Reader Reviews

April 2011

Mangahigh.com – FREE Math Resource for validated K12 Schools

April 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Daniel Bauer, a reader from New York City, who is affiliated with the site.

Mangahigh is a completely free, fully-fledged math teaching resource aligned to state and common core standards, that uses games-based technologies and reward mechanisms to deliver unmatched student engagement in math. Incorporating more than 40,000 math questions and 11 unique math games, Mangahigh boasts some of the most powerful analytical tools in the online math world. Mangahigh’s adaptive technology means that questions are always suited to the individual student, so gifted students are as well catered to as RTI, Remediation and Special Education.


Fun with Humphrey

April 20, 2011 -- Submitted by Silvia, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

The fun-fun-fun new website for Humphrey the classroom hamster, star of the ‘Humphrey’ books. Submit your pet pictures to Humphrey’s gallery, vote for the cutest pets, send in your jokes, read short stories and Humphrey’s diary, play mini-games and get creative with fun downloadable projects.

Math Concepts Explained

April 20, 2011 -- Submitted by sk19, a reader from Vancouver, Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

Explaining mathematics concepts that traditionally give students the most difficulties. Easy to understand explanations to help you get better grades in math!

Paper Airplane Headquarters

April 13, 2011 -- Submitted by Meri Faulkner, a teacher from La Cruz, Mexico, who is affiliated with the site.

Super easy site on HOW TO construct 50 different paper airplane models. Video instructions make it fun for all ages. A great way to learn about aerodynamics, science and history! Even math… measure how far your airplane landed!

The Onion

April 13, 2011 -- Submitted by Beth, a teacher from Wisconsin, who is not affiliated with the site.

This is not a bogus website. It is an online satiracle newspaper started in Madison, Wisconsin

Childrendonate2.org Charity Site

April 12, 2011 -- Submitted by Tracy, a reader from Huntington Beach, CA, who is not affiliated with the site.

This is a site where it teaches kids what a charity is. It has cute animal pictures to click on that takes you to a page of links to safe trusted websites that parents with their kids or any adult can donate money to help animals or adopt animals. It is very cute. It has education of kids online and cell phone safety. It has a page of kid fun websites. It has a page dedicated just to help Japan.

Links and education on kids with diabetes, autism, food allergies and more.

Save the Tree Octopus

April 12, 2011 -- Submitted by Suzanne Casey, a teacher from Moorestown, NJ, who is not affiliated with the site.

I use this site with my students to show howreal a site can look and still be totally bogus. The kids really get hooked thinking it could be real until we dissect the site ! And it’s so well done, including fake ads and wonderful pictures — kudos to its author!

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

April 12, 2011 -- Submitted by Carol Ann Brusven, a teacher from Mountain View, CA, who is not affiliated with the site.

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus is a great hoax site. Kids love it. When first shown the Web site, they think Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus is a real animal, and they find it fascinating to learn about this amazing creature. Soon, most catch on that there is something not quite right. They start to question, even though they can see the pictures for themselves, and the support material is written in a factual, straight-forward way. The site is a great resource when teaching that you can’t believe everything you read — especially on the internet!

Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

April 12, 2011 -- Submitted by a reader from Arizona, who is not affiliated with the site.

Classic site. Focus of the New Literacies Research Team’s study. Here’s an interesting tidbit: the study also found that many of the students who perform WORST on standard, book-based reading assessments are among the BEST performers for internet literacy.

Dehydrated water

April 12, 2011 -- Submitted by a reader from AZ, who is not affiliated with the site.

it even links to a purchase-page on Amazon!