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Cool Math Games Math games for kids
Khan Academy The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
Students can sign in with their Google username and password
BBC Math Interactive activities for students about Math. Various grade levels.
Math is Fun From algebra to numbers, this website has fun math activities! Pre K to Grade 12
Math Live Math Live is a neat mathematics website hosted by Learn Alberta. Math Live presents students with animated stories that teach mathematics lessons. In all there are twenty-three lessons for elementary school and middle school students. The lessons are divided into four categories; Number, Patterns and Relations, Shape and Space, Statistics and Probability. Each animated lesson is accompanied by a mathematics worksheet that students complete either while watching the lesson or after viewing the lesson. Each lesson is divided into sections and students can advance or rewind as needed.
Get the Math An amazing site that combines video and web interactivity to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. Lessons can be made that draw on conventions of popular reality TV shows. The video segments begin with profiles of young professionals, who then pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens. Students are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the Get the Math website. This can be the start of some PBL of PrBl. After their best attempt, students return to the video to see the teams’ solutions. To expand learning, students can further explore the same, as well as extended algebraic concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website.
Figure This This wonderful site is the work of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in cooperation with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Widmeyer Communications, and the Learning First Alliance. Its mission is to challenge middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. While it was created to allow for family interaction, it is also figures into the Math PBL classroom. The site allows students to have the opportunity to face some every day real life math challenges.
Math Glossary – Grade g to Grades12 The McGraw Hill Mathematics eGlossary provides written and verbal definitions and explanations of mathematics terms. The glossary is divided by grade level. Select your grade level then the first letter of the term for which you need an explanation. The explanation is offered in text form as well as verbal (click the speaker icon to listen). The eGlossary is also available in other languages including Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
Wili the Word Wizard’s Math Dictionary Wili the Word Wizard’s Math Dictionary is a glossary of important terms that elementary school and middle school students need to know to be successful in their mathematics classes. The dictionary includes diagrams when appropriate.
A Math Dictionary for Kids Jenny Eather’s A Maths Dictionary for Kids provides simple and clear definitions of math terms. Each definition includes a small diagram or simple activity to illustrate the term’s definition. A Maths Dictionary for Kids does not have a search option, but it doesn’t need one as all definitions appear alphabetically just like in a physical dictionary. Below you will see how the definition for least common denominator is explained.
Harcourt Math Glossary Harcourt School Publishers offers a nice little visual glossary of mathematics terms for elementary school students. The glossary is arranged by grade level and then alphabetically by term. Each term has a simple image and or animation. (The animations require Shockwave).
Visnos Interactive Mathematics Visnos is a way to show math concepts visually. Visnos activities provide animated graphics to explain various concepts
Its a Fun Word World – Mad Libs Enjoy playing our word games and create a new story by changing a few selected words in the story. Your children and students will be laughing as they learn a few concepts at the same time.
Wacky Web Tales-Mad Libs These Wacky Web Tales are geared for grades 3 and above.

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Fun Brain Reading section Online popular books and reading games and activities
British Council – Story Maker Create a story online
my Storymaker® my Storymaker® was named one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association.
Star Fall Starfall.com provides systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice that is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).
BBC English and Literacy Interactive activities for students about English and Literacy. Various grade levels.
Reading Comprehension Connection This web site provides interactive online lessons that improve students’ reading comprehension and build vocabulary skills
Read, Write, Think Our mission is to provide access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials
Online practice reading tests Online practice reading tests
Project Glutenberg – Online Book Catalogue Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
International Digital Children’s Library A digital library with books from around the world.
Newsela Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant: daily news. It’s easy and amazing.
Story Toolz Story Toolz is a resources that allows an author (or would be author) help with writing. The most useful section of the website is the readability section where it analyzes your text and gives you information about it such as:
-grade level
-word usage
-sentence usage
and the list goes on..
BBC Science Interactive activities for students about Science. Various grade levels.
Khan Academy The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
Students can sign in with their Google username and password.
Woodlands Science Resources Various science activities
Periodic Table of Videos Videos about the periodic table of elements
Why with Nye Why With Nye is a series of nine Youtube videos featuring Bill Nye. This series is based around NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter
Google Trek Trek with Google Maps and experience views from around the world
Planetarium Planetarium shows you over 1,500 stars – that’s every star up to magnitude “+5”. These stars are the brightest in the night sky, the ones you can see with your own naked eye on a good dark night away from city lights.
Basic Map Creator Students can use this website to create a very basic map.
Mapping our World This unique interactive website works with maps and globes to transform learners’ understanding of the world.
Lesson on compasses The lessons centre on the four main points of the compass and contains teacher-led whiteboard activities for developing navigation and direction-following skills.
History Pin History Pin is a site that lets teachers and students view and share their personal history in a totally new way. It uses Google Maps and Street View technology and hopes to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories.
Scribble Maps This site allows the use of Google Maps to draw, annotate and to customize  maps.
World Digital Library The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries.
Google Cultural Institute Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.
Google Trek Trek with Google Maps and experience views from around the world
Newsela Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that’s always relevant: daily news. It’s easy and amazing.
Musical Fraction The Musical Fraction Bars activity connects your knowledge of fractions and length to musical pitch.
Fraction pie = notes The Fraction Pie Rhythms activity connects your knowledge of fractions and equivalency to musical notes and rhythms.
Play fraction tubes You can build your own musical instrument based on a simple set of fractions  — and this page will show you how!
Counting music Learn how music is measured and counted.
Music Theory Learn your notes.
San Francisco Symphony A fun website designed to teach students about the symphony.
Virtual Keyboard A keyboard that can be played online.
Google Cultural Institute The Google Cultural Institute feature images, videos, audio, and text about significant historical and cultural people, places, and events.
Incredibox Create beat box music using this web tool.

Tools

Word Central Basic dictionary that includes audio of pronunciation.
Got Brainy Got Brainy is a site that I’ve used since it launched a few years ago. Got Brainy features two sections; Brainy Flix and Brainy Pics. Brainy Pics is comprised of images that demonstrate the meaning of a word. Most of the pictures are submitted by students. Brainy Flix is comprised of short videos that illustrate the meaning of words. Just like with Brainy Pics, most of the videos are submitted by students.
Snappy Words Snappy Words is a free visual dictionary and thesaurus. Enter any word or phrase into the Snappy Words search box and it will create a web of related words, phrases, and definitions. Hover your cursor over any word or phrase in the web to read its definition. Click and drag any node to explore other branches of the web. Double click on a node and it will generate new web branches.
Image Dictionary Image Dictionary is a Chrome extension that enables users to right-click on a word and quickly find an image that is representative of that word. To use the Image Dictionary extension just highlight a word on a webpage, right-click, and select “image search.” The images that are shown come from Wikipedia. Image Dictionary could be a handy little extension to use when you want to quickly find an image to represent a plant, animal, or perhaps a broad topic.
Word Sense Word Sense is a neat little service that is one part dictionary and one part thesaurus. When you enter a word into Word Sense it will show you the definition(s) for the word as well as the connections to associated and similar words. You can see any of the definitions of the connected words by simply clicking on them to pop-up a definition.
Visuwords Visuwords uses a web design to show users the definitions of words and the connections between words. To use Visuwords just type a word into the search box and Visuwords will generate a web of related words. Place your cursor over any of the words and the definition appears. Use the color-coded key to understand the connections between the words in any web
Word Hippo Word Hippo is a nice little tool that students can use to find definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and translations for words. The service also provides students with verb conjugation assistance, pronunciation assistance, and assistance with prefixes and suffixes. In total Word Hippo offers more than a dozen tools for students.
Wordsmyth Wordsmyth is a fantastic online dictionary for kids.  WILD is Wordsmyth’s Illustrated Learner’s Dictionary.  It is a truly well done young reader’s dictionary for k-3 readers or ELL students.
Sirs Discoverer Great Search engine that is broken down by reading level for the students.  Requires you to login.
The Carrot search engine The Carrot search engine returns search results divided into themes. For example, I typed in “Roman Gladiator” and, in addition to getting a list of typical results from a search engine, I saw a listed of thematic categories. These included “Ancient Rome,” “Movie Gladiator,” and “Collectible Swords.” These themes, I think, will be helpful to English Language Learners as they try to get through all the “clutter” of search engine results.
Quintura Quintura provides search results in a visual “cloud.” above with various results below the search term(s). As you click on the cloud words it narrows down the results  and refines them.
Boolify No longer available (keeping active in case) Boolify is a search engine designed for elementary and middle school students that is accessible to English Language Learners.   It helps you to build your search.  Google Ads are still accessible here so be careful.
2Lingual 2Lingual is a bilingual search engine. You type in your search term and then choose two languages. Search results will show-up side-by-side in both languages. It could come in very handy for English Language Learners in content classes, as well as for their teachers who might be looking for materials in a second language that they could offer to their students for extra support.
Instagrok Research any topic with an interactive concept map, that you can customize and share.
Open Clip Art Open Clip Art is high quality free clipart created by people from around the world.
Cool Tools for Schools Great website that gives a student access to Creative Commons images and sounds.  Read the information about each website prior to using.
Animal Photos Animal Photos is a great source of Creative Commons licensed photos of animals. All of the photos are categorized by animal. Each image indicates the type of Creative Commons license associated with the picture. Animal Photos also offers advice on giving attribution for each photo.
Morgue File Morgue File provides free photos with license to remix. The Morgue File photo collection contains thousands of images that anyone can use for free in academic or commercial presentations. The image collection can be searched by subject category, image size, color, or rating. Morgue File is more than just a source for free images. The Morgue File also features a “classroom” where visitors can learn photography techniques and get tips about image editing.
Free Digital Photos When searching be sure to include the words free with your search term.
Free Backgrounds by Colour Various backgrounds for free.
William Vann’s EduPic Graphical Resource William Vann’s EduPic Graphical Resource provides free photographs and drawings for teachers and students to use in their classrooms. Mr. Vann is an amateur photograph (a good one at that) and a teacher. Mr. Vann gives permission to teachers and students to use the images in any manner needed for instructional and learning purposes.
Dance Mat Typing Great animated website for typing.
Typing practice This has short lessons and feedback on how you are doing.  Good for older students.
Cup Stacking – Typing Turn down the volume for this website. There is a timer to see how fast you find the keys. No proper instruction of hand placement.
E-Learning For Kids typing skills Great lesson on all things related to a computer, even how to prevent injury and how to type.

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Newsela Non-fiction Daily News (Grades 4 to 12).
TweenTribune Non-fiction Daily News (Grades K to 12).
Jelly Bean Scoop Non-fiction Daily News (Grades K to 4).