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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Homework Helping Sites On The Net

Let's face it, we all need help with homework from time to time. Parents often don't know how to help their children with the assignments they bring home today. Problems only increase when the parents are blind and the child is sighted. Where can you go to find educational sites that are fun for your children?

The following websites will help you find the answers that will bring you closer to an "A".

Homework Spot

A free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites. With the help of students, parents and teachers, their 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.

Click this link to visit Homework Spot:

InfoPlease Homework Center

Find useful information by subject area, develop better writing, note-taking and study skills, and search through previous questions and answers from other students.

Click this link to visit InfoPlease:

The Kids On The Web

This is an excellent site maintained as a labor of love by Internet luminary Brendan Kehoe. Kids on the Web has links for Homework Tools, Educational Sites and much more. You could spend days exploring all these links, and Brendan adds new ones every month.

Click this link to visit The Kids On The Web site:

Website Features Free Science Fair Projects for Kids

Students looking for free science fair projects can find them at, which includes award-winning projects from students all over the world. Among them is one that demonstrated the effects of fertilizer on algae growth in pond water. In another, a student isolated, incubated and then harvested indoor allergens.

Homework Center

Welcome to Fact Monster's Homework Center. This is a fabulous Web site to bookmark for your kids or grandkids. Here they can find help on specific subjects, along with an added bonus of a huge reference section. The Search Engine will search the almanac, atlas, dictionary, encyclopedia and even biographies for the information you are looking for. What a great homework tool!

You will also find links to the following subjects: Geography, Mathematics, History, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. The Skills section includes Writing/Research Skills, Speaking and Listening, as well as, Studying skills.

The Tools for School section includes calculators, chemistry help, the periodic table and sun, moon and stars. If you look just below that, there's an accessible Math Flashcard section as well.

On the side menu, you've got great sections like World & News, U.S., People, Word Wise, Science, Math & Money, Sports, Cool Stuff, Games & Quizzes and if you scroll down just a bit, Fact Monster Favorites.

With all this at your disposal, your kids can rule the school! Well, at least the homework their teachers give them. Check it out!

Click this link to visit the Homework Center at

This site's name isn't all that original but it offers free lessons and help with everything from addition to geometry, algebra, and more.

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From the site:

"Welcome to We have many math help resources available, including math lessons, math games, and a math help message board. You may navigate this site using the subject links, or search for something specific with the search box."

Site includes: Algebra, Geometry, Trig, Calculus, and Statistics. See Also: drop-down menu under "Other".

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Starfall is geared more toward younger children who may still be learning how to read. The site starts off with teaching a simple concept of learning letters and how to pronounce them. It then goes on to offer some interactive reading, word search puzzles and it even has some school plays you can watch. And even better, it does all of that without charging you for any books, videos or anything. How great is that?! Starfall also has free teaching journals that all of you parents and grandparents can use to follow right along with the kids!

Check Starfall out for yourself by clicking this link:

This Website is good for children of any age. It's basically an information portal that was created with kids in mind. The site consists of different links you can click on to visit both U.S. government and non-government sites. The sites are categorized by age groups and different subjects, so it's very easy to find exactly what you're looking for. On, you'll find links for over 1,200 Websites with subjects ranging from government agencies, schools, organizations and so on. The site offers up art projects, games, math and so much more for younger children and for older children, it has links to technology, health and fitness, science and more. It's a perfect resource for all those school projects your kids will have to do this year as well!

Check out today by clicking this link.

Family Fun

School should be fun too and that's exactly what this Website offers! Here you will find some non-school related topics, but they are still educational and helpful for children. For example, you can find ideas for cooking, planning parties, travel, arts and crafts and so on. This site also has a lot of games your children can play that will help them learn as well. There are also several how to videos on this site that you all can watch together to learn how to do some pretty fun stuff!

Click this link to visit the Family Fun website today!


Are your children or grandchildren way into science? If so, this site will be perfect for them. SciVee is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, along with SDSC's Supercomputer Center, and it basically aims to encourage students to publish their science fair papers and videos. So, if your little one comes up with a mind blowing science fair project idea in the near future, make sure they check out this site to enter it in for even more recognition! SciVee really has a cool thing going here.

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AOL Reference

If your children or grandchildren have to do a lot of research for their homework projects, they'll definitely want to check out this site. AOL Reference offers a dictionary, thesaurus, translator, world atlas, as well as, plenty of additional information on such subjects as science, history, space and global warming. It also takes Web searching to a whole new level. It's so simple to use and I just know your students will fall in love with it right away.

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By the name of this site, I bet you've already figured out that this one is geared more toward younger children, but either way, it definitely deserves a look see. Seussville calls in Dr. Seuss to aid in your children's learning. On this site, your children can play games, print out coloring sheets and they can even create their own book. This one is even good for children who cannot yet read. It's so cool, you've just got to check it out.

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This Website is the perfect search engine for grade school aged kids. This search engine features over 600 sources and with it, you can search under different themes and subjects. It even allows your children to search under the reading level they need, which definitely helps them to understand the material much better. With KidsClick, you can find results for reading, writing, arithmetic, computer learning, sports and recreation and so much more. This site was developed by librarians, so you know it's good!

Check out by clicking this link.

Homework Hub

Homework hub is where students can get help and direction in completing various assignments from doing research, improving skills, and organizing their work. Site includes study aids, test preparation guides, and term paper guides and resources.

Click this link to visit Homework Hub:

SqoolTube: the YouTube of Education

SqoolTube is a video resource designed for K-8 teachers and students. It offers ten categories of videos and dozens of sub-categories of videos. Visitors to SqoolTube can find videos for everything from learning to count to Algebra lessons and from basic spelling lessons to Spanish lessons. The only problem that teachers might encounter in trying to use SqoolTube is built upon videos hosted on YouTube so if your school blocks YouTube you will have to download the videos away from school to use them. You can read more about what to do when YouTube is blocked by clicking here.

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Remember that not all of these sites will be 100% compatible with screen readers. If you run into problems, contact the individual webmasters and tell them the problems you're having.

Do you have a favorite homework helping site? Let me know by sending an email to

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