Here's a place to find creative, educational ways for your children and students to use the computer and lots of online tools. They'll have fun and be learning about computers at the same time. Adults will have fun too!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Here's a fun, free website great for anyone but especially accessible to creative little people just getting used to a computer.  It's Silk and it uses the mouse to create moving strands of color that are "blowing in the wind."  What a fun way for pre-schoolers to start using a mouse  I haven't tried it on the iPad yet but I bet that's fun too.  And the movement of the strands of "silk" is pretty mesmerizing to watch.

The pictures are more about color and movement than about creating a picture OF something.  There are very few controls and you don't need any of them to make the pictures work.  Here are the few instructions they give you.
  • Hold shift and move your mouse to control the wind.
  • Press S to instantly stop your silk.
  • Press X to start a new silk.
So sally forth and create a silk.  Let me know what you think of it.

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