Free, Quality Educational Websites
Looking for quality, free, educational websites? Here are several FREE websites some educators enjoy using. Get your browser’s bookmarking tool ready!
A variety of short, no-prep, desk-side physical activities.
HOPSports – Brain Breaks
Brain Breaks® are web-based 2-5 minute activity breaks designed for the individual classroom setting.
An award-winning, game-based learning program for vocabulary, spelling, phonics, writing, and language arts.
AAASpell features a comprehensive set of interactive spelling lessons, games, and exercises.
ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly.
The ReadWorks curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and the standards of all 50 states. Most importantly, ReadWorks is faithful to the most effective research-proven instructional practices in reading comprehension.
If you’re looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak,” you’ve come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
On a typical weekday, KidsHealth gets as many as a million visits. One of the things that make KidsHealth special is that it’s really four sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.
Scholastic Science World
Science World connects current science news with essential biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics concepts. With dynamic digital learning features like videos, lesson plans, and games, Science World is your complete print & online science nonfiction program.
CNN Student News
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
Teacher Websites/Social Media
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Weebly is a San Francisco, California based company that was founded in 2006 with the mission to help people put their information online quickly and easily. We now enable 3 million people to easily create personal sites and blogs or establish web presences for businesses, weddings, classrooms, churches, artistic portfolios, and more.
Edmodo is an easy way to get your students connected so they can safely collaborate, get and stay organized, and access assignments, grades, and school information.
ClassJump.com provides teachers web sites free of charge, where multiple classes can be managed and updated using an easy to understand interface.
Online games for kids in K-5 sorted by grade level. Games incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills.
FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)
Sheppard Software Online Games
Educational shareware, choose from our Prediction, subject learning, or math software.
Making education fun and free. Free educational Websites For the young, and the young at heart.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
See visual, conceptual explanations of the Common Core State Standards. 4000+ videos tailored for grades 2-12.
In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. Our award-winning resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP,BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. Content is carefully mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with our online Standards Tool.
And, for educators looking for personal learning networks that offer great resources at NO Cost, check out these four recommendations from Graphite:
- The Teaching Channel, teachingchannel.org – Chock full of video resources on classroom practices as well as ways to provide feedback
- Digital Is, digitalis.nwp.org – Created by the National Writing Project to provide grassroots professional development for teachers
- KQED Education, http://blogs.kqed.org/education/ – full of resources to help teachers share best practices for teaching and learning with public media resources and New Media Storytelling on line courses
- Twitter, https://twitter.com/education_com or https://twitter.com/education – which teachers can use to tap into personal learning networks and participate in education-focused chats and find resources to further their classroom practices
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