Blackboard is a useful tool for students, families, and teachers to communicate with each other. It can be used to keep track of daily homework assignments, test dates, and upcoming projects. There are also sections that provide information regarding Announcements, Assignments, Calendars, Research Links, Games and Activities, Worksheets (SL), and Grades!
For access to Blackboard, you simply need to enter your child’s User Name and Password.
USERNAME: the first initial of the student’s name and the student’s entire last name followed by the number representing the year the student will graduate high school. Example: Joe Smith–username: jsmith17.
PASSWORD: the student’s month, day, and year of birth. Example: May 10, 1997–password: 05101997.
Click on the link below to access Blackboard now.
Language Arts Sites
Games from Arthur. Grades 2-5.
Reading motivation activities by Sylvan Learning.
This site has multicultural children’s stories told by famous storytellers. Click on “Listen to a story.” For Grades 2-5.
Make a comic. Grades 2-4.
On-line compliment to Houghton Mifflin Textbook Series.
For Advanced Beginners in Grades 3-5
For Advanced Beginners in Grades 3-5.
Gives examples of different types of Poetry.
Generate puzzles for home or classroom use by Discovery Education.
Writing activities for students in Grades 2-5.
A program for kids to make flashcards. Grades 3-8.
Use spelling words to make a word search or sentence scramble. Grades 3-6.
For Advanced Beginners in Grades 3-5.
Students make a book report sandwich. Grades 4-8.
This site has plenty of activities and games to help beginning to intermediate math students improve their skills. Flash cards, concentration games, more.
Designed for grades K-8, this comprehensive math resource contains hundreds of pages of basic math skills and randomly-created interactive practice activities.
Ask Dr. Math
This is a huge resource of answers to math questions for elementary to college students. If you have a question not covered, you can ask Dr. Math!
Includes an interesting collection of math, logic, and language puzzles, games, and illusions, seperated into easy, medium and hard categories.
Brain Teasers presents a weekly word problem for 3 grade ranges; answers are given the following week. A section with past ‘teasers’ is also available.
Have fun while practicing your math through lots of cool games, activities, and animated demonstrations. Includes coloring pages for young kids, and helpful sections for teachers and parents.
Education 4 Kids
The math section of this site includes flashcards, math games and drills. Also includes sections which deal with time and money.
Escape from Knab
You’ve won a one-way ticket to the Planet Knab, but once you’re there, you find that it isn’t what you thought it would be. Get a good job, make wise financial decisions, and save enough to pay for the next rocket ship to Earth, or you might just be stuck on Knab forever!
Which shape holds the most popcorn? Can you combine the stamps to make $1.77? These are just a couple of the problems you can ponder in this attractively designed collection of real-world math challenges. Updated regularly; includes resources for parents.
The Fruit Game
Can you be the one who takes the last pieces of fruit from the table? Play this tricky game and find out if you have what it takes to beat the computer! Be sure to read the instructions, and good luck! (You’ll need it!)
Math games for all ages. Games include Math Baseball, Power Football, Change Maker, Fresh Baked Fractions, Line Jumper, and Shape Surveyor.
Math.com offers a lot for everyone. Students can find homework help, puzzles, online calculators, and more… teachers can take advantage of lesson plans, classroom resources, and career resources… there’s even a section for parents with lots of helpful information.
Math activities and games for grades K-8. Some of the games require that you have the Shockwave plug-in.
Lessons and exercises for a variety of math subjects. Includes calculators, puzzles, and MathChat message boards where you can ask questions and share ideas.
Math in Daily Life
Shows how math is used everyday through examples dealing with savings and credit, population growth, cooking, and other common situations.
Includes over 1,000 math word problems for grades 1 through 6, plus instructions on how you can use numbers to do magic.
Airplanes and flight are the subjects of this high-flying math site. Solve word problems, learn how kites stay up in the air, watch Shockwave animations to learn about people like Amelia Earhart, and even design your own airplane.
In the mood for a fun collection of games that might just teach you something at the same time? Practice your math skills in games like Lemonade Larry and Batter’s Up Baseball. Also includes age-specific games like checkers, connect the dots, matching, word and maze games.
Rick’s Math Web
Pre-kindergarden to high school students looking for a better understanding of math will find over 4,750 problems to help them improve their skills. Problems can be printed in worksheet form and tips and tricks are included for each area of study.
Teach R Kids Math
Learn number basics, addition, subtraction, fractions, and much more with these interactive online math worksheets. Exercises are designed for preschool through 3rd grade students.
Amusement Park Physics
Explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Design a roller coaster, determine the outcome of bumper car collisions, and more.
Ask Dr. Universe
Ask Dr. Universe, the world’s most curious cat.
What will the next thousand years hold in store for us? See what futurists are predicting and give predictions of your own.
Brainpop is full of animated health and science movies, and fun quizzes.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Learn about Bill Nye the Science Guy and his show, choose from 40 ‘Home Demos’ you can try, watch video clips, and more.
Anyone interested in color will want to see how color affects our mind and body.
Cool Science for Curious Kids
Includes five interactive activities for kids. From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Learn about Leonardo da Vinci and his futuristic inventions.
This site explores energy and other basic scientific principles.
Fun facts and experiments you can perform, crafts, recipes, magic tricks and jokes.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
From electrification, to the automobile, to computers, learn how engineering has changed and improved our lives.
How Stuff Works
What makes things tick?
Human Anatomy Online
Take a tour of the human body.
Popular Science Magazine’s web site.
Construct a virtual robot.
Science project ideas, answers and tools.
Make projects using common household items.
Science Made Simple
Simple answers to common science questions.
Learn about our solar system.
Sea and Sky
Learn all about the sea and sky.
See how skateboards are made and learn about the science behind how tricks like the ollie are done.
Sciene blunders and facts.
Learn all about volcanoes.
Your Weight On Other Worlds
Enter your weight at this site and you’ll be able to see how much you would weigh on 16 other planets, moons, or even stars.
Social Studies Sites
Get facts about each state.
CIA – The World Factbook
Features map and brief descriptions of the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
Climate information for cities and countries all over the world
Countries of the World
Cultural and geographical information about countries of the world through interactive maps.
Choose a country and find statistics about its population, area, economy, health, and education. Includes images of flags.
Offers adventures from around the globe.
Geography – Merriam-Webster’s Atlas
Shares maps and geographical information about states and countries.
GeoNet Kid’s Place
Explore the geography of the United States in this interactive game created for students.
Garden State facts and games.
Library of Congress – Country Studies
Find in-depth information about everything from geography to weather, from government to religion, for more than 100 countries. Prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.
National Geographic – GeoBee Challenge
Online game changes every day with ten new geography questions.
Law and government in our state.
Learn about the NJ State Legislature.
UN Cyberschoolbus – Country at a Glance
Learn basic information about countries all over the world by clicking on a country name to get basic facts about its geography, language, economy, and so forth. From the United Nations.
Facts and fun for all ages.