The Merriam-Webster Dictionary site has a working dictionary and thesaurus,
plus lots more. Check out the "Site Map" for word games, language info,
and weird words.
Lexico LLC, a provider of language reference products and services on the
Internet, maintains Dictionary.com, called "the best general English-language
dictionary online" by Web Guide magazine, and Thesaurus.com, an award-winning
online version of Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.
http://www.dictionary.com/ and http://www.thesaurus.com
The Web Directory Encyberpedia links together many encyclopedias and references
on the net. Use "More Topics" (bottom left) to get to the detailed
site map: everything from Animals and Alzheimers through Street Maps
and Santa Claus to Zebras and Zoos.
Yahoo! Reference: Encyclopedia provides links to online encyclopedias.
Be aware, however, that many of the best (most comprehensive) sites require
There's an awful lot of garbage on the web. The reference sites
below will help you find accurate, trustworthy, and current information on
almost any subject.
Education World is a large, well-organized, and searchable site with excellent
resources for students, teachers, and educators on a wide variety of subjects.
The home page is updated every week, so bookmark any activities or curriculum
you're especially interested in. Check out Lesson Planning, Curriculum
Now, and Technology in the Classroom for hundreds of wonderful ideas
and resources. You can subscribe to weekly site reviews for educational
sites on the Internet, or search their huge database. Subject resources
lets you look for information under History, Literature, Math, Foreign Languages,
etc. A great site for homework help!
Check out their "Best of . . ." series for stunningly wonderful websites. 2002 winners include creating your own planet with NASA, dissecting a (virtual) frog, voices of the Holocaust, introductory physics, a library of 18,000 classical music pieces, and other goodies.
The Librarian's Index to the Internet provides a well-organized point
of access for reliable, librarian-selected internet resources. If you
ask local reference librarians an unusual question, this is probably the
resource they use to find the answer. Try it yourself!
The Department of Education of the University of California at Irvine
maintains a website with many excellent resources for parents and teachers.
The "Educational Resources" page includes Internet lessons and websites for educators and many, many useful education links.
Useful literacy links are at:
(Be sure to check out our own Top College Links page!)
College Board Online has excellent resources for students preparing for
a college career. Information on the SAT, GRE, and other tests, plus
Use the College Search to find information (including student GPA and SAT scores) for colleges you're interested in.
The Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent,
and objective guide to student financial aid. It was created by Mark Kantrowitz,
author of The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math
and Science Students. Includes many resources and web links, plus
U.S.News' education site has the famous college rankings plus information
for students and parents, a college search engine, and much more.
The Librarian's Index to the Internet includes resources on arts, crafts,
Education World's Arts and Humanities Topics page has resources for Language
Arts, Literature, Art History, Performance Art, etc.
Education World's History Topics page has resources from prehistory through
the modern age, available by region or topic.
Netserf describes itself as "The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources."
Lots of good links, well organized, and a useful search engine. Also
includes some Byzantine links (search under Byzantine or Byzantium).
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organization
dedicated to researching and re-creating
pre-seventeenth-century European history.
Facing History and Ourselves engages students in an examination of racism,
prejudice, and antisemitism. By studying the historical development
and lessons of the Holocaust, and other examples of genocide, students make
the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront
in their own lives. Includes resources for students and educators.
The Viking Answer Lady provides short articles answering readers' questions
concerning Viking culture and lore. The essays are readable and well-illustrated,
and include useful bibliographies and web links.
This page contains all the picture files available
on the Brooklyn College Core 9 Chinese Culture Web site, along with their
sources. Lots of good images for reports!
An excellent set of Cyberguides (lesson plans, literary themes, and links
to recommended sites) for literature commonly used in California classrooms.
Sponsored by the Calif. Technology Assistance Project and Calif.County
Superintendants Educational Services Assoc.
No Flying, No Tights reviews graphic novels for teens and others. Browse
superheroes, science fiction, humor, and many more!
Absolute Shakespeare is a resource for Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, commentaries,
study guides, the Globe Theatre, etc., etc.
Education World's Math Topics page has many links to math games, math subjects by age level, and other useful resources. http://db.education-world.com/perl/browse?cat_id=1515
Education World's Math Study Guides and Homework Help page has many resources. http://db.education-world.com/perl/browse?cat_id=5989
Ask Dr. Math is one of the best collections of examples and worked
problems. If you can't find what you're looking for, submit your question
for an answer.
Hotmath offers tutorials and solutions to problems found in actual math textbooks.
Starts with middle school math and continues through calculus.
The Math Forum provides high quality math and math education content.
Excellent links to math-related sites. Students will want to visit the
"Student Center" for math puzzles and games, homework help, subject review.
"Teacher's Place" has resources for teaching math; "Parents & Citizens"
includes useful resources for helping children enjoy math and overcome mediocre
Education World's Science Topics page has hundreds of links to a wide variety of science topics and sites, some general, and others highly specialized.
Education World's Science Sites to See offers a weird and wonderful
collection of science sites--the ever-popular virtual frog dissection,
how to build your own functional android head, science of the weird, how
stuff works, forensics in the classroom, and a good many others.
The Librarian's Index to the Internet has an excellent section of web resources on science, computers, and technology. http://lii.org/search/file/scitech
Biology Online offers a dictionary of biological terms, a full set of biology tutorials on a wide variety of subjects, and links to additional internet resources. http://www.biology-online.org/
Jefferson Lab is a world-class atomic research facility. It
also offers a top-notch science site focusing on atoms and molecules. Check
out their games and puzzles, teacher resources (more games and worksheets),
and nifty homework help in the student zone.
The NASA website has more information than can easily be absorbed.
Explore the various projects and areas -- a lot of good stuff is tucked away
in odd corners!
Links to space science education web sites:
Homework help for projects and assignments on the space science and the solar system:
Breathtaking earth images and earth science educational resources/web sites:
The Children's Defense Fund provides a strong, effective voice
for all children who cannot speak for themselves. Includes a search
engine and web links for national issues and child advocacy organizations.
The top-notch Parent Resource Network includes education links and resources for effective parenting. http://www.childrensdefense.org/parentresnet.php
Parenthood.com has a tremendous amount of information on a wide variety
of topics (health, behavior, adoption, travel, learning, etc.).
Their well-organized links page offers many resources. Do read
carefully. Education links include "Children with Learning Disabilities;"
for some reason "Attention Deficit Disorder" is under Support links.
Search the Librarian's Index to the Internet
for an excellent collection of web sites covering everything from expecting
a child to sending one off to college: