Online Learning Resources
The following resources are recommended by our teachers for helping kids at home make constructive use of their technology time.
English Language Arts (ELA)
- Starfall: a free site designed to help children learn to read. This site provides a systematic phonics approach to reading, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice. It is aimed at preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade and English Language Learners.
- PBS KIDS letter games, PBSKids reading games and literacy games allow your child to practice phonics and phonemic skills, reading, grammar and mechanics. These engaging games feature your child’s favorite television characters (choose the games accordingly) this website is chock-full of games to reinforce many skills.
- ABCYA is a website filled with computer games and activities designed to reinforce important skills including: alphabetical order, upper and lower-case letters, e-books and holiday games. They have games for k-5th grade students and easy to use navigation buttons and the voice instructions.
- www.aasd.k12.wi.us/staff/boldtkatherine/ReadingFun_K-2.htm This educator resource contains many links to games that reinforce specific skills (i.e. abcs, syllabication, etc.).
- www.cookie.com this website is most appropriate for pre-k through first grade readers. It has phonic practice, sight word practice, vocabulary work, letter practice and basic sentence work.
- BBC – Schools Ages 4-11 – Numeracy Sites A ton of math games that are vetted and appropriate for primary grades. This site covers many standards. The one issue is the British English pronunciation and spelling.
- resources.oswego.org/games/ Choose from a plethora of fun and educational math games that challenge the mind and reinforce math skills (especially computation).
- ABCya! Math/ELA features lower grade computer games and activities with large, easy-to-use navigation buttons and voice instructions. Games and activities include: counting numbers, connect the dots, numerical order, shapes and addition.
- PLAYKIDSGAMES.COM provides timed practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. This game contains multiple skill levels and a printable results chart.*Memorize your math facts!*
- IXL.COM allows children to review important math concepts. The practice is sorted by grade level and questions can be read to children. One drawback is there is no sound to alert students to a “Correct” or “Incorrect” answer.
English Language Arts (ELA)
- www.spellingcity.com Type in your spelling words and the website will generate activities and games for your child to practice his or her spelling words.
- Homework Help Get free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and English. Help is available for grades K-12, College Intro and adult learners every day from 2 p.m. – 12 midnight. Help is also available in Spanish. La ayuda está también disponible en español.
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online: In Library| Home or Office (requires DC Public Library Card)
Comprehensive multimedia content for all ages from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Includes and atlas, dictionary, video clips, etc. Allows patrons to create and personalize their own pages to collect research. Best of all, it cites for you!
- www.multiplication.com This site has games, quizzes and flashcards for multiplication, addition and subtraction.
- www.fun4thebrain.com Math games with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- www.mangahigh.com This site is good for advanced math students in 4th grade +
- www.firstinmath.com Students have individual logins and passwords from their teachers. This site is good for math facts and fluency.
- www.mathplayground.com Advanced skills including algebra, geometry, percent and decimals and much much more
- www.mrnussbaum.com This site has fun math games for kids to practice many skills. There are more upper grade resources than lower grade resources.
General Learning Resources
- kids.nationalgeographic.com contains great articles, photos, games and videos about the world and its inhabitants.
- www.ala.org/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25 check out the American Library Association’s top 25 tools for teaching and learning.
- www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html NASA is reaching out to kids of all ages. This site has out-of-this-world resources to get your child engaged in learning about outer space.
- PBS KIDS math games are fun and feature your child’s favorite characters!