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Educational Resources

Math

Language Arts

  • Word Hippo - An all-in-one reference tool, Word Hippo does the following: defines a word, provides a meaning, provides a word that is opposite, pronounces a word, provides rhyming words, places the word in many different contexts, and translates the word.
  • Reading Rockets - From the US Dept. of Education – 25 Activities for Reading and Writing Fun
  • Scholastic Reading Activities - Engaging literacy activities designed for web and whiteboard across all grade levels and subjects.
  • CommonLit: A free source text library to improve reading fluency and comprehension.
  • Khan Academy: A free online website for K-12 with explanation videos and interactive practice for various language arts skills.
  • Ck12: A free online website for K-12 with resources for writing and spelling.
  • Spelling Words Well: An online spelling help for K-12 and adults.
  • Beating Dyslexia: A free resource for beating dyslexia in reading, writing and spelling.
  • OWL Purdue: A writing resource for high school students.
  • Quizlet: Create your own flashcards to practice vocabulary, terminology, and other skills, or use what others have already created.

Science

  • Ck12: A free online website for K-12 with explanatory videos and resources on various topics in science.
  • Khan Academy: A free online website with explanations for high school science topics in physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, cosmology, and more.
  • PhET Simulations: Powered by the University of Colorado, this site provides dozens of engaging simulations for physics, chemistry and biology. The website also includes a collection of teacher contributed activities, lab experiences, homework assignments and conceptual questions that can be used with the simulations.
  • SciShow Videos: Short, high-interest videos about a wide variety of science topics.
  • Amoeba Sisters: Funny animated videos that explain biology concepts in an appealing and understandable way.
  • Crash Course: Witty, visually appealing videos on a wide variety of high school level science topics.
  • Quizlet: Create your own flashcards to practice vocabulary, terminology, and other skills, or use what others have already created.
  • Science Snacks - Science Snacks are hands on, teacher tested, and use cheap, available materials. Satisfy your curiosity without ever getting full.
  • NASA – For Educators - Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education.
  • Steve Spangler – Science Experiment Archives - A terrific variety of fun, hands-on and simple experiments to do as a demonstration or with a group of students to raise the fun-factor and teach scientific principles.
  • ZOOM Science Experiments – Focus on Engineering Design - A long list of hands-on science and engineering activities appropriate especially for students grades 2-10.

Social Studies

  • Khan Academy: A free online website for K-12 with explanatory videos and resources on various social studies topics.
  • Library of Congress: Thematic primary source sets for high school level history topics.
  • Crash Course: Witty, visually appealing videos on a wide variety of high school level history topics.
  • Quizlet: Create your own flashcards to practice vocabulary, terminology, and other skills, or use what others have already created.

Time Management/Organizational Resources

  • Cozi: A free app to organize events, family, and more.
  • Trello: A free organizational app for making flows and planning.

Social Emotional Development

  • Edutopia Activities to Build Social-Emotional Development - Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and happiness/wellness skills have great implications for helping the next generation. Elementary-age students deserve this information, too. Here are some suggestions for you to use to build those skills.