Academic Links

Art

  • Art Express
    Contains a nice variety of fun and educational artistic activities for grades 1 through 5. Some activities require that you have the Shockwave plug-in.

 

  • Crayola
    Official Crayola Site. Free coloring pages, craft ideas, lesson plans and games for kids of all ages.

 

  • The Art Zone
    NGAkids Art Zone offers an array of interactive online art activities that are fun for children of all ages.

 

  • The Color
    An online coloring book. Kids can learn the names of 192 colors while they're coloring.

 

  • Odosketch
    Odosketch is a flash drawing application created by Odopod, a digital agency in San Francisco.

Creative Writing

  • Magic Tree House Readers & Writers Club
    Magic Tree House Writing Club helps children improve writing skills through reading, writing, and organizing fiction. Mini lessons with characters from the popular Magic Tree House series help young writers grow and learn.

 

  • Writing Fun
    An interactive writing help site that includes downloads to save for off-line use. Spacer Writing Fun explains the types of text commonly written in schools with printable organizers and examples showing text structures, grammatical features and publishing ideas. Spacer Writing text types covered include reports, procedures, explanations, expositions (persuasion, point of view), discussions, narratives, recounts, descriptions, responses (inc. reviews), letters, invitations, news articles and emails.

 

  • Writing with Writers
    Students work with authors, editors, and illustrators in exclusive workshops designed to guide them in developing their skills.

Health & PE

  • Kid's Health
    Includes articles, animations, games, and health resources for parents, teens, and children.

 

  • Kidnetic
    Kidnetic.com - the cool site for kids and their parents to learn more about health, fitness and nutrition through fun games, recipes and articles.

 

  • Nourish Interactive
    We are web based company that is dedicated to supporting parents by providing them with useful information to help them improve their families health and educating children about the importance of nutrition and exercise.

 

  • PE Central
    PE Central presents our collection of online programs built to motivate children of all ages to become more physically active.

 

  • PE Gang
    Learn why it important to stay physically fit.

 

  • Stop Bullying Now!
    Welcome to the Stop Bullying Now! Campaign. You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you'll find games and cartoon Webisodes that help you Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!

 

  • USDA's My Plate
    MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the United States Department of Agriculture, depicting a plate and glass divided into five food groups.

Language Arts

 

 

  • Kid Port
    This site has Language Arts activities as well as activities for other subject areas.

 

  • The Literacy Center
    This site, from the Early Childhood Education Network, provides lots of early literacy learning activities for young children, In order to view the webpages you will need Flash Player.

 

 Sadlier Phonics
Phonics and Word Study provides exciting activities for short vowels, long vowels, diphtongs, homonyms, synomyms, diagraphs, suffixes, contractions, and many more! Grades K-5

 Math

  • Cool Math 4 Kids
    Cool math 4 kids is an amusement park of math and more - especially designed for fun, fun, FUN!

 

  • Count Us In
    Each game is designed to help children understand basic concepts in mathematics.

 

 

 

  • Kid's Numbers
    KidsNumbers.com is the absolutely free math resource designed by teachers, specifically for students and children of all ages. A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way.

 

 

  • Splat Square
    Splat Square is one of those very simple websites that you will end up using weekly in your math classroom. Splat Square is a 100 grid that starts out blank. There are different 'splat' colors on the right side of the screen. Choose a color and then click on the square, 'splat', the number is revealed with a splatter of colored paint. The interactive grid is wonderful for several applications in the math classroom.

 

  • U.S. Mint
    The US Mint's interactive official site for coin collecting kids. The history of coin minting and what new quarters are due to be minted.

 Music

  • Morton Subotnick's Creating Music
    Creatingmusic.com is a children's online creative music environment for children of all ages. It's a place for kids to compose music, play with musical performance, music games and music puzzles. Come discover fun and easy ways to make music!

 

  • DSO Kids
    DSO Kids is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers. The site's mission is to provide attractive, accessible and child-friendly resources that introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its instruments, and to encourage both adults and young people to explore the world of the symphony orchestra.

 

  • San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site
    Teaches the instruments of the orchestra, the basics of reading music, and has an online radio to listen to some classical music's greatest hits.

Reference

  • Almanac - The Old Farmer's Almanac
    Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.

 

 

  • Atlas - The National Atlas
    Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.govTM. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations. Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources. Maps that will help you, your children, your colleagues, and your friends understand the United States and its place in the world.

This is nationalatlas.govTM, and it shows us where we are. It allows you to use your imagination and, by probing and questioning, to choose the facts that fit your needs as you explore the American story.

 

 

  • Bibliographic Style - MLA - Style Bibliograhpy Builder
    Choose a form, fill it out, and push the button... you will get an individual entry for a "Works Cited" page, which you may then copy and paste into your word processor. The BibBuilder is more like a guide than a full-fledged utility, but you may nevertheless find it helpful.

 

  • Bibliographic Style - Write Source
    The Modern Language Association (MLA) is involved with the study and teaching of language and literature. MLA documentation style is used in many research papers, especially in middle and high schools.

 

  • Calendar - This Day in History
    Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.

 

  • Dictionary - Acronym Finder
    The Acronym Finder is a searchable database of more than abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

 

 

  • Dictionary - Specialized On-Line Dictionaries
    Not even a native speaker knows all the words of his own language. Technical vocabulary is used only by specialists and so is not generally known by non-specialists. Here you will find dictionaries and glossaries of specialized words in the English language.

New specialties and dictionaries are constantly being added to YourDictionary.com's Specialty Dictionary Department.

 

  • Dictionary - Travlang
    Travlang is committed to providing a variety of useful tools for the travelers, students and other interested individuals interested in learning a foreign language.

 

Introducing...Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

 

 

  • Encyclopedia - Encyclopedia.com
    Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

 

  • Encyclopedia - Infoplease
    Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938-first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.

 

  • Encyclopedia - Wikipedia
    Wikipedia (pronounced /?w?k?'pi?di.?/ WIK-i-PEE-dee-?) is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. The name "Wikipedia" is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous Internet volunteers who write without pay. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles (except in certain cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism). Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or with their real identity, if they choose.

 

 

  • Magazine - National Geographic
    National Geographic, formerly the National Geographic Magazine, is the official journal of the National Geographic Society.

 

  • Magazine - National Geographic Kids
    Inspiring kids to care about the planet-and the people, places & animals in it, kids.nationalgeographic.com is a website jam-packed with games, videos and photos from all over the world (and across the galaxy!) Targeted to ages 8-12, Nat Geo's kids site puts the world in their laptops.

 

 

  • Magazine - Smithsonian Magazine
    Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photos and more.

 

 

  • TV - Discovery Channel Online
    Discovery Channel online lets you explore science, history, space, tech, sharks, & more, with videos & news, plus exclusives on your favorite TV shows.

 

  • TV - History Channel
    Explore HISTORY shows, watch videos and full episodes, play games and access articles on historical topics.

 

 

Science

 

  • Amazing Space
    Amazing Space uses the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe.

 

  • Cool Cosmos
    The "Cool Cosmos" portal is involving students in science with multi-disciplinary educational materials produced with the goal of engaging the young minds of future generations of scientists.

 

  • Exploratorium
    The Exploratorium isn't just a museum, it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception-a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.

 

  • FEMA for Kids
    This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

 

  • Funology
    At Funology, science is all about having fun! But that's not all. Besides fun facts and experiments you can perform, you'll also find crafts, recipes, magic tricks, jokes, and a whole lot more.

 

  • NASA eClips
    NASA eClipsTM are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.

 

  • NASA Kid's Club
    Use this NASA site to explore cosmic corridors, travel with Buzz Lightyear to space, and even dance on the moon.

 

 

  • Science Monster
    If you'd like to "unleash the beast" that is the Science Monster, check out this colorful site that offers info and tours of Earth, Mars, and the entire solar system.

 

  • Wonderville
    Wonderville is an award winning, educational, child friendly, and safe website that teaches science in a relevant, meaningful, and fun manner. Set up as an online community, it builds on learning, encourages curiosity, and helps children discover the wonder of science.

Social Studies

 

  • America's Story
    Presented by the Library of Congress, a site with information about American people and historical events, and each of its states.

 

 

  • Ben's Guide to Government
    Teaches kids from kindergarten through 12th grade about the federal government, from the US Government Printing Office.

 

  • TN Civil War Sesquicentennial
    The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission was created to lead the state's efforts in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Governor Bredesen appointed the 24 members of the Commission including Civil War scholars, professors, state historian, state legislators, and tourism professionals.

The goal of the Commission is to educate the public, promote the commemoration, and preserve the lands and legacies of the Civil War, by engaging individuals and communities in an accurate and inclusive portrayal of Tennessee's contributions to the Civil War. During the multi-year commemoration, the Commission's goal is to bring about an understanding of the past to improve relations in the present and leave a lasting legacy for the future. Our mission is to lead a state effort to promote, fund and preserve the complete story of Tennessee's Civil War and its legacy.

 

  • Kids Portal for the U.S. Government
    Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 2,000 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.

 

  • Liberty Kids
    The Liberty's Kids website enriches and extends the TV series, offering opportunities for young students to participate in open-ended activities and interactive games that motivate them to explore American history.

 

 

STEM

  • AIMS Puzzle Corner
    The AIMS Puzzle Corner provides over 100 interesting math puzzles that can help students learn to enjoy puzzles and the mathematics behind them. The puzzles are categorized by type, and within each category are listed in order of increasing difficulty. The puzzles have have not been assigned a grade level appropriateness because we have discovered that the ability to do a puzzle varies by individual not grade level.

 

  • Amusement Park Physics
    After kids have had fun on the rollercoaster, direct them to this awesome site so they learn about what's really behind those ups and downs.

 

  • West Point Bridge Contest
    If you enjoy civil engineering then go to the link above and download thee 2010 version of West Point Bridge.

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