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  • ABC ya

    ABCya! | Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids

    www.abcya.com

    ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.
     Bookshare

    Bookshare | An Accessible Online Library for people with print

    Bookshare promotes diversity in teen reading through books that feature people of color. San Diego Sets the Bar High for Serving Special Education Students. District has 700 Bookshare sponsors, over 1,800 student members, and has downloaded 10K+ books. 586,627 titles and counting! Quick Start Guide for Teachers.

    cK-12

    CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history.
    e-learning for kids Language Arts

    e-learning for kids Language Arts

    Our Language Arts Curriculum consist of 25 e-lessons in English.
    Hippo Campus

    HippoCampus.org

    The best multimedia instruction on the web to help you with your homework and study. OVER 5,000 free Videos in 13 subject areas. The free, open-source HippoCampus website provides multimedia resources for high school and college students. Explore lessons on topics ranging from DNA to the chemical and physical properties of solutions to kinetic theory and thermodynamics. HippoCampusincludes presentations and videos in several subject areas, including biology, statistics, calculus, environmental science, physics, and algebra. The website also offers algebra and calculus lessons in Spanish.
    International Childrens Digital Library  

    International Children's Digital Library: ICDL

    FREDERICKSBURG, VA: Read how one reference librarian in Virginia went online to the International Children's Digital Library to help a local man find books in Farsi that he could read to his children. 
    Idioms by Kids

    Idioms By Kids

    Learn about idioms with pictures and stories! This site has over 1000 pictures of Idioms. They do not illustrate what an idiom means, but show the literal meaning. These pictures were drawn by children and the results are often funny. You can read about them in stories or see their meanings by clicking on the idiom name.
    WV Imagination Library  

    IMagination Library


    http://imaginationlibrary.wv.gov/

    The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts is happy to be replicating Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, www.imaginationlibrary.com, in selected counties throughout the State of West Virginia.  With funding provided by the West Virginia Legislature and Governor Jim Justice, the WV Department of Education's Campaign for Grade Level Reading, and some private funding, there are now a total of 40 West Virginia counties participating in the Imagination Library program, and our goal is to expand into the remaining counties in the coming years.

    Imagination Library is designed to provide free, age-appropriate books monthly to all eligible children in specified counties.  Eligibility factors are age (birth to fifth birthday) and residency in a participating county.  Click here to see if your county participates in the program.
    IXL Learning

    IXL | Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish

    IXL is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Used by over 6 million students, IXL provides unlimited practice in more than 7000 topics, covering math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. Interactive questions, awards, and certificates keep kids motivated as they master skills.
    Just Books Read Aloud

    Just Books Read Aloud

    Children's Books Read Aloud - no clutter, no games, no pseudo-tv.
    This site promotes literacy and the love of reading and storytelling by featuring 625+ children's book being read aloud by enthusiastic readers. Books are current, engaging, and can be sorted by length, author, narrator, category, and reading level. There are no ads or games, just the reading of great stories! This resource would be great for students who need help reading at home, and they also work great on the SMART Board. Click here to read their copyright statement. Need access to YouTube.
    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

    You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every subject and level. Always free.
    National Geographic

    FREE ONLINE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORERS ...

    Results 1 - 20 of 5759 - YOUNG EXPLORER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS are available free onlineBooks read aloud, click on the speaker symbol. 2 LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY: SCOUT AND VOYAGER.
    Near Pod

    Nearpod - Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices

    Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons.
    Mr Nussbaum

    Mr. Nussbaum

    Featuring over 3,500 content pages, MrNussbaum.com is one of the most popular destinations on the internet for parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and students. MrNussbaum.com was created by Greg Nussbaum, a Virginia public school teacher with experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms.
    Read to Me

    Read to Me

    Similar to Storyline Online, Read to Me features popular children’s books being read by famous performers.  There are activity guides with hands-on ideas, discussion questions, and lesson plans that can easily be adapted to the Common Core State Standards.  Entirely free, the site is colorful and engaging.
    Read to Me International

    Home - Read To Me

    Why Read Aloud? Reading aloud is the key to raising children who love and value reading and who grow up to become good readers. Research has proven that this activity has lifelong benefits that include: Exposing children to 30 million more words by age 3; Strengthening the bond between reader and child;
    Roy, Tale of a Singing Zebra

    Reading games and stories with Roy the Zebra

    Reading games and guided reading stories made just for your iPads, laptops and PCs and Macs, wonderful to use in the classroom.
     SMART Exchange

    SMART Exchange: Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board

    Art and Design · Citizenship · Cross-curricular · English as a Second Language · English Language Arts · Geography · Health and Physical Education · History · ICT · Library and Informational Science · Mathematics · Modern Foreign Languages · Music · Other · Religion · Science · Social Studies · Special Education.
    Star Fall

    Starfall: Learn to Read with Phonics, Learn Mathematics

    While some areas of Starfall are part of their premium service, they have many early reader stories available for free.  Students can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story.  The website is highly engaging and a favorite of young readers.
    Storyline Online  

    Storyline Online

    This wonderful site fosters the love of reading by recording well-known actors reading high-interest, entertaining children's literature. The graphic images are exceptional and the site even offers extensive activity guides for each title. Click the "Load More" button at the bottom of the home page to view all of the available book covers or click here to browse their A to Z Book Directory. Students can enjoy this resource at school, at home, or on-the-go with an internet-connected device!
    Story Nory

    Storynory - free audio stories for kids

    Listen to fairytales, myths, poems and original stories read by actors.
    Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.  Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site.  There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages (especially helpful for your ELL students!), and more.
     Teach Your Monster to Read

    Teach Your Monster to Read: Free Phonics & Reading Game

    https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

    Help children learn to read with our free, award-winning reading and phonics game.
    Teach your Monster to Read is a completely free, award-winning game that helps children learn to read. It was created and funded by the Usborne Foundation - a charity set up by Peter Usborne, founder of Usborne Publishing. The series of games available help children to master the key first stages of reading. Combining top quality game design with essential learning, the games complement most systematic phonics programs.
     Tumble Book Cloud

    TumbleBooks & TumbleBookCloud

    https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/tumblebookcloud/

    Portland Public Library also has free access to TumbleBookCloud which gives access to Middle and High School level books.  If your school decides to purchase a school license, there is also access to the Common Core Portal that includes lessons and quizzes to accompany the books. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.The language drop-down menu allows you to view the site in French and Spanish, instead of English.
    ZING

    Free Technology for Teachers: Zing! - Thousands of Free eBooks for ...

    Oct 2, 2015 - Zing is a new service offering thousands of free fiction and non-fiction ebooks to teachers and students. On Zing you can browse for books by topic, language, or reading level. You can read the books in your web browser on a laptop or tablet. Zing is more than just a repository of freeebooks.