Educational sites for summer help 2011Presentation Transcript
Educational Sites for Summer Help By Karen Brooks 6/8/11
Educational Sites for Summer Help
This informational session will look at educational and fun websites for students in K-12 education to help make their summer both fun and educational while on the computer. Websites will be discussed and broken down by grade level. In addition, resources will be provided for both the parent and the teacher. This session is part of the Parent Informational Series.
Resources for Presentation
Leadership Express on Facebook.com
Video Digital Dossier http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =79IYZVYIVLA
All My Favs – Educational Tab http:// edu.allmyfaves.com /
Fun Activities http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/activities-projects/watching-garden-grow-30277.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=ReadingRockets.org Reading Rockets on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/ReadingRockets.org
Carnegie Mellon makes downloads of the Alice software available for free at www.alice.org .
Eight textbooks on Alice have been written. Alice is used by 10 percent of U.S. colleges and in many high schools.
Also available is a version for middle school children called "Storytelling Alice," which was designed by Caitlin Kelleher, Pausch's Ph.D. student, to appeal in particular to young girls with hopes of increasing female interest in computer science careers.
Scratch http:// scratch.mit.edu /
http:// school.familyeducation.com /
Check out the US Department of Education http://www2.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml
Don’t forget to check teacher websites & District Websites!
Other Resources to Check Out
Family suggested iPad and Phone Apps for Kids - http://familyinternet.about.com/od/software/tp/ipad_apps_kids_families.htm
Home – The Summer Learning Place - http://www.megaskillshsi.org/media/docs/summerLearningPlace.pdf