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200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites...

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites...
This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks Free Audio Books: Our collection of 450 free audio books includes many children's classics. Free eBooks: This collection includes many children's classics in ebook format. Bartleby.com: Gives you access to free online classics of reference, literature, and nonfiction, including Strunk & White's Elements of Style, The World Factbook, The Oxford Shakespeare, and The King James Bible. Foreign Languages Deutsch – warum nicht? CELLS Alive!

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For my students – 30-day-challenge This challenge is to make you use your English more outside the classroom. For 30 days I want you to do at least one thing from the list every day. Fill in the grid you have gotten from me each day with what you have done. Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything.

Clever Dragons - Where boys can be creative, learn and have fun Smart fun for kids Online learning you can trust Clever Dragons offers so much more than a traditional learning website. Boys not only learn and practice academic skills, they also create artwork, write for the site newspaper, and even run their own business! Check out the video to learn more. Learning that works Educational Video: The Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites Looking for great cultural and educational video? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have compiled a list of 46 sites that feature intelligent videos. This list was produced with the help of our faithful readers, and it will grow over time. If you find it useful, please share it as widely as you can.

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars While burying yourself in the stacks at the library is one way to get some serious research done, with today’s technology you can do quite a bit of useful searching before you ever set foot inside a library. Undergraduates and grad students alike will appreciate the usefulness of these search engines that allow them to find books, journal articles and even primary source material for whatever kind of research they’re working on and that return only serious, academic results so time isn’t wasted on unprofessional resources. Note: Visit our updated list for the latest in academic search engines. General Start off your research with one of these more general academic search engines.

7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses. One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.

Free A to Z Scripture Copywork This is a post by Free Homeschool Deals contributor Beth Gorden from 123Homeschool4Me! Recently I created Family Scripture Verse Cards that the whole family can use to learn together. Today I wanted to share the coordinating copywork. If you have older children, I also created blank and cursive scripture copywork. About Us Who We Are Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn. Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award- winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contest & challenges, professional development and more - Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning. "It is essential for students to have multiple and varied exposures to content in order for them to truly learn and understand it.

Teaching with Ted TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world Photographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children's bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children's rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come from all over the world, from China to the U.S. to Brazil By Sara Malm Published: 09:30 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 13:43 GMT, 3 April 2014 The difference between east and west, rich and poor becomes stark when looking at how our children sleep at night.

Education app of the week: Tickle for iPad The robots have taken over! Well, they’ve heavily influenced this week’s education app review, in any case, as we take a look at Tickle, the simple robot programming app for iPad… What is Tickle for iPad? Tickle (Tickle Labs, Inc, free) is a free app that lets you program a wide variety of robots through a simple programming language and drag and drop visual interface, then control them from an iPad. Just some of the ‘bots and systems controllable by Tickle include the Sphero robotic ball, a wide variety of flyable drones, the Arduino open-source electronic prototyping platform and Philips Hue smart home lighting. You can also program interactive stories and simple games using a library of animated characters and sounds. HUGE List of Homeschool Curriculum and Freebies This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. If you aren’t a homeschooler, but you’re a parent, teacher, babysitter, or nanny, you’ll probably find at least a few useful freebies in this list. You may also want to go through the Educational Deals and Freebies from earlier this week for more. Brand new this week is a FREE 30-page Unit Study Planner from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com! March 14, 2014 is Pi Day! Celebrate with a collection of free Pi Day Homeschool Resources from The HomeSchool Mom.

Private Label - K-12 Education Why choose Wikispaces Campus? Easy to set up It all starts with a no-obligation, full-featured, 30-day trial. Right away, you can set up integration with many popular systems, including Blackboard, Google Apps, Moodle, and Sakai. You can even enable multiple authentication options to essentially automate user management. Easy to use Helping Students Motivate Themselves to Learn Every day, teachers face students who are apparently uninterested in learning. This is a challenge that must be overcome, because every student must be included in meaningful classroom activities. But the students seem to subconsciously decide each day what they will and will not learn.

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