Website with Maths songs to teach anything from place value to addition (Gr1-6)

This innovative website offers a variety of fun songs to teach basic Mathematical concepts.  The songs are easy to sing along to with colourful graphics.


Brilliant site for online Maths & Language skill building Preschool-Gr8

This site offers a comprehensive list of Mathematics and Language skills to choose from.  Each skill has an online interactive game to build the skill with.  I focus on Gr1-3 and can vouch for those games being really useful.  It would be great if someone “in the know” could offer feedback on the older grades?

Kiddie friendly online pirate info

Our Grade 2 Technoboffins LOVE their pirate theme, so we decided to do a webquest around it.  In the webquest, each student is assigned a “job”.

 The Costume Designers research what pirates used to wear.  The Galley Cooks research what pirates used to eat.  The Translators research how pirates used to speak.  The Weapons Expert research what weapons pirates used.

Then only did we find how hard it is to find kiddie friendly pirate websites with a decent amount of information.  So I used a few websites to create my own!  The books are easy to read and would make great resources for a wide variety of activities:

Free software with educational games for 6-10 yr olds

GCompris software offers a variety of educational games that is suitable for Technoboffins from Grade 1 to 3.  The games practise mouse and keyboard skills, as well as Literacy and Numeracy skills.  It offers more games in a Linux download, but the Windows download still has plenty to go around.

Just one of the many sites where one could download GCompris: