Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Summer School

Summer school, do I have to?

I was just reading about a great idea for summer study. This is so much better than a traditional summer school.

Have you noticed how much your child enjoys using the computer? If you haven’t, you should. Kids are constantly surfing the web. Whether they’re checking out a video game or chatting with their friends, they are (without a doubt) online. So, it makes sense to turn to the web for a fun alternative to summer school. Time4Learning’s website offers just that. A web based summer learning program that they won’t mind using. In fact, they might even like it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Learning Vocabulary

I just learned that words taken from a person’s name are called eponyms. These include maverick, 'diesel, galvanize, zeppelin, watt, saxophone, bloomers, braille, pasteurize, nicotine.

Time4Learning has an incredible fifth grade vocabulary building program (in any case, that's where i learned this). Here is all the info that you might need on their programs for vocabulary:

first grade vocabulary
second grade vocabulary
third grade vocab
fourth grade vocabulary
fifth grade vocabulary
sixth grade vocabulary
seventh grade vocabulary
eighth grade vocabulary

Monday, April 13, 2009 stuff

Ok. It's a whole new ball game. I'm going to put up's simple scripts for giving a page a simple definition for any term. It's free, simple, and probably won't work on this type of page with the awful implementation.

A test of a cool new box

Here are some neato new boxes from people from farlex. Had agreat talk with Steve Boymel regarding this stuff.

Online Reference

Dictionary, Encyclopedia & more



Word of the Day

Spelling Bee

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Top Educational Sites per Quantcast

I am manually reviewing the top sites on Quantcast to find the highest volume educational sites. While I need to refine my definitions, I'm focusing on K12. Data is monthly.

Merriam Webster: Do they count? 161 184th 10 M people, 135 Million page views. 189th 214
Miniclip 232
NationalGeographic 238
Gamestop 269 310
bigfishgames 372 425 448 2.9M people, 541 575 586 705 732 735 794 795 797
factmonster 865 892
nickjr 887 922 984
.... 3050