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Eureka Springs Elementary Computer Lab

Welcome to The Eureka Springs Elementary School’s Computer Lab Web Page! Students at Eureks Springs Elementary attend classes in the Computer Lab as part of their "Specials" rotations in which they will learn and develop fundamental computer/keyboarding skills. Students also come to the lab and work on projects/papers using computers and their programs  throughout the year. Fourth grade will have two specials in the lab, the second one is Keyboarding. Throughout the year children will develop basic typing skills and work towards becoming proficient at typing, by the end of the year. When the Lab is not being used for rotations, teachers reserve time slots to bring their classes in to use the lab for projects/research. Below are a list of websites  that are fun /interesting and educational! As I find more I will add them and a description of the site.   

Websites for Everyone!

Google’s Junior Safe Search is a way for children to safely search the internet. It is trusted and used by schools and families around the world, providing a safe search for the learning minds of future generations!

 

https://www.juniorsafesearch.com

DiscoveryKids.com is perfect for holding kids' attention spans and teaching both random and common knowledge facts. Why do squirrels have bushy tails? Do jellyfish really sting? What are the seven wonders of the world? These topics will more than just interest kids; they will also provoke thought and spark further discussion.

http://www.discoverykids.com

Similar to the Highlights magazine, this site offers fun stories, “Hidden Pictures” “Games and Giggles” science articles, and jokes. In addition, there is a daily update on “what happened in history on this date.”

http://www.highlightskids.com

Brought to you by USA.gov, Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. We link kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.‚Äč Under the Games tab there are over a dozen fun, educational games/quizzes for kids of all ages!

https://kids.usa.gov

Established in late 2004, e-learning for kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 - 12. We offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and we're building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education. This site was named winner of the Top 100 Organizations for High Impact and Performance in Education. 

http://www.e-learningforkids.org/computer-skills

Tumblebooks licenses award winning and best selling picture books from the world’s top publishers! Very popular reading site for children of all ages.

http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com

Games, activities, and resources to help kids learn the multiplication facts. Make teaching the times tables fun at Multiplication.com!

http://www.multiplication.com

MrNussbaum.com offers dozens of interactive games specifically designed to pinpoint one or several essential concepts taught in elementary years, and dozens of research themes designed to make the process of gathering information interactive and enjoyable. This site does not just present information, but in addition, provides numerous interactive activities to complement the presentation of interactive information.

http://www.mrnussbaum.com

Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket. 

http://www.funbrain.com

Starfall Education Foundation is a publicly supported charity, whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. In August of 2011, Time Magazine lists Starfall among "50 websites That Make the Web Great".

http://www.starfall.com

Developed for use in middle and high school classrooms, Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to National Standards and feature document-based activities. The game immerses players in rich, historical settings and then empowers them to make choices that illuminate how ordinary people experienced the past.  Since some of the topicsMission US explores are difficult, it is recommended that teachers/parents preview the mission to make sure it is appropriate for their students/children. 

http://www.mission-us.org

SpellingCity.com is dedicated to helping students, teachers, parent-teachers, and school systems. SpellingCity is an award-winning site with ongoing introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. Our mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.

http://www.spellingcity.com

Cookie offers a wide variety of online educational games and activities for kids, which stimulate their senses and add to their knowledge, and at the same time, make learning a fun activity. Some of the cookie games categories include Math Games, ESL/EFL Language Games, Nature and Animals Games, Vocabulary Games, Art and Music Games, Kids Learning, Logic Games, Memory Games, Preschool Games, Keyboarding Games and Hand-Eye Coordination Games.

http://www.cookie.com

In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. Our award-winning resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOPBrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. Our content is carefully mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with our online Standards Tool.

https://www.brainpop.com

Parents, teachers and librarians turn to Infoplease.com for factual information on an array of topics, including current events, pop culture, science, government and history. They can confidently point students and children to the site, assured that it’s a safe place for kids to explore. The content is written and edited by experts, not users. We appreciate that you trust us to answer your questions and help educate your children.

http://www.infoplease.com

NeoK12 makes learning fun and interesting with educatinal videos, games and activities for kids regarding Science, Math, Social Studies, and English

http://www.neok12.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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