful pictures and descriptions of farm life in the past

Saskatchewan Stories –  Saskatchewan stories about first peoples, fur trade, early settlers, growth and change and today.

SaskEnergy’s Learning Centre – Your pipeline to learning about natural gas production, storage and use in Saskatchewan.

VIDEO

Digital Citizenship videos – Common Sense Education

Khan Academy – over 2700 videos and 240 practice exercises – “learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace”

FOR EDUCATORS & PARENTS

“It’s a Girls World” – NFB videos that examine social world of 10 – 14 year old girls

Mentoring Boys – to become caring, courageous and ethical men

Saskatchewan Curriculum

Online Safety

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  • January 11, 2017 at 10:23 am
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    Hello,

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