Finding that first job is a lot easier said than done. At graduation students find themselves faced with entering into the professional job market cold.
The good news is that there are some great websites out there that cater to newly graduated, or soon-to graduate students who are looking for their first internship or their first entry-level professional position.
It isn't an easy time, especially in any difficult job market. However, there are plenty of resources available, and as a parent, you have lots of websites at your fingertips that you can use to help. Read more...
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Wiglington and Wenks is a new virtual world for kids to explore, learn and play, in an online environment reminscent of the popular Club Penguin world. However, what other children's communities lack in variety and features, Wiglington and Wenks offers. In this very cute and magical world, children learn that half the fun of going on an adventure is meeting new people along the way.
Do you have a child that loves to explore? Are they curious about the world and objects around them? Then this is the website for you. The Canadian animated television series, Busy Town Mysteries, has a very creative and engaging (and free) website for young children, BusyTownMysteries.com.
Primarygames is an entertating site for teachers, parents, and kids featuring free educational games, coloring pages, virtual worlds, holiday activities, musical postcards and much more. You might find the animated ads a bit irritating, but there is still lots of great content here.
A classroom computer should be carefully monitored for all activity that takes place on it, so that teachers can review the activity to make sure that it falls within the acceptable use as defined by both the school and the parents. A useful, free and open source application that can help with that is an application called KidLogger.
Digital Dialects is a website that features a number of interactive games for learning basic vocabulary and phrases in 55+ different major and minor languages - English, French, German, Russian, Greek, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi and many more.
SproutOnline.com is a website for preschoolers. It offers games, activities and projects that help young children to learn. Parents like Sprout Online because toddlers can understand how to use the site, and there are lots of activities that parents and young children can do together.
Watchknow.org is a huge, user-edited directory of quality educational videos for kids ages 3-18, categorized by subject and age. Currently, more than 12 000 videos are included.
One of the most popular activities for toddlers who've been exposed to the Internet at an early age is the collection of PBS Kids online games over at PBSKids.org. There, kids will find games, music and coloring pages centered upon their favorite characters from popular PBS shows.
If you are looking for game sites to be used in education, the blog Free Technology For Teachers has a list that is a good place to start.
Zoodles.com is a simple, safe, and free web browser for young children, created by a team of educational professionals with your child's Internet safety in mind. Kids love the Zoodles browser because it offers them a virtual toybox full of educational, entertaining sites that are age- and interest-specific.
The Breathing Earth is a Flash visualization of world population growth, births, deaths and carbon emissions. A great starting point for discussions with kids about the climate change.
Playing History is a website that catalogs and rates the best free online history games and simulations. Browse through subjects such as American history, British history, ancient history or World War II.
Scrubclub.org is a fun, interactive and educational website that uses music, games and quizzes to teach kids how to wash their hands properly. Proper handwashing is the best way to fight harmful germs and bacteria and prevent epidemics such as the swine flu.
Mangahigh.com is a British website that hosts four slick, well-designed and ad-free interactive math games. Learn about fractions, decimals, geometry, shapes, graphs and time tables and more!
GameClassroom.com is a website that compiles the best K-6 educational interactive games the web has to offer. GameClassroom.com conveniently embeds the activities directly into their site, categorized by subject, skill, and grade level.
MathApprentice.com allows children in grades 4-6 to explore the connection between various careers and how they relate to the math they are learning today.
Calculation Nation is a website where kids can challenge other kids around the globe in math game competitions. Calculation Nation is part of the NCTM Illuminations project, and also of Thinkfinity.org.
Crickweb is a British website that hosts 169 interactive educational Flash games in the categories Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Promethan Interactive Whiteboard.
Kideos.com is a new site similar to Totlol.com, where children can watch fun videos (mostly from Youtube) that have been screened and approved by parents.
Thatquiz.org is an online assessment tool useful for teachers and home schoolers. It can be used with any subject, but is especially useful for math practice and testing.Teachers can create individualized tests, or access a public test library.
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