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Best Educational Websites for kids education

Updated on August 29, 2011

Supplement the School

The teacher in the class room has little time to cover the syllabus with her students. Enough extra activities eat into her precious time with the class.

It is not possible for one individual to pay attention to the special needs of each child in her class. This is where the parents must step in and help the teacher. After all both want the best for the children.

The role of the parent is a supportive one to the teacher. Education is not merely the book learning that the child must have.

It is also a set of life skills that he needs to learn to survive in the world today. While it is important to know how to add numbers, it is equally important to know how to add friends as well.

The trouble is that most parents do not have the time that is needed to sit down and develop worksheets or quality activities that will be personality enhancing. This is where the websites on the internet can really can really come in handy.

There is so much useful information available online. It is amazing what all you can find if you just know where to look.

Specifically for the Educator

While the kids love exploring the internet there is a lot that the teacher can find and use online as well. From Lesson Plans to hand outs these sites offer comprehensive teaching material on any subject that you desire. The trick is in making good use of all that is available to you.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      The University of Michigan materials are quite good especailly! Thumbs up!

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      snehal welde 7 years ago

      Very informative ...good job

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      thanks snehal.

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      jamia 7 years ago

      4blackyouth.com is one of the best websites out for career information and online tutors. It's called 4blackyouth,but it's good information for any student who is making career decisions

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      Taylor Finch 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm sure these will prove invaluable for many parents.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      This is a great hub for people with kids. A wealth of helpful information all in one location. Great job, cashmere!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thank you for the new site link jamia, will check it out.

      Taylor and Money glitch, thanks for the appreciation.

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      Bruce Deitrick Price 7 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va.

      If you enjoyed Cashmere's list, you would probably also enjoy Improve-Education.org.

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      gnrao 7 years ago from 37,west periasamy road,r.s.puram coimbatore 641002 tamil nadu india

      congrats. Keep up the good work.

      My thanks to you on behalf of all the children,parents and teachers of the world.

      May God bless you.

      Have a nice day.

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      Share310 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful list. There are two other great Kids sites that feature Educational material that I think will be good to add.

      http://www.ReadingRockets.com

      http://www.ZiggityZoom.com

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thanks Share 310 I will check these new sites out!

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      kimanesha 7 years ago from San Bernardino

      This hub is very informative and helpful. Greatr hub.

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      teachbyday 7 years ago

      You missed two big ones in my opinion:

      www.teach-nology.com

      www.mathworksheetsworld.com

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      adorababy 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      I believe that the internet has so much power to supplement kids' learning at school. However, with such power we should be cautious as well of the repercussions because it can be a source of unwanted information as well.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thank you Kimanesha.

      Yes teachbyday these two sites are great as well.

      I agree with you adorababy, the internet is like science, a good servant but a bad master...

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      Erika 7 years ago

      Great resources. I have also found that Reading Horizons has great free resources.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Never heard of the site. Will check it out

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      Stuart 7 years ago

      Check out Tutorgiant.com for free assessments and hundreds of math and English videos with worksheets.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      I'll take a look at it Stuart

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      arizonataylor 6 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for all the great resources. This is simply great.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      I found the starfall phonetic alphabet song very useful for my four year old.

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      Teresa Schultz 6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      That's a ton of helpful educational resources. Excellent hub.

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      Meskens Geert 6 years ago from Belgium

      Good work

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      Tuk Tuk Anty 6 years ago

      This website is a fantastic and the coolest webite that I have have ever seen.Excellent work.

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      xenium 6 years ago

      Nice Hub very helpful for kids

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      Mr. D's Teacher Resource Website Matthew De Gasperi 6 years ago

      Thanks for the useful page on the Best Educational Websites.

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      m rafiq85 6 years ago

      For high school internet resources, I would go to your state's Department of Education website and find links to online tests. Most states are now administering minimum competency tests, and you probably can find examples of these tests and/or practice tests online. There is a lot of controvercy surrounding the use of exit exams, but I think these sites are still useful in understanding what each state expects high schoolers to know by graduation time - fair or not. Below are a few links to high school state testing help

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      arizonataylor 6 years ago from Arizona

      This is a great list. I'm going through it to see what will work with my class and my children. Great hub.

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      GPA Calculator 6 years ago

      very useful resources. thanks for sharing

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      6 years ago

      Many educational websites are used as tools for students to learn outside of the classroom. Parents are assisting their children due to an overwhelming amount of students in the typical classroom. If you find these websites to be beneficial to your children then check out Forest Trail Academy to help pursue their continued education.

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      samprinceton 6 years ago

      very information, I forwarded this information to my students.

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      prasannastudies 6 years ago from USA

      very useful hub-page. nice work .

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      gajanis786 6 years ago

      Excellent information.....all very useful and handy.Thanks.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Thank you, glad you found the resources useful

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      gtmroy 6 years ago from Dhaka

      Very informative post. Good job. You can also be interested on this site www.bdeduarticle.com

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      Leslie 6 years ago

      Thanks for the post! A website that helped my son learn to read online was http://www.readingwithgigglesandgames.com

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      Ben Hunt 6 years ago

      Hi Cashmere.

      My comment applies to the "Specifically for the Educator" area.. Anyone who needs to teach Spanish language to pre-school kids may want to check out http://spanishforpreschoolers.com/. It's a comprehensive guide to the methods that work.

      Cheers,

      Ben

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Thanks Leslie and Ben. I'm sure the websites will help

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      Ana 5 years ago

      Great overview. I have looked at some of these with my daughter and some will definitely help with mathematics.

      Another usefull resource is www.typekids.com My daughter used this cours to learn touch typing.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Sounds interesting will check it out Ana

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      Teacher106 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks Cashmere for stating the importance of the parents' roll in their child's education, and how they can participate and help their child succeed in school.

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      Alex 5 years ago

      This is a fantastic hub, especially for parents. You really nail how important participation is in parenting.

      You might like this resource. It's a STEM education site for kids and parents to do projects together at home. http://rollingrobots.com/STEM-education-projects

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      STEM sites are good. Did you catch the news about the FIRST robotic competition supported by STEM? Amazing stuff the teams came up with

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      Mamta 5 years ago

      Check out this website khanacademy.org. It is one of the best new ideas and execution in field of education. I promise you that it will not disappoint. The websites founder recently spoke at a TED conference as well.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Sounds interesting, will check it out. Which TED talk was it?

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      Mamta 5 years ago

      Here is the link for the TED video:

      http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_vid...

      Enjoy.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Mamta will check it out

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      socialstudiesrocks 5 years ago

      Hey Cahsmere,

      Great list, thanks for putting this together.

      Check out www.gosocialstudiesgo.com. It's pretty unique.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Thank you. I'll check out your site as well.

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      www.schoolapple.com 5 years ago

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      Anamika Sinha 5 years ago

      Really good information. Another good and free website for Math and Olympiad preparation is http://www.edugain.com

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      aygabtu 5 years ago

      Everyone with school age kids should consider bookmarking: http://www.formulaconversion.com/ It is a great metric to english conversion site, but unlike others it shows you the algebraic steps to go from one unit to another which is great for learning!

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing

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      Tina 5 years ago

      Hi ,

      Please do review www.makemegenius.com .My kids find this site very useful for their science lessons.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I'll have a look at the site. Thanks for bringing it to my notice Tina

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      neha 5 years ago

      Hi Tina, my kids loved www.makemegenius.com.Best thing is now I have to spend less time on weekend ont heir studies as we found all their Science book is covered here.Thanks again (yeah voice-over could had been better)

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      Sudha Mahesh Reddy 5 years ago

      In Indian context, which website you suggest.The purpose is academic education, I have two kids ,one studies in 4 th & other in 6 th. Have checked www.pitara.com,www.learnnext.com as well as as www.makemegenius.com. Whereas pitara is not for academics ,learnext is for 6th onwards & also charges huge money for a poor content. makemegenius was closer to what I was looking for ,but kids get bored by watching same video again & again although it helped them to understand the concepts. Do you have any knowledge about any site for maths (same to www.makemegenius.com which is for science education) or any other website which can cater to Indian children? Thanks for help

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I'll compile a hub and get back to you

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      chris 5 years ago

      Check out http://www.w3kids.com.

      This is a nice website for kids.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      thanks for the link will check it out

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      Graham 5 years ago

      ZooWhiz www.zoowhiz.com is all new and would be a great addition to your listing. It is FREE and covers math, reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar and more for kids aged 5 - 15. It s highly motivational, curriculum correlated and growing in popularity rapidly.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Will check it out Graham

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      Steve 5 years ago

      hi ,have gone through all of the newly suggested sites ,zoowhiz.com,w3kids.com & http://www.makemegenius.com. Found 1st one good for Maths & English for K12 kids ,2nd one good activities for pre- primary kids & last one for science learning for K12 children. The 1st & 2nd has great designs on austhetics wise ,they score great but content is too much common also on 1st one it is paid, the 3rd one is basic in design but host something new & content is very vast. These are my personal views.

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      freemarketingnow 5 years ago from California

      khanacademy.org is awesome! It has a lot of free videos. It was featured on 60 minutes today. A lot of people have started using a "flipped classroom" idea where kids go home and watch the videos and then come to class ready to work on problems. Therefore, class time is the independent working time where the teacher is just giving feedback and correcting any mistakes. This has been a method that has been very effective, as most of the learning takes place when kids are confronted with mistakes in their way of thinking.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Video is always more effective as a teaching tool

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      freemarketingnow 5 years ago from California

      I wouldn't argue that it's MORE effective, as there is no space for a student to ask questions if they don't understand the video. However, I would say that it is a good tool.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      That's a good point, but most videos are better than reading about a it in a book

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      Latika 5 years ago

      @freemarketing & casmere -would agree with you on importance of videos.For kids, would not recommend Khan Academy ,as for little grown-ups that works fine For kids would recommend sites like http://www.brainpop.com & http://www.makemegenius.com where Videos have been made in animation form keeping the needs of young children in mind.

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      louromano 5 years ago

      very information, I forwarded this information to my students.

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      Sankari 5 years ago

      Thanks for your information. This would help most of the parents and teachers to train their kids in an effective way. I feel that your listing can be added with few other preschool activities website like http://bforball.com Certainly there are various activities included for kids in the website.

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      nisha 5 years ago

      good ones, found www.makemegenius.com best for Indian kids.To the point, no games,easy to understand language

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      soutienscolairefr 5 years ago from Paris

      It's a very very usefull hub ! Thank you ! ;)

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      Sophie Mortimer 5 years ago

      Very useful! I've been a literacy teacher for three years, and I'm always looking for more resources for my kids, so thank you. Literacy games for kids work great, but as they get into their teen years, it becomes harder to find useful activities that the student will actually work on. Do you know of any good high school resources for low-level students?

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Glad to help. Most of these site have free material that you can use. I'll try and find ones that are specific to high school and add them in.

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      Tina Truelove 4 years ago

      Great list of sites! I use many of them. Voted up and shared!

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      Loubee 4 years ago

      Great list of sites, I homeschool my children so these will definitely come in handy! Another great site that I use is http://primaryleap.co.uk/

      It is primary based and has lots of topics to choose from.

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