Cool Educational Websites
Looking for an awesome website to practice what you know, learn something new, or play some fun games? Check out the websites below:
http://www.starfall.com/ - excellent site for reading practice, from letter-sound recognition, to short stories and plays
http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ - helps you find books that are appropriate for your child’s age, reading level, and/or interests
http://pbskids.org/games/reading.html - tons of fun games and learning experiences, sorted by topic or type of game
http://www.mightybook.com/ - helps foster a love of reading by letting kids read with songs, stories, games, poems, and more.
http://www.funbrain.com/brain/ReadingBrain/ReadingBrain.html - free collection of books, comics, games, and activities for readers of all levels
http://www.abcya.com/ - math, phonics, Spanish, etc. – all organized by grade and subject
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ - games to help learn and reinforce ALL subjects, from letters and colors, to animals, geography, and much more!
http://www.mathplayground.com/- learning games, worksheets, and activities to reinforce any lesson from school
http://www.multiplication.com/ - tons of fun games to learn and practice multiplication
http://www.ixl.com/math/ - great site to search math content by grade and specific area to practice
http://www.khanacademy.org/ - shows actual video tutorials on any math or science subject you can think of
https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/ - see your math textbook online, but also check out the “e-tools” link to play with virtual “manipulatives” (hands on learning, but online)
http://www.nctm.org/ - math standards and activities to align with them
http://aaamath.com/ - thousands of interactive math lessons
http://www.billnye.com/for-kids-teachers/episode-guides/ - search for any science topic, and watch a YouTube video clip to learn about it!
http://scienceofeverydaylife.discoveryeducation.com/ - has virtual “labs,”cool science activities, and resources for families
http://kids.discovery.com/ - games, puzzles, activities to support scientific learning
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ - videos, news, and photos, and tons of information about animals, nature, and earth
http://www.timeforkids.com/ - news told in a kid-friendly way, activities, and even graphic organizers to help with homework and organization
http://kids.yahoo.com/learn / - great way to research and learn about world topics
http://www.kidsnewsroom.org/ - current events and games directed for kids