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ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use. Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool Why Use This Tool Here's What To Do More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback Why Use This Tool Help children plan a story or prepare for a special event, or let teens review memories and stories from the past. back to top Here's What To Do Discuss with children and teens how they might use the timeline: to help write a story, plan an event, recall past memories, and so forth. Children and teens are then prompted to label and title each entry (for example: Step One-Send out invitations) as well as type a description of it (for example: Mom has guest list and addresses in drawer by the phone). More Ideas To Try Looking to build skills or create new habits? Send Us Feedback

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Giggle Chips: ABC Computer Science Game Cards by Jennifer Ellis Who are the Giggle Chips? My name is Jennifer, my daughter Charlotte and I created Giggle Chips' ABC Computer Science Game Cards! I am a tech mommy immersed in a life full of technology. With the statistical data that is out there, I care about my daughter's future in computer science since it will offer her financial opportunities and special career advantages. I love teaching Charlotte (six-years-old) about technology! Create Venn Diagrams A Venn diagram is a simple way to represent the relationships between groups of things with a clear, visual display. Let your ideas overlap In a Venn diagram, large circles represent groups of things with a shared attribute. Areas where these circles overlap represent individuals that belong equally to both groups. For example, a Venn diagram with one circle representing things made with yeast and another representing alcoholic beverages would have an overlapping zone where you could find both beer and wine. Circles in a Venn diagram can overlap partially, overlap completely, or even be totally separate — letting the viewer see the relationship between the groups at a glance.

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