Reader Reviews

February 2012

PuzzlePick

February 25, 2012 -- Submitted by Fraser McKen, a teacher from Victoria BC Canada, who is affiliated with the site.

PuzzlePick.com features three different puzzles:

a) A daily standard (15 X 15) American puzzle, (“MorningMaze”) which looks like the one in your daily paper – along with a bonus word scramble which you can solve after you solve the daily crossword. Then on the weekend, there is a weekend version (21 X 21) which looks like the big weekend puzzles you get in the big weekend paper (but it’s nowhere near as tough to do).

Both puzzles are downloadable puzzle in .pdf and so is the solution, which you get with the following puzzle.

b) A weekly cryptic crossword, (“CoffeeCrypt”) along with an instruction pagefor those visitors who haven’t tried cryptic crosswords. This puzzle you can do either interactively or as a download in .pdf

c) A twice weekly interactive trivia puzzle (“SoHuNu?”) which, along with the interactive version of “CoffeeCrypt”, runs on a free, downloadable java platform which you can get at www.java.com.

The SoHuNu? is an interactive game which asks ten questions on a fun topic (ex. Famous Blondes, Famous Movie Bad Guys, etc.) But if you get bored before completing the puzzle, you can push a REVEAL button. Then after you’ve finished the puzzle, you win a prize! (A page will appear telling you where to get the prize.)

All these puzzles have been developed by a retired English teacher. Careful attention then has been paid to spelling and one major mission in the project has been to present students with an activity which will give them something constructive to do as well as inviting participation by the whole family.

I hope everyone enjoys Puzzlepick.com


TREASUREYARD

February 21, 2012 -- Submitted by John Maglio, a reader from Boston, MA, who is affiliated with the site.

An online free mapping tool to design a treasure map of your back yard.

B for Ball

February 14, 2012 -- Submitted by Ananya, a reader from India, who is not affiliated with the site.

Bforball.com is a very good site for kids. There are so many children activities for parents and teachers to teach the preschool kids in a fun and an easy way. There are various activity pages for young children of age groups between four and six. These online acitvities helps them to prepare for their primary education.

I really liked this site.

Gail Hennessey’s Website: John Glenn

February 14, 2012 -- Submitted by Gail Hennessey, a teacher from Harpursville, NYUSA, who is affiliated with the site.

Here is another webquest for kids to learn about John Glenn, who 50 years ago completed the first American to orbit the earth. I thought kids might have fun learning about this achievement and NASA with this informative webquest.

Creativity Games

February 6, 2012 -- Submitted by Ryan, a teacher from Australia, who is affiliated with the site.

Weekly games, challenge and articles for developing your creative thinking.

Metric Conversions

February 6, 2012 -- Submitted by MIke, a reader from UK, who is affiliated with the site.

The site was built to help people convert between metric and imperial systems. It contains Metric Conversion calculators, tables and formulas for temperature, length, area, volume and weight metric conversions

Modern Shakespeare for Kids

February 6, 2012 -- Submitted by Warren King, a teacher from London, UK, who is affiliated with the site.

Our site s aimed at helping children and students of all ages better understand Shakespeare, and has lots of fun facts and articles about his life and times.