Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poisson Rouge

This is an engaging interactive site with a lot of potential. It includes music, art, colours, matching games, astronomy, letters, numbers and time to just name a few. You can click on each image to take you to a game.

When you click on the keyboard it takes you to a music game.  When you click on a key on the keyboard the note is written on the staff above. 

When you click on the clock, you go to this game where you can move the hands on the clock and the corresponding digital time is displayed.

Being an art teacher I love this one, when you click on the stain glass window with the fish on it, you go to a virtual art gallery.  You can then look at four different artworks created by Pollock, Warhol, Mondrian and Escher.  When you click on each one you can interact or create a work.

Create a Jackson Pollock inspired work or

alter the colours on Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe prints

When you click on the little people you can create your own choir and harmony.

Click on the telescope and discover constellations.

Click on the picture and explore optical illusions.

The paint and brush will take you to a colouring activity.

You can even mix colours and clean your brush in the water.

There are many more activities available on this site.  I spent hours on it, imagine how engaged children world be.


my blog said...

I love this site Steph. Thanks so much for showing some of the parts that I hadn't been into before. Now I definitely will take the time and look at more. :)

BookChook said...

I love it too. I particularly like the way kids, even young ones, can explore basically by scrolling over or clicking on anything they see. I also like the french classroom!

Mrs. Tenkely said...

What fun! I haven't seen this site before Steph, can't wait to share it with my students.

Missouri FCCLA said...

This looks like so much fun - I can't wait to share it with my son.

mssanderson_ITS said...

Love the virtual art gallery... definitely passing this on to my art teachers! Their 4th grade students are studying pop art right now. Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph, I LOVE your blog... so many great ideas! Can you please tell me how you made the tag cloud?
Also, what is your name? Are you on Twitter? (Your site was Tweeted which is how I found it)
Sylvia from Toronto.

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