Educational Videos, Lessons and Games for K-12 School Kids

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Here is an amazing collection of educational videos and other neat stuff for students, parents and teachers. I know that my own grandkids will enjoy watching a lot of these. http://www.neok12.com

From the website: “At NeoK12, we believe that kids learn best when they ‘see’ how things work, when, where and why they happen. Watching educational videos is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual picture or model in their mind The visual dimension not only helps them understand concepts better, but also stimulates curiosity and encourages self-learning. Educational videos are possibly one of the most effective learning tools, and honestly, even most grown-ups will find them enriching and entertaining as well.”

Solar System Scope

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This flash site is an interactive exploration of our solar system.  Providing different perspectives and a host of settings to enhance or focus on particular aspects, you can easily spend a lot of time poking around our neighboring planets. You can move through time to see where planets were on your birthday or where they will be on some day in the future.

Study Guides and Strategies

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This site is one of those treasures that has so much to offer, I can’t put a full description in my limited space. Please check it out for yourself.

From the author, Joe Landsberger:

For the past seventeen years I have researched, authored, maintained and supported the Study Guides Web site as an independent educational public service. We have enjoyed collaborative projects across institutional, cultural and national boundaries. I resist registration and distracting graphics or features that may interfere with maximizing learner access and success. I hope you find the resource helpful.

Here is the current table of contents for the site:
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Encouraging Kids in the Kitchen

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Great Recipes & Tips to Get Kids Cooking…

Here is a site filled with ideas for getting kids involved it the art of food preparation. It also has tips on healthy eating for kids.

I’ve used these kinds of activities as a way of getting kids to practice following written directions. Sometimes they learn the greatest lessons through their mistakes!

Here’s how the site explains things:

KidsAndCooking was formed to offer a unique reference point on encouraging kids in the kitchen.
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