Educational Websites

Suggested Links


pK - K

Literacy
Progressive Phonics - a free program with readers that you can print.

Signed Stories - http://www.signedstories.com/ - Hundreds of books read to the student, showing full pages. A reader reads the story and a video of someone signing the words in the British Sign Language system is also there. A good way for hearing and non hearing students to read a book together.  

Storyplace Preschool Library -http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/other.asp 15 themes are here for the students to play with.  Each theme has an on-line story, that is read to them,  an on-line game, an activity that can be printed out and a suggested activity for parents.

Storyline Online - http://www.storylineonline.net/ Actors from the Screen Actor's Guild read stories, 15 books available.

Starfall - http://www.starfall.com/ While this site now has some limited content that is only available by paid subscription, the majority of the site is free and very rich in activities for the students. 



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Arts

Health

Grades 1-2
Literacy
Signed Stories - http://www.signedstories.com/ - Hundreds of books read to the student, showing full pages. A reader reads the story and a video of someone signing the words in the British Sign Language system is also there. A good way for hearing and non hearing students to read a book together.  

The Early Elementary Library - http://www.storyplace.org/eel/eel.asp 
- Only six themes are presented here, each with a Topsy Turvy Book, a print out activity and a suggested reading list to go along with the theme. However, it is a worthwhile site as the stories are personalized by the students filling in the blanks and reading the story. 

Storyline Online - http://www.storylineonline.net/ Actors from the Screen Actor's Guild read stories, 15 books available.

Starfall - http://www.starfall.com/ While this site now has some limited content that is only available by paid subscription, the majority of the site is free and very rich in activities for the students. 



Math
NVLM - Numbers and Operations - http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_1_t_1.html
NVLM- Algebra - http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_1_t_2.html

Manga High - http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/?localeset=en_us - A free game based math teaching resource. This just recently became free to all United States classrooms. There is a good help program to allow you to easily enter your students into a database. You can then get individual student statistics and classroom overview. You can set your own challenges for the students to solve. 

Aunty Math - http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/index.html- Math Challenges for K-5 learners

Science
National Geographic for Kids - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngyoungexplorer/ This classroom magazine is read to the students. 

Social Studies

Arts

Health
Grades 3-6

Literacy
International Children's Digital Library - http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Books from all over the world in 55 different languages. This site also has a great app that can be used on the iphone or ipad to make your own books called StoryKit. 

Books Should Be Free - http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/genre/Children - Free audio books from the public domain

Math
Study Jams - http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm - This site covers many different topics, a good menu makes it easy to see what is covered. It has songs and videos to teach the subject and often has a short quiz the student can take to make sure they understood the topic. Numbers, Decimals and Percents, Geometry, Probability and Measurement are among some of the topics that are covered. There is even karaoke to help you learn some number topics.

BBC Bitesize Math - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/ - A site from the BBC that offers short pieces that include a game, reading information and a quiz on  number, handling data, space, shapes, and measures. 

Utah Education Network - http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/math.shtml - Nice collection of games from different math sites. Organized by topic.

Manga High - http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/?localeset=en_us - A free game based math teaching resource. This just recently became free to all United States classrooms. There is a good help program to allow you to easily enter your students into a database. You can then get individual student statistics and classroom overview. You can set your own challenges for the students to solve. 

Science
Study Jams - http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm - This site covers many different topics, a good menu makes it easy to see what is covered. It has songs and videos to teach the subject and often has a short quiz the student can take to make sure they understood the topic. Some topics covered are human body, plants and animals, solar system, force and motion, science inquiry and energy.

Selenia - http://www.sciencecomics.uwe.ac.uk/index.php - 10 comic books that can be read by the students. Activities are suggested for the teacher to go along with the comic book. 

Secrets of the Sea - http://www.secretsatsea.org/story/ Secrets @ Sea is a curriculum-based adventure story for grade 4-7 students on the World Wide Web. There is a teacher's guide included that gives all the educational outcomes.

Sims for Science - http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new -Simulations to learn about physics and chemistry. States of matter, atoms, molecules are some of the topics covered.

Molecular Workbench - http://mw.concord.org/modeler/ -Explore physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology with interactive simulations. You can customize the simulation or choose from many from the website to explore. The software provides a virtual lab for teaching and learning many important concepts in science. While watching a simulation unfolding on the screen, the user can interact with it and record the effects in the forms of graphs and images.

BBC Bitesize Science - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/ - A site from the BBC that offers short pieces that include a game, reading information and a quiz on  living things, materials, and physical processes. 

Utah Education Network - http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/science.shtml#5th - Nice collection of science games from different sites. Organized by topic.

The Jason Project - http://www.jason.org/ - For middle schoolers - Weather, Ecology, Energy and Geology are all different curriculums that are available here. There are games that go with the curriculum, some can be downloaded, others need to be played on the web. Teachers need to create a free account to have their classroom use the curriculum.

Lawrence Hall of Science -http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/ - For elementary students. There are 25 online science games and 13 activities that would enhance science units. There is a good earth and space section. The educators piece is still in progress.



Social Studies

Vermont Historical Site - Resources for Research - http://www.vermonthistory.org/index.php/education/online-resources.html

Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/families/ - Rich resource of many primary resources

Mission US - http://www.mission-us.org/ - A Revolutionary way to learn history. This is a multimedia project , an adventure game for students in history. Right now, they only have the Revolutionary War, but the plan is to add other types of simuations.

BBC - Primary History - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ This site covers many different aspects of history with fun interactive websites. Greek, Roman, Viking, Victorian times and World War II from a British viewpoint are covered. There is an excellent feature using objects to explore history as well. Greek, Roman, Viking, Victorian times and World War II from a British viewpoint are covered.

Arts

Health
Grades 7-12

Literacy
International Children's Digital Library - http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Books from all over the world in 55 different languages. This site also has a great app that can be used on the iphone or ipad to make your own books called StoryKit. 

Math
Manga High - http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/?localeset=en_us - A free game based math teaching resource. This just recently became free to all United States classrooms. There is a good help program to allow you to easily enter your students into a database. You can then get individual student statistics and classroom overview. You can set your own challenges for the students to solve. 

Lure of the Labyrinth - http://labyrinth.thinkport.org/www/  Great mathematical puzzles embedded in a narrative game. High level interest. Beginning algebra with games about ratios, proportions, fractions and more.

Science 

Sims for Science http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new - Physics and chemistry simulations that can be downloaded or used online to teach concepts.

Hip2B2 - http://www.hip2b2.com/magazine.php- a website and magazine aimed to make math and science more fun and relevant. The magazines can be read online and cover and are issued quarterly. The back issues are also found at this site. 

Molecular Workbench - http://mw.concord.org/modeler/ -Explore physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology with interactive simulations. You can customize the simulation or choose from many from the website to explore. The software provides a virtual lab for teaching and learning many important concepts in science. While watching a simulation unfolding on the screen, the user can interact with it and record the effects in the forms of graphs and images.

The Jason Project - http://www.jason.org/ - Weather, Ecology, Energy and Geology are all different curriculums that are available here. There are games that go with the curriculum, some can be downloaded, others need to be played on the web. Teachers need to create a free account to have their classroom use the curriculum.


Social Studies

Arts

World Myths and Legends in Art - http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/ - Museum website that shows 26 works of art and gives the student an opportunity to being a discussion on the art. There is a downloadable curriculum that goes along with this site. 

Health

Educators

CAST - http://www.cast.org/ -The Center for Applied Special Technology -  Transforming Education through Universal Design for Learning

Thinkfinity - http://www.thinkfinity.org/ -Thousands of Lesson Plans. This website searches for educational resources.

Balanced Assessment
 - This is a site that was used for math by Harvard Graduate School of Education. The information is archived here. You can find all sorts of assessment tasks to use for math assessment. 

Internet for Classrooms - http://www.internet4classrooms.com/index.htm - Lots of technology links, tutorials and help with assessment

Featured Video Writing Prompts - http://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts/cat/24 - A great place to have a video that will prompt a writing activity.

Twurdy - http://www.twurdy.com/index.php - This search engine will tell you the reading level of the sites that are found.

PBS Learning http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ PBS organized some of their many resources, over 14000 of them and has offered them for free. You can search by subject, grade level or media. Movies, interactives, documents, sounds and pictures are available here.

Simple Booklets - http://simplebooklet.com/ A great website which allows for teachers and students to create booklets that can be embedded in websites, printed or shared public or privately!

Math Pickle -http://www.mathpickle.com/  A wonderful math site with videos and worksheets that can be used with students  to challenge them with math thinking skills. The videos are for the teachers to watch prior to instruction. There are worksheets and powerpoints that are to be used with the students. A very valuable resource!

Web School - http://webschool.wash.k12.ut.us/ - Internet Lessons online -