Featured Post

Dance Mat Typing

  What it is: Dance Mat Typing is a British site that teaches kids typing with fun characters and voices. The site features correct ergonomics and correct hand and finger placement. Students work through 12 stages to become top typist. Integrating Dance Mat Typing into your curriculum: Use Dance Mat Typing to boost your students typing skills. This will make all of their computer time more productive! Encourage students to practice their typing skills with this site at home as well as at school. Set aside time once a month for a typing olympics where students can showcase their typing skills. Tips: Create a bookmark for Dance Mat Typing so students can quickly and easily access the site. Allow them to practice their typing as an “I’m done, now what” activity.    

Read More

Buzz Lightyear in Orbit

Posted by admin | Posted in Math, Primary Elementary, Science, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, Websites | Posted on 17-06-2008

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

0

What it is: Buzz Lightyear in Orbit is part of NASA’s website for kids. The site uses the popular Toy Story character, Buzz Lightyear, to teach kids about the next space mission with Atlantis. It also introduces kids to the Discovery team and the mission that has just been completed. Kids can go on 5 space “missions” of their own by playing some fun educational games on the site. Games are math and science based and separated into grade level. Grades k-2 can play games appropriate for that age group and grades 3-5 can play at a more difficult level.

How to integrate Buzz Lightyear in Orbit into the classroom:
Use Buzz Lightyear in Orbit as part of your space unit or even as a current events topic. Students can read and learn about the current space missions on the Buzz Lightyear home page. The games are great for reinforcing math and science skills that you are teaching in conjunction with or even separate from the space unit. Your students will love the fun look and feel of this site and especially the familiar Buzz Lightyear character.

Tips: At the bottom of the game screen, you can download worksheets that correspond perfectly with the games and information on the site!

Leave a comment and share how you are using Buzz Lightyear in Orbit in your classroom!

Write a comment

*