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General Homeschooling & Education (multiple topics):

http://www.khanacademy.org/ - Khan Academy - great short and to the point videos on numerous topics. Particularyl useful in math. This is Bill Gates favorite teacher.

http://www.edhelper.com/ - Ed Helper consistently ranked in the top 10 for free education help

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/homework_help_home.html - Discovery Education - these resources are free. They also have over 9000 high quality videos and other classroom resources available to homeschoolers at a much discounted rate as compared to schools

http://thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans - Thinkfinity. Free lesson plans.

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/k-5.html - free lesson plans from Discovery Education

http://homeschooling.about.com/ - About Homeschooling

http://www.learningpage.com/ - Learning Page - printables for education on multiple topics

http://www.studystack.com/ - Study Stack - I just love this website

http://edsitement.neh.gov/ - Edsitement. Best of the Humanities on the Web. Lesson plans for art, culture, foreign languages, history, social studies, literature, and language arts.

http://www.easyfunschool.com/ - Easy Fun School - over 1,500 pages of free unit studies, science projects, recipe and craft ideas, history activities & many other resources to make homeschooling more enjoyable for both child and parent!

http://hippocampus.org/ - Hippo Campus - multimedia lessons and course materials

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/ - National Geographic Education

http://www.ngsednet.org/index.cfm - National Geographic Education Network

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ - National Geographic Kids

http://www.enchantedlearning.com - Enchanted Learning - 20,000 web pages. A small yearly free.

http://www.softschools.com - SoftSchools.com provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics worksheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/ - How Stuff Works - a great resource which includes information and videos about science, history, geography, and more

http://www.sitesforteachers.com/index.html - Sites for Teachers. A huge list of resources for educators ranked by popularity

http://www.worldofteaching.com/index.html - World of Teaching. Powerpoint presentations for learning - numerous topics

http://www.pppst.com/index.html - Pete's Power Point Station. An even larger selection of powerpoint presentations for education

http://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library - Think Quest. Over 7000 presentations on numerous topics

http://schoolexpress.com/index.php - School Express - over 15,000 free educational worksheets

http://abcteach.com/index.html - abc Teach - YOUR ONLINE RESOURCE FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. Thousands of FREE printable worksheets and activities
Plus over 35,000 pages of worksheets and activities, abctools, and more, available to members.

http://www.toolsforeducators.com/ - Tools for Educators - custom worksheets, games, and more designed for classrooms

http://teach-nology.com/ - TeAchnology - 30,000+ Lesson Plans, 7,500+ FREE Worksheets and printables, 950+ teacher downloads, 60 teaching themes, teaching tips, and a ton of FREE web tools for teachers.

http://www.mes-english.com - MES English - Free resources for teachers of young learners. All of the resources are designed to be versatile and useful in many K-6 classrooms. I have free flashcards, worksheets and handouts to match, free phonics cards, free ESL games, an international project exchange library, printable certificates, printable stickers and activities all ready for printing.

http://www.tlsbooks.com/ - TLSBooks. Free educational worksheets for early childhood through fifth grade.

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/index.shtml - eThemes - eThemes is your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources that will help enhance your teaching and save you time. eThemes provides free, fast access to over 2,500 collections of websites, on topics ranging from Aerodynamics to Zebras and everything in between!

http://dictionary.reference.com/ - Dictionary. great resource. What I love about this site is that they pronounce the words. So if you look up something, you can click the little speaker symbol and they say it the way it should be pronounced.

http://www.homeschoolliterature.com/ - Homeschool Literature

http://www.infoplease.com/ - Info Please. Another great resource for information on practically anything you want to know about.

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/teach.jsp - Scholastic offers free printables and other learning resources

http://minutebio.com/blog/free-e-learning/ - MinuteBio Free e-Learning courses - a series of links

http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/ - Wolfram Alpha. Statistics and facts about numerous topics. Lots of calculations - compare the height of different mountains for example.

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/owlmouse.htm - Owl and Mouse - free learning software. Nice geography games and much more.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/ - Apples for the Teacher. Great site. It will even read to you.

http://free.ed.gov/index.cfm - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

http://www.surfnetkids.com/ - Surf Net Kids has many great links.

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm - MIT Open Source - Massachusetts Institute of Technology has thousands of courses available for free. Tons of topics.

http://nicholasacademy.com/ - Nicholas Academy is a nice resource. I like the printables section.

Visit Homeschool.com homeschool.com for a vast array of information and tools for home educating your child(ren)

http://curiosityintheclassroom.com/ - Curiosity in the Classroom - a joint effort by Intel and Discovery Education. Lesson plans, videos, and more.

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses - Open Learn - The home of free learning from The Open University

http://www.ucscout.org/courses - Scout - from the University of California

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/online_hs.htm#english - Hoagies Gifted Education Page - for advanced learners

http://education-portal.com/academy/course/index.html - Education-portal - lots of classes available

http://www.cram.com Cram.com is a leader in the world of flashcards. We help over millions of students easily memorize historical dates, facts, numbers and other useful information by using Leitner’s system. We've also been featured on prestigious websites such as Business Insider, New York Times, Edutopia, and Stanford University.

 

 

Art

Use discernment when visiting art sites. Some include images you may not consider appropriate for your child(ren)s viewing.

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx - Arts Edge. The Kennedy Center art lessons.

http://www.allaboutdrawings.com/ - All About Drawings.

http://www.nature-and-flower-pictures.com/ - Nature and Flower Pictures. How to take better photographs.

http://www.stormthecastle.com/fantasyartschool/ - Fantasy Art School.

 

 

Early Learning

http://www.first-school.ws/ - First School

 

Finance / Economics

http://showmethefuture.org/game/index.cfm - Show Me the Future is a financial literacy and life skills game, designed to help 12-20 year olds prepare for their futures. The game helps players understand: the cost of living; budgeting, which is vital to financial freedom; the difference between wants and needs; the importance of financial planning; the need to set career goals; and the value of higher education.

 

Games, Crafts, and Fun:

http://www.softschools.com/ -Soft Schools - interactive games for learning on multiple subjects

http://www.kinderplanet.com/makestuf.htm - Kinder Planet

http://www.zeeks.com/ - Zeeks

http://funschool.kaboose.com/index.html - Fun School. Fun games for learning

http://akidsheart.com/ - A Kids Heart - play and learn

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ - Learning Games for Kids. Lots of games helping to learn many subjects

http://pbskids.org/whiteboard/ - PBS Kids. Games. Primarily for early learning

http://www.gudli.com/games/viewallgames.html - Gudli - math, english, and puzzle games for up through age 9

http://www.amazingmoms.com/ - Amazing Moms has arts and crafts, party ideas, etc.

www.bigbrainz.com/ - Big Brainz Timez Attack. Very fun video game for learning multiplication.

 

Images

http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/ - World Images. Over 80,000 images for use in education. Easy to search. Great resource.

http://freerangestock.com/index.php - Free Range Stock. Free stock images that you can use for homeschool or for commercial use.

http://www.sxc.hu/index.html - Stock Xchng. One of my favorite free image sites. I've used their images on my websites for years.

 

Music

http://www.songsforteaching.com/ - Songs for Teaching - Using music to promote learning

 

News

http://www.youngzine.com/ - Young Zine. Kid friendly news site. Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world -- in a simple, engaging and interactive manner.

http://www.channelone.com/ - Channel One. Geared to teens, this website focuses on current events and lets kids stay abreast of what is happening in the world and in the nation. A very good site.

 

Reference

http://www.wikipedia.com/ - Wikipedia. My favorite resource for looking up anything with links to more information and various images

http://www.britannica.com/ - Britannica. A very extensive encyclopedia on line

http://www.ipl.org/ - the Internet Public Library - a great resource

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ - National Geographic

http://www.ibiblio.org/ - The Public's Library and Digital Archive - they have one of the largest online collections of literature I've come across.

http://www.infovisual.info/ - Visual Dictionary

http://www.refseek.com/directory/encyclopedias.html - Ref Seek Encyclopedias. Great list of online encyclopedias.

 

Spelling

http://www.spellingcity.com/ - Spelling City

 

States

http://www.virginiatrekkers.com/VirginiaTrekkers/VirginiaTrekkers.html - Virginia Trekkers, travel Virginia virtually

 

Tutors

http://www.tutorhunt.com/ - Tutor Hunt. A place where you can find a tutor or advertise your tutoring services.

 

Writing

http://www.time4writing.com/ - Time 4 Writing. Writing ecourses

 

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Feel free to suggest a link - email takara@homeschoolsantafe.com

 

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