Did you see the cover of USA Today? COSMEO, the newest product of Discovery is making lots of headlines (see links below this post) If you haven’t checked out COSMEO click here now! This terrific website is a subscription based homework helper that uses the same type of database as unitedstreaming, except it’s much more student friendly. You can sign up for a 30 day free trial!
Here are some of my favorite features on COSMEO
- Brain Games: Check out "Volcano Explorer" There are too many great ones to mention. Tell me your favorite brain game so I can give it a try!
- Today In History: If you log on today, you would learn that in 1845 the rubberband was patented… too bad none of us were around back then to create that one!
- Scavenger Hunt: To learn more about China, Hawaii, and Egypt
- Points and Rewards: This reminds me of the "Accelerated Reader Program" where kids earn points for watching educational videos, taking quizzes, and playing games.
- Subjects: You can tab between subjects (Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Health, Art and Music) and find the Top Videos, Sub Categories by Grade, and Trusted Web Site Links.
- Key Word Search: I did a search for "writing" and got 256 videos, 105 pictures, 1418 articles, 33 brain games, 159 calendar events, and 20 trusted links! It could be even further broke down by grade levels: k-2nd 1746 links, 3rd-5th 1,784 links, 6th-8th 1,790 links, and 9th-12th 2008 links. Try out another key word and let me know what pops up!
So… check it out for yourself and post a comment here and let me know what you think!
Here’s the links to the newspaper articles… Make sure you watch American Idol this week as COSMEO will be in the commercials.