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Thursday, August 17, 2017 

Educational Links

Below are links to dozens of other sites that you may find useful as resources, we've grouped them into categories to so you can easily find the site you need--just click on the category name to see the list, then click on the site logo to visit.  Or you can just scroll down the entire list to see what looks good to you!

While we believe the sites listed contain relevant, reliable, and helpful information, ultimately you must use your own judgment. A member of our team visited each of these sites before they were listed, but is not responsible for the content of any of these sites.

Some of your favorite sites not on the list?  Contact us--we'll be glad to check them out.

 

Math

One of the web's most extensive mathematics resources.

MathNerds provides free, discovery-based, mathematical guidance via an international, volunteer network of mathematicians.

The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, and activities that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world.
Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students to learn math by offering a unique experience that quickly guides them to the solutions they need in the subject areas they want.
S.O.S. MATHematics is a resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations!  Browse more than 2,500 Math pages filled with short and easy-to-understand explanations - from simplifying fractions to the cubic formula, from the quadratic equation to Fourier series, from the sine function to systems of differential equations - this is the one stop site for your math needs.
Purple Math is a great resource for teachers and students. It offers a host of lessons on topics ranging from beginning to advanced algebra as well as problem solving.
Calculator.com is the leading online calculator portal with calculators spanning over 120 categories and sub-categories.
Algebrahelp.com is a collection of tools created to assist students and teachers of algebra.
Math and Reading Help for Kids is a user-friendly directory of hundreds of articles and resources to help parents and children make informed decisions about school related issues. This website also recommends children's tutoring and educational games to help kids improve math and reading skills. There is a wealth of practical advice and information here, useful for teachers as well.
Sometimes, complicated information is difficult to understand and needs an illustration. Graphs or charts can help impress people by getting your point across quickly and visually.  Here you will find five different graphs and charts for you to consider.
Cramster.com is a global online study community centered on providing understanding to math questions whether it's related to homework, exam preparation or general learning.

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Science

The MadSci Network is an interactive science teaching and community outreach tool, staffed and maintained by volunteer scientists and engineers from around the world.

The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
KidsAstronomy.com is the free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.
Biology is the study of life, what life needs to survive, what makes life possible, how life evolves and changes, and how life forms interact with one another.  Explore this interactive Biology for kids website and learn about the cell, the most basic unit of life. Or discover the different organs and systems found in your body. Learn how your body utilizes food to make energy and to help you grow.
Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in America, has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years.
ChemicalElements.com, an online, interactive periodic table of the elements, was actually started in 1996 as an 8th grade science project.
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was established in 1958 and remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general.
WebElements is a multimedia site developed by Dr. Mark Winter, University of Sheffield, England that offers students, teachers, and professional scientists chemistry information relating to the periodic table.
Scitoys.com contains helps and hints to make science toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles.
 Learn about dinosaurs with KidsDinos.com. Find out which dinosaur was the largest, which was the smallest, which had the most horns, the longest neck, or which ate the most food.
 There are six different machine principles, considered to be the simplest and most basic, that are incorporated into modern-day machinery.
If you are looking for basic chemistry information, you'll find it at CHEM4KIDS.COM.  It's not just for kids, it's for everyone. They have information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

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History

American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.
Digital History was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. They sponsor more than a dozen digital history projects and offer free tools and resources for historians.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.  The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945.  Jews were the primary victims – six million were murdered; Gypsies, the handicapped and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons.
The Archeology Channel lets you explore the human cultural heritage through streaming media. Travel through time and feel the thrill of discovery. Examine the wonderful diversity of the human experience!
   
   

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Reading and English

Founded by Josh Silverstein in September of 1998, Timeless Hemingway has grown to become one of the premiere web sites pertaining to the life and works of Ernest Hemingway.
Dictionary.com is a multi-source dictionary search service produced by Lexico Publishing Group, LLC, a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet.
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. RIF’s programs combine three essential elements to foster children's literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep.
Math and Reading Help for Kids is a user-friendly directory of hundreds of articles and resources to help parents and children make informed decisions about school related issues. This website also recommends children's tutoring and educational games to help kids improve math and reading skills. There is a wealth of practical advice and information here, useful for teachers as well.
Crinkles is a magazine for children ages 7 to 11 designed to stimulate a child's curiosity about people, places, things and events-both real and imaginary.
CRAYON is a tool for managing news sources on the Internet with links to hundreds of periodicals around the world.
The Book Report Network provides thoughtful book reviews, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests--and even has special sites targeted to kids and teens.
The Fun Way To Improve Your Spelling. Helps to dramatically improve your ability to learn and retain spelling words.
Poets.org is the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors to Poets.org will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly.  Poets.org receives a million visitors each month, making it the most popular site about poetry on the web.

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Reference and Report Resources

Refdesk is free and family friendly. The site is the single best source for facts on the Net; a one-stop site for all things Internet: news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia, facts on file, dictionaries and encyclopedias, tutorials, search engines, Windows Operating Systems Resources, free stuff, games and much more.
JetPunk features quizzes that create a fun and interactive way to learn geography!
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
The official site of the United States Department of Education features a wealth of information for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

High School Ace is the trusted web portal to free quality educational resources for teens; it features subject guides, reference tools, news,puzzles, quizzes, and college information.

The Internet Public Library is the first public library of and for the Internet community.

Encyclopedia.com, the Internet's premiere free encyclopedia, provides users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps.
NationMaster.com is a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. It contains a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD.
Fact Monster™ is an award winning site that uses a cartoon appearance to provide an online encyclopedia, almanac, dictionary and atlas. It includes a homework helper and interactive games.
SourceAid is a free tool for students to properly document sources with their bibliography creator and citation guide.  Students repeatedly refer to the web tool as a great resource for writers who wish to accurately cite sources and avoid plagiarism.
The US Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and the economy.
The CIA provides the nation with accurate, comprehensive, and timely information on a variety of subjects.  The World Factbook, published annually by the CIA, is a great resource for information on foreign countries, including their leaders.
The official site of the United States of America’s President and Vice-President.
The official site of the United States Senate--the living symbol of the union of states.
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Their mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students.

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Miscellaneous

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Salman Khan, this 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month.
Since 2006, care.com has been providing free resources for use by parents and educators.  In addition to publishing feature articles and compiling resources across a wide variety of topics such as childcare, senior care, pet care, and more, care.com lets you review potential caregivers that have been "mom-reviewed", including background checks and references.
DiscoveryEducation.com is dedicated to making teaching and learning an exciting, rewarding adventure for students, teachers, and parents. They provide innovative teaching materials for teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and smart advice for parents about how to help their kids enjoy learning and excel in school.
Millions of people have described HowStuffWorks content as reliable, accurate and entertaining. Originally founded as a Web site for curious people, the award-winning company now offers clear and fascinating content to millions of readers every month.
Need to know how much hippos eat, what explorers Lewis and Clark packed in their first-aid kit, where Giza is, or how fireworks work? NationalGeographic.comKids is the right place. Includes their most fact-filled features, perfect for reports, presentations, homework—or your curiosity.
Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature--explore all the Smithsonian has to offer--from interactive Idealabs to homework help, you'll find it here.
StudentQuestions.com is a free homework help site where students can post questions and have tutors (other students that signed up) help them.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's mission states they will, "protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States."  The FBI Youth site was developed specifically for grades 6-12 to help young adults to learn about the FBI and the work it does.
Learn about color, optical illusions, observations from nature, and fascinating facts about how cars roll up hill and why dogs chase cars.  Newton's Castle is designed for learners of all ages.
FunBrain™ is an award winning website for interactive, educational games (math, grammar, and science) for children of all ages.
Blue Web'n is an online library of outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects).
EDSITEment brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom under the categories of Art and Culture, Literature and Language Arts, Foreign Language, and History and Social Studies.
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

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Religious

The Vatican, home of the Roman Catholic Church.
At Catholic.net, you'll find access to leading Catholic magazines and newspapers, papal encyclicals, Church documents, helpful devotional services - all in a smartly-designed and streamlined format.  And their guarantee that the content will be 100% in accord with the teachings of the Pope and the living Magisterium of the Church.
The National Catholic Educational Association has been providing leadership and service to American Catholic educators since 1904.  NCEA’s institutional, individual and affiliate memberships represent Catholic education at all levels and in a variety of settings: preschools, elementary, and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries.
New Advent is a unique website dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which contains links to many of the largest Catholic websites in the world.
AmericanCatholic.org took its place on the Internet in June 1996. On this site you will find reliable information on the Catholic and Christian faith. Much of this comes through the online edition of the family magazine, St. Anthony Messenger.
The mission of Catholic Online is to accurately represent the Catholic religion: its “past” and present; this link provides comprehensive information about over 7,000 Catholic saints.

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College Resources

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.  Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.
The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best outcomes at all stages of their educational careers. It all starts with a single premise: Everyone is entitled to the best education. Through years of research they've learned to use practice and preparation to help students improve their performance.
The National Catholic College Admission Association is a non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and serving students in the transition to college.

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Teacher Resources

Discipline With Purpose, formed in 1984, has become a nationally acclaimed program that is currently being taught in hundreds of schools by thousands of teachers, parents, and students.  The program helps children learn to become more self-disciplined by teaching responsibility and respect in language children can understand.
EduHound provides a useful listing of a broad range of educational sites. Teacher-related topics such as standards and assessment and educational software are included.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
edHelper.com provides links to a large number of online lesson plans organized by subject. It also includes on its entry page a useful set of links to recent articles on education-related subjects.
The New York Times Learning Network offers a lesson plan related to a current news story as well as an archive of previous ones, along with news quizzes and other teaching resources.
A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

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Lou Gehrig earned a total of $316,000 during his 17-year career with the New York Yankees. In 1992, a fan paid $363,000 for a Yankee jersey that Gehrig wore during the 1927 season.
In the southern hemisphere, water always swirl counter-clockwise down into a pipe.

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