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Online Resources

Homework Supplement

General Homework Sites

BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
ClassBrain.com
Provides students, teachers, and parents with quick, manageable access to information and educational tools.
 
Fact Monster
Online Almanac, Encyclopedia and Homework Help
 
Homework Spot
Elementary, Middle and High School resources in various subjects as well as activities, tips and articles.
 
Kid Space @ ipl2: Information You Can Trust
The Internet Public Library (IPL) is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. The website "ipl2: information you can trust" is a result of merging the collections of resources from IPL and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites.
 
MidLink Magazine: How to Cite Your Sources
Links to information about evaluating and citing resources.
 
Smithsonian Education
Smithsonian Museum for Students: Arts; Science and Nature; History and Culture; People and Places
 
Yahoo! KIDS
A Web resources for kids.

Language Arts

BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
Buddy's Bearded Collie Literacy Notebook
An interactive website created by a principal in Canada that provides reading and writing activities to help kids enjoy the pursuit of literacy.
 
Clifford the Big Red Dog
PreK-Grade 2 reading and writing resources from Scholastic
 
INFOTRAC -- Student Resource Center
The Thomason Gale collection consists of full-text articles from over 750 magazines and newspapers, hours of audio and video clips, 7,400 photos, and at least 2800 maps and charts, and hundreds of poems and plays. See your teacher for a username and password.
 
PBS Kids Stop & Go
Create a story featuring characters from PBS series while you explore the steps in the writing process. Develop characters and setting, and select actions that move the plot to an exciting or funny ending.
 
Starfall
Additional reading resources for beginning readers

English & Literature

BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
Buddy's Bearded Collie Literacy Notebook
An interactive website created by a principal in Canada that provides reading and writing activities to help kids enjoy the pursuit of literacy.
 
EDSITEment
Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
 
Wired for Books
Collection of poems, stories, plays, essays, lectures and interviews for children to adults.

Science

ActionBioscience.org
A non-commercial, educational website created to promote bioscience literacy by providing peer reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to six bioscience content areas: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy.
 
BJ Pinchbeck's Science Homework Helper
Science homework help links from Discovery Education
 
Brainy Kids
Games and activities, virtual lab and lesson plans from the Dana Foundation.
 
Discovery Kids
Games, puzzles, quizzes, and other learning materials for Kids from Discovery
 
Edheads Simple Machines Activity
Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the House and Tool Shed!
 
FactMonster.com Science Homework Center
Science homework help from FactMonster.com
 
NASA
NASA is taking bold steps at the K-12 grade levels to prepare the next generation of explorers. Building on previous accomplishments, NASA has established a series of innovative programs designed to stimulate student interest in order to motivate higher levels of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, subjects. These activities provide unique learning experiences for students, teachers, administrators and families.
 
NOAA Education Resources
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.
 
NOVA
Articles, interviews, and personal essays as well as slide shows, 360° panoramas, and regular interactive features—all of which strive to enhance or delve deeper into subjects covered in the television program.
 
Ocean Explorer
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Explorer is an educational Internet offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean realm. It provides public access to current information on a series of NOAA scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment. The site provides a platform to follow explorations in near real-time, learn about exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the colorful multimedia gallery, read about NOAA’s 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library.
 
Peep and the Big Wide World
The site contains interactive games, anywhere science activities, music & video, printables, and science resources.
 
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Online habitat education, fact sheets, web cams, homework helper and more.
 
The Franklin Institute
Online learning resources from the Franklin Institute Science Museum.
 
The Magic School Bus
Cross curricular games and activities that are based on the book and TV series, The Magic School Bus.
 
USGS Kids
Coloring pages, connect-the-dots, stories, games, puzzlers, and fun projects from the U.S. Geological Survey

Math

AplusMath
This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.
 
Ask Dr. Math
A question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions
 
Batter's Up Baseball (Math Game)
Can you get a Homerun? How about a base hit? This is a fun and challenging way to learn math. (uses Macromedia Flash 4.0)
 
BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
Cool Math
Math lessons, practice, games and reference.
 
Federal Reserve Education
Financial Literacy resources and lesson plans for K - 12.
 
Math Baseball
Math baseball game from Funbrain
 
Math Forum @ Drexel
Internet resources for math K-College.
 
Math Magician
Interactive games from the OSWEGO City School District website.
 
Multiplication.com
Interactive games designed to provide a fun system to help students of all ages learn the multiplication facts quickly and easily.
 
PBS Cyberchase
A multimedia project that encourages children to see, think and do mathematics
 
WebMATH
Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

Social Studies

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
 
BJ Pinchbeck's Social Studies Homework Helper Links (Discovery.com)
Social Studies related links from Discovery Education
 
BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
EDSITEment
Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation.
 
National Constitution Center - Students
Need resources for your government or American history class? Want to catch up on current events? The National Constitution Center provides many different ways to engage in the American experience.
 
National Geographic Kids
Games, videos, photos and more fun stuff from National Geographic!
 
National History Day
National History Day makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past.
 
The British Museum
Learning activities from the British Museum.
 
U.S. State Department for Youth
Play some games to learn about the U.S. Department of State.
 
United Nations Cyber School Bus
The UN Cyberschoolbus captures the growing potential of the Internet as an educational tool and provides an effective medium with which to disseminate information and resources about international affairs, as well as bring together diverse communities of students and educators from around the world. Within the Cyberschoolbus site there are a number of activities and projects that teach students about global issues in an interactive, engaging and fun way.
 
White House 101
Facts and fun for all ages.

Health and P.E.

BAM! Body and Mind
Got a question about fitness? disease? peer pressure? BAM! Body and Mind, from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, will tell you all you need to know about the stuff that matters.
 
BrainPoP Jr.
Online educational resources for K - 3.
 
Choose My Plate
Weight management and calories, physical activity, healthy eating tips and other information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
 
D.A.R.E. for Kids Only
The official website of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program.

Keyboarding

Typing Lessons
Typing Lessons with reviews for each lesson, words per minute and grading.
 
Typing Practice and Lessons
A variety of preliminary information, typing lessons and exercises to improve your skill in keyboarding.

Research Links

Dictionary.com
Reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations
 
Encyclopedia.com
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, biographies and more.
 
Library Spot
A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
 
MidLink Magazine: How to Cite Your Sources
Links to information about evaluating and citing resources.
 
ProQuest Professional Education
ProQuest Professional Education is a comprehensive reference collection for K-12 professional development and continuing education. See your school Information Specialist for passwords.
 
SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. Helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language and computer skills.
 
Thesaurus.com
Sister site of Dictionary.com - a free reliable synonym search tool.
School Online I.C. Catalog

I.C. Database Resources

The websites listed below are dedicated to compiling age appropriate research and data sources for a wide variety of subjects. 


Britannica

Britannica 21st Century Explorer

Grades K-6

21st Century Explorer gives teachers and students access to two complete encyclopedias, interactive lessons, videos, and other resources—all correlated to state curriculum standards, consistent with classroom topics, and age-appropriate. Please see your school Information Center Specialist for passwords and usernames.

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Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Grades K-6

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is an online encyclopedia that indexes over 25,000 records covering a variety of subjects. Please see your school Information Center Specialist for passwords and usernames.

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