Organized Learning with Symbaloo

There are a lot of social media sites out there. Some sites are primarily for connecting with friends while others help you share ideas and interests with strangers. Symbaloo is a site we’ve recently discovered that’s a great organizer for students, educators, parents, and homeschoolers.

 

Symbaloo users create webmixes like the one above. Each button on the webmix links to a favorite or commonly used link. When you need to go to that site, just click the button and Symbaloo will take you there. You can make your own. You can also use premade webmixes. Here are some of our favorites:

Save your favorite webmix to your home page so that all of your favorite websites are available every time you log on. Share them with your students, or let your students create their own. It’s a great way to organize learning resources. Want to get started? Register for a free Symbaloo account here.

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This post was written by admin on July 28, 2014

Night Skies

One of the great joys of my childhood was staying up late in the summer. We used to lie in the grass, listen to the crickets, and watch the darkening sky. Stargazing is a great way to let your imagination roam. It’s also a great way to learn about the moon and our galaxy.

Learn About Constellations

Encourage your children’s interest in the stars with Constellations on LearningGamesforKids.com . They’ll watch a fun animated poem and then have the opportunity to make their own constellations on the screen.

Organize the Sky

Ready for more night sky activities? Organize the Sky is a puzzle on our sister site, Science4Us. As students put the strips of the night sky in order, they think about the things that are on Earth and in space. They consider what is nearby and far away.

Lunar Tune

The moon is another important element of the night sky. It was full on July 12 and will be again August 10 following the new moon on July 26. Watch Lunar Tune on Science4Us and then lie back in the grass to note the moon’s phases.

No matter where you are this summer, you can use games to ignite your children’s curiosity about the night sky. And when you lie back to contemplate the stars, you’re not simply relaxing, you just might be building life-long memories.

 

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This post was written by admin on July 14, 2014

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Phew! Temperature’s Rising.

You really know it’s summer when the temperatures begin to rise. But you don’t have to stop learning just because it’s hot! At Learning Games for Kids we have great science games and videos that help you learn about heat energy while keeping your cool.

Learn about conduction & radiation

Watch a video lesson about conduction and radiation to learn why you get hot on a visit to the beach. By the time you’re finished watching you’ll understand why it’s hard to walk on the hot sand and why your skin gets hot when you stand in the sun. Click the Heat Energy Tab to find even more games to play!

Still sweating for fun science activities? Our sister site Science4Us.com is a complete K-2 science program. Check out the online demos and hands-on activities and projects here. There’s a lot of cool summer science fun to dive into!

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This post was written by admin on June 30, 2014

New Inventor Biography Videos!

Why was peanut butter invented, and who invented it? Do inventors just stop at one invention? Did the scientist responsible for the theory of relativity win student of the month when he was at school?

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New biography videos on LearningGamesforKids.com will help you find the answer to these questions and more! Our new videos feature George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein. Each video is documentary-style and uses photographs and film from these inventor’s lives. The videos last between two and four-and-a-half minutes. They’re a great introduction to these famous men and can serve as a jumping-off point for further research.

 

When you’re finished with the video, you can dive into research or check out the other fun activities on inventors. They’re under the Social Studies tab in the Inventors section!

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This post was written by admin on June 16, 2014