Popular Websites for Students
- American Memory includes
original documents, maps, photographs, sound recordings and more from
American history. Features a collection finder, search engine, learning
activities that build on information literacy skills and "today
- Bonus.com Kids'
supersite that offers a protected "playground" of internet
content, featuring hundreds of games, puzzles and other activities.
Play interactive games and imaginative activities, use online coloring
books and explore worlds of information.
enables students to learn about over 25,000 ofthe greatest
lives, past and present, play Who Am I?. Teachers can access classroom
- Country Reports
is an excellent and comprehensive online reference website that provides
lots of content area text organized within a database.
has wonderful educational resources for students, teachers and parents,
all in one place.
Learning is very kid friendly and always updated with new information,
this has an awesome online dictionary/encyclopedia, incredible thematic
"Zoom Units" and great diagrams for kids of all ages. Great
for struggling readers. This is a must see. Can also access through
- Fake Out
vocabulary game by Education Place
on Words and building vocabulary with Latin and Greek roots
Internet Learning Games is an award winning website for students in
- Geography World Games includes, among many more, National
Geographic Geo Bee Challenge and Discovery Channel Geo Game as well
as a link back to the Geography World homepage of related resources.
- Global Grocery List Project Students from around the world share local
grocery prices to build a growing table of data to be used in social
studies, science, health, mathematics, and other disciplines. http://landmark-project.com/ggl/
- Headbone ZoneThese Internet research contests are
packed with puzzles your class will solve by finding information online!
Your students learn Internet research skills while investigating topics
such as technology, history, and more.
- Homework Helper
by 14 year old B.J. Pinchbeck helps students access resources to help
enrich their own learning.
- Poetry for Kids
is a resource page for children's poetry sites on the web. Children
can read different forms of poetry and write their own poetry for submission as well.
Kids Identifying and Discovering Sites encourages students to articipate
in this ongoing, cooperative effort of classrooms in which students,
under the supervision of teachers, discover, evaluate, and review useful
curricular-related Internet resources. Students develop their research
and evaluation skills and help produce an authentic, important project
for other students and their teachers.
Domain Links to explore from around the world.
- Learn How to Write a Speech walks you through the process
with great tips organized in a readable fashion.
Exchange Project involves a child trying to
communicate an original monster image into another child's mind.
- MythWeb introduces
readers to the heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology.
- New York Times Learning Network Designed for Grades
3 and up, it includes news summaries, a daily quiz, science questions,
student letters to the editor, a crossword puzzle, ask a reporter and
lesson plan archive. Articles contain links to vocabulary and geography "knowledge tools" to build background while reading.
Engines for Young Students was written by
Julie Coiro to help guide learners and their teachers through the maze
of child-friendly search engines. Two other excellent educational indexes
for students to browse are
Please Kids Almanac: Learning Network's Fact Monster includes
an almanac, atlas, dictionary and encylopedia
Easy to use reference materials for children including a kids almanac,
encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, animal locater, and kid's online
library plus lots of categories of regular school topics
- Scholastic News Zone, Weekly Reader and Time for Kids
are wonderful reading materials for students reading in the content
- Solve an online Mystery at the popular The
Learning Center for Young Astronomers is a
popular interactive website with information about the solar system
organized into appropriate reading levels for elementary students. May
help with struggling readers.
ABC's of Using the Internet with Students in Grades 4-6 created
by Julie Coiro includes an alphabetical list of popular educational
websites for students. Many are also useful for students in 7th and
Student Zone at North Carolina's Wise Owl website is a well organized
list of featured sites and archived links related to their curriculum.
Also features a similar "zone" for teachers, parents, reference,
Great Websites from American Library Association
(ALA) described as "amazing, spectacular, colorful web sites for
kids and the adults who care about them".
- Wacky Web
Tales interactive writing and publishing from Education Place
Recommendations by Classroom Teachers
This page last updated February, 2005.