Programming untuk Anak

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/04/20498/

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/06/why-should-fifth-graders-learn-to-program/

Belajar Program untuk Anak:

Since MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten group released Scratch in 2007, kids ages 8 to 13 have built more than 2.2 million animations, games, music, videos and stories using the kid-friendly programming language.

Scratch allows kids to snap together graphical blocks of instructions, like Lego bricks, to control sprites—the movable objects that perform actions. Sprites can dance, sing, run and talk.

Now, with a grant from the National Science Foundation, Lifelong Kindergarten is collaborating with Tufts University’s DevTech Research Group to make Scratch Jr, a new version aimed at kids in preschool to second grade. The expected launch date is summer 2012.

The new project raises questions about childhood development and digital learning, and just how early kids should be introduced to computers.More:http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/02/introducing-programming-to-preschoolers/

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/05/5-tools-to-introduce-programming-to-kids/

http://www.codecademy.com/ is an amazing resource.

Another source: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/7-apps-teaching-children-coding-anna-adam?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=blog-7-apps-coding-image

Bahan baru

Percobaan sains: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/slideshow/parent-child/6-cool-science-experiment-kits?eml=PCM/smd/20140220/Facebook/parents/sciencekits

Kartu untuk Belajar Perkalian: http://www.frugalhomeschoolfamily.com/2014/02/16/free-minecraft-multiplication-flash-cards/

http://www.displays.tpet.co.uk/#/search/EYFS

http://www.harrysbigadventure.com/

http://familyshare.com/i-m-bored-20-quick-ideas-for-beating-boredom

Here are my top 20 ideas for your bored kids:1. Make a fort. Our favorite way to make a fort is with blankets and chairs. The kids have more fun decorating their fort and making it comfortable than they do playing in it. If you have space, make the fort in a place where it can stay up for a day or two.2. Play pet store. Gather up all the stuffed animals in your house and set up a pet store. Take turns being the workers and the shoppers. Be sure to offer bedding, food and toys for your pets. This make-believe game is perfect for ages 3-8.

3. Set up a restaurant. Younger kids can set up a restaurant with play food and dishes, and older kids can make simple meals in the kitchen. Make a menu, choose a name, decorate and invite family members to come visit. Sometimes I make a restaurant for my kids to make an everyday lunchtime more special.

4. Watch family videos. Old family movies always make me smile and laugh. Grab blankets and pillows and gather the family around to relive family holidays and vacations. If you have short digital videos on a computer, children can access them with little instruction. Most children love seeing themselves on the screen and will watch over and over.

5. Make a movie. Older kids like making their own movies. If you have a video camera you don’t mind kids using, they can keep themselves entertained for hours as they plan and rehearse their movie. Many point-and-shoot digital cameras also have a movie mode.

6. Go on a scavenger hunt. Make a list of household items for your children to find, or print one you find on the Internet. Have a small prize for completing the hunt. Once your children catch on, they can make their own scavenger hunts. If you have several children, consider making lists based on age or breaking kids up into teams. Items on a list might include things like, “A blue sock, an eraser, a spoon, Mom’s favorite movie, an apple and a book about cats.”

7. Play sink or float. This game is great for toddlers. Fill the kitchen sink with tepid water and gather several items like toys, household utensils and even fruit like a lemon. Place the objects in the water and see if they sink or float. As you experiment, ask your child to make predictions based on what they are learning. You can explain water displacement and density to older children, making a game into a science lesson as well. Let your child splash and enjoy the water as you play.

8. Set up a story time for younger siblings. If you have older and younger children, have the older children set up a story time for their siblings. This is done by choosing at least three books with similarities (like books about the same kind of animal or holiday) and reading them. Then, plan an activity or craft that reinforces the themes and characters in the books. For example, if you read books about snow and winter, you could make paper snowflakes and drink hot chocolate.

9. Take photos. Digital cameras or phones are very easy to take photos with. If you trust your child, or have an older camera no one is using, give it to your child and let him or her take photos. Upload them on the computer and look at them together. It will be fun for both of you to see what images your child captures.

10. Learn how to play a new game. Find a game you haven’t played in a long time, or one you’ve never played, and learn to play it. Many games can be played with a deck of cards. Teaching kids easy games like speed and solitaire will keep them occupied.

11. Learn to cook something. If you trust your children in the kitchen, let them try a new recipe. Baking is fairly easy for kids 10 and up. Be on hand to help them when they have questions, but let them be creative as they cook.

12. Write a letter to someone you love. People used to write letters all the time. Help your children keep busy and practice a skill by writing a letter to a friend or relative. To make the experience more fun, provide stickers and markers to decorate the letter. Small children can color a picture. Be sure to mail the letter when it’s finished.

13. Talk to a friend on the phone. Have your bored child call her favorite cousin or a grandparent. Consider using a service like FaceTime or Skype to make the experience more interactive.

14. Art time. Art projects can be made from almost anything. Give your child supplies and let him or her create a mini masterpiece.

15. Find ways to offer secret service to family members. Encourage children to find ways to help others without being found out. Have them make a sibling’s bed, clean their room or write special notes and hide them.

16. Do a craft or sewing project. If you have time to spend with your bored child, a craft or sewing project is a great way to pass time. Some craft projects can be done with minimal supervision, and simple sewing projects can be taken on by older children. I keep felt and fabric scraps on hand for my daughter. She makes cute animals and other items often.

17. Have an un-birthday party. Decide it’s everyone’s un-birthday and have a party. Make cupcakes, play games, light the candles and sing to everyone.

18. Put on a carnival. Have older children make and put on a carnival for their younger siblings or friends. They can make booths like beanbag toss, fishing game and basketball throw. Have them make tickets and perhaps even give out small prizes.

19. Put together a bucket band. Gather instruments or objects to make instruments and make a bucket band. Five gallon buckets can be drums, pots and pans can be like cymbals, and the old recorder from elementary school can be played again.

20. Build something with boxes. Find several empty boxes around the house and give them to your kids. It’s amazing what kids can do with their imagination and boxes. We had a large box around our house for several weeks that was a rocket ship, playhouse, boat and many other things.

Kids are going to ask for ideas when they are bored. Although they do need to learn how to entertain themselves, it doesn’t hurt to give them a starting point. Their own creativity and imaginations will help them turn your suggestion into a fun activity. Soon they might be asking, “What can I do?” less often. Boredom busted! – See more at: http://familyshare.com/i-m-bored-20-quick-ideas-for-beating-boredom#sthash.Ldj93iCn.dpuf

Sumber Belajar

Dapat link-link menarik dari fb-nya mbak Dina SB:

Science:

Science Games:

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/

Interactive Science Demo: Physical, Earth/Space, Inquiry, and Life

http://www.science4us.com/demo/

Science Channel:

http://www.sciencechannel.com/videos

http://www.sciencechannel.com/games-and-interactives.htm

grade 3 -6 Interactives Science:

http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/science.shtml

Science kids games activites:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html

Interactives Sciences Onlines Games for kids:

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/science.html

Free Online Science Games:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm

Choose your activities on right side:

http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/index.shtml

Amazing Spacehttp://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/Online explorations including Planet Impact!, Hubble Mission, Galaxies Galore and more!

Atoms Familyhttp://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/Science activities.

BBC Science Clipshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtmlLots of great science activities.

The Biology Projecthttp://www.biology.arizona.edu/Problem sets and tutorials.

Biointeractive from HHMIhttp://biointeractive.org/High school libs such as transgenic fly lab.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolishttp://www.childrensmuseum.orgInteractive activities including dinosaurs and bones.

Cool Science for Curious Kidshttp://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/Interactive learning for science.

Earth Science Games from NASAhttp://kids.earth.nasa.gov/games/

Exploratorium Online Activities

http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/online.html

Try activities in the following areas: observatory, planet earth, machines & tools, living things, seeing, sport science, human body, mind & perception, and food.

FossWeb http://www.fossweb.com/Interactive resources for grades K-2, 3-6, and middle school on many science topics.

The Great Plant Escapehttp://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/Learn about plants (English and Spanish) for grades 3-5.

Human Anatomy Online from Inner Learninghttp://www.innerbody.com/Learn about the human body.

Nobel Prize Simulations and Gameshttp://nobelprize.org/educational/Play games based on award winning work.

This Old Habitathttp://www.fieldmuseum.org/thisoldhabitat/Visit habitats and learn about ecology.

OMSI Science Activitieshttp://www.omsi.edu/activitiesA dozen science topics and activties.

Physics Classroomhttp://www.physicsclassroom.com/Tutorials related to physics.

Science Monsterhttp://www.sciencemonster.com/Explore information and activities related to science.

Wondervillehttp://www.wonderville.ca/ Science adventures for kids

History:

History Games -animations:

http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/games-animations

Revolutionary history -interactives:

http://www.mission-us.org/

PBS http://pbs.orgMany activities such as WayBack US History.

Language Arts:

 

 

Read Write Think: Student Materials http://readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.aspLots of interactive tools for reading, writing, and thnking.

 

 

 

Games Online from book adventure:

http://www.bookadventure.com/kids_zone/fun_games/games.aspx

 

 

 

AlphaBits for Kidshttp://www.edu4kids.com/alpha/Basic alphabet practice.

 

 

Book Adventures http://www.bookadventure.comSimilar to Accelerated Reader, this is a free reading motivation program with a tracking system and quizzes based on books.

 

 

 

EduPlace Proofreadinghttp://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/k_5/proofread/Fun proofreading game.

 

 

 

Grammar Gameshttp://www.learnenglish.org.uk/Many games for middle and high school.

 

 

 

Kids Readshttp://www.kidsreads.com/ Lots of activities based on books including Games and Trivia.

 

 

 

Silly Sentenceshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/gallery/sentence.shtmlWrite and submit silly sentences.

 

 

 

SpellBee.orghttp://www.spellbee.org/Spelling activity online.

 

 

 

 

 

All Subjects: 

 

 

 

Interactives websites – choose your subjects

http://www.learner.org/interactives/

 

 

BBC-School Games: History, Literacy, Maths, and Science

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/

 

 

All Games – by grades

http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html

 

 

PBS kids – Interactives Whiteboard:

http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/

 

 

 

GridClubhttp://www.gridclub.com/

 

 

The Learning Boxhttp://www.learningbox.com/i_index.htmInteractive activities on many topics.

 

 

Scholastic Online Activities http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/Contains a mixture of activity types including collaborative, online projects.

 

 

Sesame Streethttp://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/?scrollerId=gamesOver 100 games for young children.

 

 

ThinkPort from Maryland Public Televisionhttp://www.thinkport.org/Explore their Online Field Trips of interactive activities.

 

 

 

Zoomhttp://pbskids.org/zoom/index.shtml Lots of fun activities for kids

 

 

 

FunBrain http://www.funbrain.com/Lots of great learning quizzes across the curriculum.

 

 

Learning Planethttp://members.learningplanet.com/directory/Some free activities and online books such as Alphabet Action.

 

 

PBSKidshttp://pbskids.org/whiteboard/

 

 

Top Markshttp://www.topmarks.co.uk/EducationalGames.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

Arts:

 

 

Hands-on Craftshttp://www.handsoncrafts.org/index.htmThrow a pot and build a jug among other activities.

 

 

Museum of Modern Art Online Activitieshttp://moma.org/learn/indexArt Safari and others.

 

 

Maths:

Crickwebhttp://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-tools.html

Figure Thishttp://www.figurethis.org/index.htmlMath activities for kids.

Illuminationshttp://illuminations.nctm.orgGreat interactive tools.

National Library of Virtual Manipulativeshttp://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Math Catshttp://www.mathcats.com/Fun activities for creative thinking and math.

Number Jumblerhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/number_jumbler/big_sound/full.shtmlMath game

Virtual Manipulativeshttp://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/mathematics/ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html

Visual Fractionshttp://www.visualfractions.com/Tutorials on fractions.

 

 

 

 

Social Studies:

 

 

Animated Atlas http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie.htmlTraces the growth of the United States through animation and sound.

 

 

 

Asia Societyhttp://asiasociety.org/education-learningDrag the pictographsinto the slots. Includes hittite, egyptian, and sumerian visuals.

 

 

 

Bens’ Guide to US Governmenthttp://bensguide.gpo.gov/Explore government games for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Includes a “Locate the States” game.

 

 

 

Congress for Kidshttp://www.congressforkids.net/Activities on government.

 

 

 

If You Were Presidenthttp://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/electiongame/game.aspThis simulation asks students questions and then creates a newspaper about becoming president.

 

 

 

National Geographic’s Xpeditionshttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/hall/index.htmlExplore the interactive museum.

 

 

 

Our Story in History http://americanhistory.si.edu/ourstory/Interactive activities including building a sod house, “you be the historian”, and buffalo hide painting

 

 

 

Out on a Limbhttp://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/conflict/index.htmlAn interactive guide for getting along.

 

 

 

Quiz:

 

Quia http://www.quia.com/webTake quizzes in many different categories. Subscribers can create quizzes. Trial available.

 

 

QuizStarhttp://quizstar.4teachers.org/Create quizzes and track students.

 

 

 

 

Puzzles and Games – Math and Sciences:

 

AIMS Puzzle Centerhttp://www.aimsedu.org/puzzle/index.htmlMath puzzles for students.

 

 

A Plus Mathhttp://www.aplusmath.com/Games/index.htmlMath games and practice.

 

 

Jefferson Lab Games and Puzzleshttp://education.jlab.org/indexpages/elementgames.htmlJava enabled browser. Include science, math, and element games.

 

 

NCTM Electronic Math Exampleshttp://standards.nctm.org/Great activities by grade level.

 

 

Puzzles and Games – Social Studies:

 

 

Geosense http://www.geosense.net/Test your knowledge of world geography alone or against other online players. You’re given a place and you have to locate it on the map.

 

 

US Census Bureauhttp://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/kids.htmlInformation and quiz.

 

 

 

Other Games:

 

PreK-3 Websites

 

 

 

All Grades

Nuklir

Copas dari obrolan orang di FB, siapa tau kapan2 diperlukan

 

Kenapa nuklir itu menggunakan uranium? Apa karena ikatan atomnya paling labil atau kenapa?

penjelasan sederhananya adalah karena uranium tergolong atom berat dengan jumlah proton sekitar 92, bandingkan dengan oksigen misalnya, yang hanya memiliki 8 proton. Proton ini harus dijejalkan dalam inti dari uranium padahal proton adalah muatan positif yang secara elektromagnetik akan tolak-menolak. Gaya nuklir bekerja untuk melawan gaya tolak-menolak tersebut dan menjaga inti atom agar tidak bubar. Untuk atom seperti oksigen dengan jumlah proton yg sedikit, mekanisme ini bekerja dengan sempurna menjaga kestabilan atom. Lain halnya dengan uranium yang memiliki proton sebegiu banyaknya, keseimbangan antara gaya nuklir dan gaya elektromagnetik menjadi lebih kritis (semakin banyak proton, semakin kuat gaya tola-menolak tersebut), proton-proton sudah sangat siap untuk bubar,sedikit saja diganggu (disenggol dengan neutron lambat misalnya), inti atom akan terpecah, lalu terjadilah reaksi yang melepaskan energi yang sangat besar (muatan positif sebegitu banyak yang dipaksa untuk berkumpul dalam suatu volume segitu kecil jelas menyimpan energi yang amat besar, bayangkan saja seperti pegas yang sudah ditekan sampai maksimum lalu dilepaskan).

Terus efek radiasi dari nuklir itu bagaimana terjadinya? Kenapa ada radiasi setelah ledakan nuklir?

Sebelum terpecah, proton berada dalam inti atom bersama dengan neutron. Keberadaan neutron lah yang memfasilitasi gaya nuklir yg menjaga proton utk tetap berada dalam inti. Ketika terjadi pemecahan inti (reaksi yg menyebabkan ledakan nuklir), inti atom terpecah menghasilkan dua inti “atom baru” dengan proton lebih sedikit, tidak semua neutron dapat diakomodasi di atom-atom baru tadi, ada sejumlah neutron yang harus dilepas dalam bentuk gelombang radiasi (ingat dalam dunia kuantum, partikel dan gelombang itu sama saja). Radiasi neutron ini dapat digunakan untk mengganggu atom berat lain dan memicu reaksi pemecahan lagi (ini yang disebut reaksi berantai), atau mengenai atom-atom lain, ditubuh manusia misalnya. Karena neutron tidak bermuatan, dia bisa menembus dalam sekali, mengenai atom-atom di tubuh kita, termasuk yang membentuk molekul-molekul di sel yg menentukan sifat genetik. Ketika atom-atom itu disenggol oleh neutron, ada elektronnya yang terlepas dan sifat kimianya akan berubah, molekul-molekul genetik itu akan berubah sifatnya, sering disebut sebagai mutasi genetik dan ini biasanya berbahaya. Selain radiasi neutron (yg dihasilkan dari mekanisme pemecahan/fisi), radiasi dalam bentuk lain (alpha, beta) bisa juga dilepaskan dari mekanisme yang namanya peluruhan, tp semuanya digolongkan sebagai radiasi radioaktif.

Setelah para saintis membuat bom atom untuk Hiroshima dan Nagasaki, sebagian dari mereka merasa bersalah. Nah, saat pemerintah dan militer Amerika hendak mendanai pembuatan bom hidrogen, para saintis itu menolak. Bisa gak tolong jelasin seperti apa gilanya bom hidrogen itu? Apakah lebih dahsyat dari bom atom?

kekuatan bom hidrogen sekitar 700-800 kali kekuatan bom di Hiroshima. Cara kerja bom hidrogen berlawanan dengan cara kerja bom atom. Bom atom bekerja berdasarkan reaksi pemisahan inti (fisi), sementara bom hidrogen bekerja dengan prinsip penggabungan inti (fusi). Para fisikawan menemukan bahwa pada temperatur tinggi, dua inti atom dapat digabungkan menjadi satu inti atom baru yang lebih berat, pada proses ini juga dapat dihasilkan energi yang amat besar. Reaksi eaksi yang dicoba adalah penggabungan isotop dari hidrogen yaitu deutrium dan tritium (isotop berarti atom yang sama dan hanya berbeda dalam jumlah neutron saja), itu sebabnya bom baru itu disebut bom hidrogen. Jika bom atom di hiroshima meluluh lantakkan sebagian besar kota, maka bom hidrogen mampu melenyapkan sebuah pulau. Para fisikawan banyak yang shock ketika melihat kedahsyatan bom ini, mereka menceritakan bagaimana yang tersisa dari pulau itu hanyalah sebuah lubang raksasa, bahkan burung-burung yang terbang tinggi pun berjatuhan dalam keadaan hangus.

(yg nanya: Alfathri Adlin, yg jawab: Muhammad Kemal Agusta)

Operasionalisasi Konsep

Konsep sudah banyak dipelajari… tapi operasionalisasinya gimana…???

Ini copas dari blog mbak Retnadi:

Operasionalisasi Konsep

Seperti banyak orangtua lain, kami tentu ingin Hana & Fatih menjadi anak-anak yang soleh solehah, cerdas hati dan pikir, mandiri, kritis, dan sebagainya. Namun bagi saya, konsep-konsep itu masih abstrak, dan perlu diturunkan. Mengutip istilah jaman skripsi dulu: operasionalisasi konsep.

Oke, mau anak jadi soleh solehah. Sesoleh apa? Bagaimana cara mencapainya? Apa yang perlu kami persiapkan?

Untuk parenting Islami, saya sendiri mengagumi AyahBundaAzzam yang bisa mengoperasionalisasi konsep pendidikan Islami secara detil. Namun untuk menjiplak konsep itu, kami tahu diri: kami belum jadi role model seperti itu bagi anak-anak kami. Kami belum hapal juz 30, belum disiplin tilawah setiap hari—dengan tajwid pas-pasan pula, bolong-bolong di ibadah sunnah, dan lain-lain. Berkaca dari segala kekurangan itu, pantaskah kami menuntut anak-anak kami mengerjakan hal-hal yang belum sempurna kami lakukan? Rasanya tidak—atau belum. Tentu kami harus meng-upgrade diri dulu.

Dari Mbak Irma Nugraha, saya juga mendapat targeting life skills, yang lagi-lagi perlu dioperasionalisasikan konsepnya bersama Mas Catur.

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