I have been intrigued lately by my computer and the wealth of information that is out there. I have found a couple of sites lately that others use with their kids and got to thinking about what else might be out there. Sam I spent some time today playing around with a few online resources and I thought we would share some that we found!
Virtual Museum of Small Animals - this site was hard to navigate a bit because it uses only the scientific names and most of the instructions and text is in (what I believe is) Italian. But Sam really like the bee video and the pictures of the frogs.
Wild Music - this is SO interesting. And since Sam has had such a great time with my Identiflier I knew this one would be a hit. She didn't really understand the "making a song" aspect of it but enjoyed helping me pick out different sounds and telling me what they were.
EPA Environmental Kids Club - didn't explore this whole site because there is a TON of great stuff on here; games, printables, information and stories for kids.
Eco-Kids - in the wildlife games section Sam really enjoyed the Bug Hunt game. We tried out a bunch of them and many were cute, but this one was her favorite.
WWF - Green Games - these were all a bit old for Sam but I thought it was a great site with good games for older kids.
Learning about the outdoors on a computer wouldn't be my first choice but I cannot help the technological and very "plugged in" world that we live in and that my girls will of course grow up in. So using the computer sometimes with Sam (and eventually Avery) will help show them the good stuff that is out there and how to make use of all the tools that are available to them.
The Nitty Gritty!
So clearly this is not a complete list and may not even be the best resources that are out there. The internet is just SO big, only so much can be tested and tried out in one day!!
May have been wise for me to spend a few days working on this post huh? Oh well.
Anyway, thought instead, why not ask all of you what online tools, websites or games you liked to use with your students or children.