Patricia Shea


Welcome to the Technology Center!

 

 

Thank you to all of my parent volunteers! If you are interested in helping out, please email me at:

pshea@ahes.k12.nj.us

Note to regular users:  I am trying to make the page easier to use, so  I rearranged many of the links. Although some of the sites are in order by grade level, many of them are appropriate for multiple age levels and are listed by subject.

If you want to find something on the page, press Control F on your keyboard, then enter a keyword in the search box

THE HOUR OF CODE IS  HERE !! 

Spread the word! Click here to  try the activities. There is something for everyone!

Click here for PARCC practice tests:

English

Math

 

http://studio.code.org/s/1/level/1

 

Thank  you  veterans !

http://padlet.com/pshea/veteransday

http://padlet.com/pshea/vets

 

Children's Dictionary:

http://www.wordsmyth.net/?level=1&ent=motion

Reading Eggs

readingeggs.com

Scholastic Activities

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/tguidesitemap.htm

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/games/

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/games/?lnkid=stacks/nav/games/main

Register for Glogster at:

  http://edu.glogster.com/register?edu_type=student

Happy Thanksgiving!

Click on the link below to visit the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag:

 http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/voyage/

What are we thankful for?

http://padlet.com/wall/mrsshea

http://padlet.com/wall/5nagel

Bust some myths about Thanksgiving at:

http://www.plimoth.org/media/olc/navigation.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/moregames/funnyfillinpictureperfect /

Practice test taking at:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/

STEM Activities:

http://www.hoodamath.com/

http://tryengineering.org/play-games

http://www.nbclearn.com/science-and-engineering-of-the-2014-olympic-winter-games

www.hoodamath.com

http://www.crunchzilla.com

http://www.wonderville.ca

www.code.org/learn

http://edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/

http://inventionatplay.org/playhouse_main.html

  http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/find-it/science-and-engineering/games/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/indexa.shtml

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/index.html

Light-Bot

Check out these do-it-yourself projects (with the help of an adult, of course!)

https://diy.org/featured

http://sylviashow.com

http://global.cbeebies.com/

Just found this site! Lot's of fun learning games:

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/

Here are some crafty ideas to use after you play in the snow:

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

Check out this Winter Math site:

http://mathwire.com/seasonal/winter05.html

  

Look for information about plants at:

    http://www.seedsofchange.com/

Okra

http://www.burpee.com/organic-gardening/organic-okra/okra-red-velvet-organic-prod002121.html?catId=2029&trail=

Radish

  http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/radish/radish-french-breakfast-organic-prod000877.html?catId=2037&trail=

Parents:

These sites have good information on how to keep your kids safe online (and on their phones!).  (More listed below under "Internet Safety."

http://www.netsmartz.org/

http://www.ikeepsafe.org

http://safekids.com

Kids and Parents:

Here are some activities to learn about avoiding bullying:

https://learninglab.org

http://bullyingacademy.org/index.cfm  

http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/  

heart Cool Site Alert!

https://sketch.io/sketchpad/

http://www.storyboardthat.com/

Try this painting/photo editing program

 

yes Find some elementary math and reading challenges for various devices at:

www.pbskids.org/lab

Find Public Domain (free to share) images at:

http://search.creativecommons.org

www.pixabay.com

www.pics4learning.com

This site is like PhotoShop, but free:

www.pixlr.com

Lots of great games at this Canadian website:

www.tvokids.com

Check out this online painting/drawing program:

http://www2.crayola.com/coloring_application/index.cfm

Fun learning activities for grades K - 5 at:

cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool   cool  

www.abcya.com

Create a word cloud at:

www.wordclouds.com

www.wordle.net

Build your language and math skills at:

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/

Try this story-making site at home. Send your stories to family and friends via email. You can even save your stories if you sign up for a free account.

http://www.storytop.com/

Add words to pictures to make a story or poem at:

http://www.piclits.com

Praktis ur speling wurds at:

http://www.spellingcity.com

These sites are good for pre-school and up:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/preschool.htm

 

  The Hat

http://janbrett.com/games/interactive_games_main.htm

http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/index.asp

http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=2601&e=gamesByAge&mcat=game_preschool&site=us

Kindergarten games:

Practice math skills at:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#earlymath

Color pictures online at:

http://www.coloring.com/

heart

Check out these favorites:

www.disneyjunior.com

www.seussville.com

www.noggin.com

www.pbskids.org

Curious George  George

www.pbskids.org/lab

Go to Between the Lions:

http://pbskids.org/lions/

http://www.bobthebuilder.com

http://www.barney.com

 
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/

      1 2 3 ....

http://www.sesamestreet.org/play#media/game_7574b28a-486d-11dd-bf7b-df62be721a24

  

  http://www.sesamestreet.org/play#media/game_7ddacbae-163d-11dd-98c7-b9f43dcf5330

  

http://www.sesamestreet.org/play#media/game_6e2fc7b7-16a6-4fc6-b2eb-166363add027

  

http://www.sesamestreet.org/play#media/game_5017a598-e9e1-4f89-98eb-61b119a57286

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/artbox/playit/colourcottage/colourcottage.html

http://funschool.kaboose.com/preschool/index.html   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

www.storyplace.org

www.enchantedlearning.com

Pre-schoolers and Kindergarten students are practicing letters and words (available in English or Spanish) at:

www.literacycenter.org

Lego lovers will enjoy:

http://www.lego.com/eng/preschool/games/

Kindergarteners love:

www.starfall.com

http://more.starfall.com/

Practice beginning letter sounds at:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm

 

:)   Play reading games at:

abcmatch

picturematch

What's_in_the_bag?

  http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

First Grade

Help the Fidgits get ready for the party:

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit_factory/

List your nouns at Alphabet Organizer:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/alphabet_organizer/

Teach a Monster to Read at:

http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Choose an animal for your report at:

   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/painting/

Practice shapes at:

http://more2.starfall.com/m/math/geometry-demo/load.htm?f

Practice the oo sound at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/poems/flash/fpoem7.shtml

Fix up a house using your measuring skills at:

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/u-fix-it-ziff/

Lots of good stuff at:

www.sheppardsoftware.com

Do Tangrams at this site:

http://pbskids.org/sagwa/games/tangrams/index.html

Practice matching numbers and words at:

www.literacycenter.net

heart Practice addition and other skills at:

www.kidport.com

  Use Read, Write, Think to practice language skills:

  http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/construct/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/picturematch/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/wordfamily/

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/puzzle-words-30819.html

Practice sentence sequencing at:

http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/quiz/1st1020.htm

First graders practice long vowels/poetry at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/poems/fpoem.shtml

Second Grade

Create a crossword puzzle at:

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/crossword-puzzles-30068.html

Get information for biographies at:

http://www.turtlediary.com/biographies.html

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/

$$ Practice your money skills at:

 

  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

Try these onomatopoeic sentences:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/soundmonster_game.shtml

Test your knowledge of proper and common nouns at:

http://www.learningplanet.com/act/rats/rats3.asp?rats_compropnouns

Use these sites to find information about habitats:

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

  Get a story starter and write at:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/tguidesitemap.htm

Use this site to find information for your animal research reports: 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/painting/

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals

www.natzoo.si.edu

www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals

www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes

http://zoobooks.com/animalsAtoZ/directory.htm

www.mbayaq.org

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/reptiles/snakes.html

Use this site to practice writing with a picture prompt:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/brightideas/1-2/description1-2.html

Dinosaurs fans - check out these sites:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/dinosaurs/index.htm

www.dinodatabase.com

 

leaellynsaura

http://www.abc.net.au/dinosaurs/dino_playground/

Third grade

Learn about fire safety at:

www.mcgruff.org

Practice identifying subject/predicate them at:

www.quia.com/rr/36765.html

Check out these reliable sites for learning about endangered species:

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/specieslist.html

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/wildlife.html#Species

Fourth Grade:

Check out these cool Voki's reading 4th graders' poetry:

 http://www.ahes.k12.nj.us/ahes/Meet%20Our%20Staff/Patricia%20Shea/Voki%20Poetry/

Science Fair - Use this link to get to your web page:

http://students.weebly.com

Learn about the 13 colonies using these sites:

http://www.softschools.com/social studies/13 colonies_map/

http://www.purposegames.com/game/d4c1306c

Check out these Civil War sites! 

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/civilwar.htm 

http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/civwar.html 

http://www.pocanticohills.org/civilwar/cwar.htm 

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/US History/Civil War/index.htm

http://www.americancivilwar.com/civil.html

Practice muliplication facts at: 

www.vectorkids.com 

www.multiplication.com

http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html

Investigate the Lenape at:

http://www.bigorrin.org/lenape_kids.htm

http://www.delawaretribeofindians.nsn.us/index.html

Research inventors at: 

http://www.ideafinder.com/features/classact/index.htm 

http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/inventors/ 

http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Science/Inventors/

This is a great place to learn about New Jersey!

http://www.nj.gov/hangout_nj/

Review your grammar at:

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

Fifth Grade 

Use these sites for the "Online Sleuth" exercise:

www.aliensthetruth.com

http://www.alicesastroinfo.com/2009/12/answering-questions-life-on-other-planets/

www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov

Click here to register for Gamestar Mechanic:

http://gamestarmechanic.com/join/shortname

What is Memorial Day?

http://www.history.com/topics/memorial-day-history/videos#history-of-memorial-day

Write an acrostic poem about it at:

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-poems-30045.html

Alternative Energy:

http://tweentribune.com/frontpage

http://www.brainpop.com

Fifth graders - Practice identifying states at: (see also: Social Studies)

http://www.pibmug.com/files/map_test.swf

http://www.scholastic.com/play/states.htm 

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/usaquiz.html 

http://www.funbrain.com/where/ 

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/games/interactive.html

Find information on presidents at:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/History/presidents/Presidents_26_Roosevelt.htm

Research helpers:

Research using library databases at: (Only accessible at school).

http://search.ebscohost.com

Check out these sites about how to eliminate bullying:    

http://www.sesamestreet.org/playlist_player/-/pgpv/playlistplayer/0/1466308/working_it_out

www.ktms.isd194.k12.mn.us/onlinesafety.htm

http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp?area=main

Read about cyberbullies and play "Shrink the Bully" at:

http://www.mcgruff.org/Advice/cyberbullies.php

Read about bullies and play "Beat the Bully" at:

http://www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/index.html

All levels -   

Math:

Lots of different games for all levels:

www.mathchimp.com

Great site for measuring:

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/topic_t_4.html

Practice graphs and charts at: 

  http://jmathpage.com/JIMSStatisticspage.html

Have fun while practicing skills at:

www.kidport.com

http://arcademicskillbuilders.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/gameswheel.html

http://www.mathnook.com/

Practice math by grade based on state standards at:

http://www.ixl.com/math/standards/new-jersey

Play Order of Operations games:

http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/kidz/order.shtml

http://www.tki.org.nz/r/wick_ed/maths/interactives_matho2.php

Practice coordinates at:

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BillyBug/bugcoord.html

  

 Tell time at:

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/clocks.html

http://www.kidport.com/Grade1/Math/lessons/time.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm       

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/    

http://www.abcya.com/telling_time.htm

$$$$$$$$$ Practice money skills at:

http://cdn.channel.aol.com/media/chgames/underwatershoppingmall.swf

http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html

http://justkidsgames.com/play.php?MakingChange

Practice counting coins at:

http://www.aplusmath.com/cgi-bin/flashcards/money

Practice math at:

www.aaamath.com

www.vectorkids.com

http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html

http://www.worldmathday.com

 

Language:

Two sites for creating picture books: (You can print books from the first link)

 http://www.culturestreet.org.uk/activities/picturebookmaker/

www.storybird.com

 

Create a postcard at:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/postcard/

http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

Practice Homophones at:

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/literacy.htm

Fractured Fairy Tales:

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/fairytales/

This site has various levels of language arts learning activities:

http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooey.html

This site has too many good activities to list:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/

Create your own play at:

http://www.kids-space.org/HPT/1a/11a.html

Practice grammar and spelling at:

http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/riversideroses/writingmap.htm

Do online mad libs at:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/games/wildandwacky/

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

Lots of links to great skill practice at:

http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

Create poetry at:

http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/theme_poems/

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/acrostic-poems-30045.html

http://www.wild-about-woods.or g.uk/elearning/concretepoetry/

http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/

http://www.jackprelutsky.com

http://www.shelsilverstein.com

Practice identifying types of sentences at:

www.quia.com/pop/35934.html

Get excited about reading (and practice Spanish!) at:

http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/

All kinds of great stuff:

http://english-zone.com/

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss quotes

 

Science:

 

 

Learn when you will see the most  Limulus polyphemus  at:

http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases_calendar.phtml

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml?gid=82

Here are the 2015 dates/places to tag horseshoe crabs:

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2a1be0a49b7e4f3c61c82550f&id=a534403197&e=08c47e038d

 

This site has some cool science games:

www.activescience-gsk.com

Let's visit space!

http://sciencemonster.com/planets.html

http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/

www.learningplanet.com/stu/kids0.asp

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/space_level1/space.html

Learn about bugs at:

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/bugs/index.htm#

Check out animal habitats at:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/biomes/biomes.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/habitats/

 

Learn about Orca Whales at:

 http://www.orlandofuntickets.com/the-sea-life-of-orca-whales.php

Clean up Dumptown at:

http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/mainmap.htm

Health:

Explore dental health. Visit:

http://www.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp

Music:

Visit the King at:

http://www.elvis.com/kids/

Learn about Rodgers and Hammerstein at:

www.rnh.com 

Social Studies:

Practice identifying states and countries (and do other cool activities) at:

www.sheppardsoftware.com

Research African countries at: 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/African_Geography.htm 

Polish map skills at: 

http://www.randmcnally.com/rmc/EdPub/action/startApp.do 

Explore Ellis Island: 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/ACTIVITIES/IMMIGRATION/tour/index.htm

Constitution Day is Sept. 17 - check out these sites for more info:

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday/display/MainS/Home

http://www.usconstitution.net

Spanish:

Students can practice Spanish at:

www.spanishclassonline.com/games/index.htm

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/rgshiwyc/school/curric/hotpotatoes/index.htm

http://www.polyglot.angelcities.com/games.html

www.quia.com/rr/123496.html

Students can translate Spanish (and other languages) at:

http://translation2.paralink.com/

Do a scavenger hunt on the Spanish "Day of the Dead" at:

www.quia.com/sh/13941.html

Get excited about reading (and practice Spanish!) at:

http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/

General:

Find clip art at: (To insert clip art on the Mac, click on the picture, then drag it to your document.)

http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

Mush! Learn about the Iditarod at:

www.iditarod.com

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/iditarod/

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/sleddogs/index.html

Practice grade level skills (math, language, science, etc.) at:

www.kidport.com

This is a good site for pre-teens to explore:

www.pbs.org/itsmylife

Help your kids learn to take care of a pet at:

www.animaland.org

Do online puzzles and other activites at:

http://www.abcteach.com/directory/fun_activities/

Here is a great link for all grade levels (click on the purple arrow to move between grades):

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/month2month.htm

This is a cool web site with learning activities for younger children:

www.brainpopjr.com

Visit the White House at:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/

http://www.hasbro.com/monkeybartvjr/

www.usmint.gov/kids

www.professorgarfield.org

www.pbskids.org/cyberchase/allgames.html

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/animals/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/

Find out your Chinese New Year animal sign and characteristics at:

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese zodiac posters.htm

Practice typing at:

www.typingweb.com

Dance Mat Typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

www.freetypinggame.net

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games.html

General fun sites:

www.scholastic.com

www.funbrain.co m

www.quia.com

www.readwritethink.org

Find Public Domain pictures and sounds at:

pics4learning.com

http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/Best-Sites-Find-Public-Domain-Images-Sounds-Student-Projects-3152550

Explore careers at:

http://ionfuture.org

https://www.careerzone.ny.gov/views/careerzone/index.jsf

http://kids.usa.gov/jobs/index.shtml

http://kids.usa.gov/teens-home/science/science-jobs/index.shtml#engineer

ttp://www.bls.gov/ooh/occupation-finder.htm