Useful Websites for Kids, Parents and Teachers

8th Grade Skill Builders- Interactive Sites
A great interactive site for teaching 8th grade skills in the areas of Math, Reading & Language Mechanics.
A+ Math
Arcademic Math Skillbuilders
THE Place For Educational Games!
Our research-based and standards-aligned free educational math games and language arts games will engage, motivate, and help teach students. Click a button to play our free multi-player and single-player games! In the future we'll add features enabling you to save records, tailor content for differentiated instruction, and pinpoint student problem areas.
Awesome Library for Kids (Awesome Library Organizes the Web for Children, Teens, and Parents.)
Book Adventure!
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
Brain POP (Great motivational academic games for kids.)
Brain Teasers
The games in this category are designed to exercise the processes involved in attending to and remembering information.
Caldecott Award Winning Books - A Complete List
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Connect 4 (Play Connect 4 On-line)
Play Connect 4 on-line. You can play a friend or you can try to beat the computer!
Discovery Think Link Student Log-in
Donor's Choose
DonorsChoose.org is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.
Ducky LaT's Matching Game
Match letters with their capitals.
Earth's Birthday Project (Educating children about the Earth.)
ED Pubs (Free reading resources.)
Enchanted Learning (Fun website for kids!)
First Grade Skill Builders - Interactive Sites
(A great interactive website for teaching first-grade skills.)
Fun Brain (Games and Art)
Game Goo - Learning That Sticks (Grades K-2)
Educational games that help develop early reading and language arts skills.
Gamequarium (Outstanding interactive science, social studies, and language arts games.)
History for Kids
Kidipede is a homework help site for children from 5th grade to 8th grade. It helps middle-school children and teenagers do research for their reports and understand their homework.
Hooda Math
Hooda Math believes in math learning through play. Mr. Edlavitch credits board and card games for his early enjoyment of mathematics. Hooda Math believes free online math games can do the same for students today.
Illinois Facts & History (Great Site!!!)
Illinois State Board of Education
International Children's Digital Library
Internet4Classrooms (Website for K-12 lessons and interactive activities.)
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ISAT Practice tests for Grades 3-8
The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) measures individual student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. The results give parents, teachers, and schools one measure of student learning and school performance. These on-line practice tests can help students by introducing them the various formats of the ISAT tests.
ISAT Sample Tests 2011
JLab Science Games
As a world-class research facility, Jefferson Lab is a valued partner to the local, regional and national education community. Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education continues to focus on strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students in science, math, engineering and technology careers.
Kids Health - Internet Safety
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.
Kindergarten Literacy and Math
A website for helping Kindergartners with their Math & Literacy skills.
Learning Games for Kids (Pre-School - 8th Grade)
Manga High Math Games
Math games for all ages....from basic addition and subtraction all the way up to Algebra.
Math Manipulatives On-line
Media Awareness Network
Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people. Also, educational games targeted to safe and responsible use of the Internet.
Montessori Games
Educational games for children from ages 18 months to five years and up.
Multiplication Flash Cards
This website uses flashcards to help students learn their multiplication fact for numbers 0-9. You can use your mouse or you can use your number pad on your keyboard.
National Geographic for Kids
Newberry Award Winning Books - A Complete List
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Partnership for Reading (Free reading resources!)
Place the State (U.S. Geography Quiz Game)
Quiz-Tree.com (Kdg. - 5th Grade)
Educational games and quizzes in Math, Reading, Spanish, Geography, SAT, Spelling, Music, and more.
Second Grade Skill Builders-Interactive Sites
This interactive website teaches 2nd grade skills in Math & Language Arts
Site Words for Grades K-2
This site is good for site word practice for students in grades Kdg through 2nd. Have fun!
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Starfall Reading Site
States and Capitols Game
Study Island ISAT Prep Program
Take Charge Internet Safety
The Internet can take us to a virtually unlimited number of educational and entertaining places. But not all Internet content is appropriate for every member of the family. From critical tips for protecting personal info online, to a guide to safer surfing and detailed instructions on setting parental controls, here are numerous resources to help you take charge of the Internet in your home!
Teaching Time (Great site for teaching kids to tell time!)
TextTwist (Jr. High and Up) Play Free Online
Use six jumbled letters to build as many words as you can before time runs out.
Thinking Games for Kids (From MENSA)
Great site for on-line games that are fun and really make you think! This is a great way for parents and kids to spend some quality time together while exercising your mind.
Trivia Knowledge
This website covers general trivia information in many different categories. The categories include: Music, Geography, Science, Literature, Movies and Computers.
US Map Quiz - Online Interactive Maps
Learn the states of the United States and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game. How fast can you put all of the states in the right places?
Wards Think Link Probe
Web Wise Kids - Internet Safety
Web Wise Kids is about empowering today's youth to make wise choices online. Through state-of–the-art Internet Safety computer games (based on real-life scenarios) as well as Internet Safety tips for kids, teens and parents, Web Wise Kids creates a safer, friendlier internet experience. These, coupled with involvement of community, youth leaders and parents, provides an environment where your child's Internet Safety becomes their first line of defense while navigating through cyberspace.
World Flag Quiz
Take a Flag Quiz to see how well you know your countries.
World Geography Quizzes
This website provides on-line quizzes for World Capitals and Physical Features such as the World's Tallest Mountains, Largest Rivers and the Biggest Lakes. Test your Geography Knowledge here!!!