Thursday, May 29, 2008

Stay COOL this summer with Technology

I have been asked by a few parents for suggestions of sites and technology activities that could help pass the time, especially the rainy or unbearable hot days that are best spent in doors this summer. Of course, I suggested that they could also visit museums, take in a movie, or try their hand in bowling, aside from hanging out on the computer (was that a bad thing for me to say since I am a geek at heart?).

I comprised this for our last school newsletter of the year. Maybe there are some ideas that you could add, too. If so, give me a comment below.

-Practice Keyboarding
Check out this favorite “Dance Mat Typing”

-Check out Discovery Streaming and search for favorite school topics, such as a country, an animal, or even math strategy and see what results you come up with. Then go to Discovery School's Puzzle Maker and create puzzle with words or concepts learned from the video.

Math Practice Galore
Check out “Math Fact CafĂ©”
To create and print out math fact worksheets
“Cool Math for Kids”
Lots on interactive math topics and games

Take a tumble with Tumblebooks!
Hundreds of choices of read-aloud and read-alone books.

Exercise your brain with BrainPop Jr.
Educational movies, lessons, quizzes and fun activities

Search EnchantedLearning for art activities, projects, printable books, coloring pages and more!

Bookmark the Lyon School Webpage and visit the PE webpage for interactive activities, the Fine Arts page to browse the online Art portfolios and Lyon Students for links to more curriculum connected and online fun.

Please, with any online activity, guide your child in safe and educational use of the web. For Net safety tips, visit

Have a great summer!