Sites for Parents and Students

Internet Resources

The links in the list below provide you with access to a variety of websites that will be useful and sometimes entertaining to parents, students, and educators. There is a description provided for each site.

Khan Academy
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 315 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Purplemath
Need help with algebra? You've found the right place!

Homework Spot
HomeworkSpot.com is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot. With the help of students, parents and teachers, our team of educators, librarians and journalists has scoured the Web to bring you the best resources for English, math, science, history, art, music, technology, foreign language, college prep, health, life skills, extracurricular activities and much more.

Google Earth
Google Earth is a download offered by the Google search engine that is a globe that sits inside your PC. You point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you want to explore.

How Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks is an online source for clear, unbiased, reliable explanations of how everything actually works. This is a great site for children and adults who always ask why!

Math Manipulatives
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).

Michigan eLibrary
MeL is the Michigan eLibrary, an anywhere, any time library for Michigan residents.

Internet 4 Classrooms
This site offers links to software tutorials, Assessment Assistance, and helpful K12 Links.

Interactive Math Games
Create your own interactive games to use in the classroom or use one of the interactive games that have already been made.

One-Look Dictionary
This web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, it will quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word.

Discovery School

Student Resources - Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!
Clip Art Collection - Add graphics to your next project, whether it’s for home or school. Choose from hundreds of original clip art pieces, including animations!
Kathy's Katch
Teacher's Resources - Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell.

Open Office
Open Office is open source software that you can use use to interact with Microsoft Office and its programs. Open source means that you can download and use the programs at no cost.

Firefox
Firefox is a web browser from Mozilla that is safer and more spam free than Internet Explorer.

Story Place: The Children's Digital Library
A digital library, Story Place has stories and activities for preschool and elementary students.

KidsClick!
KidsClick! is a search engine for children created by librarians to ensure that students are going to age and content appropriate sites on the internet.

Enchanted Learning
This sites offers activites, printable stories, maps, and a wealth of other materials to be enjoyed by elementary students.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works.

Storyline Online
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is proud to bring you Storyline Online, an on-line streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children's books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.

Ref Desk
This site provide a whole reference library on your computer.

The Method Behind the Music
This virtual piano allows you to play scales and intervals to help your understanding of these and other topics.

FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.

Homework Help
Students - is homework getting you down? UEN is here to help. Check out this great collection of online resources and tutorials.

National Geographic Education


Our redesigned beta website, NatGeoEd.org, offers an expanded and updated library of National Geographic's popular education content, highlighting our iconic media and expert resources aligned with education standards. This beta site is just the first phase of a next-generation website with a wide range of free educational resources that bring geography, science, and social studies to life for educators, learners, and their families.

My Child's Academic Success - Helping Your Child Series
The Helping Your Child publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help their school aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow.

KizClub
KIZCLUB provides lots of educational activities in language arts for preschool and elementary age children. If you are a teacher, use the materials as your teaching resources. Parents may also print this out for their child to do.

E-Learning for Kids
E-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12. We offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and we’re building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

E-Learning for Life
E-Learning for Life is a global non-profit foundation dedicated to high quality and free learning on the Internet for teenagers and students. The main topics include:

  • Information, media and technology skills         
  • Life and career skills
  • Learning and innovation skills

America's Story from America's Library
American history for kids, from the Library of Congress.