ABC Mouse
Learning Activities

  • Ages 2-8
    __________
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Arts
    __________
  • Free to Educators

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is a subscription-based digital education program for children ages 2–8, created by Age of Learning, Inc. Subscribers can access learning activities on the ABCmouse.com website or mobile app for tablet or smartphone. Subjects covered include reading, math, science, social studies, music, and art.

ABCmouse.com is also made available at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations.

ABCYA
Educational Games

  • Pre-K-5
    __________
  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Holiday
  • Strategy
  • Skills
    __________
  • Free

Abcya.com is a website that provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as into subject categories such as letters, numbers, and holidays. Additionally, many of the games meet standards associated with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

BookFlix
Literary Resource

  • Pre-K-3
    __________
  • Reading
    __________
  • Free to educators through Mel.org

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.

Compass Learning
Adaptive Learning & Individualized Instruction

  • K-12
    __________
  • NWEA Adaptive Learning Pathways
  • Supplemental Instruction for all subjects
    __________
  • District Paid Resource

Compass Learning (also called The Learning Odyssey) provides digital curriculum for K-12 students that can be used as supplemental instruction. Odyssey delivers instruction through a personalized learning path that is correlated with a student’s NWEA test results. Teachers can also run reports and create custom learning paths based on classroom instruction.

Compass Learning helps diversity for individual student learning so you as a teacher can offer individual support. The learning paths in Compass are based student RIT scores from NWEA.

Compass offers lessons, which helps assess what each student needs to work on and offers such activities to better improve their individual skills.

Compass used to be more difficult to set up with you as the teacher having to set up learning paths. Now with NWEA it happens automatically….

Computer Lab Favorites
Educational Games & Lesson Plans

  • K-5
    __________
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Spanish
    __________
  • Free

Scholastic’s “Computer Lab Favorites” is a resource that offers compelling one-session activities you need to incorporate interactive learning and technology into your curriculum. Each activity requires no prep and can be completed in 15-30 minutes.

Use these 50+ activities in the computer lab. Build excitement and discussion when you introduce a new topic.

Cookie
Educational Games

  • Pre-K-1
    __________
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Videos
  • Worksheets
  • Arts & Crafts
    __________
  • Free

From their website description:

At cookie, child experts and educators design interactive online games for kids. Our learning games for kids help in building skills needed for success in school. While playing our fun educational games, kids learn to read with phonics, build skills in math, language, social studies, science and much more. Our educational videos encourage children to keep learning, even after school hours.

Bitesize® Dance Mat Typing
Typing Activities

  • Pre-K-2
    __________
  • Typing Activities
    __________
  • Free

Dance Mat Typing offers a technique called “Touch Type” that they claim is the fastest way to write.

Using 4 levels of activities, Dance Mat Typing takes each student through home row keys (lv.1), the six keys above the home row (lv.2), six keys below the home row (lv.3), and how to make capital letters (lv.4).

Each student will need headphones when going through the instructions.

Disney Jr Games
Educational Games

  • Pre-K-2
    __________
  • Disney character based learning activities
    __________
  • Free

Interactive Games based on popular Disney Characters covering a variety of subjects.

From our take on this, the games appear to be very “game like” so use at your own teacher discretion or for a reward.

Duckters
Educational Games & Study Guides

  • Grades 1-8
    __________
  • Biography
  • Geography
  • History
  • Science
    __________
  • Free

From About Page: At Duckster’s our goal is to provide a fun and educational web site with lots of interesting content. We try to write articles that are informative, easy to read, and interesting. We hope to provide an informative place for people to learn, explore, and use the internet for research.

Duckster’s content is primarily written by author Ken Nelson. Educational Articles are proofread my multiple readers and all sources are cited in MLA or APA format.

Epic! Books
Learning Resources

  • Grades K-5
    __________
  • Reading
  • Cross Curricular
  • Audiobooks __________
  • Free for Educators

Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends. Personalized for each individual reader, Epic! is the only place to access thousands of high quality, curated children’s books without the need to purchase or download them one by one. Beautifully designed for mobile and featuring fun, game-like elements, Epic! provides kids with a personal library they can take anywhere. In a world of unlimited screen time, Epic! is a smart alternative to games and videos. Epic! is available on all iOS and Android devices.

Bonus: Import your student list from Google Classroom!

Funbrain
Educational Games

  • Pre-K-8
    __________
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Literacy
    __________
  • Free

Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.

Funbrain’s games help students build on what they have learned in class and acquire new skills in reading, math, and problem solving.

GoNoodle
Learning Activities

  • K-5
    __________
  • Movement Activities __________
  • Free

Discover hundreds of videos that get your kids active at school and at home.

More than 12 million kids get active with GoNoodle every month to become their strongest, smartest, bravest, bestest selves. Used by 1 in 3 teachers, trusted by millions of parents, and loved by kids everywhere.

GoNoodle turns movement into a game and makes it easy to be active, the kid way—silly, energetic, playful, and fun. Just press play on hundreds of custom-created videos and get kids running, jumping, dancing, stretching, and practicing moments of mindfulness.

Hooda Math
Educational Games

  • K-12
    __________
  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Fractions
  • Integers
  • Algebra
    __________
  • Free

A wide variety of games, sorted by both grade level and subject.

From our look at this website there are almost 100 educational math games offered in high quality.

How Stuff Works
Educational Articles

  • All Ages
    __________
  • Reading
  • Articles
  • Understanding
  • Knowledge
    __________
  • Free

HowStuffWorks is an American commercial educational website founded by Marshall Brain to provide its target audience an insight into the way many things work. The site uses various media to explain complex concepts, terminology, and mechanisms—including photographs, diagrams, videos, animations, and articles.

The domain HowStuffWorks.com attracted at least 58 million visitors annually by 2008, according to a Compete.com survey.

Interactive Websites for Education
Educational Games

  • K-5
    __________
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Brainteasers
  • Art & Music
  • Typing
  • Teacher Tools
  • Spanish
    __________
  • Free

From their website: All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place! Look for NEW activities added for the 2016-2017 school year.

These activities work great on your interactive whiteboard, computer, laptop, or Chromebook for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab or at home for individual learning.

Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, English language arts, science, social studies, brainteasers, music, art, holidays and more!

Kidrex
Kid-friendly search engine

  • K-12
    __________
  • Safe search
    __________
  • Free

KidRex is a child-safe search engine powered by Google Custom Search. The site utilizes Google SafeSearch and maintains its own database of inappropriate websites and keywords. The site has a colorful hand-drawn crayon and colored marker design. Time magazine put KidRex on its list of the top 50 websites of 2013 and compared it to Google.

Khan Academy
Learning Resources

  • K-12
    __________
  • Video Lessons
  • Math
  • Science & Engineering
  • Computing
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Economics & Finance
  • Test Prep
    __________
  • Free

Our mission to provide a world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All Khan Academy content is available for free.

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos

Kahoot!
Interactive Quizzes

  • K-12
    __________
  • Any subject
  • Customizable to your lesson plan
    __________
  • Free

Designed to be accessible to classrooms and other learning environments worldwide, Kahoot!’s learning games (“kahoots”) can be created by anyone and are not restricted as to age level or subject matter. As Kahoot! may be played using any device, desktop or laptop with a web browser, it is rapidly gaining traction in classes with “bring your own device” policies.

Knowledge Adventure
Educational Games

  • K-8
    __________
  • Science Games
  • Math Games
  • Word Games
  • Reading Games
  • Spelling Games
  • Animal Games
    __________
  • Free

Knowledge Adventure has been making educational games for kids for over two decades. Working with child experts, developmental psychologists and educators, it produces games loved by parents and children alike. The fun educational games created by Knowledge Adventure have won many awards, including the iParenting Media Award, the Toy Man Award of Excellence and the National Parenting Seal of Approval, to name a few.

Math Blasters
Educational Games & Lesson Plans

  • K-6 (games)
  • K-3 (activities)
    __________
  • Math Games
    __________
  • Free

Math Blaster is a futuristic online adventure that takes math outside the classroom and into space! With wacky aliens, sophisticated gadgets, cute mutts, and a generous helping of adventure, this cool math game is an enviable mix of learning and fun.

In this cool math game, you can join the prestigious Blaster Academy as a new recruit and get set for a rollercoaster ride that involves defeating alien monsters and setting out on top secret high-on-adrenalin missions. Once you are accepted into the Intergalactic Space Patrol, you will need to use all your math smarts as you are entrusted to protect the furthest galaxies and save the planets.

Math Playground
Educational Games

  • Grades 1-6
    __________
  • Math Games
  • Logic Games
    __________
  • Free

Math Playground is a popular learning site filled with math games, logic puzzles and a variety of problem solving activities. A favorite of parents and teachers, Math Playground provides
a safe place for children to learn and explore math concepts at their own pace.

Math Playground is supported by advertisers so we can bring great educational content to children at no cost to schools or parents. Ads are reviewed by Math Playground before appearing on the site and we only accept high quality advertisements representing family-friendly brands.

Mel (MIchigan E-Library)
Educational Library

  • All Ages
    __________
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Video Resources
  • Online Catelogs
    __________
  • Free

Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet.

Other resources include Elementary Resources, Secondary Resources, Staff Resources, Educator Links, and K-12 Spotlight.

This is an EXCELLENT RESOURCE. Seriously. Check out the following links for more info:

Michigan Open Book Project
Educational Library

  • Grades 3-8
    __________
  • Full Textbooks
    __________
  • Free

MI Open Books have been written and created by Michigan teachers as part of the TRIG grant. During the 2014-15 School Year 4 titles were released. During the 2015-16 school year we are developing titles for 3rd Grade Michigan Studies, 7th Grade Ancient World, 8th Grade United States, HS United States, and HS Civics.

Learn more information about this project on our post.

MobyMax
Adaptive Learning

  • K-8
    __________
  • Every Subject
  • Motivational Tools
  • Classroom Tools
    __________
  • Free

Finds and fixes learning gaps with the power of personalized learning in all K-8 subjects, including math, reading, language, writing, science, and social studies.

  • Mathematics, Early Writing, Writing Workshop, Fact Fluency, Reading Stories, Writing Assignment, Number Sense, Reading Skills, Science, Reading Skills, Social Studies, Early Words, Vocabulary, State Test Prep, Language/Grammar
  • Diagnostic Testing, Adaptive Lessons, IEPs, Progress Monitoring, Assessments, Daily Goals
  • Contests, Badges, Games, Certificates, Behavior, Vibes, Daily Smiles
  • Time & Alerts, Worksheets, Whiteboard Activities, Messenger, Social Wall, Student Response System

National Geographic Kids
Educational Articles

  • K-8
    __________
  • Videos
  • Games
  • Animals
  • Badges
    __________
  • Free

Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

National Geographic Kids magazine (10 issues per year) and Little Kids magazine (six issues per year) are photo-driven publications and are available on newsstands or by subscription in print and on tablets.

Nick Jr
Educational Games

  • K-5
    __________
  • Games
  • VIdeos
    __________
  • Free

Lots of fun games based on Nickolodeon’s characters like Dora and Friends, Blue Clues, Max & Ruby, and Rusty Rivets.

Check out their sitemap for a better view of their offerings. Most of these games are educational.

PBS Kids
Educational Games

  • K-5
    __________
  • Games
  • VIdeos
    __________
  • Free

Lots of fun games based on PBS Kids show characters. This website seems to be mostly geared towards educational games. PBS Kids includes an entire category on Engineering, which your students might find useful.

Check out all of their games for a better view of their offerings.

Poptropica
Educational Games

poptropica

  • K-5
    __________
  • Games
  • Exploration
  • virtual environments
    __________
  • Free

Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

Prodigy Math
Adaptive Learning

  • K-8
    __________
  • Math Lessons
  • Math Curriculum
  • Interactive
  • Test Practice
    __________
  • Free for teachers

Over 1200 crucial math skills for grades 1 – 8: Prodigy has content from all major topics and will seamlessly cover Grades 1 – 8 to help ensure your students are ready for standardized testing.

Address every child’s individual needs: With a diagnostic test to place students in the correct grade, embedded assessments, and automatic differentiation, Prodigy ensures that each one of your students succeed at their own pace.

Inform your classroom with 24/7 reporting: Everything your students work on in Prodigy is reported back to you in real time. Quickly see which skills your students have mastered, and where they may need some additional support.

Raz Kids
Adaptive Learning

  • K-5
    __________
  • Reading based
  • Listen to books
  • Interact with books
  • Teacher control
  • Common core
  • Reading comprehension results
    __________
  • District Paid

Raz-Kids delivers hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks spanning 29 levels

  • 400+ eBooks and open-book eQuizzes, with new books added every month, even in Spanish!
  • Corresponding eQuizzes test comprehension, providing teachers with skill reports for data-driven instruction.
  • Online running records let teachers digitally assess each student, saving valuable classroom time.
  • The motivational “Raz Rocket” gets students excited about reading and strengthens the school-to-home connection.
  • A winner of numerous awards, including CODiE and EDDIE Awards and a Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom

Room Recess
Educational Games

  • K-6
    __________
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Words
  • Lab
    __________
  • Free

Free educational gaming, sorted by category and grade level. Many of these are educational and not as overwhelming as many other educational gaming websites (i.e. abcya.com)

Smithsonian Tween Tribune
Adaptive Learning

  • K-12
    __________
  • Reading
  • Scaleable word counts per-article
  • Assessment Tools
  • Lesson Plans
    __________
  • Free

A free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students.

TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science. TTribune also includes lessons, instructional and assessment tools, and opportunities for the registered users to communicate with other participants.

TTribune is a moderated comment sharing community where registered Teachers can assign educational content (like news stories) to students and the students using a screen name have the ability to create comments which, if approved by their Teacher, are then published either to the other students within the Teacher’s TTribune classroom page, or publicly on TTribune.

Secret Door
Interactive Exploration

  • All Grades
    __________
  • Interactive
  • Exploration
  • Random
    __________
  • Free

Step through Safestyle’s secret door and be transported to some of the most fascinating places across the globe…

Every click is a new RANDOM exploration.

Seesaw
Digital Portfolios

  • All grades
  • Designed for K-5
    __________
  • Classroom Project Overview
  • Parent Tools
  • Blog Entries
    __________
  • Free

Student driven digital portfolios and simple parent communication. Works on any device.

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school.

“I love everything about this site for K-2. It is crazy easy for them to log in independently and post their work. They can post photos, video, audio, or type in their work (hello…scaffolding!). I’ve seen kids take pictures of their math and use the microphone to explain it. I’ve seen students type or video their observations in Science. I’ve even seen students take a screenshot of something they created within an iPad app, drop it into Seesaw, and then write about it (or record themselves talking about it). Teachers (and even peers) can easily offer feedback on the learning.” — testimonial (click for more info)

Splash Math
Adaptive Learning

  • K-5
    __________
  • Math
  • Learning Pathways
  • Assessmeths & Placement Tests
  • Personalized Learning
  • Voice Reading
  • Games & Reward
    __________
  • Free

Our award winning app introduces fun in the learning and practice of math with interactive games that makes the kids understand difficult concepts with ease. It all began in 2010, when the ipad was launched along with Common Core Standards that was introduced in the U.S.

What Splash Math aims is to align its content with the Common Core Standards curriculum and improve math skills for the kids of Grade 1-5.

We aim to replace Paper Worksheets with Fun Games and gear ipad for the classroom. Math practice anytime and anywhere is possible with Splash Math that works equally well on ipad and on laptop or desktop. Once downloaded, it can be used on multiple devices with the same login and the progress of the kid can be saved and tracked in real time.

12 Million downloads, 70,000 classrooms – uncountable smiles and unlimited hours of fun are brought by the multi-award winning app that is recommended by the teachers and praised by parents worldwide!

Starfall
Educational Games

  • K-2
    __________
  • ABC’s
  • Learn to Read
  • It’s Fun to Read
  • I’m Reading
    __________
  • Free

Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

In May of 2009, we released the Starfall Kindergarten English and Language Arts Curriculum and in June 2013 the Starfall Pre-K Curriculum. Our methodology motivates children in an atmosphere of imagination and play. The teacher-guided and child-directed nature of our curriculum products ensures English language learners and struggling readers learn alongside their peers.

Sumdog
Adaptive Learning

  • K-8
    __________
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
    __________
  • Freemium

Fun multiplayer games for grades K-8, designed to improve math fact fluency, as well as reading & writing. Sumdog’s educational games are used in thousands of schools worldwide.

As children play our educational games, they answer questions – each one personalized to their own needs. It gets to know each child, guiding their learning, while reporting back to parents on their progress through the curriculum.

Tes Teach
Learning Activities

  • All Grades
    __________
  • Create
  • Engage
  • Assess
    __________
  • Free with some paid resources

Combine Tes Teach with Blendspace and create free multimedia lessons in less than five minutes.

Create boards with multiple resources in a drag-and-drop fashion from multiple sources, like videos, PDF’s, and your own quizzes.

Watch a good video demonstration here.

Time for Kids
Learning Resources

  • K-6
    __________
  • Reading
  • News from Kid Reporters
  • World Events
  • Culture
    __________
  • Freemium

TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about – and it’s the best nonfiction text you’ll find! Our Digital Editions are the perfect supplement to your TIME For Kids print subscription, and they deliver a host of exciting features to help bring TIME For Kids to life.

A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across your curriculum, including social studies, science and math.

TIME For Kids is committed to helping teachers meet National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and National Science Education Standards.

Turtle Diary
Educational Games

  • K-5
    __________
  • Games on…
  • Addition
  • Words
  • Typing
  • Math
  • Money
  • Shapes
  • Quizzes
    __________
  • Free

Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of free online games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more! Turtle Diary activities pair with the appropriate grade level to enhance retention of material and increase success in the classroom.

Turtle Diary offers a unique blend of education and entertainment to create the ideal interactive learning platform for your little ones. The kids’ quizzes offered on our site enable children from first to fifth grade to become confident in applying learned concepts, and grant instant evaluations.

Typing Club
Typing

  • K-5
    __________
  • Typing Activities
    __________
  • Free

Master touch typing using this free game / educational program. This online program will assist you with learning and improving your typing speed!

Practice each lesson over and over to at least get all three stars. It really doesn’t take much to learn touch typing, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro!

Using this program, your typing speed will reach 10 to 12 words per minute rather quickly. From there practice on your normal typing activities to increase your speed to 40 – 90 Word per minute.

Unite for Literacy
Learning Resources

  • K-5
    __________
  • Reading Activities
    __________
  • Free

Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages. Literacy is at the core of a healthy community, so we unite with partners to enable all families to read with their young children.

Vocabulary Spelling City
Learning Resources

  • K-5
    __________
  • Play and Learn Activites
  • Games
  • Activities
  • Quizzes
    __________
  • Free

Build Literacy Skills with Vocabulary and Spelling build vocabulary, literacy, phonics, & spelling skills with VocabularySpellingCity. Improve vocabulary, a core reading skill, with gamified context-rich activities.

  • 35+ engaging K-12 learning games
  • Word lists for every subject & grade level
  • Personalized practice & multiple word exposures
  • Immediate feedback & self-testing
  • Reports for educators & parents
  • Correlation to educational standards

Wacky Web Tales
Learning Resources

  • Grades 3-5
    __________
  • Wacky web tales
  • Monthly short stories
    __________
  • Free

These Wacky Web Tales are geared for grades 3 and above.

Check back monthly for new tales!

Zearn
Adaptive Learning

  • Grades K-5
    __________
  • Math
  • Interactive
    __________
  • Paid

With Zearn Math, all kids can learn and love math.

  • Aligned to new standards
  • Independent Digital Lessons compatible with multiple devices
  • Materials and Reports for Small Group Instruction
  • Kindergarten – 5th grade available