Thursday, May 28, 2015

Common Core Cafe for Parents - Session 2

Slides for Today
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Free Learning Websites for Elementary, Middle School and High School Students

PBS Kids is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life. http://pbskids.org/

ABCya focuses heavily on building math, reading, and writing skills, but it also covers some additional topics as well as holiday themes. http://www.abcya.com/

Fact Monster™ This site combines reference materials, facts, and trivia quizzes for kids on all subjects. Parents, educators, and kids can get homework help and access almanacs, an encyclopedia, a dictionary, and an atlas.  http://www.fact.monster.com/

Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!  http://ww w.discoveryeducation.com/students

Multiplication.com (2th - 6th Grade) helps students review multiplication tables as well as addition and subtraction facts. It has interactive games, classroom games, and worksheets that can be downloaded. http://www.multiplication.com/

Light Up Your Brain.com (K–8th Grade) The brainteaser games and audio stories featured on Light Up Your Brain help students hone their problem-solving, reading, color-matching, math, and fine motor skills. http://www.lightupyourbrain.com/

Chem4Kids! It's not just for kids, it's for everyone. If you are looking for basic chemistry help and information, stay on this site. We have information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry. http://www.chem4kids.com/

Khan Academy Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. https://www.khanacademy.org/

CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year. After viewing CNN Student News, use the Daily Discussion to help students discuss and understand the stories covered in the program. The questions are designed to promote critical thinking and are written for middle and high school students, but they can easily be adapted for upper elementary school classes if you feel the topics addressed are appropriate. www.cnn.com/studentnews

CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization providing access to education materials for K-12 students and teachers. http://www.ck12.org/





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