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Brainpop
Little girl in the library taking a tablet off the shelfEngaging learning games, animated movies, and activities designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths.

I-Ready
I-Ready makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality for teachers and students. It was designed to get students excited about learning.

Thinglink
Thinglink works with a wide range of professionals and learning organizations in business and education, powering interactive image and video experiences to over 35 million people every month.

Scootpad
ScootPad is an all powered adaptive learning platform that identifies and fills students learning gaps to help them master the entire curriculum and reach their full potential. ScootPad is used to help kids practice new skills following face-to-face classroom instruction.

Social Studies For Kids
The history of civilization is a long one. This sites take you way back into history to see human civilization as it first looked.

SwitchZoo
These animal-themed games make it fun to learn about animals’ characteristics and habitats. You can even create new species! At first, the zoo had just nine animals, and it was the only attraction on the website. Today, Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website features additional animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitors.

Razkids
With Raz-Kids students can practice reading anytime. Teachers can make assignments and track students progress with online assessments and students recordings. Students can listen to books for modeled fluency, read books for practice, and then record themselves reading so teachers can monitor progress.

Starfall
Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, home school, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

Verso
Verso offers evidence-based high-impact teaching strategies – short courses, practical guides and personalized support for delivering the most effective instruction in every class. Embedded and collaborative professional learning – using data and evidence from your classroom to personalize PD for every teacher

Kahoot
Kahoot is calling all students, teachers, office heroes, trivia fans and lifelong learners! Whether you feel creative, want to learn something new or are up for some fun and competition – get Kahoot!’ing anywhere, anytime!

Spelling City
SpellingCity offers personalized practice & multiple word exposures. Immediate feedback, self-testing. Access to word lists for every subject & grade level Correlation to educational standards.

Plickers
Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills.

Freckle
Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science. Students automatically work on the Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science lessons that are perfect for them. That way, they are always engaged and challenged, never facing material that is too difficult or easy for them.

 


 

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Animal Fact Guide
At Animal Fact Guide, you can learn about interesting and endangered animals from around the world. Each fact sheet features an animal’s physical characteristics, habitat (with a distribution map), diet and unique traits and behavior.

AAA Math
AAA Math features a comprehensive set of thousands of interactive arithmetic lessons.

A Math Dictionary for Kids
The original A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive online math dictionary for students which explains over 630 common mathematical terms and math words in simple language with definitions, examples, activities, practice and calculators. A Math’s Dictionary for Kids Quick Reference is a device friendly html version with definitions and detailed examples for over 950 math words and terms.

Climate Types For Kids
Climate types for kids is an educational website designed to explain the 12 main types of climates found around the world.

Climate Kids
An educational website with activities, resources, and games to teach kids of all ages about Earth’s systems, water cycle, weather and climate.

Cookie Learning Games for Kids
At cookie, child experts and educators design interactive online games for kids. Our learning games for kids help in building skills needed for success in school. While playing our fun educational games, kids learn to read with phonics, build skills in math, language, social studies, science and much more. Our educational videos encourage children to keep learning, even after school hours.

Crickweb
Science games for kids, interactive science resources and activities for your IWB, PC or Mac. Learning science facts about light, variation, magnets, springs, earth, sun and moon, changing states, materials, life cycles, habitats, minibeasts and our body with these great educatonal kids games.

Dance Mat Typing
You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

Desert Museum
Adaptations are features of plants and animals that help them survive in their environment. Desert … Find the desert dwellers in a variety of desert scenes, and learn fun facts about their lives and habitats. Learn about the different categories that describe the eating habits of various desert animals — scavengers, carnivores, omnivores. Find the desert dwellers in a variety of desert scenes, and learn fun facts about their lives and habitats.

Enchanted Learning
Enchanted Learning produces children’s educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. Ease of use is a hallmark of our material. Children need the clearest, simplest computer interface, and our material is created so that the navigation and controls are intuitive. Our mission is to produce the best educational material, emphasizing creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning.

Fact Monster
Fact Monster is a website geared towards children. It is owned by Infoplease and, like the Infoplease site, it contains several reference works under one umbrella, including the Columbia Encyclopedia, Random House Dictionary, an atlas and an almanac. It also features quizzes, flashcards, a homework center and Flash-based games. In 2001 it won a Webby Award for best youth site.

From Seeed To Fruit
Most students know what a fruit is, but how much do they know about seeds inside of fruit? This website shows how the process works.

FunBrain
Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy. Educators and parents can trust our site to provide a fun and safe experience both at home and at school.

Fun Kids Live
Marina Ventura’s Climate Explorers. Discovering the different climates all around the world!

Geograohy Resources
Our mission is to provide children around the world wveith an absolutely free educational resource. A way to learn, while also having fun. We believe that the best resources should not be reserved for those who can afford them, but should be made available to everyone, everywhere, without cost. Using the power of the Internet, this goal is possible.

Geography 4 Kids
If you’re saying, “Where do I start with so much information about the Earth?” Don’t worry. There’s one common thing that is found throughout the universe… ENERGY. We suggest starting your explorations there. We’ll introduce many concepts about the flow of energy on Earth and then lead you into other ideas on the site.

In to the Book
Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Try the online interactive activities, or click below to find out how to get our engaging 15-minute video programs.

KidsGames
KidsGames shares positive life values. It harnesses the power of the sport to build relationship bridges and grow healthy, active children. It helps children learn important messages about life, and gives them opportunities to develop compassion and community spirit.

4 Kids
4Kids is a team of educators, writers, technology specialists and students that produces weekly articles and links demonstrating how online learning can be a safe, fun and adventurous activity.

KiDiddles
The words to 2,000 of the most popular children’s songs. Songs are organized both alphabetically and by subject – all free for your viewing and listening pleasure! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, try our song search tool! Or take a guided tour of Mojo’s Musical Museum.

KidsHealth
This website includes discussion questions, printable handouts, and quizzes, videos, and numerous activities to assist students in learning how the human body works and functions. Its a great educational resource.

Kids National Geographic
Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core. National Geographic Kids magazine (10 issues per year) and Little Kids magazine (six issues per year) are photo-driven publications and are available on newsstands or by subscription in print and on tablets.

Kids U.S. Mint For Kids
Games and informative videos about the US Mint and money in the United States.

Kids’ Zone
The NCES Kids’ Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.

Landforms For Kids
Physical Geography: What is a landform? Human Geography. What is a landform? The usual definition is that a landform is a natural feature of the solid surface of the earth. Using that definition, the four major landforms are mountains, hills, plateaus, and plains.

Landforms
We all know that one–fourth of the earth’s surface is covered by land. The portion which forms land on earth’s surface is not the same everywhere.

Learning Games for Kids
Educational games are a great tool for building foundation math and language skills that today’s elementary school curriculum requires. These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they’re free. Want educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more?

Library Spot
LibrarySpot is a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information. Thanks for stopping by! We hope that you find Library Spot to be a useful, engaging and invaluable resource for online research.

LiteracyCenter 
The Literacy Center Education Network is dedicated to designing exceptional education experiences for young children. So far, we have given away more than 200 million free literacy games and activities to children in 220 countries and we are just getting started.

Math-Drills
Math-Drills.com includes over 50 thousand free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math. Our PDF math worksheets are available on a broad range of topics including number sense, arithmetic, pre-algebra, geometry, measurement, money concepts and much more. There are also a few interactive math features including the Sudoku and Dots math games, and the more serious math flash cards and unit converter.

Math Expression
Having difficulty understanding math? Looking for help in math? Or a free math tutor? If yes, Math Expression is for you! Here, we provide free math tutoring online. To do so, we have carefully created easy and understandable lessons for you.

Math is Fun
We offer mathematics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, because we believe that mathematics is fun.

MathGoodies
Math Goodies helps kids at all levels with interactive instruction and free resources.

Math Playground
ath Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles and a variety of
problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides
a safe place for children to learn and explore math concepts at their own pace.

Mr. Nussbaum Learning + Fun
MrNussbaum.com offers dozens of interactive games specifically designed to pinpoint one or several essential concepts taught in elementary years, and dozens of research themes designed to make the process of gathering information interactive and enjoyable. MrNussbaum.com aims to create an indispensable learning atmosphere for kids in grades K-8, that successfully blends fun with learning. When students associate fun with learning, anything is possible in terms of skill-building and achievement.

NcWiseOwl
NC Wiseowl is a collection of databases, ebooks, and websites paid for by the state of NC for public school children. There are the Britannica and Grolier databases that include dictionaries, encyclopedias, video, and magazine articles. Searchasaurus and other databases to search science and social studies topics. Learning Zone games for k-2 to play and learn from.

NickJr. 
Nick Jr.[1] is a programming block on the Nickelodeon television channel, seen on Nickelodeon weekday mornings. As its name suggests, it is aimed at young children aged under 7. It is owned by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International.

Paleontology
Paleontology is the study of ancient life, from dinosaurs to prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi, and even microbes. Fossil evidence reveals how organisms changed over time and what our planet was like long ago.

Pollination
Plants are alive, just like people and animals. How do we know this? Living things all do certain things.

Proflowers
Interactive Plant Biology: A Kid’s Guide To The Life Cycle Of A Flower.

Prodigy
More than 900 curriculum-aligned math skills that adapt as students play! Adaptive math practice wrapped in role-playing adventure

SCIENCE with me
ScienceWithMe! is a fun online hub for science and technology learning resources that your kids would absolutely love! Gift your child with a thrilling, fun-packed, visual ‘scientific’ joyride! For those kids who frown upon the word science, ScienceWithMe! brings a range of products that will arouse their interest and curiosity in science.

Science Net Links
In this series of lessons, you have been learning about how living things are classified. The activities on this esheet will further your understanding of classification by allowing you to classify plants and animals into groups based on certain characteristics.

Seed Survivor
Seed Survivor educates the next generation about the importance of agriculture and where food comes from. It is a FREE program, sponsored by Nutrien.

Seussville
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s lifelong goal to make learning to read fun, the Word Challenge is about having zany good fun while reading as many words as you can this summer! It’s AMAZING – in the first week, challenge participants read over 20 million words. Now we are challenging you to help us reach a NEW goal of 100 million words by July 31. Sign up and start logging words from any Dr. Seuss book.

Social Studies For Kids
The history of civilization is a long one. This sites take you way back into history to see human civilization as it first looked.

SpaceKids
SpaceKids on SPACE.com, you’ll find some great big questions and very simple, straightforward answers about everything from the moon to Mars and beyond into our Milky Galaxy and the universe itself.

The Great Plant Escape
Find clues, do experiments, and solve problems as we journey into the world of plants.

The Technology Education Lab
An excellent site to help students evaluate information on the web. Searching and evaluating information on the internet.

Teach Your Monster to Read
For young children in the first stages of learning to read; both those who are on track and those who need extra support and motivation. The series complements Phases 2-5 of Letters and Sounds and other major systematic synthetic phonics programs. Keeps children focused on rehearsing and consolidating what they learn in school.

TopMarks
Searchable site of thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help. Useful for teachers, pupils and parents. Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. Topmarks is a safe environment for children because we only include trustworthy, reliable educational content.

Wacky Web Tales
Wacky Web Tales Wacky Web Tales is a fun and interactive grammar review, similar to the old “MadLibs” game that some of us recall. Students fill in blanks for different parts of speech (adjective, transitive verb) and, when they’re done, the program inserts these volunteered words into a story, creating.

Weather Wiz Kids
Weather Wiz Kids is especially for children to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the different types of weather to children.

Welcome to the Kids Do Ecology Biomes Pages!
Would you like to know what the weather is like in different biomes around the world? How about the types of plants and animals that live in these biomes? Here you will find all sorts of information about the world’s biomes.

Word Central
Merriam-Webster’s Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.

yourchildlearns
Teaching is one of the most challenging and complex jobs on the planet. Our digital resources, tools, and learning materials are developed by educational experts to incorporate leading pedagogical practices. They are useful in any type of teaching moment and many can be used to support national education standards.

Young Meterologist Program
Young Meteorologist Program: Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure is a single-player educational game created by nonprofit PLAN!T NOW in partnership with NOAA National Weather Service and the National Education Association to teach kids how to stay smarter than the weather during hurricanes, lightning storms, flash floods, tornadoes, and winter storms.

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Published by Kristie Motz on August 1, 2020