Kids, Parents and Teachers

see also  REXMO education 

Your kids deserve the very best.  They are our future and our reason for existing.  So we've tried to add some free resources to the site.  Make sure to see the Educational Extensions page.

FOSSFOSS is a research-based science curriculum for grades K—8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. FOSS is also an ongoing research project dedicated to improving the learning and teaching of science. The FOSS project began over 20 years ago during a time of growing concern that our nation was not providing young students with an adequate science education. The FOSS program materials are designed to meet the challenge of providing meaningful science education for all students in diverse American classrooms and to prepare them for life in the 21st century. Development of the FOSS program was, and continues to be, guided by advances in the understanding of how youngsters think and learn.




  American Sign Language videos that help children learn ASL vocabulary and basic baby signs. - Signing Time
Signing Time, as seen on PBS, is an American Sign Language program with sign language videos, books and other products promoting ASL and baby sign language to help build communication skills in a fun and easy way. Signing Time is a sign language video series that teaches American Sign Language (ASL) to children and babies in a fun and easy way to learn.

Free Children's Music
Download personalized name songs for children. Not a big list of names, but it's still decent.

Free Microsoft DreamSpark for Students
DreamSpark is simple, it's all about giving students Microsoft professional development and design tools for free so you can chase your dreams and create the next big breakthrough in technology - or just get ahead on your career.

education

Flashcards: 13,927,231 The world's largest flashcard library
OneLook: This no-frills online dictionary lets you look up basic definitions, related words, phrases and more. You can even customize your experience with different searches.
RhymeZone: Type in a word to find rhyming words, synonyms, definitions, Shakespeare references and more.
Strange and Unusual References: Head to this site to look up all-vowel words, magic words, magic archetypes, how to identify unicorns and other odd material.
freedict.com: This online translator can find words in Dutch, Afrikaans, Russian, Portugese, Swedish, Japanese, Hungarian and more.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: Search through topics like technology, American history, literature in English, proverbs and more to become a more "active citizen in our multicultural democracy."
Word Spy: Search for a specific word to bring up funny quotations and a definition, or you can browse categories and sub categories like aging and death, hacking and hackers, entrepreneurs, jargon and buzzwords, art and design, drugs, euphemisms, sleeping or cell phones.
Slang Site: Look up Web words, slang and even made up but often used words here.
Behind the Names: Find out the history of your name or search names by categories like English, Spanish, mythology, Biblical names, African and more.
Directory of Occupational Titles: If you’ve ever wanted to know the official name of your job, look it up here.
Glossary of Real Estate Abbreviations, Terms and Phrases: Get through your next home signing by doing some extra research on this site.
Online Music Theory Helper: Order flash cards or look up different theory lessons on this site.
ArtLex: Browse this art terms dictionary for historical context information, definitions and more.
The Works of the Bard: Use the Shakespeare search engine or browse plays by category to get references and text of Shakespeare’s works.
Factmonster Reference Desk: Here, you’ll find an almanac, homework center, atlas, dictionary and encyclopedia for younger students.
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary: Students learning to read will find pictures to go along with their definition results.
Distance Education Glossary: If you’ve recently enrolled in a distance ed course or program, use this glossary to help you navigate your new education portal.
HyperHistory Online: There are over 2,000 files on this site, on all kinds of world history topics like politics, religion, culture, science and special events.
Style Guides and Resources: This reference list will help you out when you need to write a paper using APA, MLA, and other special citation systems.
RefDesk: Check your facts quickly and easily at the RefDesk, which features a site of the day, thought of the day, and plenty of multi-search tools.
Statistical Records for various branches of US Government trends and general population including records on health, labor, agriculture, crime and energy.


Free Online Typing Tutor

Also has typing games and speed tests. Good stuff here.

Tux Paint - Open Source Drawing Software For Children
This is a nice program that you can download for free.
Librarian Chick wiki - Librarian Chick offers a collection o...
In Pictures: Online computer tutorials based on pictures. Free.
Study Guides and Strategies
Study guides, strategies, skills, tips and habits for learners and students in 30 languages
The Carl Sagan Portal
The Feynman Lectures on Physics Website
FreeMind - free mind mapping software in Launchpad
 

games

Play Classic 1980s Arcade Games Online. FREE Video games! Shockwave, Java and DOS classic games for your PC. Brought to you by Triplets and Us
free games from the 90's 
Explore the planet Mars with realistic Mars habitats, rockets, ground cars and robots
Cool way to explore proposed mars habitat 
tangram game
another game 

Teachers

Twain Quotations A to Z: Inspire (or confuse) your students by throwing out a Mark Twain quote every once in a while. You can search by subject matter.
Math Glossary: Look up words and concepts like abacus, Thales’ theorem, obtuse triangle and a lot more in this special site.
Biology Website References for Students and Teachers: Learn about evolution, cell chemistry, anatomy and genetics from this list of reference sites.
Children’s Literature Web Guide: Look for award-winning children’s books, readers’ theatre sites, stories published online and more on this site.
Charles Dickens Gad’s Hill Place: Use this quote page to search by topic, title, or phrase, or pull from The Daily Dose of Dickens book.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Search for text, quotes and history of mythology, folklore and religon. Categories include Greek people, Celtic mythology and Roman mythology.
American Memory: The Library of Congress’ American culture and history reference site features topics like environment and conservation, immigration, women’s history, Presidents, religion, maps, literature, African American history and others.
ASL Browser: Look up American Sign Language signs here.
Ditto: Search the web for all kinds of beautiful images on this site.
Learning and Performance Glossary: From accelerated learning to guidance package to meta skills, this glossary is full of education terms for teachers.
A Glossary of the Humanities: Click on a letter to look up words, phrases and concepts that use references from Foucault, Burke, Frye and others as definitions.
Library of Congress Online Catalogs: We’re pretty sure most librarians have heard of this site, but it’s seriously one of the best reference sites on the Web.
Historical Text Archives: This site boasts nearly 687 articles and 70 books about history, especially American history.
KidsClick!: This educational search engine was created by librarians and is organized by topics like society and government, machines and transportation, health and family, facts and reference, and a lot more.
Library Spot: This great reference site has links to encyclopedias, Top 10 lists, business references, public libraries and a LOT more.

SitesforTeachers: 1000+ Great Teacher Sites [See Details]
-Lesson Plans: Mother's Day Lessons [See Details]
-Certificates & Awards: Handwriting Skills Certificate [Details]
-Teaching Units: Reasons for Seasons Teaching Unit [See Details]
-Worksheets: Mathematics Worksheet Builder [See Details]
-Monthly Themes: 330 A-Z Theme Unit Pages [See Details]
-Tool of the Week: Teacher Appreciation Day [See Details]
-ESL Feature: Australian English Glossary for ESL [See Details]
-TeacherFreebies.com: Complimentary Reading DVD [Here]
-Assessment Rubrics: Handwriting Rubric [See Details]


Worksheet Library
Worksheet Library is home to over 5,000 printable K-6 worksheets for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Many of their worksheets are available at no charge. They also offer a free extensive library of teaching tip articles.

TIMESAVERS For TEACHERS.com

Worlds largest and most complete collection of printable, often-used teacher forms, checklists, worksheets, award certificates, passes, report card comments, masters, units, and other downloadable timesaving ideas for busy teachers. Immediate download.

 World Of Teaching
Free microsoft Power point presentations biology chemistry maths english history physics geography spanish powerpoints. Great for KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 and post 16 A level lessonplans, and more. Use and alter these microsoft power point presentations freely or any power point template used in the presentations.

Freeology Free Printables
Free and ready to print! No catch. Freeology.com provides lots of free graphic organizers, worksheets, certificates, forms for teachers, journal topics, and links to free teachingresources.

Homeschool Tracker
The Homeschool Tracker is a homeschool planning, recordkeeping and reporting software program for your Microsoft Windows computer. Whether or not your state or school district has strict reporting requirements, with Tracker's powerful and easy to use planning and scheduling features you will want to use the Tracker, not only for your mandatory recording and reporting tasks, but every day for planning and recording of assignments, chores, goals, schedules, events, reading lists, attendance, grades/scores and more.

Learn Your ABC's And Learn How To Read
This is an excellent site for kids who are learning how to read.

Just Choices
The goal of the Just Choices program is to encourage students to explore new ideas and reevaluate old ones while developing a strong understanding and appreciation of historical and contemporary social justice movements. Through this program, students will learn how their everyday choices affect others in society and will be inspired to take on issues with passionate civic engagement.

Free Online GradeBook From GradesConnect
I'll make it easy & let the owner of the site tell you about it. "We were finding an annual rising cost for online grade book and course management systems. So our teacher response was to create a free online grade book and course management system. Any teacher, school, district or system is welcome to use it. (Gradeconnect was selected as "Site of the Week" at 4teachers.org at the University of Kansas. It has been reviewed and is now noted on the website of USA Today Education as a "Best Bet". As of 10/22/04, the U.S Dept. for Education selected Gradeconnect for EROD.... and it just got a 5 star review from Blue Web'n. We can include as of 11/11/04, Gradeconnect will be published in the London Times Education Supplement.)"

TeacherHelp.org
The site is Resources for Christian Teachers. It contains links to mostly free resources such as coloring pages, crafts, lessons, puppets, puzzles and games, and more.

A To Z Teacher Stuff
Created for teachers by a teacher--This site was designed to help teachers find online lesson plans and resources more quickly and easily. Online since 1997, the site has grown to more than 1000 pages!

DiscoverySchool.com ( Part Of The Discovery Channel )
Teaching tools, puzzle plans, lesson makers, etc. They have some nice ideas there.

Tech-Nology
Not only free worksheets, but free worksheet-makers, graphic organizer-makers, and rubric-makers and other cool resources as well.

School Express - Free Printable Worksheets
Over 6300 printable worksheets for kids in all classes.

Free Stuff From The Federal Citizen Information Center (Pueblo, Colorado)
You can order a Consumer Information Catalog (towards the bottom) or click on the "free magazine and newspaper offers" link for free guides and booklets.

LessonPlansPage.com
LessonPlansPage contains over 3,000 free lesson plans in all subjects and grade levels for teachers to use in their classrooms - the most original plans in one place! The site also has free science experiments, math worksheets, inspirational teacher stories, articles, and more.

Free Educational (Biology) DVDs, VHS, CD-ROMs and Books from HHMI
"Welcome to the online catalog of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where you'll find a variety of award-winning publications, videos and other materials--all free. Explore the frontiers of biomedical research and learn what's new in science education.Watch a video on laboratory safety. Order application materials for HHMI's grants and fellowships. Subscribe to the Institute's quarterly magazine. Browse our catalog and place your order--and please tell us about whether you found our materials useful. We welcome your feedback!"

 

Complimentary Software Titles on CD-ROM - Free Software: Pay only s&h
Free Information Packet and DVD, Accelerated Math
Free Posters for Teachers
Complimentary Grading Software
Free DVD , Real Kids, Real Stories.
Useful Paper Templates - Free Printables for the classroom
abc Printables - Download: ABC Printouts, Perfect for Kindergarten
Complimentary Printable Worksheets: The Basics
Make Your Own Worksheets
Free EPA Learning Materials
NASA Sealevel Posters - Educational Materials for your Classroom
Learning Packet, Star Early Learning Kit .
Excel Gradebook for Teachers, Complimentary Grading System.
CDC Teaching Resources , Youth Materials .
Web Math, Online Math Activities .
Free Classroom Posters For Teachers
Federal Reserve Comics, Order Free Class Sets.
History Channel Complimentary Resources
Mother Goose e-Book
National Geoprahics Printable Maps, Free Maps for Teachers
Ten Thumbs Up Typing Tutor
Complimentary Vegetable Posters
Create-Your-Own Math Workskeets
Free Units: Hurricanes and Tornadoes
NASA Sealevel Posters - Educational Materials for your Classroom
Back To School Workbook
Complimentary Grading Software
West Nile Virus, Complimentary Coloring Book
Dinosaurs and Fossils, Complimentary Workbooks for Teachers.
The Farmer's Market, Special 18 Page PDF Workbook for Students.
Dolch Sight Words
Complimentary Earth Day Activities & Lessons
Women in History Worksheets
E-Globe Teacher's Guide
Sites for Teachers
FREE Information on Breakthrough Software for K-12 Educators!

HOME