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Education-Related Websites to Visit

Friday, July 31st, 2015

*** www.scholastic.com ~ This Scholastic site offers 50 Washington D.C. virtual tours, so you can explore the capital from your computer.

*** www.centennial of flight.net ~ The main focus here is to predict the weather conditions for the Centennial of Flight celebration’s recreation of the Wright Brothers First Flight via numerous primary- and secondary-level activities.

*** http://kids.clerk.house.gov ~ This Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives site offers educational and entertaining information regarding the government’s legislative branch to students of all ages.

*** http://memory.loc.gov ~ This Library of Congress site “provides free and open access via the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, and moving images and prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.” Just choose from any of the many topics offered.

Education-Related Websites to Visit: 6/18/2015

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

*** www.scholastic.com/mck ~ This “Money Confident Kids” Scholastic site is presented by T.RowePrice and helps teachers and parents talk about “spending, saving, and setting smart financial goals with their kids.”

*** www.netsmartz.org/training ~ This site by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers a “self-paced, online training program to help you teach Internet safety and prepare kids to be better digital citizens.”

*** www.scholastic.com/asklistenlearn ~ Designed to help kids make healthy choices, this site offers teacher resources, lesson ideas, even posters to discourage early drinking.

*** www.particleadventure.org ~ This site is “an award-winning, interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors,”–“the fundamentals of matter and force.”

Education-Related Websites: October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

** www.coursera.org ~ This site has partnered with top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free” and covers all subjects.

** http://home.edweb.net ~ This free social and profession network offers educators an opportunity to “connect with peers, share information and best practices, spread innovative ideas, and provide professional development.”

** www.pinterest.com/teachers ~ This, as it says, is a “pinspiring place for teachers to find and share creative ideas.”

Recommended Education-Related Websites: October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

*** www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplans ~ Here you’ll find timely lessons and units for all your teaching needs, by grade and by subject.

*** http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci ~ This site “mixes hot science with your cool ideas” with loads of activities and experiments.

** www.aaamath.com ~ This site offers countless math lessons, concept practice, and more, all sorted by subject–everything from addition and algebra to statistics and subtraction.

** http://pbskids.org ~ This parent- and child-favorite offers videos, games, even a cartoon studio and writing contest.

** www.discoveryeducation.com ~ Here you’ll find a “broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell,” by subject, and for grades K-12.

Education-Related Websites to Visit: October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

*** www.scholastic.com/livestrong ~ The LiveStrong at School site offers “award-winning lessons, worksheets, and more to generate classroom discussions about cancer, cancer treatments, and how to support those living with cancer.”

*** www.edreport.org ~ This “independent non-profit is designed to improve K-12 education in the U.S.” and provides reviews of instructional materials aligned to the Common Core and more.

*** www.graphite.org ~ This Common Sense Education site offers “a platform to make it easier for educators to find the best apps, games, and websites for classrooms.”

*** www.mortgagecalculator.org/helpful-advice/finance-lesson-plans.php ~ This site offers financial literacy and teaching tools, K-12.

Education-Related Websites to Visit: September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

*** http://educatorlabs.org ~ This site, made up of school librarians and media specialists, helps teachers “discover valuable classroom resources, including the lesson plans you need.”

*** www.bing.com/classroom ~ This site provides “an ad-free, kid-friendly search experience,” along with digital literacy lessons.

*** www.pbs/kenburns ~ The famous filmmaker offers up history-related documentaries, all helping answer who we are as Americans.

 

Education-Related Websites: September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

*** www.thebestbooksite.com: Here you’ll find crafts, story times, and kids songs just for starters.

*** www.discoveryeducation.com: This site offers digital textbooks, streaming digital media, curricular resources, and more for parents, teachers, and students.

*** www.crayola.com/for-educators-ccac/free-professional-resources.aspx: Here you’ll find free down-loadable professional development resources.

Education Websites: September 4, 2014

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

*** http://littleclickers.com: Created by Children’s Technology Review, this site offers “safe, fun, Internet explorations for children.”

*** http://gigglepoetry.com: This site is about all things poetry and leads with “How to Turn Struggling Readers into Fluent Readers.”

*** https://tumblebooks.com: This site offers “an online collection of animated talking picture books which teaches kids the joy of reading…”

Education-Related Websites: August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

** www.shelsilverstein.com: Here visitors can listen to the author reading his poems accompanied by animated cartoons, make a bookmark, download puzzles, and so much more.

** www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus: Here you’ll find games, stories, printables, videos, and more for kids–parents and teachers, too.

** www.kidsread.com: Here parents and kids get to explore books, reviews, and so much more..

** www.abcteach.com: Here you’ll find teaching materials, free printable worksheets, SMART board lessons, and more.

** www.rif.org: This Reading Is Fundamental site offers all kinds of activities, book lists, articles, and so on.

Recommended Education-Related Websites: August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

** http://quizlet.com: This free-top-use site offers free study tools and apps for students and teachers, grade school through grad school, saying, “Our users define what they need to learn (or teach) and how they want to do it.”

** www.quizbean.com: This free-to-use site allows teachers “to manage your classes and quizzes … send quizzes to your students and know in minutes how they’re performing and who needs help before moving on to the next lesson.”

** http://harrypotter.scholastic.com: This Potter site offers games, message boards, videos, and more.

** http://pbskids.org: This “by the kids, for the kids!” site offers activities, games, and printables, along with materials for parents and teachers.

** www.libertykids.com: This history of the American Revolution site offers activities, games, news, and so much more for kids–parents and teachers, too.

Education-Related Websites to Visit: August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

*** www.kidsreads.com ~ This site explains that it offers “thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts from the hottest new releases and more …”

*** www.discoveryeducation.com ~ This Discovery Education site offers “a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell.”

*** http://gws.ala.org ~ Sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children, this Great Websites for Kids site “is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14.”

Recommended Websites: July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

*** www.kidsknowit.com ~ This is “The totally free Children’s Learning Network whose mission is to provide the highest quality education activities, products, movies, music, games, articles, textbooks, learning programs, lesson plans, and worksheets.” All at no cost.

*** http://thesciencenetwork.org ~ This site’s mission is to build an online science society or public square to discuss science and social policy.

*** http://familygo.com ~ This Disney family site offers recipes, crafts, printables, and so much more.

*** www.seussville.com ~ This site offers everything Dr. Seuss-related from books and videos to games and activities, with something for educators and parents, too.

Education-Related Websites to Visit: July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

*** www.scholastic.com/otcliteracy/ ~ This site teaches medicine safely to 5th and 6th graders with lesson plans, quizzes, and a variety of resources.

*** www.schooltube.com ~ Says that “This is the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators–exclusively endorsed by over 20 national education associations.”

*** www.scholastic.com/clubpenguin ~ Says it will “help kids learn to be smart, thoughtful online citizens–and share their knowledge with the world!”

*** http://bigthink.com ~ This site says “We aim to help you move above and beyond random information toward real knowledge, offering big ideas from fields outside your own that you can apply towards the questions and challenges in your own life.”

*** www.neok12 ~ This site says, “Kids learn best by ‘seeing’ and ‘doing.’ So here’s the best collection of online education videos, lessons, quizzes, diagrams, games, and puzzles.”

*** www.watchknowlearn.org ~ This site’s goal: “To provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best K-12 educational videos on the Internet today.” And it’s free!

Education-Related Websites to Visit: July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

** http://powermylearning.org ~ Here you’ll “find and use thousands of FREE games, videos, and interactives in all major K-12 subjects and aligned to the Common Core.

** www.procon.org ~ This site’s mission is “promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.”

** www.genirevolution.org ~ Developed for middle school and high school students, “this online game gives your students the chance to learn important personal finance skills as they play and compete against fellow classmates.

** www.handsonbanking.org ~ Asking, “Want to take charge of your own finances and reach your goal?”, this site “offers all the basic money tools, skills, and information you need.” It’s geared to everyone from youngsters to seniors, and the military, too.

Education-Related Websites to Visit: July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

** http://schoolfamilyeducation.com ~ This site offers thousands of printable activities and games for your kids, plus schooling information and more.

** www.readingrockets.org ~ This site is all about reading–teaching it, helping struggling students, and covering related topics A-Z.

** https://edshelf.com ~ This is “a directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop programs that are rated and reviewed by parents and educators. We help you find the right educational tools for your specific needs.”

** https://www.graphite.org ~ This Common Sense Media site “makes it easier for educators to find the best apps, games, and websites for the classroom.”

** http://powermylearning.org ~ Here you’ll “find and use thousands of FREE games, videos, and interactives in all major K-12 subjects and aligned to the Common Core.