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MaMaMedia
http://www.mamamedia.com/

Fun kids' site contains approximately 100 replayable, original and visually stimulating activities that entice kids to explore. Digital tools let kids create their own stories and plays, artwork and characters.

Smithsonian Institute
http://www.si.edu/

Online material related to exhibits at the many museums which fall under the Smithsonian umbrella. Check out the teacher area for units with lesson plans and the kids' area for educational games and activities

Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures
http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html

Listen to symphonies then participate in interactive learning activities to deepen understanding

Classical Music Archives
http://www.classicalarchives.com/

Download classical music in midi or mp3 formats. 18,978 classical music files by 1,323 Composers! Search by composer, title, or artist.

The Vincent van Gogh Gallery
http://www.vggallery.com

Complete works of Vincent van Gogh with histories and high quality, downloadable pictures


K - 5

Fundred Project
http://fundred.org/classroom/

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project offers classroom discussion, hands-on exploration and important lessons beyond the classroom. Draw your unique Fundred Dollar Bill, mail it to a Fundred Collection Center and be part of the solution to prevent lead poisoning in cities all across America. Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a national, artist-driven, multidisciplinary project with a critical mission: to support awareness and solutions to lead contamination and help end childhood lead poisoning.

Draw a Stickman
http://www.drawastickman.com/index.htm

Students will use this tool to learn to follow directions and create digital illustration.

Art Pad
http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/

Art Pad is a virtual online painting tool. It also records the student's brush as he/she is painting, so that the process can be played back.

Crayola for Teachers
http://www.crayola.com/

Find rich, hands-on learning experiences that can be searched by subject, theme, grade, media, and completion time. These colorful, creative curriculum ideas are perfect for young children.

The Life of Art
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-life-of-art/id498585963?mt=8

How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves in this app from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty’s collection by examining physical clues.

Art History
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/

Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. The website provides pictures from many different time eras.

Junk Picture Frame
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/do/junkpictureframe.html

This is from PBS Kids and it is directions for making a picture frame out of junk.

Ancient Egypt: A Rap Song
http://www.flocabulary.com/ancient-egypt/

In this Ancient Egypt music video, we take you back to the days of giant pyramids and hieroglyphics. This song covers the ancient Egyptian civilization that flourished along the Nile River. We explore what would happen in a slave’s day in ancient Egypt. On the other side of the pyramid, take a peek into a pharaoh’s life of luxury and the complex process of mummification that ensured his first class ticket to the afterlife. Many Flocabulary videos are only accessible through a paid subscription. *This particular video is available for free and without the need for an account sign-up.

How to Draw a Fall Tree
http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2008/10/how-to-draw-fall-tree.html

Step-by-step instuctions for drawing a fall tree. Students start with the letter "Y" as the trunk. Students will realize trees are a series of branches.

Metronome
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metronome/id287965434?mt=8

This is a free metronome app that allows musicians to mark time by giving a regular tick sound at a selected rate. It has a variety of metronome sounds. Subdivisions are available in quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note, and triplet patterns.

DeepSpaceSparkle
http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/

Wonderful Art Lessons!!

Creek Nation Fun Facts
http://www.bigorrin.org/creek_kids.htm

This site provides great information about the Creek Nation.

Schoolhouse Rock Preamble
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=196683

This Teacher Tube video is great introduction to learning about the development of the Constitution of the United States of America. Students enjoy listening to this classic version of the Schoolhouse Rock song.


6 - 8

Fundred Project
http://fundred.org/classroom/

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project offers classroom discussion, hands-on exploration and important lessons beyond the classroom. Draw your unique Fundred Dollar Bill, mail it to a Fundred Collection Center and be part of the solution to prevent lead poisoning in cities all across America. Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project is a national, artist-driven, multidisciplinary project with a critical mission: to support awareness and solutions to lead contamination and help end childhood lead poisoning.

Art History
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/

Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. The website provides pictures from many different time eras.

Ancient Egypt: A Rap Song
http://www.flocabulary.com/ancient-egypt/

In this Ancient Egypt music video, we take you back to the days of giant pyramids and hieroglyphics. This song covers the ancient Egyptian civilization that flourished along the Nile River. We explore what would happen in a slave’s day in ancient Egypt. On the other side of the pyramid, take a peek into a pharaoh’s life of luxury and the complex process of mummification that ensured his first class ticket to the afterlife. Many Flocabulary videos are only accessible through a paid subscription. *This particular video is available for free and without the need for an account sign-up.

Noteflight
http://www.noteflight.com

Noteflight is an online writing music software which helps you to compose, store, print and hear music notation.

Open Music Archive
http://www.openmusicarchive.org

A helpful website for students and teachers to upload or download out-of-copyright sound recordings. This can be very useful for students and teachers to find rare recordings of musical pieces.

Chord Identification
http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/chord/brwy9y9xbbny

Identify a displayed chord.

Hearing Music
http://creatingmusic.com/BlockGames/NewGames/BlockGames.html

This site provides games on pitch and rhythm.

Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Thinkfinity
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