Student Resources

  • Search Engines 

    Google.com  A search engine that is hassle free with no frills results.  A personal favorite.

    Homework Help and Resources

    Discovery Education Homework help, puzzle maker, Math fact flashcards, and educational games.

    Infoplease.com  The one stop for Almanacs, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Atlas.  Very easy to use.

    Wordcentral - A great dictionary that is easy to understand.

    ProQuest.com ProQuest is committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world. Its innovative information content and technologies increase the productivity of students, scholars, professionals and the libraries that serve them. 

    Kidsclick  A search engine designed by librarians, and intended to be used by students (and as a parent and teacher resource).  Provides reading level and descriptions of each result.  All hits provided by the search engine have been previously viewed to make sure it is age appropriate.

    New York Times – Learning Network  This is the stop of all stops when it comes to staying abreast of current events.  Designed to be interactive, interesting, and engaging for students, parents, and teachers.  Be sure to check out “web navigator” (under student connections) for a plethora of resources.  Awesome site.

    National Geographic -   All the quality that you have come to expect from National Geographic, plus the immediacy that the web brings to some of their projects. Has an excellent section on Geography education.

     The Library of Congress -  "Documents, photographs, movies, and sound recordings that tell America's story."

    "How Stuff Works"  HowStuffWorks got its start in 1998 at a college professor's kitchen table. From there, we quickly grew into an award-winning source of unbiased,reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.

    Brain Pop - Interactive videos/cartoons on the nuts and bolts of educational topics.

    Aplusmath.com - Flashcards, games, homework helpers, and worksheets.

    Math.com - Step by step help, explanations, and activities.

    OTHERS:

    Archiving Early America contains pages about Freedom Documents, Notable Women, Maps, Movies, Music of Early America, Firsts, Bookmarks, Milestone Events, Pages From The Past, Famous Obits, Lives of Famous Americans, Portraits.

    National Inventors Hall of Fame - search for information on inventors and inventions. you can even search by decade.

    Annenberg Learner     - learn all about the Middle Ages. Feudal life, Religion, Homes, Clothing, Health, Arts and Entertainment, and Town Life.

    Biography.com - Search for biographies. The classroom site has teachers guides available.

    Library of Congress - study page has information on countries around the world

    Rhyme Zone - Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.

    Flags of the World  -Find flags of the world. Many come complete with their history, meaning, and other information provided.

    Groundhog Day - the official site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

    50 States.com - gives information about each of the 50 states,including highest points, border states, etc.

    White House.Gov-find facts of the day and presidential remarks on current issues, major presidential speeches, even a daily photo and info on the first dog (Barney).

    Enchanted Learning - Has information and print out sheets

    on a wide variety of things. From countries and animals to astronomy and music. They even have language dictionaries.

    A to Z Teacher Stuff - lesson plans and printable items are available

    ABC Teach - Has a lot of free printable worksheets.

    However, some items are for site subscribers only.

    Insects.org - studying earth's most diverse organisms. Beautiful images and information on a number of insects. 

    Dennis Kunkel Microscopy    - this site features pictures of bacteria,

    molds, viruses, insects, etc. that were taken through a microscope.  the education site has images and information for students and teachers to use.

    Crayola.com     - Has lesson plans for educators, numerous coloring and activity printables, a place to create and print your own awards,and more.

    http://www.loc.gov/     - The Library of Congress hompage allows you to find music to listen to that was recorded at the turn of the last century.  Images of the dust bowl and other points in American history. maps, motion pictures, photos & prints, and sound recordings are all available.  Available in the American Memory Collection. The Global Gateway has information and resources on world cultures. The Teacher Page has lesson plans and activities.

    America's Story - the Library of Congress provides a page for students to discover America’s story. With pages such as “jump back in time”, “see, hear, and sing”, or “join America at play”.