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Helpful Education Websites

by Mary Ann Kelley

Sites helpful for finding lesson plans and answers for a variety of subjects:

Discovery Education Free Resources

Science Lessons and Tools for K-12

Smithsonian Center’s Cultural Education Resources

Study Skills Guides for Students Free Lesson Plans and Worksheets (requires free registration) History Resources (for younger students) (for teens and teachers)

Family Education’s school resources

Innovative Classroom

Web Quests

Brain Pop (subscription-based with some free content)

e-Learning for Kids

Schoolhouse Technologies (fee-based for full program; free limited versions available)

Teaching That Sticks (insights and observations about small ways to make teaching stick) (large site with many professionally developed resources)

BJ Pinchbeck’s College Companion

BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper

ThinkQuest Library (Compilation of links to over 7,000 websites created by students around the world who have participated in a ThinkQuest Competition)

New York Times Learning Network

Live and Learn resources (fee-based lapbook resource with some free downloads)

Keith’s Think Zone (Daily tips and creative ideas for busy teachers)

The Teachers

Library of Congress:The Learning Page

KidZone – Fun Facts for kids (For elementary ages)

Harper Collins for Teachers and Librarians

Harper Collins – Parents

Exploratorium (online museum of science, art and human perception)

HippoCampus (free, multi-media content in many subjects)

Fact Checked

Smithsonian Education (Students)

Smithsonian Education (Teachers)

Smithsonian Education (Main Page)

Merriam-Webster Online (Dictionary, thesaurus, and more)

Encyclopædia Britannica Online

Fact Monster

Teachers First (lesson plan portal)

Reach Every Child (lesson plans)

Easy Test Maker (free online test generator)

Education Oasis (printables)

Freebies from Teacher Created Materials

Time Magazine for kids


BBC Children

Evaluating the Reliability of Web Pages

Textbook Revolution (online collection of books offered for free by their respective copyright holders)

Knowledge Hound

Web English Teacher (children’s literature listed by author)

A to Z Teacher Stuff Tools

Ed Heads

Enchanted Learning (extensive site with activities and lessons for elementary students)

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