References

K-5 RESOURCES


  • Alfy
  • BabytimeInformative and fun ways to care for your baby! Interactive play programs designed for baby's development - activities, songs, and games - make parenting fun!
  • Bradley's English School Interactive Online Activities
  • Elementary Keyboarding Guide
  • Focus on English and Language Arts
  • The Neighbor Kids rock out with great music and fun for kids ages 6 to 11.
  • K-8 Kids Place Developed by Houghton Mifflin, this site contains a number of helpful online educational, interactive materials for students from kindergarten to 8th grade. The Web site is divided into three main sections: School Books, Games, and Brain Power. In School Books, students have the ability to pick from a number of activities ranging from spelling quizzes, mathematic skills reviews, and reading activities for grades 1 through 6. Several of the activity areas here are also available in Spanish. The Brain Power section contains a number of activities designed to challenge and hone the analytic and problem-solving abilities of young people. The questions are geared for students in grades 3 through 8, and an archive containing the previous three week's questions is available for perusal. The Games section features four different activities, including Fake Out! -- where students guess the definition of a word and also have the ability to submit their own fake definitions. Additionally, Houghton Mifflin has placed a statement online regarding its commitment to protecting the privacy of children using the site.
  • SurfNetKids
  • Wee Ones is the first online children's magazine dedicated to bringing parents and children together through reading and family- oriented fun with a safe, fun internet environment for children ages 3 to 8 as well as a separate web space for parents to learn, share, and be entertained.
     
    
    The most important suggestion I would make is to make these activities
    on computers/Internet match what you are teaching.  
    
    Suggestions of places to use with first graders
    
    Look at Getting to Know Numbers: Ideas for PreK-1  
    http://www.enc.org/features/focus/archive/prenumbers/  (navigation is on
    the right)
    specifically the ones listed here:
    http://www.enc.org/features/focus/archive/prenumbers/document.shtm?input
    =FOC-004449-index  
    (if url wraps in email, fix it!)
    example: Mend the Number Square
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/games/mend.shtml
    
    And this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives grades PK-2
    http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_1.html
    here is sample:
    http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_184_g_1_t_1.html
    
    And this Bobbie Bear Counting Strategies from NCTM Illuminations site
    http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/tool_detail.aspx?id=3
    see more like it here:
    http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/index.aspx
    
    Connected Kids: Using the Internet to Teach PreK-2 Mathematics  
    http://www.enc.org/features/focus/archive/youngmath/ (navigation is on
    the right)
    specifically those listed here: 
    http://www.enc.org/features/focus/archive/youngmath/document.shtm?input=
    FOC-003374-index
    
    And this: 
    Dosity Grade K-2 activates
    http://www.dositey.com/homek2.htm
    
    Be sure to look at Varnelle Moore's Primary Math Activities
    http://mathforum.org/varnelle/
    
    Also try this Everyday Mathematics demosite
    http://media.emgames.com/emgames/demosite/demolevel2.html  
    
    

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