Note to parents and families: This site includes kid friendly web pages that we either use in class or are posted for your child’s enjoyment. We make every effort to check sites before posting them. We periodically recheck sites for changes. Should you find anything you question on a site, please contact us through our contact form: https://shsomaha.org/contact/
*Some sites contain ads. During class we discuss how to avoid clicking on items, such as ads, not part of the educational value of the sites.
Please use links below to access websites.
National Gallery of Art Several different ways to create art
Tate Kids Lots of great games for creating art
Check out 45 sites to create artwork for more ideas
Noodle Tools requires login but is free for creating MLA bibliographies
Clicky’s Quest Primary
Critterverse Fun game to play online or download for free. About bullying.
A special thank you to Casey, Kailey, Jared, Markus, Andrew, and Selena from Mrs. Baranowski’s Computer/Technology Class for this list!
Create your own simulations Downloadable program
For the serious programmers: Smart Scholar
WordSift – visualize text
Typer Shark (20wpm+)
We always like receiving websites from other students: Special thanks to Jess for this one: http://www.dimins.com/business-skills-keyboarding/
Story Writing http://storybird.com/
Financial Literacy (Thanks to Mrs. Lee’s Class for this suggestion)
Kids Math Games -money + much more!
Meddybemps Primary Games only
Sharendipity (Create your own games, animations, etc.)
Disney Books Online On the middle tab, “Collections,” go down to the last selection, “Disney Online Books”
Tumblebooks for Kids On the first tab, “Catalog”, go down to Tumblebooks and click. This is a link through the OPL that does not require a login.
46 Tools to make Infographics Links to several popular sites
http://www.coolmath-games.com Cool Math is “designed for the pure enjoyment of mathematics.” This interactive site features a plethora of fun games, puzzles, calculators and lesson plans.
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me5l/html/math5.html Math Live, a fantastic site for upper elementary students, is full of cartoon math tutorials on subjects like fractions, multiplication, area and perimeter, tessellations, probability, and a variety of other topics. The glossary section is an amazing collection of math concepts animated for more solid understanding.
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/ Skill building activites for single or up to 4 players
http://mathrun.net/ A fun site for practicing basic math facts, Mathrun is a simple idea (math problems float up the screen, and you have to tell whether they are correct or incorrect), and I love simplicity. There is no registration required and no advertisements — I love this, too.
http://www.sciencebob.com/index.php Science Bob is a fun, interactive site that has several different areas for kids to choose from. There are videos, experiments, science fair ideas and a research help link with many fantastic links to other sites.
http://www.sciencebug.org/index.html The educational goals of Catch the Science Bug are to increase science literacy and raise environmental awareness by having fun through interactive learning.
Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.
http://www.starfall.com A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.
http://www.magictreehouse.com If your students like The Magic Tree House series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), they’ll love The Magic Tree House website. Students climb up the tree and enter the tree house to find some great puzzles, fun games and quizzes on any of the 45+ MTH books.
http://www.storyjumper.com/ Story Jumper is a wonderful site that allows children to create their very own books. You can create cover pages, add text, upload drawings or photos to illustrate your story, and you can use the Story Jumper clipart gallery, too.
http://gardenofpraise.com/ Free biographies and activities
http://www.adrianbruce.com/ Games to reinforce language arts skill
http://storylineonline.net/ The Screen Actors Guild Foundation brings story alive with their members reading children stories aloud.
Create their own simulations Downloadable program
Sauk Language Learn more about this Native American Language