A NOTE TO PARENTS: Teachers have done their best in providing suitable websites for our students to engage with however your discernment is always required when your child is accessing any online material.
LEARN TO TYPE
Dance Mat Typing is a keyboarding practice website. The typing lessons are broken down into 12 levels and stages presented with animated characters introducing each lesson. After learning the home row, each stage adds two more keys to practice while reinforcing keys they have already learned. Students can work through the lessons at their own pace.
Typing Club is an online program that teaches students how to type on a QWERTY keyboard. Students learn where each letter is located on the keyboard and which finger they should use to type each letter. As students become more familiar with the keyboard, they will become better and faster typists.
A simple but helpful game for students to practice their accuracy and speed as they learn to type and become familiar with the Qwerty Keyboard.
LEARN TO CODE
This nonprofit foundation's website is an excellent starting point for coding novices. It shares plenty of useful online resources, apps, and even local schools that teach coding. Be sure to watch the inspirational video on the main page. The current iteration features some of the biggest names in tech talking about how they got started in coding.
Lightbot is an educational game for kids that introduces several principles of programming. Children will practice concepts like sequence, conditions, and loops without typing or coding. You can the full version of Lightbot in the iTunes App Store.
Particularly useful for kids, Code Monster features two adjacent boxes. One displays code, the other shows what the code does. As you play with the code (with some help from a prompt), you learn what each command does.
Designed by MIT students and aimed at children ages 8-16, this easy-to-use programming language lets kids build almost anything they can dream. There are no obscure lines of code here. Instead, arrange and snap together Scratch blocks as if they are virtual Legos. It's more than just a coding guide; it's a vibrant online community of programmers who swap ideas and inspiration.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SCIENCE
Enjoy fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. There's a range of free online activities to try with something for everyone whether you're interested in animals, plants, chemistry, biology, physics, space, magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases or other science related topics.
Go beyond our planet and explore the fun topic of space for kids with our range of fun facts, free games, cool videos, interesting quizzes, science fair projects and more!
Launch a rocket, build a moon habitat. Solve space puzzles and more. These Science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and the whole family.
Be creative and help people with engineering at DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL. Watch videos, play games, try activities, and share designs with the community.
Students arr able to browse through BrainPop’s library of videos, searching by topic or course. Upon selecting a topic, a three-to-five minute animated video is played, featuring BrainPop’s two animated stars, Tim and Moby. At the conclusion of the video, students have the option to complete a variety of follow-up activities.
NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions. Clever games and activities teach kids about math and space.
SciGirls is an Emmy award-winning PBS Kids television show, website, and educational outreach program that draws on cutting-edge research about what engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning and careers.
Mystery Science offers open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hook, visuals, and activity have all been prepared for you.
The Exploratorium is the website arm of the San Francisco Exploratorium. This site offers hands-on experiences that will help teach children about basic, and more complex, scientific principles.
It covers subjects from many disciplines of science from biology and earth science to astronomy. The site also has a parent and teacher section that will provide free resources to help you plan and incorporate its interactive material to boost your child's learning.
NASA's Space Place features topics ranging from the solar system to people and technology. Boredom won't be an issue, as there's an impressive mix of activities. Kids can play clever games about comets, get instructions on how to build a physics machine, and soak up photo galleries of Earth.
Science Channel is an American pay television channel that is owned by Discovery, Inc. The channel features programming focusing on the fields of wilderness survival, ufology, manufacturing, construction, technology, space, prehistory and animal science.
Join Nanogirl on her quest to become a science-powered superhero! 50 instructional videos and worksheets for your children and a daily cheat sheet and weekly webinar for parents. Perfect for children aged 7-11
CREATE DIGITAL ART
ScrapColoring is an online coloring site with an innovative concept. Forget about printable coloring pages: ScrapColoring's colorful and customizable patterns give a very rich variety of choices for kids to develop their artistic sense, and provide them with hours of fun and creativity.
At Bomomo, children can experiment to their heart's content. There's a range of interesting tools, and the best way to discover what they can do is to simply try them. Click one of the icons at the bottom of the screen, then move and click your mouse to make a cool abstract composition. If you can't save the creation, try taking a screen grab of it.
One great thing about websites that allow us to explore and play with art is that we may be encouraged to go on from there to try a similar activity in real life. Aminah's World is a website presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. Here kids can choose a digital background then build a collage by layering kente cloth and other fabric scraps, found objects, shells, and yarn. Objects can be moved and re-sized, and the result printed out.
ART AND CRAFT
A Christian website where children can get creative with their colouring in skills in faith based illustrations.
37 Craft ideas to inspire your children. Get their creative and innovative juices flowing with the activities in this website.
An excellent website by Crayola that provides a huge ranges of Arts and Crafts ideas for children to do at home.
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