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Best Educational Websites October 2011

Best Educational Websites


HowToLearn.com is proud to bring you the Best Educational Websites 2011 with the Top 101 Awards.

Our team personally reviews each site, so that you have the highest quality and best educational websites as your go-to resource right at your fingertips throughout the year.

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ADHD

best educational websitesMistakenForADHD.com
Are you sure your child really has ADHD? Get the FREE report on 7 things you can do to get your ADHD Child Ready For School

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ADHDorActiveChild.com
Find out whether your child really has ADHD from Stephen Guffanti, M.D. Take the FREE ADHD test, how to parent the extraordinary child and discover tips to make your hectic live more peaceful.

Algebra

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Borenson.com
Demystify the learning of algebra! Provide your students with a fun and exciting introduction to algebra! Use discount code HTL0610 to obtain a 10% discount on your Hands-On Equations purchase prior to March 15, 2012.

Algebra.com
Algebra.com offers help with homework lessons for Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Physics.Algebra, Free tutors develop and answer problems along with providing answers on a Community Answer board.

Arts & Crafts

ArtsEDGE
The Kennedy Center’s Art’s Education Center

Inside Art
An adventure in art history by Educational Web Adventures

Autism

best educational websites
MiltTheTalkingMusky.com
Milt The Talking Musky focuses on teaching 86 Sight Words through his Sing Along Song DVD with highlighted text and lyrics as the song is being sung. Music & Video is proven to increase learning retention in young children and has had a positive impact on a Autistic young boy who after watching Milt, attempted speech for the first time.     FaceBook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Blog

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AutismFitness.com
Autism Fitness is the leading resource for informational products, workshops, consulting, and staff training for integrating fitness programs with the ASD population. Sign up for our newsletter and receive the FREE “Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness” manual.

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Autisable.com
Real Blogs from People Tackling the Puzzle of Autism. Join Autisable to share your Journey and connect with others.  Facebook  Twitter  Youtube

Brain Health, Memory and Thyroid

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ThyroidPower.com
Comprehensive approach to boosting memory and learning power by optimizing hormone balance which controls the brain. Author Richard Shames, M.D., recommends you take the FREE Self-Evaluation Quick Quiz

Lumosity.com
Lumosity.com offers brain training exercises that work. Regardless of your age, Lumosity can make you smarter and more mentally fit. If you want a brighter brain, join Lumosity.com today.

KidsHealth.org
An interactive website for children, parents and educators with Information on how the brain and body work, injury/ illness prevention, healthy recipes and more.

Bullying

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DrKathySeifert.com
Stop bullying now with these helpful tips from America’s leading expert on bullying, how to prevent it and how to deal with it.

College

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ICanFinishCollege.com
I CAN Finish College” is the source for everything they don’t tell you about college. Learn how to overcome any obstacle to finishing college and get a FREE email consultation from Dr. Marcia Cantarella.

Back2College.com
Back2College.com offers advice and guidance for individuals returning to college as adults. From Admission to Financial Aid and Career Planning, our experts will lead you step by step through the process!

SayCampusLife.com
SayCampusLife.com is the perfect resource for college students! Stay updated on campus news, sports, and events; and receive advice on paying for college, signing up for classes and your textbooks, all in same place.

MovingToday.com
Ready to go back to college, but don’t know where you are going to live? MovingToday.com provides advice and resources on where to move, how to move, what to bring and more. We will help you pick the right space and roommates.

OnlineCollege.org
At OnlineCollege.org, we have compiled important information about the best and most popular online schools, a comprehensive list of the best open courses and lectures from top colleges on the Internet, and answers to some of your most pressing questions about being an online student. Consider us your go-to guide to online learning.

Colleges for Students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities

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Landmark.edu 
Landmark College is the college of choice for students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  Small classes, personalized training on “how to learn” and ongoing coaching for success in academics and life.    Facebook

Educational Games

StudyStack.com
Using the StudyStack web site, you use your computer to display a stack of “virtual cards” which contain information about a certain subject. Just like flashcards, you can review the information at your own pace discarding the cards you’ve learned and keeping the ones you still need to review.

Spoonful.com

Disney website filled with Crafts, Activities and Recipes.

TeachWithMovies.org
Lesson Plans Based on Movies & Film!

Family Activities

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BonnieTerryLearning.com
Over 80 Family Activities: weekly trips, nature activities, outdoor activities, at-home activities, recommended games, and recommended books. Download your FREE copy today.

Spoonful.com
Get Family Fun Crafts, printables, recipes and back to school tips for you an the entire family!

ABCTeach.com
Create custom worksheets and use our interactive family activity planner to make sure back-to-school is a breeze for your whole family.

Financial Literacy for Children

best educational websitesDoughMain.com DoughMain.com is the best way to organize your family… and teach them about money too! Facebook   Twitter

Geography

Google Earth
Explore the earth on Google’s site. You can fly anywhere and explore terrain all over the earth.

Amazon Interactive
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.

Colonial Williamsburg: Electronic Field Trips
What is an Electronic Field Trip, and what can it add to your classroom? Colonial Williamsburg’s Bill White narrates this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy-winning series.

CyberBee
CyberBee has been providing rich Internet resources, lessons and projects to educators for over 14 years.

Health Games

Playnormous.com
What should I eat? What is exercise? What should I know to stay healthy and strong? Enter the enchanted world of Playnormous to find out. There’s an interactive story unfolding, and YOU play a starring role. It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid, parent, teacher or health researcher. Fun never tasted this good!

LearningGamesForKids.com
At Learning Games for Kids – Education is part of life. It should be fun and challenging… not boring. Learn while you play games!

Kidnetic.com
The cool site for kids and their parents to learn more about health, fitness
and nutrition through fun games, recipes and articles.

NourishInteractive.com
Nourish Interactive is your free one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.

Homeschool

HomeschoolProgramming.com
Do your kids love computers? Give them a quality, self-study COMPUTER SCIENCE curriculum! Your 4th-12th graders can learn to write COMPUTER PROGRAMS and GAMES using Visual Basic or C#. No teacher expertise required!

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Homeschool.com
Homeschool.com, the #1 homeschooling community, has plenty of information to help you teach your child at home. With printables, curriculum reviews, homeschooling resources and a forum to interact with other parents, you’ll find everything you need to help you decide whether homeschooling is the right option for you.

HomeschoolCentral.org
The place for homeschoolers and those interested in homeschooling to find all of the resources they need including homeschool curriculum choices. Whether you are just beginning or you are a pro, we have information that will make your job easier.

How To Study

best educational websitesHow-To-Study.com   
FREE site with more than 85 practical articles and hundreds of study tips to help students study and learn better.
Used by students, teachers, and parents throughout the world.

Language Learning

Multilingualbooks.com
Video, audio and software courses to learn over 100 languages. FREE – site contains the world’s largest list of radio stations to listen to in all languages to help you learn your language faster.   Twitter

Learning

best educational websites
HowToLearn.com
HowToLearn.com is the # 1 learning site online with a clearinghouse of information on how to learn and solving learning and reading problems. Take the FREE Learning Styles Quiz, and find Instant Learning® tips, resources and with faster learning strategies in all subject areas.  Facebook    Twitter

KidsKnowIt.com
The totally FREE children’s learning network

Learning Disabilities

Best educational websites
BonnieTerryLearning.com
Find out if your child has potential learning problems, dyslexia, or learning disabilities. Understand the difference between a learning difficulty, learning disability, and dyslexia. Learn what schools are looking for when your child struggles and get a FREE E-Book.

LDOnline.org
LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

Learning Strategies

best educational websitesSchoolWiseBooks.com
Quickly eliminate homework hassles, strengthen time management, improve memory and get better grades with these 149 Parenting School-Wise Tips for grades 6-12.  FREE Top 12 learning strategies for better grades.  Facebook

Math

The Math Worksheet Site
With The Math Worksheet Site you can create an endless supply of printable math worksheets. The intuitive interface gives you the ability to easily customize each worksheet to target your student’s specific needs. Every worksheet is created when you request it, so they are different every time.

Math Playground
Math Playground is an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Play a math game, solve a logic puzzle, and have some fun!

Web Math
Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks “solve.” In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

Miscellaneous

BBC Online Learning
Your guide to basic skills learning resources and online courses

Parenting

best educational websitesGrowingLeaders.com
Dr. Tim Elmore and the Growing Leaders team offer innovative resources to help parents and teachers understand, engage and equip the next generation.

AtHomeMoma.com
The Place for Savings, Product Reviews, Giveaways, and Family Fun.

Phonics

Best Educational websites
LooneyTunePhonics.com
Looney Tunes ClickN READ Phonics. Try a FREE Lesson! Fun, award-winning, online phonics program kids LOVE! Convenient, affordable and guaranteed to teach your child to read! Great for beginning, struggling, learning disabled readers as well as adults.

Phonics.com
Phonics.com provides resources and information to help parents and teachers help children to learn and love to read the Phonics way. As children master reading and math skills, they also lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

FruitPhonics.com
FruitPhonics makes learning to read fun an adventure. Using online video, mobile devices and our interactive 3D animation platform, we are developing Fruitphonics into a unique early learning experience for children and their parents.

Printables

best educational websitesEducationCreations.com
Build your child’s skills with these K-6 quality printable materials including Morning Math, Daily Work, Daily Language, Daily Writing, Vocabulary, Spelling, Phonics, Activities & Games, Graphic Organizers, and more!  Each sheet builds upon the one before.

TeachingHeart.com
If you are looking for teaching ideas, printables, inspiration, links, lessons, units, activity sheets, and so much more – you are at the right place!

SuperTeacherWorksheets.com
At Super Teacher Worksheets we have thousands of printables for teachers, homeschoolers, and parents – and it’s all free!

DLTK-Kids.com
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children’s favorite cartoon characters.

Reading

best educational websites
BonnieTerryLearning.com
Reading help in 5 minutes a day. Developed from 30 plus years as a teacher and educational therapist and now used successfully around the world. For all levels of ability: learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD or just plain boredom.

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ClickN READ
Try a FREE Lesson! Fun, award-winning, online phonics program kids LOVE! Convenient, affordable and guaranteed to teach your child to read! Great for beginning, struggling, learning disabled readers as well as adults.

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RevItUpReading.com
America’s # 1 Speed Reading Expert and course creator, Abby Marks Beale, teaches speed reading to busy professionals, educators and students.

ReadingPrograms.org
Our core mission – to make reading good books a central and vital part of the lives of children and adults – reflects our belief that reading is one of the most wonderful experiences available to us. The Institute of Reading Development offers classes Pre-K through Adult.

Reference

Gateway Educational Materials
The Gateway will be the world’s leading digital library and metadata cooperative, helping educators serve students by providing access to educational knowledge through cutting edge innovation and collaboration.

Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a leading provider of learning and knowledge products. We’re proud to be one of the world’s most trusted sources of information on every topic imaginable – from the origins of the universe to current events and everything in between.   Get a glimpse of our company, products, and business opportunities here on our corporate site to see how we’re making it happen.

Educator’s Reference Desk
A reference repository for Educators.

Internet Public Library
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

New York Times Learning Network

Teaching and Learning through the New York Times

Science

best educational websitesExperiland.com
Science experiment ideas & e-books for kids K-8. Enjoy and learn about the amazing world of science with our database of over 300 fun, tried and tested science experiments that are sure to surprise and amaze you!  Experiland ranges that is suitable for elementary and middle school children that are safe to do.
Science e-books by subject     Experiland e-book webstore

HowStuffWorks.com
Thousands of topics for even the most inquiring minds. Includes video illustrations.

Chem4Kids

Basic chemistry information that’s not just for kids, it’s for everyone. We have information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry.

InnerBody
Study the anatomy of the human body online using anatomy charts, models and diagrams. It’s fun, interactive and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions and anatomical terms used by doctors and nurses.

NASA Kids
It’s the NASA Kids Club, where Kid’s learn by playing games and other interactive activities.

Nine Planets
This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.

Ocean Planet Home Page
Ocean Planet, premiered at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History from April 1995 to April 1996, where it attracted nearly two million visitors. This electronic online companion exhibition contains all of the text and most of the panel designs and images found in the traveling exhibition.

Sci4Kids
Science isn’t something far away in a laboratory. And agriculture is more than just cows and pigs on the farm.  Both are wired right into your daily life–from the food you eat and the clothes you wear, to the water you drink and the air you breathe. Sci4Kids aims to show you how.

Special Needs

BobbiSheahan.com
Bobbi Sheahan is the author, with Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., of What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child With Autism (Future Horizons, 2011), an indispensable resource for any parent or teacher of a child newly- diagnosed with autism.   Facebook    Twitter

ChildrenWithSpecialNeeds.com
A site run by parents, for parents, of children with special needs including, but not limited to autism, adhd, microcephaly, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy.

SpecialNeeds.com
SpecialNeeds.com provides articles, resources, coaching, legal aid and counseling to parents, families and individuals with special needs.

DiscountSchoolSupply.com
DiscountSchoolSupply.com offers the highest quality products at the lowest possible price supported by an extraordinary level of service. We offer manipulatives, curriculum support, active play items and more.

Special Needs Parenting Magazine

best educational websites
ParentingSpecialNeeds.org
Parenting Special Needs Magazine is a FREE, online publication. Empowering parents, caregivers, and everyone by providing resources, information and inspiration.

EParent.com
Exceptional Parent is the trusted resource of the Special Needs Community providing information to families, parents, educators, health care professionals and caregivers. Find information on financial planning, legal aid, technology and much more.

Speech Therapy Products and Oral Motor Tools

best educational websites
ARKTherapeutic.com
ARK Therapeutic – your source for safe and non-toxic speech/feeding therapy products, oral motor tools, the DnZ-Vibe, and much more. All made in the USA. Use the coupon ARK10 for 10% off!

BabyBumbleBee.com
Baby BumbleBee™ DVDs & Videos offer children quality educational entertainment appropriate for a child’s earliest stages of development. Our DVD Videos use real world images, children, toys and playful music to present important early educational concepts.

CommunicationTherapy.net
WE PROVIDE excellent assessment and therapeutic services for speech, language and oral motor therapy.We find that our clients benefit from a holistic approach: we collaborate with parents, other members of the therapeutic team, teachers, caregivers, and siblings when working in the client’s home, school, or in the clinic.

TalkTools.com
TalkTools.com is a primary worldwide source for oral placement, sensory, and feeding therapy supplies.

Spelling

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ClickN SPELL
Try a FREE Lesson! Kids learn to spell online with a fun cartoon teacher. Teaches kids basic computer skills too! Guaranteed to work or your money back!

SpellingCity.com
Help make spelling time FUN time! Teaching spelling and vocabulary is easy withVocabularySpellingCity! Students can study and learn their word lists using vocabulary and spelling learning games.

Grammarly.com
Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Check your writing for grammar, punctuation, style and enhance your texts.

FunBrain.com
Spelling, reading and math games for children of all ages!

KidsSpell.com
The absolutely FREE and totally FUN way to improve your child’s spelling! KidsSpell.com helps to dramatically improve your students ability to learn and retain spelling words.

Speed Reading

best educational websites
RevItUpReading.com
America’s # 1 Speed Reading Expert and course creator, Abby Marks Beale, teaches speed reading to busy professionals, educators and students.

Spreeder.com
Spreeder.com is free online speed reading software designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension.

Study Skills

best educational websites
Studyskills.com
Can your child use a homework tune-up? Our Free Homework Toolkit includes everything you need to get started on the path of homework success, including: a Homework Scorecard, 25 Ways to Make Homework Easier…Tonight!, and a Parent Inventory.

StudyGS.net

Study guides, exercises and tips for students grades middle school through adult provided in 37 different languages.

Summer and Academic Camps

best educational websites
SuperCamp.com
Set your student up for success this school year. Get back to school success tips for students and support tips for parents at SuperCamp.com

School Supplies

RaymondGeddes.com
The one stop shop for school supplies and student incentives since 1924.

ForTeachersOnly.com
ForTeachersOnly.com provides personalized pencils, erasers, rulers and more! The perfect incentives for Back-To-School surprises!

JourneyEd.com
Shop hardware, software, books, bags and more! Come check us out for special Back-to-School discounts.

Vision Therapy

IReadISucceed
If your child struggles with reading problems you need to find out why and what to do about it. Take the FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory to find out how your child really sees the printed page and what it feels like when reading.

COVD.org
College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Find a developmental optometrist, and resources to enhance your child’s visual skills for reading and sports.

OEPF.org
Optometric Education Program Foundation. Resources on improving reading, locate developmental optometrists who do vision therapy to help your child have the visual skills needed for reading, writing and sports.

Web Tutorials

LearnWebTutorials.com
WebTutorials.com provides FREE web tutorials and articles for learning web design and web development such as HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, JQuery, and more.

Writing

WordsmithWritingCoaches.com
Wordsmith Writing Coaches is a tutoring co-op dedicated to serving the needs of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students struggling with big writing tasks, especially when English is a second or third language.

WritingFix.com
Engaging writing lessons strategically designed to “fix” reluctant writers

IKnowThat.com
A multimedia education site, has several games dedicated to writing skills, including sentence puzzle and punctuation paintball.

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HandwritingSuccess.com
Getty-Dubay italic handwriting for all levels, all ages: natural to write, east to teach, and fun to learn. A proven program for handwriting success! Use Coupon Code HTL for 10% savings.

 

 

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