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    Listed here are great websites for learning, reading, and educational play.

     

    Link to Resource Title Description
    Kid Rex  KidRex
    Search Engine
    A search Engine that emphasizes kid-related websites. Powered by Google SafeSearch technology.
    DK Find Out!  DK Find Out! A free encyclopedia jam-packed with amazing photos and illustrations from publisher DK. 
    Science News for Students  Science News for Students Award-winning online publication that provides topical science news to learners, parents, and educators.
    YoungZine  Youngzine Presents current events devoid of bias, and sensationalism for young people of the world.
    Wonderopolis  Wonderopolis Encourages children to learn through natural exploration and curiosity.
      TweenTribune Lexile news articles perfect for the classroom. Brought to you by the Smithsonian Institute.
    Google Advanced Image Search  Google Advanced Image Search Under Safe Search, select "Filter Explicit Results" and Under Usage Rights, change to "Free to Use or share".
    Pics4Learning   Pics4Learning Free, copyright-friendly images for education.
    PhotosForclass  Photos for Class Properly attributed, creative commons licensed images for education.
         
    The Story Home   The Story Home Original and classic children's audio stories.
    Note: This is strictly audio and no illustrations accompany the story.
      
    Mrs. Lodge's Library Shelver Game Shelve library books in this game meant to help students better understand library shelving systems.
    National Geographic Kids
    National Geographic Kids Explore this site for interesting and fun information, videos, quizzes, and more about animals and traveling the world.
    PBS Kids 
    PBS Kids Videos, games, cartoon studio, drawing contests, and content related to PBS kids programming.
    Juvenile Series & Sequels Juvenile 
    Series & Sequels Database
    Find the order of books in a series or the sequel to the book you're reading. From the Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri.
    Guys Read 
    GuysRead.com A site founded by author Jon Scieszka and meant to help guys find great books to read, and helping boys become motivated, life-long readers along the way. Includes author interviews and lots of other guy stuff.
    Read Kiddo Read
    Read Kiddo Read The biggest get-your-kid-reading movement on the web. Brought to you by the famed author, James Patterson.
    KidLitTV  KidLit TV Helping parents and educators explore the world of children's literature.
    Royalty Free Sounds from Sound Bible 
    Sound Bible Thousands of free sound effects for anyone to use.
    Khan Academy 
    Khan Academy Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard. Includes content for K-8 math.
    Storyline Online 
    Storyline Online
    Watch videos of well-known actors reading children's books. Brought to you by the Screen Actor's Guild.
     

    Story Place  Story Place A library of activities and ebooks specifically meant for preschool aged children.
    Code.org  
    Code.org Learn computer programming and how to code through games and puzzles.
    Tutorials for advanced programmers are also available.
     
    SCRATCH


    Students can create stories, animations, and games all through coding! Created by MIT.

    Arcademics 
    Arcademics Multiplayer educational games for math and language arts skills.
    Reading Bear 
    Reading Bear Watch videos or slideshows to help develop children's reading skills.
    Reading Bear media teaches beginning readers vocabulary, concepts, and phonetic patterns.
    Peep and the Big Wide World 
    Peep and the Big Wide World.com Watch videos and play games with three birds who learn about science and discovery.
    My StoryMaker My Story Maker Create your own stories using this website from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
    Fun Brain 
    Fun Brain Free educational games, online books, and comics.
    My Garbology 
    My Garbology  Learn about the science of waste with this online tool from NatureBridge, an organization from the West Coast dedicated to teaching environmental science to children and teens.
    Tar Heel Reader  Tar Heel Reader Provides free, easy-to-read, accessible books on a wide range of topics. Alternative access methods are available. You can even write your own book!