Northridge Elementary Computer Lab Grades K-6        Mr. Bristow's Blog

                 Choose a grade level/subject or scroll down to see the links we do in class.

Stories   K-1  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   Math Facts   Type    Spanish    Art +    Holidays    SpellingCity 
BrainPOP Jr. (K-3)(Movie of the Week, Games, Free Stuff)   BrainPOP (3-6)  Webcams  Google Maps   CoGat  SpellingCity-Mr. Bunker            

Raz-Kids  ELC  IXL  iPad/iPhone/Apps  Robots  Computers  Internet  SightWords  Add Practice  Subtract Practice  Multiply Practice                                           

Using computers:             K-3 Programs

The Messy Attic     Click on the item in the order they say.
All About Me               Click Reset.  Choose the items to look like you. (20 min.)
ABC 
                                    Click on the shining letter. All letters A-Z.  (Takes 45 min.)
More Starfall             These are samples of more Starfall programs. Click on Math, Songs + Rhymes, Talking Library, etc. to see what they have.
Math Journey            Click on the correct answer. Concepts: Greater than, Less than, Equals. Theme changes: Back to School, Valentines, etc.
Make Something     Here are lots of things to make, create, and build.
Train Conductor           Listen to instructions. Lay down the track to move the train to the city. Fill in all 3 stars.
Counting Cars           Click on Start. Click on steering wheel and drag mouse to the right car. Then click start again.
Seed Ball                          Play game. Goal: Level 8. to make it really challenging try to get 3000 points. (Fill as many squares as you can.)
ABCya! Paint                Color, Draw and Paint. Also has some stickers. Color a picture. You can print out what you draw.
ABCya! Grade K        There are 5 Types of Games to choose from: Letters, Numbers, More, Holiday and Just for Fun.
ABCya! Grade 1         There are 5 Types of Games to choose from: Letters, Numbers, More, Holiday and Just for Fun.
ABCya! Grade 2         There are 5 Types of Games to choose from: Letters, Numbers, More, Holiday and Just for Fun.
ABCya! Grade 3         There are 5 Types of Games to choose from: Letters, Numbers, More, Holiday and Just for Fun.
Doodle Dots                    Uncover Inventions. Click Start. Level 1 counts by 2s. Level 2 counts by 5s. Level 3 puts words in ABC order by 1st and 2nd letter.
K-2 Students       Links selected by UEN for K-2 students. Various subjects from ABC's to Brain Games. (Many from Starfall & PBSkids)
Learn to Read   Do lessons 1-15 Be sure to read the story and click on the pictures to see what happens.

Short a
Short e
Short i
Short o
Short u
blends
l  r  s

Y
as a
vowel

he be we
go no so

oy/oi
ou/ow
aw/au
th sh ch wh ph
digraphs
Long a
Long e
Long i
Long o
Long u

r-controlled vowels
compound words

Just for Fun:
Pirates: Maps and Traps     Click on one of the red squares. Try to find the treasure. Collect gems. Buy things.  
Paleontologist                 Listen to instructions. Use the broom to dust the bones. Put the broom down. Put bone in crate. Several to do.
Dino Dig                 Click Play. Find 5-8 dinasaur bones. Start with number 1 and go to number 5. Click on Clue to help build it.
Pinky's Bowling     Change the angle and the force to hit a strike or a spare. Press Bowl. Watch out for the obstacles. Play all 10 Frames.
Golf Tee-Off!           Play game. Turn red button (angle) and move blue knob (force), then press Putt. 9 holes.
Create A Car            Choose a body style. Choose wheels, engines, power, etc. When done click on key to Start the car. Make it go fast and/or fly.
Gardener              Listen to instructions.  Choose a seed.  Plant it, water it, fertilize it.
Cook                              Listen to instructions.  Open cupboards or fridge to find ingredients. Drag them to the table. Click on bowl. Several to do.
PBS Kids: Arthur: Games     Play up to 39 Arthur games.  Try Comic Creator; Marthur Sticker Mashup; Buster Baxter, Lung Defender
                                                                                  Click on More Games  Music Box; Alien: Assembly Required

                                                                                  Click on More Games  Don't Wake Kate
DRAW a Stickman   Draw a stickman, Click Done. Also draw a key, a balloon, a sword, a cloud, and a drain. Amazing to play and watch. 
Sugar, Sugar         Problem Solving. Draw lines to direct the sugar into the cup or cups.  30 levels   
tvo kids                     Choose a game to play. Some are easier than others.
Mini Train            Put the shapes in a place that will allow the train to go through the tunnel. Click "play" button to move train.
Alphabet Soup           Play this spelling game. Play Games, Read Stories, Watch Video Clips.
Pattern Blocks              Use hexigons, trapazoids, rhombus, squares, and triangles to make shapes and designs.

Reading/Spelling
Puzzle Me Words           Type name. Beginner or Advanced. Spell the word of the pictue that is shown. Short Vowel (3 letter words).
Construct-A-Word       Drag word ending: an, at, ed, et, ig, in, op, ot, un. Then drag a letter to make words.
Vowel Popper       Choose Short Vowels, Long Vowels, or Both. Pop the balloon that contains the word with the correct vowel sound.        
Star Words                  Click on Control Panel.  Choose Level 1.  Click OK.  Play it 3 times. (Sight Words)
Kitten Hop                   Multiplayer game. Click Play and continue. Type screen name.  Join a race. Start race. Click on the word you hear. Uses all 220 Dolch words.    
Golden Bone            Use arrow keys to move around and find treasure boxes. Find all the letters and you'll get the golden bone.                            
Word Sort                                    Choose Grade Level and Unit. Example: 1st Grade Levels 4-16 Short Vowels, 20-21 Long vowels
Look, Cover, Spell          Choose u_e. Click start. Look at one word, it covers it, Type the word, Check the word. Fix if needed. Next word.
It's Fun to Read     Easy reading activities. Intermediate beginning reader.
I'm Reading  
            Plays, fiction, nonfiction, comics.  Beginning reader to advanced.
Spell a Picture           Pick a background. Type any letter and it will show you pictures of what you can spell. Or just type more letters and more pictures appear. Click on the picture you spell.
The Big Escape 1      Click Continue. Click around. Look for numbers, a homonym, verbs, nouns, adjectives, and a compound word. Ck backpack and journal.
The Big Escape 2     
Click Continue. Look for numbers, a pronoun, verbs, nouns, contractions, an adverb, and an adjective. Ck backpack and journal.
The Big Escape 3             Click Continue.  Look for a number, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, nouns, and an interjection.  Ck backpack and journal.
The Big Escape 4             Click Continue.  Look for a number, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, nouns, and an interjection.  Ck backpack and journal. Final chapter.
Rocketship Reader            Smash your rocket into asteroids to form words. Catch the alien for bonus points.                           
Falling Stars                         Click Start. Click the letters in the falling stars to form words. Words must contain 3 - 8 letters each. Many levels.
Word War                              Choose 1 or 2 players. Form words from the letters on the cannon balls. Each cannon ball will deal damage equal to the
                                                           number displayed on it. Black ball = normal shot; Red, spiked, ball = double damage; Green ball = restore power.

Writing
Tell a Story                 Choose story type: Inventors, Fantasy, Winter Tales, Aliens, Rock Party or Pirates. Write on bottom. Make picture on top
                                                       with pictures, background, objects and text. (You need to sign up for free account in order to save it.)



Addition
Adding Machine           Click On. Drag the answer to the square. Pull the purple lever to get a new problem. Adding to 10.
Diaper Derby - Add    Make character. Do 20 problems in less than 2 minutes.
Sketch's World - Add  
Click Start. Click on fact working on. Use arrow keys and space bar. Jump on erasers. Find the art pallette. Go through door.
Jetski Addition    Play. Type screen name.  Join a race (Click name, then Join). Uses all add facts.
Lucky Drops             Click Play. Click on all the facts you want to practice. (You can click on more than one.) Collect all the gold bags.
SpaceyMath                   Do Addition to at least level 6 for 1st grade and level 11 for 2nd Grade.
Alien Addition          Use mouse to click on or under answer. 9 stages, sums to 25.  Gets very fast. (Don't click on END)
The Counting Game              Click 1. Add 1 more. Each round gives less time At Game Over click Menu. Click 2 Add 2 more.
Math Magician - Add                  Choose a fact to work on.  Do 20 questions in a minute.
Arithmetic - Add                       Put a check after Addition.  Do Levels 2 - 10.  Do 10 problems in 60 seconds or less.
That's A Fact                               Click Go. Choose Addition. Choose Sums to 10 or Sums to 12, or Sums to 20. Do 30 math facts in 3 min.
Download BigBrainz at home.     Go to the bottom of this page and click on the BigBrainz link to download the school version to use at home. It is free.


Subtraction
Bowling Subtraction          This is a demo. You only bowl 3 rounds. Click on the bowling ball to bowl.  (All subtract from 10 or less.)
Snowball Fight!                        Click Play. Choose level 1 or review (group) level 1-5. If you get 100% move to next level.
Diaper Derby - Subtract        Click on a number. Make derby. Do 20 problems. Try to do each level in less than 2 minutes.
Sketch's World - Subtract         Click Start. Click on fact working on. Use arrow keys and space bar. Jump on erasers. Find the art pallette. Go through door.
Island Chase Subtraction   Multiplayer game. Click Play.  Type screen name.  Join a race. (4 players)  Subtract -1 to -6)
Ducky Race                                 Multiplayer game. Click Play. Type screen name. Join a race. (12 players) Subtract -1 to -9).
Lucky Drops
                     Click Play. Click on all the facts you want to practice. (You can click on more than one.) Collect all the gold bags.
Minus Mission    Click Start, Next, & Play. 9 levels. Minuend Range 1-12 (Change if want). Gets very fast. (Don't click on END)
SpaceyMath - Subtract    Do Subtraction to at least level 6 for first grade and level 11 for 2nd Grade.
Math Magician - Subtract      Choose a fact to work on. Do 20 questions in a minute.
Arithmetic- subtract       Put a check after Subtraction  Do Levels 2 - 10.
Download BigBrainz at home.     Go to the bottom of this page and click on the BigBrainz link to download the school version to use at home. It is free.


Multiplication:
Ant Parade                                 Play the matching game, then click on the red arrow. Count by 2's, 3's and 5's.
Learn Your Tables              Click on 2. Say the facts as they appear. Click Drag, get 30 correct. Click Answer. Then Test.
Multiflyer                                            Click on Practice.  Put a check by 1 and 2 on the left and 1-10 on the right. Use grid only if needed.

Three Times Song                               Listen to the song. Click on the 6 cards. Click on the tiger.
Sketch's World - Multiplication    Click Start. Click on fact working on. Use arrow keys and space bar. Jump on erasers. Find the art pallette. Go through door.
Lucky Drops - Multiplication        Click Play. Click on all the facts you want to practice. (You can click on more than one.) Collect all the gold bags.     
Math Magician - times tables                Start with x1. Click on Start.  If you get 100% go to x2, then x3, etc. After x10 do Mixed.  
SpaceyMath - Multiplication        Choose Multiplication.  Third graders get to level 2 today, Level 18? by May 1.

Meteor Multiplication           Click Start, Next, and Play.  9 levels.  Products to ?.  Gets very fast. (Don't click on END)
Grand Prix Multiplication  Multiplayer game. Click Play. Type screen name. Join a race or host a new one. Password. All multiplication facts.
Arithmetic - multiply                Put a check after Multiplication.  Do Levels 1 - 20. 
Download Timez Attack at home.     Go to the bottom of this page and click on the BigBrainz link to download the school version of Timez Attack to use at home.

Division:

Sketch's World - Division  Click Start. Click on fact working on. Use arrow keys and space bar. Jump on erasers. Find the art pallette. Go through door.
Lucky Drops - Division Click Play. Click on all the facts you want to practice. (You can click on more than one.) Collect all the gold bags.
Spacey Math - division                Do Division. There are 13 levels.  Goal: Grade 3 - Nov: Level 5    Feb: Level 7    May: Level 9
Arithmetic - divide                    Put a check after Division.  Do Levels 1 - 20. 
Math Magician - divide             Choose a fact to work on.  Do 20 questions in a minute.
Demolition Division        Click Start, Next, and Play.  3rd grade do all 9 levels.
Drag Race Division        Click Play. Type screen name. Join a race or host a new one. Password. All division facts.
Download Timez Attack at home.     Go to the bottom of this page and click on the BigBrainz link to download the school version of Timez Attack to use at home.

Learning about computers:
 1. Computers - Mouse Tutorial        Press the space bar to begin. Read or listen to instructions until you do all 6 lessons.
 2.  Click, Double Click, and Drag   Click on the light to turn it on. Then tidy up the room: paint, books, trash, and chalkboard.
 3.  Surfin' the Web                                        Scroll down to Surfin' the Web. Watch this video about the Internet.
 4.  Computer Cookie                                  Video showing how to draw a cookie on the computer.
 5.  A Computer                                               Click on A Computer. Click on ear to hear this short story that includes a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and computer.
 6.  Click-N-Learn                                         Click on Click-N-Learn Novice. Click on 1-11. Back. Click on Click-N-Learn Junior. Click around.
 7. Growing With Technology            Click on the red monster then click on the computer (tower) and the time machine (robot).
 8. Now or Then?                                          Choose whether the technology items were then (1950's) or now (2010's). Text is read to student.
 9. Arthur's Computer Disaster          Watch this movie of the book by the same title. Click on the Full Screen button, (It's read kind of fast.)        
10. Tools for Writing                                  Video showing various tools used for writing, including the computer.
11. Keyboard Challenge                      Choose a theme. Click on the small GO. Drag the letters and numbers to their proper place on the keyboard.
12. Computer Parts 1                            Play
Read-A-Word once. (Play Another Game) Play Audio Word Match twice.
13. Find the Technology Words                     Play Read-A-Word. Then do number 14 below.
14. Find the Technology                          Click on Review. Listen and click Next. Click X. Click Find. Click on 12 technology items: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, printer,
                                                                                   DVDs, digital camera, iPod, flash drive, CPU, wireless router, and surge protector. Click GO to take the test.
15. Computer Parts 2                            Play Read-A-Word once. (Play Another Game) Play Audio Word Match twice.

Internet Safety
What is the Internet?                             Watch this movie to learn about the Internet.
What is Personal Information?               Watch this movie about personal information on the internet.
Netsmartz Kids                                    Type in a Nickname. Click Start. Watch the video, play the games. Save when asked. Do all six parts.
Webville Outlaws                                 Click on the outlaws: Look at this Louie, Meet Me Mack, Potty Mouth Pete, and Wanna Know Wally.
It's OK to Tell                                               Watch this movie from Netsmartz. Discuss why they didn't tell right away. What should you always tell an adult?
The Three Little Cyber Pigs                  Watch this movie. Answer the questions. Learn about internet safety.
Faux Paw's Adventures in the Internet     Watch this movie. Learn how to Keep Safe, Keep Away, and Keep Telling.
Faux Paw Goes to the Games                 Watch this movie to learn how to balance real life with screen time.
Faux Paw and the Dangerous Download  Watch this movie to learn about downloading information off the Internet.
Faux Paw Meets the First Lady               Watch this movie to learn about cyber bullying.
Safe Online Surfing                      Choose 3rd Grade. Click on the 7 monkeys and do the activities, then take the Exam.
Internet Safety Quiz                                                     Click or type in the answer to show what you know about internet safety. Try to do at least 5 or 6.

Internet Day 1
Introduction to Internet:
Surfin' the Web                                          Scroll down to Surfin' the Web. Watch this video about the Internet.
TVOkids - Media Lab                             Watch the videos about Friendship, Passwords and Blogs.    
Mr. Bunker's Blog                                         From here you can go to Extra Math, Spelling City and Raz-Kids.                          
Mrs. Iman's Blog                                           Click on Class Information, About Me, Photos, and Podcasts.
Mr. Bristow's Blog                                        Click here to find out what we are doing in class each week. It also has your spelling words.
Northridge Elementary                                  Click on Teachers.  Then find your teachers' picture. Click on their picture to see more about them.  
                                                                        

Internet Day 2
Learn about computers:
Find the Technology                             Click on 21 technology items: digital camera, desktop computer case, DVDs, fax machine, headphones, keyboard, laptop, microphone, mobile phone, monitor, mouse,
                                                                                            portable media player, printer, scanner, SIM card, speakers, surge protector, tablet, USB flash drive, video game console, wireless router.

Growing With Technology - Level 2          Click on the computer (tower) and the Tommy the Time Machine (robot).
Growing With Technology - Level 3          Click on the computer (tower) and the Technology Time Machine (robot). 1939, 1951 (Univac) , 1954 (printer), 1960 (monitor & keyboard),
                                                                                            1961 (IBM OS), 1964 (mouse), 1970 (floppy disk), 1971 (computer chip), 1975 (Microsoft), 1976 (Apple), 1983 (PC), 1990 (Internet), 1993 (PDA), 1994 (Web Browsing)

Now or Then?                                          Choose whether the technology items were then (1950's) or now (2010's). Text is read to student.
Play games with computers:
Game Goo - Learning that Sticks                  Play a game.  Then click on Fun Goo and find Gooey Games.
Fun Brain Math Arcade                                Click on Start.  Choose boy or girl and your grade level.  See if you can win all 25 games.          Internet Day 3
Have fun on the web:
Tinker Ball                                                 Drop the ball in a cup at the bottom of the screen. 6 challenges
PaintBox                                                   You may need to click Cancel. Use the tools to draw or make special effects.
Pixlr Express                                             Click on Webcam to take your picture. (If you have a webcam.) Click Allow. Then use the tools to draw or make special effects.
Rollerblading Challenge                            Copy the rollerblading moves.  Drag them into the box in order.
Fearless Frieda                                           Choose a Skater name.  Submit. Skip Intro.  Listen for a word. Type the Word it says.
Create a Party                                            Choose food, activities and music for a party. Click on Start the Party to play the games.                                
The Fun Brain Arcade                              Click on Start.  Choose boy or girl and your grade level.  See if you can win all 25 games.
Poptropica                                              Explore. Collect. Compete. Click on New Player. Create your character.
Internet Day 4
Learn while you play:
Bugs in the System         Drag the bugs from the left to where they go on the graph at the right.
Wild Kratts
                                      Click on Videos or Habitats. Then you can play some games.
Between the Lions Games                   Put mouse on picture to hear the name of the game. Click on a picture to play the game.
Between the Lions Video Clips           Click the Pause button to stop the video. On the left choose a video to watch and learn.
tvo kids                                   Favorites: The Great Escape 1, 2, 3 or 4, Golf Tee-Off!, Pinky's Bowling, Dino Dig, Pirates...Maps and Treasures, Eviro Girl,
                                                                                                       The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog.


Internet Day 5
Science/Social Studies
KSL Weather                                       Find the current temperature. Find the 7-day forecast. Click on Photo Galleries to see pictures of Utah.
Interactive Weather Maker                   Click Start. Drag the bars up and down until you make it snow. Then melt the snow.
U is for... Picture Dictionary                 Find Utah.  Click on Utah. Find a place you've been. Back arrow. Click on a letter. Learn about something.
Google Maps                                        This is an interactive map. Scroll forward to get closer, backward to go back. Type in an address in the search bar. Click the A and click on Street view.
Machu Picchu, Peru                             This is part of the 3rd Grade Social Studies curriculum.
Google Maps                                        Type in Machu Picchu in the search bar at the top. Click on pictures in top right corner. Now look through all these pictures.
Google Maps                                        Type in BYU - zoom into the stadium. Type Legoland, Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, etc. and zoom in closer.
Rocks and Soils                                    Click OK. Test various rocks. Does it float, split, or wear well? Is it permeable?
Friction                                                 Wait until it loads. Test a car's friction by driving over vinyl, wood, carpet, or ice.
Play Kid Games - Continents                Click to Continue. Drag the name of the continent to the right continent.
Geo Spy - Continents Game                 Type your name. Choose Continents Game. You have 30 seconds to click on all 7 continents.

Internet Day 6
Practice multiplication on the web:
Ant Parade                                          Play the matching game, then click on the red arrow. Count by 2's, 3's and 5's.
Three Times Song                               Listen to the song. Click on the 6 cards. Click on the tiger.
Learn Your Tables                              Click on 2. Say the facts as they appear. Click Drag, get 30 correct. Click Answer. Then Test.
Multiflyer                                            Click on Practice.  Put a check by 1 and 2 on the left and 1-10 on the right. Use grid only if needed.
Math Magician-times tables                Start with x1. Click on Start.  If you get 100% go to x2, then x3, etc. After x10 do Mixed.  
SpaceyMath Multiplication                 Choose Multiplication.  Third graders get to level 2 today, Level 18? by May 1.
Sketch's World-Multiplication            Click Start. Click on fact working on. Use arrow keys and space bar. Find the pallette on each level.
Grand Prix Multiplication             Multiplayer game. Click Play. Type screen name. Join a race or host a new one. Password. All multiplication facts.
Download Timez Attack at home.     Go to the bottom of this page and click on the BigBrainz link to down the school version of Timez Attack to use at home.
Reward for practicing math:
Golf Tee-Off!                                     Play game. Turn red button (angle) and move blue knob (force), then press Putt. 9 holes.
Seed Ball                                            Play game. Goal: Level 8.

Internet Day 7-8
Problem Solving on the web:
Cyberchase                             Quest 2: Race for Radopolis  Click on Enter the Game. Make a new player. Click on Motherboard to learn your mission.

Internet Day 9
Robots on the Internet
Robot Pictures
                                          Wait for 32 pictures to load. Click on arrow in bottom right corner to scroll through the pictures.
WALL-E                                       Watch the video clips and movie trailers from WALL-E.
Robots Play Soccer     Click on "Watch on IEEE.tv. Watch the video. (About 4 min.) Watch other videos under Featured Programs.
Lego Mindstorms movies     Watch movies of robots that people have made using the Lego Mindstorms kit that you can program yourself.
Make a Robot                                 Click Go. Click to remove tips window. Bring robot part to top. Resize it, turn it, choose another part.           
Robot Rover
                                           Click Go Fetch. Continue. Use arrow keys to pick up soccer ball and megaphone. Take back to Studio G (blue building)
Incredibots                                                    Click on Skip this Ad in the bottom right corner. (Sorry) Click Play. Click on Level 1 - Drive a Tank!
Planetary Rescue Squad        Launch your rocket so that it lands on the target. Use different strategies for different planets.

JunkBot from Lego                   Click Play and OK. Move Lego pieces around to help the robot find the recyling bin. Do 15 levels.                                   


To make any comments about these links please email rbristow@alpinedistrict.org

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Links to other school's websites (These have not been screened.)
Pony Express Elementary - Mrs. Cook        Click on the Grade level at the top.
Harvest Elementary - Mr. Hunter                 Click on the triangle to open a list of sites.
 


BigBrainz     Makers of Timez Attack. Click on BigBrainz (at the left) to download the school version to use at home.
                                         Click on Windows or Mac to download the program to your computer. (It will take a few minutes.) (You may need to save it,
                                           open it and run the install program.)
                                          When the BigBrainz icon (a green alien) appears on your desktop, open it up. (You may need to double click on it.)
                                          Choose Utah, Alpine School District, and Northridge School. (You will only need to do this once.)
                                          Type in the Password: 123. Press Login.
                                          Click on the teacher's name. Then click on the student's name. Finally, press the X to Play the game.
                                          Whatever your child passes off at home will also be passed off at school.

                                          The first third grade class at Northridge to have all their students pass off Timez Attack gets a pizza party.
                                          If you have any problems or questions email Mr. Bristow at rbristow@alpinedistrict.org.

                            This can also be used for BigBrainz Add-Subtract.
                            Instead, click on the + or - to Play.






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