Websites to Prepare for Back to School
Summer is going by fast. It’s already the end of July. In just a few weeks, school will be starting back and summer vacation will be over. To get ready for back to school, this week’s Tuesday Ten list is 10 Great Education websites you didn’t know existed. These websites offer great ways to do a summer refresh or extra help during the school year.
10 Great Education Websites You Didn’t Know Existed
- Spelling City – makes learning to spell fun. They have games and exercises to help your child learn their spelling words. You can upload your own list of words or use pre-set lists by grade level from Spelling City. Spelling City offers a paid upgrade which I do recommend because it includes additional content. Spelling City also has IOS and Android apps available.
- Math-drills.com is the best website for learning math. They have many different worksheets and formats for learning basic math facts, decimals, fractions, telling time, algebra and geometry. If your child needs help with math, this is a great place to start. The site is frequently updated and is completely free.
- Progressive Phonics – shares phonics books for early readers. A great tool for pre-school age children or children struggling with the basics of reading.
- We Give Books – a beautiful website that allows children to read books online. The books are full color and just like the print versions. We Give Books is one of my favorite reading sites. They offer books appropriate for children ages 0-13 years old. I only wish they had an app to make reading their books easier on a phone or tablet.
- Math Fact Cafe – site for learning math facts. You can use the worksheets they have pre-designed or create your own worksheets.
- Our Documents – a website with an index to many important documents from American history. These documents should be read by Americans of all ages (young and old). The website is a helpful resource for history assignments and research papers.
- America’s Story from America’s Library – an archive by the Library of Congress of stories about great Americans in history. Another website to save for history assignments and research papers.
- NASA Kids Club – if you have a scientist in your family, then checkout NASA Kids Club.
- Scratch – the team at MIT designed a website for children to learn basic computer programming. If your child loves computers, here’s a good start for next generation of computer programmers.
- Spatulatta – is your child dreaming of being a chef when he/she grows up? Spatulatta is a website for kids with kids as chefs. A fun way to learn cooking.
Your turn …
What are your favorite education websites or apps?