Here Are Three Little Known But Interesting Facts About Oklahoma.
1. The shopping cart was invented in Ardmore in 1936.
2. The nation's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.
3. The first Girl Scout Cookie was sold in Muskogee in 1917.
Winners Announced for our "FALL in LOVE with Writing" Contest. See the winners on OCAI's home page!
First Place Winner of OCAI's 2nd Annual "Fall in Love with Writing" contest
Kiowa Elementary, 5th Grade
His story is titled: End of the Road. Dekota has won a free autographed book, an email from his favorite author or illustrator on OCAI, and his story is printed below for all to read and enjoy! What we liked about Dekota's story is that he used a flashback and wrapped it up at the end. Plus, it was an interesting plot and kept us interested until the very end! Good job, Dekota! Keep writing!
Dekota's teacher is Yvonne Williams--thanks for encouraging your students to enter our OCAI contest! We appreciate you, too!
Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
Teachers and librarians can confidently encourage students to use Funbrain during their free time in class, assured that kids will enjoy an educational, safe online learning experience. Funbrain's games help students build on what they have learned in class and acquire new skills in reading, math, and problem solving.
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Funbrain is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson, the education, services and technology company. Pearson's other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.
It was a long and exhausting task: playing hundreds of online games for hours in a row, day after day. It was hard, but someone had to do it.
The result is the list that you will find below. Enjoy!
As you probably guessed, on this game, you get to drive an indestructible tank around. Once attacked by enemies’ bombs, the tank will be blasted into the sky and you will be able to hit the helicopters and planes. The more enemies you manage to take down on a single combo, the more points you earn. Make sure to reach the required experience points before your fuel ends.
A fighting game where you need to beat down several opponents at the same time. The variety of kicks, punches, throws and defensive movements really creates a funny experience. You even have slow motion movements a la Matrix!
Think about Sonic the Hedgehog with a more clean design and some physics effects added. Ah, and a character that wears some really fancy pants! Just run through the levels, avoiding the monsters and collecting the swirls and trophies. Click here to play The Fancy Pants Adventure
4. Dino Run
On this game you play a small dinosaur that is trying to escape the imminent extinction from a fallen meteor. You basically need to run among obstacles, hills and fellow dinosaurs that are also trying to escape. Putting it short: Run like there is no tomorrow!
The Matrix fans out there will have fun with this one. You play as Neo in this game, jumping to and from floors on buildings and killing agents along the way. Guns, swords, staffs and pretty much everything else on the scenario can be used to get the job done.
Ever wanted to fly around like Spider Man? With this little Flash game, you can get close to it. You’ll use your mouse to shoot two wires and prevent the little guy from falling. The objective is to go as far as possible.
We couldn’t leave ninja games out of the list, right? On Final Ninja, you command a little (but badass) ninja on a side-scrolling adventure. Your tool belt comes with throwing stars, a grappling rope and the ability to become invisible. Pretty cool.
On Gunmaster Onslaught, you play an army commando who has to stay alive as long as possible by surviving the assault of the enemies. At your disposal, you have guns, mines, and even rocket launchers! Move around to collect the ammo as well.
Very engaging game where you play a mercenary robot trying to destroy the invaders of Titan Prime. There are several levels, each with a large number of interconnected rooms that you need to go through. You will also earn money, which allows you to buy new weapons and armor.
One of the most famous games on the web. On N, you get to play a Ninja who needs to capture golden cubes and escape the level within 90 seconds. On your way, you will find mines, lasers and even heat-seeking missiles! The physics involved and the overall game play are superb. Click here to play N
Aim and Shoot Games
12. Throw Paper
Very simple game where you need to throw a ball of paper on the bin. The direction arrow keeps swinging on both directions, and there is always a bit of lateral wind to increase the challenge. The objective is to hit the bin as many times in a row as possible.
Bowmaster has some strategy and RPG elements, but you will win the game with the accuracy of your aim. All you have is your bow, and you need to defend your castle from a horde of assaulting ogres. Your mouse controls both the direction and the power of the arrows.
On this game, you have to catch a paper ball that will be thrown at you by a friend, then shoot it on the bin. The shooting part is controlled by your mouse movements. Every time you score, the bin will also be moved backwards or forward.
An archery game where there is no target. Instead, you get to shoot your arrows directly at another opponent! It can be played both against the computer and against another human player (each one taking a turn).
Another bin-throwing game — but this time, instead of a paper ball, you get to kick a soccer ball. The scenario is a standard office, and the bin is moved around each time you score. The physics effects definitely boost the game quality.
Perhaps the most famous game world wide, we sure could not leave it out of the list. Tetris is guaranteed to keep anyone busy for a couple of hours. The Flash version is pretty basic, but it gets the job done.
The game hasn’t change at all since its debut on arcade machines many years ago. Get the little frog from his home to the top of the screen — all while crossing a highway full of vehicles and a river where you have to step on logs to avoid crocodiles.