Osan MS

Online Resources

Virtual High School

  • DoDEA Virtual High School
    DoDEA has a proud, 60+ year history of providing quality education for children of military families, the majority of which has been taught in traditional "brick and mortar" classrooms. As an organization dedicated to continually improving the education experience for our students.

Homework Supplement

General Homework Sites

BrainPOP!
Founded in 1999, BrainPOP® creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.
 
Discovery Education Homework Help
Tools to help you study, games to challenge your mind, and tons of great clip art to use. In addition, there are nearly a dozen learning adventures that let you explore everything from Ancient Egypt to the Space Station.
 
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.
 
Jiskha Homework Help
Homework help for PreK- college in subjects ranging from art and music to math and physical education.
 
MidLink Magazine: How to Cite Your Sources
Links to information about evaluating and citing resources.
 
Smithsonian
Explore the exhibitions, take part in activities and more!
 
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families
Military families get help from a professional tutor anytime you need it, for FREE. Tutors are online 24/7 and eligible military families in the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force can take advantage of this military family program to get help with more than 16 subjects. DoDEA Non-Military Students: Access for students attending Department of Defense Schools not included in the eligibility statement above, is being provided by Tutor.com through an arrangement with the Department of Defense Education Activity. If you are attending a DoD school, but do not meet the requirements in the eligibility statement above, you can create an account.
 

Language Arts

Guide to Grammar & Writing
An online guide to grammar from word and sentence level to essay and research papers. Quiz yourself and watch presentations.
 
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.
 
SPARK Notes
Free Online study guides. If you're struggling to understand a book, or would just like a little extra insight, Spark Notes is for you. Type in the name of your book, and you’ll find book guides, summaries, lists of characters, a review of the themes, review questions, and more.

English & Literature

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.
 
Elements of Literature Site
Elements of Literature Site includes extension materials for the adopted textbooks in grades 7-12.
 
Language of Literature Site
Language of Literature Site includes student and teacher resources for the Language of Literature textbook series.
 
SPARK Notes
Free Online study guides. If you're struggling to understand a book, or would just like a little extra insight, Spark Notes is for you. Type in the name of your book, and you’ll find book guides, summaries, lists of characters, a review of the themes, review questions, and more.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Science News for Students
From the Society for Science & the Public (SSP)
 
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.
 
WISE
WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging.

Math

A Math Dictionary for Kids
A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language.
 
AAAMath.com
Features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons.  No cost or registration required to practice your math on the AAAMath.com web site.
 
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
 
Chartle.net
Create images and charts online. (Faith MS Laptop Web 2.0 Tool)
 
Cool Math
Math lessons, practice, games and reference.
 
Create a Graph
Tutorial about graphs and information about 5 different graphs and charts for you to consider from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Kid's Zone.
 
Fact Monster Math
Math, Money, Measurement, Formulas, and More. (Published by Pearson Education)
 
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.
 
NCES Kid Zone
Students engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians in the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Kid Zone
 
Oswego Interactive Games
Play or create your own interactive math games - from Oswego City School District.
 
Sheppard Software
Everything from early math to pre-algebra. The free lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of Pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered.
 
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

50states.com
Links to state home pages and information.
 
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.
 
CultureGrams
CultureGrams links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 190+ countries and all 50 United States.
 
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.
 
Kids.gov
U.S. government's official web portal for kids.
 
National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has billions of pieces of paper and millions of photographs that document the working of the Federal Government and U.S. history.
 
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.
 
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Over 15,800 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.
 
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
A nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars, and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.
 
U.S. House of Representatives
Official United States House of Representatives website.
 
U.S. Senate
Official site of the U.S. Senate
 
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
Learn about White House art and architecture, the Presidents and First Ladies, and how you can take a tour.

Health and P.E.

American Cancer Society
Provides guidelines for diet and activity and find tips for a healthy lifestyle and community.
 
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.
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources-and over 900 topics in the CDC.gov A-Z Index.
 
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
The official website of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program.
 
Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones
Find out about fun weight bearing activities and cool calcium rich foods that help you to stay strong and keep bones healthy.

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.
 
Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.
 
Internet Public Library
A public service organization and a learning/teaching environment hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.
 
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.
 
National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has billions of pieces of paper and millions of photographs that document the working of the Federal Government and U.S. history.
 
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.
 
RefDesk.com
Indexes and reviews of quality, credible, and timely reference resources that are free and family-friendly.
 
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.
 
U.S. Copyright Office
Information about online copyright registration; key publications including informational circulars, application forms for copyright registration, links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; and more.
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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ebscohost

Ebscohost Search

Grades 7-12

EBSCOhost is an online reference system offering a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Please see your school Information Center Specialist for passwords and usernames.

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funk and wagnall new encyclopedia

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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gale

Gale: Power Search

Grades 7-12

Search through multiple periodical and reference collections organized by subject.

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