#Symbaloo webmix: Short Educational Videos for Wet Lunchtimes: Infants to Sixth approximately

This webmix contains links to short videos for Junior, Middle and Senior students. The videos are between five and ten minutes in length approximately.

There are some simple maths and science videos however most of the videos are in the area of language and literacy.

There are lots of links to Picture Books for students from Junior Classes and there are some great reviews of popular books for Middle Classes. ‘The Literacy Shed’ is most suitable for Seniors.

Most of the links are from Vimeo. Unlike YouTube, Vimeo isn’t ‘blocked’ in school. Click on the grey bar below the webmix where it says ‘View on Symbaloo: Short Videos for Class’ to open up this page.

#Symbaloo webmix ‘Learning to Code’: Resources suitable for Junior Infants to Sixth+ approximately.

This year a number of students 

learned how to code.

 

The youngest students to do this were five.

They enjoyed learning using

‘The Foos’

and Code.org Course 1 and 2.

 

The older students used

Code.org Course 3 and 4.

They also enjoyed learning using 

exercises on the themes of

Frozen,

Big Hero 6,

Flappy Birds

Angry Birds

and they worked on

Code Combat,

Google’s ‘Made with Code’

and Scratch.

When student learned how to code successfully
 
then they taught other students how to code.
 
Through their teaching they showed
 
they really understood what to do.
 
When students learn to code they are

problem solving, testing, debugging, predicting

and they are learning how to think.

 

They experience success

and this is rewarding and motivating.

 

Here is a Symbaloo webmix of the websites

we used when learning to code.

 

Student Favourite: Incredible Incredibox

Donkey Kong Country Beatbox and Spraycan
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Richard Lemarchand via Compfight

We enjoy making music in real life.

We also enjoy making virtual music.

Incredibox is a great website.

They made us an invitation

we can’t refuse;

to become the conductor of

a group of human beatboxes.

 

Click on this link to try it.

This activity is fast becoming

one of our favourites.

But we warn you; it can be addictive 😉

Student Request: ‘Word Jungle’: Vocabulary Game

We had the game ‘Word Jungle’

embedded on this page,

but it was just TOO noisy.

Every time anyone opened our page,

they heard jungle drums

and monkeys chattering

and the neighbours were starting to complain 😉

Click on this link to go to Word Jungle

and have fun 🙂

Tucano mexicano
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: zanzibar via Compfight

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post.

Comprehension; Detective Work; Inference and Prediction (1st/2nd Class approximately)

junior detective
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Comprehension doesn’t sound like fun,

but it is.

It is like being a detective.

Inferring doesn’t sound like fun either.

But try this game from Phil Tulga.com

and we think you will change your mind

Prediction is something we enjoy doing.

Especially when we play this game in class.

School work can be fun when you know how.

Problem Solving in English: For Pokemon Fans: 2nd/3rd approximately

Pokemon cupcakes for a birthday boy
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Julie Elliott via Compfight

Many of our students LOVE Pokemon.

Click on this link for a great reading adventure.

You will have to make decisions

and solve problems in this game 

to complete it successfully.

This link comes from the wonderful

Woodlands Junior School in Kent website

and this game was creative by a student

in that school; Mark from Year 6.

Student Favourite: Online Art Activities


The following link contains

some online art activities for children

from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Some online art activities for children


Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Marian Bijlenga via Compfight

The children from Room 6 found

the following activities on that website particularly interesting:

* Patterns of Infinity

* Kumasa’s World of Dots

* Justine Cooper’s ‘Call of the Wild’ – A memory game

You may have to scroll down that page to see them.

Student Request: ‘Adventures of a Cardboard Box’

We enjoyed this charming eight minute short film today

about the fun a young boy has

playing with a cardboard box.

‘Adventures of a Cardboard Box

游泳可以嗎?!
Photo Credit: sⓘndy° via Compfight

Afterwards we talked about

how many ways the hero of this story used the box.

We used clues in the story to guess in what country

this film was made.

 

We also touched on the theme of loss

and how happy memories can help us

when we remember people

and pets that we have lost.

‘Funky Mummy’: Online Game for revising addition of two, one digit numbers: 1st Class approximately.

Golden Mask of Psusennes I
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Tjflex2 via Compfight

We recommend this game. 

It is called ‘Funky Mummy’.

Add the two numbers together

and see what happens next.

We think this will make you laugh.

We always do!

BM217 Egypt at The Met
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Charles Tilford via Compfight

If you get the sums right,

you get to write your name

in hieroglyphics.

Student Favourite: ‘Crossing The Swamp’ – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division Practice

Spinning Objects d_02-0444
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‘Crossing the Swamp’ from BBC.co.uk

 

You also can ‘Add Like Mad’,

try some ‘Subtraction Action’

and practise multiplication 

here or here.

 

Websites about Outer Space: Design a Satellite

Strahl R.A.S. Erzengel Ausf. W
Photo Credit: Pascal via Compfight

We are fans of space travel and outer space.

We think it is fascinating.

We enjoy this problem solving game.

It is about building your own satellite.

Click  here to try it.

For big fans of outer space,

click  here for another great website

we think you will enjoy.

We know we did.

Student Favourite: Reading ‘The Witch’s Stew’ by Everett Morse – Talking about Parts of Speech

Vintage Halloween Postcard artist Ellen H Clapsaddle
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Dave via Compfight

Today students from 2nd and 4th class enjoyed reading the

‘The Witches Stew’ from Magic Keys.com

We looked for nouns, verbs and adjectives in 2nd

and 4th class also looked for pronouns and conjunctions.

Adverbs were thin on the ground.

Music for Fun – Music Websites – Student Favourites

 2nd Class Room Six enjoyed

Primary Resource Co Uk – Early Bird Singers

Curious
Photo Credit: Steve Jurvetson via Compfight

 

and these ones;

 

Singing Horses from Denny Web.com

Bobby McFerrin.com – Sing and Play with Bobby

Exploratorium.edu – Dotmixer

 

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

 

Jelly Bean Factory – A game that teaches about Data

I met Abi today and promised her I would put up a quick link

to the Jelly Bean Factory Game that we played last year in

2nd Class. It teaches about Data. So here it is:

Jelly Bean Factory Data Game from LearnAlberta.ca

Jellybean
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: maria via Compfight

 

 You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

Link to Viking ‘Dig It Up’ Game from the BBC as requested by students

Viking Dig It Up Game

 

Not-so-long-ship
Photo Credit: Pascal via Compfight

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

A Learning About Music Website, 2nd Class Room 6 Enjoyed.

This year 2nd Class Room 6 enjoyed this music website.

During the year we learned about sound and rhythm.

I am posting the link here, because perhaps

my students told me

they would like to try these activities at home;

BBC Northern Ireland Schools – Music Website

Face The Music
Photo Credit: JD Hancock via Compfight

Lots of activities on New York Philharmonic Kids.org – Kids Zone

 

These are other good music websites;

SFS Kids.org – Learning About Music Website

 

This is an interactive keyboard;

BGFL.org’s Interactive Keyboard

and here is an interactive drumkit;

Primary Resources.co.uk – Online Drumkit

 

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

A link for children who enjoy history

I am posting this link as the children

who love history in 2nd Class Room 6

asked me to:

Click here for the link to BBC Schools Primary History

Egypt-9B-033 - Amun-Ra
Photo Credit: Dennis Jarvis via Compfight

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

Revising Money for 5-9 year olds

We are revising money

using Moneyville.

It is fun and educational.

Click here for the link.

Have fun.

Heads or tails? - ¿Cara o cruz?
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: DAVID MELCHOR DIAZ via Compfight.

and these are some memory games

from Kids Memory.com

 

This is a good game for counting in twos, threes, fours etc.

Learning Planet.com Counting Game

 

You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

Special Request from the students for link to the BBC’s ‘Time Capsule Game’.

Special Request from the students for this link:

Children’s Lives in Victorian Times including The Time Capsule Game

David Brevitt Glaize
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You can find more student favourites by clicking on the tag

‘Student Request’ 

or ‘Student Favourite’ at the top of this post

on the right of the page under ‘Click below to see…’

Green Schools: Online Games that teach about Food Chains

What's the worry?  Ecosystems are for kids.
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We are working on earning our Biodiversity Flag for Green Schools.

We used this great game today to learn about Food Chains.

Sheppard Software Food Chain Game

We also learned about herbivores, omnivores and carnivores

Animal Diet Game

There are even more educational and interesting games here:

Sheppard Software Games for Kids

We like working up the levels on this one:

Build a Food Chain from Cserc.org

As usual BBC Bitesize has an excellent activity

to help us understand food chains.

BBC Bitesize Food Chain Game

Just remember that the video at the end

is only available in the UK.

Also from the BBC is this one:

BBC Science Clips on Interdependence Game

This one is also very interesting.

We scored 30.

Could you do better?

How could we improve?

Puzzling Caret – Balance the Food Chain

The above one is set in Sunny Meadows.

This one is set in the Rainforest

Revolution Caret – Rainforest Ecosystem

The following is a clever game

because you can see what happens

if an animal is taken out of the food chain.

Chain Reaction from Eco Kids

This one is much more challenging (for Senior Classes really)

but it shows you how complicated a food chain is.

No need to log in. Just click ‘skip’.

Food Chain Game from Cool Classroom.org