It’s always crazy trying to find help and advice on how to study and approach different subjects. After all, there’s a virtual ocean of information out there just waiting for you to waste your study time wading through it rather than actually sitting down and studying.
So, we’ve tried to cut through some of that ocean for you by assembling a shortlist of some of the best online resources out there for a variety of different student needs:
This resource is a truly fantastic way of learning not only about new books for your kids, but gives kids a fun opportunity to see and read about the thoughts of other kids their age on those very books. This not only introduces kids to the idea that their thoughts matter and can be published, but that reading and the critical analysis of texts can be fun for them and useful to others.
PBS Kids is filled with all sorts of online educational games, materials, and contests for younger students (of all education levels) looking to improve their computer literacy while learning about everything from creative writing to mathematics.
“The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker. For more than forty years, we’ve built creative, thought-provoking exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning. Dive in and discover what we’re all about.”
As more information comes out about ADD and ADHD these days, we’re becoming better able to diagnose children and adults with the disorder as well as better at understanding how it can impact them and how to deal with it. However, some schools and teachers are better educated on this subject than others.
Thus, resources like ADDitude magazine are particularly useful for parents today. After all, chances are, if your child doesn’t have ADD, then one of their friends will. ADDitude, founded in 1998, is a magazine that strives to provide “clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice from the leading experts and pracitioners in mental health and learning for [over] 10 years.”
“The Why Files was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the auspices of National Institute for Science Education with support from the National Science Foundation. It is currently funded through the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each week, we bring you a new story on the science behind the news.”
“This site is designed to help you learn in a fun way. We’ve made problems that are not only challenging but fun. We also have different resources to help you with your work. We have 3 fun games for different levels of math.
We have 8 great mathematicians to lead you through this site. If you click on Meet the Mathematicians you can read about them and solve problems that they may have solved too! We also have prepared 6 great math quizzes, and 13 problems!”
Discovery Education is a terrific resource for students at nearly every level, offering everything from science tutoring to step-by-step mathematics assistance through games, videos, and other interactive media.
“The mission of the International Children’s Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world’s children in becoming effective members of the global community – who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas — by making the best in children’s literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children’s books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close partnership with children for children.”
“Our mission is to support the entire research process, from the conception of a topic all the way through to the paper or presentation. Great content is only one part of successful research. Our Skills Center makes the process less intimidating for students and helps instructors and librarians teach critical information literacy skills.”
The Center is made up of three distinct areas: Student Resources (including access to Research Tutors, Wizards (aimed at walking students through important writing and research tasks), and Activities related to Lesson Plans), Teacher’s Corner, and the Reading Room.
Get your kids more interested in the many possibilities within reading by introducing them to this web resource focused upon Lewis Carroll’s classics, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. It’s filled with every kind of activity from straight-up reading to interactive online games based upon the books.
- Think Tutoring 101 (of course!)
Not to toot our own horn, but Think Tutoring 101 (the official blog of Tutoring 101), is always on the lookout for and dedicated to providing you the latest news regarding colleges, studying, standardized exams, college entrance exams, supporting young students, and just about everything else education-related you could imagine. We also provide all manner of exam prep information and materials on our parent website for you to look into and take advantage of.
Now get out there and learn something new!