Sunday, September 21, 2008

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art has developed four websites designed to tickle the artistic side:
Art Safari--An adventure in looking. Explore animals and art. (For Children and Adults)
Destination Modern Art:An Intergalactic Journey to MOMA and P.S.1--invites you to travel to MoMA and P.S.1 with an alien creature! Listen to a painting or create an online collage. Explore paintings, sculptures, and installations together through online activities and hands-on projects.(For children ages five to eight.)
Red Studio--Developed by MoMA in collaboration with high school students, explores issues and questions raised by teens about modern art, today's working artists, and what goes on behind the scenes at a museum. Modern Teachers Online --Connects educators with MoMA's resources and collection. Download PDFs of educators guides, browse images, or search lessons by subject, theme, medium, or text. Text and images can be printed, projected, or saved into a presentation.

PBS: American Masters

This American Masters PBS site supports an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of America’s most outstanding cultural artists. The site allows us to sit and absorb in our own time the thoughts of those from our past and how they looked upon the events of their time. A comparison of the thoughts written by author Zora Neale Hurston in 1943 and the posture of the contemporary Rev. Al Sharpton in one illustration of the historical significance for this website. The sight features the likes of James Baldwin, Lucille Ball, Pearl Bailey, Leonard Bernstein, Charlie Chaplin, Marvin Gaye and many more renowned artists. This a wonderful walk into the minds of some of the great cultural artists of our time.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Who Wants to Win $1,000,000?

The Who Wants to Win $1,000,000? educational game is just plain old fun. You can spend hours in front of your computer with your kids playing this game. Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level! The questions you will answer are real. Unfortunately, the money, is not. Again, the money is not real! Curious of how other players are doing? Wondering if your high score is still a high score? Take a look at the list of previous winners and high scores. Grades 5 thru 12+