Click to Read: Life Skills consists of four entertaining, colorful, related stories which use SymbolStix to build vocabulary, encourage early literacy and support comprehension. Students can hear the story read to them in a cause and effect mode, expand meaning of text and picture symbols in an interactive mode, and can then demonstrate their understanding by arranging the symbols to retell the story in any of three reading levels. Each story also comes with three Show What You Know activities - Bingo, Concentration and Vocabulary practice.
FEATURES Kid-Friendly Research Tool The easy-to-use Science Web tells more about animals, physics and Earth science. Physics Becomes Child's Play! Experiment with ramps, catapults, and pendulums to learn about the physics of motion. What's Hiding in the Mystery Cave? Deduce what's in the Mystery Cave by using data on smell, texture, color, shape, size, and weight. How Well Can You Remember What You See? Sharpen your observation and memory skills by returning animals to where you first saw them! Who Made This Track?
BBC Science Simulations 1 provides an opportunity for children to explore seven "virtual" science investigations. The simulations include making plants grow, exercise, building electrical circuits and more. This program is perfect for whole class instruction using a whiteboard and provides an excellent opportunity for students to predict, carry out, and evaluate investigations with the additional benefit of being able to simply reset them and start again. The "questions" portion of the program provides ideas for simulations.
BBC Science Simulations 2 provides opportunities for early elementary students to interact with seven virtual science investigations. Students can observe how shadows change over the course of a day, investigate which of four materials is the best thermal insulator, and much more. Students can develop their understanding of fair testing by controlling variables on screen and can see instant results by selecting to view a table or graph alongside the animation. A "Questions" section with full narration provides ideas for investigations that students can complete independently.
Use this program to practice money and math skills.
A series of activities to engage students while building math skills.
Write:OutLoud reads words as they are written, providing real-time auditory feedback. Writing tools, including Franklin's Talking Spell Checker, homophone checker, and dictionary help your students confirm their word choice in language they understand.
My Community teaches children and young people appropriate social behaviors, interactions, expectations and safety precautions with various peers and adults in their community. Using video of real people interacting in different settings, this CD teaches children and young people (with a cognitive age of 5-15 years) appropriate social behaviors, interactions, expectations and safety precautions, and features an assortment of peers and adults commonly encountered in the community.
The StealthSwitch is a switch interface that connects to the computer using a USB cable and is available with 5 or 10 switch ports. The StealthSwitch is fully programmable with all settings stored in the switch interface. Supports mouse clicks, drag lock, hotkeys, toggle keys, keystrokes and macros.
The KinderBoard can be used as a first keyboard for young children. The keyboard features 1 inch square keys and easy-to-read numbers and letters. Consonants, vowels, numbers and punctuation marks are color-coded to help students learn their alphabet and identify character sets. Use this keyboard with young students, or students who need a large key keyboard and assistance with learning letters in the beginning stages of writing.