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Online Field Trip 2 - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Posted by michelle.sollicito on July 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This set of videos takes you on a fascinating tour of the Chattahoochee Nature Center - especially see the Butterfly Festival vids towards the end..


Tour of the Discovery Center

http://youtu.be/MfgWjySmACQ


Fun with Electron Microscopes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQQDFzZJu20

 

Chameleon and Tarantula (sound is bad)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qgRz3k08E

 

Chameleon Magnets and Tarantula

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBv8hrNElZ8

 

 

Huge Caterpillar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbEujqOsY-k

 

Eastern King Snake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUxwaWFjbHI

 

Julia's Monarch Butterfly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHQ2XmN6Vc8

 

Butterfly tent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ0MDwQN36g&feature=c4-overview&list=UU3RADBoxiXT1WlDDpcA512g

Online Field Trip 3 - Reptile Encounter

Posted by michelle.sollicito on July 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Two part field trip to a Reptile Center near Myrtle Beach (South of the Border)

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My Educational Videos Channel!

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I have reorganized my YouTube page so that now you can see all the playlists I have created for all the different types of educational videos.  I have also added substantially to the list!  Tell the kids its really easy to skip to the next video if there are any they don't like! ;-)

Here is the page

https://www.youtube.com/msollicito

Here are the shortcuts to some of the best playlists

2nd grade vids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzssgSDxChk&list=PLyWds7eZ8S65Odglx9X0nPoNUJbgRJXXi

First grade vids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74vvP3TOAGs&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL2CED0CC61FDDDC44

Kindergarten vids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOu-QkmInKc&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLD7BA545FCF9468C0

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GayEiWqQNFo&list=PLEC0BFC45202DEB8B

Phonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UAajWf0TLo&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLC587129B2941ABD3

Upper elementary education (3rd grade plus)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EtTWXQ5BiA&list=PL10634F4F9B3D5F83

Biographies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfgjC0nOJk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLyWds7eZ8S65zDY93JzYhnDjUOcg0_qO7

Teamwork, traits and personal safety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnj8kDDSRH0&list=PLyWds7eZ8S64O9H5Ubllh-ogUnW2nLHBr

Virtues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4NGXoq9eU&list=PLyWds7eZ8S65ebaD2frJ8ZzYeisyrL4Qt

Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjZZrd1i0X0&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLyWds7eZ8S65exC9Q9zs9Wku765WeTGUT

Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfeFWXdStgk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLyWds7eZ8S6623KVDYwGtYSCzEjJOOd22

Online Field Trip 1 - Tellus museum pt 1

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Can't afford the time or money to go on Field Trips? Take a Virtual Field trip to Tellus Museum by clicking below!!

Tellus Field Trip Pt 1

Tellus Field Trip Pt 2

Tellus Field Trip Pt 3

Tellus Field Trip Pt 4

Tellus Field Trip Pt 5

Some of my favorite educational websites

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Here are some of my favorite websites for educating kids..

 

Kids Know It

http://www.kidsknowit.com/

Offers free educational music, movies, worksheets, over 500 free educational games, free educational posters.

It is described as the most popular educational website.

Includes some great features:

- free skymap http://www.kidsastronomy.com/astroskymap/constellations.htm

- free interactive Solar System http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm ;

- free interactive human body http://www.kidsbiology.com/human_biology/index.php

- free history explorer http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/index.php

 

 

NASA

http://www.Nasa.gov

The NASA website has a great selection of learning activities including fun games and cool search engines and divides them into grade groups (k-4, 5-8, 9-12 and Higher Education)

 

KidsOLR Education Directory

http://www.kidsolr.com/

Help kids with their homework - this site directory helps them find resources on the web that will help them to research and do their homework

Includes a link to this page, their full homeschooling resource library (Great selection of sites!)

http://www.kidsolr.com/homeschool/index.html

 

Alice

http://www.alice.org/index.php?page=what_is_alice/what_is_alice

The best way to teach your kids the fundamentals of programming computers in a way that seems like they are just

playing a game and having fun!  Developed by Carnegie Mellon University.

 

TumbleBooks

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/book_details.asp?Category=PictureBooks&isflash=1

Lots of online books for kids to read (interactive and fun!)

 

Kids Korner

http://www.apogee.net/products/demoLinks/kidsKorner-redirect.aspx

Learn all about Energy - why we need it, how we create it, types of energy etc. from this beautifully designed fun website for kids

 

 

Netflix Educational Content

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If you are a "Netflix Mom" (and lots of you are - many are ditching cable and satellite and instead using Netflix to save money!) here are some tips to get the most Educational value out of Netflix! 

I am actually a "Streamer" and a "DVD renter" because I find there is a lot more educational choice that way. Note that some of the instructions below will only apply if you are a "Streamer" and some only if you are a "renter".

However, either way, Netflix is a great source of educational input for your kids.  Kids are quite happy to sit and watch Netflix with no help from mom!  But how do you ensure that they are watching good educational safe shows only?

Before you start on Netflix, be sure that it is going to recommend to your children the kind of movies you want it to recommend to them!

Use the instructions below..

Go to Taste Profile and on the popup menu select "Taste Preferences"

Top right select from the category type menu "Special Interest"

Go to Homework help and select "Often" for all the categories

Go to Children's Age and select the age of your child(ren)

Go to Sub-genres and select "Documentaries"

If you want your child to learn a particular language select a category type of Languages and then choose the language

Now go through all the Taste Preferences and put "Never" against anything your kids should never see (adults can always search for stuff they specifically want to watch of course).

Here are some recommendations of educational dvds for Elementary school age kids (and above) you can rent from Netflix if you are not a "streamer".

YouTube Educational Videos for kids

Posted by michelle.sollicito on May 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I have created collections of videos that kids will love to watch and will learn a great deal from! If you have no time to teach your kids its a great idea to simply sit them in front of these video collections and let them just watch the whole set!  They will learn a lot and will love learning this way!





Click here for Kindergarten level videos

Click here for First Grade level videos

Click here for Second Grade level videos


More to come soon.. if you keep using these same links you will find more videos added to the collection over time!


Also, if you have any tips of any other educational videos on Youtube, put them into a playlist that is public, and share them below in the comments!