06 February 2011
Chrome Web Store
The Chrome Web Store is available as a link when you open a new page or tab on Google Chrome web browser. I explored a few of the apps available for free, and useful for Primary Students (There are some other nice apps for young children, sold for a few dollars). Some of these are true apps, and some are just re-directs to already existing web sites. But whatever they really are, the sites below would make good use of the internet for Primary aged students:
"What is Carrotsticks? CarrotSticks is an online multiplayer game that improves math skills and understanding for 1st - 5th graders as they practice and compete with other students around the world!"
"Bomomo is... Bomomo! You will be surprised at what you can draw with it. Give it a try, as it wants to be explored, discovered, played with. Let yourself fall into the canvas and see what you can do with the different buttons at the bottom. Save your favorite creations to send them to friends."
"Explore the stars and planets! Click and move your mouse to look around the sky. Point at a star or planet to reveal its name, its constellation, its brightness (magnitude) and how far away it is in light years (LY) or astronomical units (AU). You can also adjust the time and your viewing location to see the sky from any point around the world."
"Primary Paint allows chilldren to paint, draw, write and colour. Not only can one child get creative with this, Primary Paint allows multiple users allowing for a collaborative creative masterpiece!"
Primary Games Arena
"Get smart while playing games! 1000+ Games to learn with. So much fun!! Learning Games are the most fun way to learn. Can you beat your friends? Loads of fun at Primary School for 5 to 12 year olds, reception & early years, years 1 through to 6."