Resources

Below are links to a variety of online literacy, math, science, and social studies resources for students and parents to use at home or at a local library. I will continue adding to this list as I discover more great resources! Feel free to contact me to share some of your favorite educational tools and websites.

literacy1Literacy Resources

  1. Professor Garfield – Free, digital learning for kids, including audio stories, games, and comic creator
  2. Reading Eggs – Online reading games and activities for kids; children learn to read through exploring
  3. Spaghetti Book Club – Book reviews by kids, for kids
  4. Starfall – A free program of the Starfall Education Foundation, teaching children to read with phonics
  5. Storyline Online – Well-known actors and actresses reading books to children; graphically dynamic videos
  6. Storynory – Free audio books for kids

Math Resourcesmath1

  1. Cool Math – Math practice for middle school and older (Pre-Algrebra, Algebra, and Pre-Calculus)
  2. Cool Math Games – Free math games designed for ages 13 to 100 (also has a free iOS app)
  3. Cool Math for Kids – A fun website for students to practice elementary math
  4. Cool Math for Preschool – Practice with basic addition, subtraction, and geometry art
  5. Math Playground – Play with math and give your brain a workout

science2Science Resources

  1. HowStuffWorks – An award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works in the form of apps, podcasts, and videos
  2. Kids Gardening – News, family garden activities, and lesson plans for kids
  3. NASA Kids’ Club – Science games and activities for kids of all ages
  4. Physics Games – Online physics-based games and activities
  5. Science Kids – The home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world; fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects
  6. Switcheroo Zoo – Animal games and activities for kids

socialstudiesSocial Studies Resources

  1. “101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class” – Essential and interesting social studies websites for educators, parents, and students
  2. Dogo News – The leading source for current events, news and non-fictional content for Common Core ELA, science, and social studies; “dogo” means young or small in Swahili
  3. Kids.gov –  The official kids’ portal for the U.S. government, linking kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids
  4. National Geographic Kids – Inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website; the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core
  5. Social Studies for Kids – A resource for students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to learn about social studies; covers history, geography, economics, cultures, current events, holidays, religions, languages, archaeology, etc.
  6. TIME for Kids – A weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read; issues cover a wide range of real-world topics geared toward kids’ interests

typingTyping Resources

  1. 10 Fast Fingers – Typing games to improve speed; includes a one-minute typing test
  2. Dance Mat Typing – A fun way to learn typing; four levels each divided into three different stages
  3. Free Typing Game – Games, lessons, and tests for kids to practice typing
  4. Keyboarding Games – Keyboarding games to help children improve their speed and accuracy
  5. Keybr.com – Offers an opportunity for kids to begin typing complete sentences; also keeps track of speed and errors, providing useful feedback for kids (and adults) who are working to improve their keyboarding skills
  6. Key Master – Fun games for kids to practicing typing
  7. Typing.com – Free, Common Core-aligned typing curriculum

funGeneral Educational Resources

  1. ABC Ya – The leader in educational games for kids
  2. Fun Brain – Math, reading, books, comics, and games for children
  3. NeoK12 – Educational videos, games, quizzes, diagrams, and puzzles that kids love
  4. Scholastic Computer Lab Favorites – No-prep educational activities for educators and parents; each activity is designed to last 15 to 30 minutes

writing-clipart2Handwriting Resources

  1. The Complete Book of Handwriting – Over 300 practice pages and handwriting guidelines for cursive and manuscript; designed for grades K through 3rd
  2. D’Nealian Handwriting Guideline Page – Image of lowercase and uppercase D’Nealian manuscript; has arrows to instruct students on how to form letters; D’Nealian is a style of writing and teaching cursive and print (block) handwriting for English that was designed to ease the learning of cursive and printing
  3. Grade 3 Handwriting Workbook – 80 pages of manuscript and cursive practice

favoritesMiss McWoodson’s Favorites

  1. Curriculum Corner – Common Core resources created by fellow educators
  2. Dance Mat Typing – I’ve used this in the past as my primary typing program for second grade students; they were happy to complete the levels on their own and had fun doing so
  3. Dr. Jean’s Favorite Cheers – Dr. Jean demonstrates some fun cheers in a YouTube video; we love keeping it positive with cheers in second grade!
  4. Education.com – Free worksheets for different grade levels
  5. Go Noodle – Free videos that help get your students moving
  6. K12 Reader – Thousands of free, printable reading and writing worksheets to use in the classroom or at home; worksheets that cover spelling, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, writing, etc.
  7. ReadWorks – Lesson plans for reading comprehension
  8. ReadWriteThink – Provides dynamic online literacy tools for students, including interactive activities that allows students to create
  9. Teachers Pay Teachers – Great site for paid and free resources created by fellow educators
  10. Teaching Channel – Hundreds of videos for teachers to discover and share great ideas