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  • Confuzzled
    Confuzzled Posts: 2,323 Forumite
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    i've just gone through and checked out all the sites listed and i wanted to give everyone a collective thank you as i found a few types of sites i've been looking for and haven't found yet so thanks everyone and i hope this thread keeps growing, it does my heart good to see us sharing these extremely useful resources :T
  • Confuzzled
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    the world book day website has a great collection of games in conjunction with many popular books, most are for young children but a few will appeal to older kids too

    also on the left hand side of the page you'll see links for teacher resources, well worth a look :p


    http://www.worldbookday.com/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=82
  • Confuzzled
    Confuzzled Posts: 2,323 Forumite
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    i've just been invited to betatest a fantastic link sharing resource for Home Educators and teachers etc, whilst I can't give you a sign up link yet I can give you the link for the site so you can have a look around and start benefiting from it now!

    my username is the same there as it is here - Confuzzled

    i'm slowly adding all the links i've supplied here to their site as well

    here's a little blurb from the email i was sent today

    'Based on more than 360 survey responses about how my readers
    use bookmarks and favorites, I developed a site where we
    can post our own bookmarks (either privately or publicly) and access
    them from any computer, anywhere.

    In addition to the being able to access our bookmarks and favorites
    from both home and work, the site is a wonderful community to share
    our favorite links with each other. And so, I named it:


    www.SharingLinks.com'
  • shays_mum
    shays_mum Posts: 1,693 Forumite
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    My fave is Topicbox!
    http://www.topicbox.co.uk/
    HTH :)
    No one said it was gonna be easy!
  • Confuzzled
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    oohhh i just found some more goodies today i wanted to share

    Reference

    Bartleby's provides references to literary works and verse with a fantastic search engine, excellent for older kids doing writing projects or a way of finding something interesting to discuss and write about http://www.bartleby.com/

    Fact Monster is an online dictionary, almanac, thesaurus, and encyclopaedia http://www.factmonster.com/

    RefDesk is a brilliant 'fact checker for the internet' it has a slew of different search options down the left hand side of the page and should appeal to all age ranges http://www.refdesk.com/

    Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages. http://www.wordcentral.com/

    Info Please an online encyclopaedia http://www.infoplease.com/

    Math

    An amusement park of math and more... designed for fun!Bored with math? Confused by math? Hate math? Yeah, Coolmath can fix that. Totally dig math? Want to learn more math? Want to get ahead in math? Yep, Coolmath is here for that too! http://www.coolmath.com/

    Visual Fractions points out that fractions are better understood when seen, wonderful resource for teaching a tricky subject http://www.visualfractions.com/

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial]Mr Glosser's Math Goodies -free math help portal featuring interactive lessons, worksheets, and homework help. A pioneer of interactive help, this site has been reviewed on television, radio, and in other media! Today, we have over 500 pages of resources for students, educators and parents.[/FONT]
    http://www.mathgoodies.com/

    Math.com is 'the world of online math' very comprehensive http://www.math.com/

    Brain Food! Give your mind a work out on our devious collection of puzzles. There are hundreds, ranging from word games to logic problems to riddles. Some are tricky. Some require innovation. All require thinking power. Good luck. http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/

    General Education
    EdHelper offers resources from primary through high school including a special needs section. They also offer up resources for several foreign languages including Spanish, French, German and Italian http://www.edhelper.com/

    Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies provides a huge list of subjects on a variety of topics http://www.free.ed.gov/

    Science/ Geography
    Discovery Education for schools provides a wealth of resources for educators http://school.discoveryeducation.com/

    Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/

    Inner Body - Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

    These 60+ maps may be printed and copied for personal or classroom use http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/

    Cells Alive makes learning about cell biology more fun, includes quizzes and games http://www.cellsalive.com/

    Early Education

    First School, Preschool Activities and Crafts http://www.first-school.ws/

    Worksheets/Printables

    Classroom Clipart provides a huge selection of royalty free artwork to use for educational purposes http://classroomclipart.com/

    Graphic Organisers Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming
    http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.jsp

    Teach-nology provides free and easy to use resources for teachers dedicated to improving the education of today's generation of students. Includes lesson plans, printable worksheets, ready to use rubics, printable generators, teaching tips and themes, downloads and games and 257,000 reviewed sites http://www.teach-nology.com/

    Music

    Classics for Kids is an amazing site for kids explaining the history of music and it's various genres including free lesson plans and podcasts http://www.classicsforkids.com/

    [SIZE=-1]FindSounds.com, a free site where you can search the Web for sound effects and musical instrument samples [/SIZE]http://www.findsounds.com/

    Literacy

    Bibliomania - Free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts http://www.bibliomania.com/

    Author Jan Brett's homepage offers up games, puzzles, videos and activities http://www.janbrett.com/


    phew! that's it for now, more coming later!
  • mummy_Jay
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    I just found this site specifically for key stage one topics everything from maths to history, it looks really good.

    http://www.firstschoolyears.com/
  • Thenuk
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    there is also another HE Group by the name of THEN UK - The Home Education Network Uk, found at thenuk dot com, a yahoo group they have lists a huge amount of resources, more to be added soon at: HomeEdResources
  • 83rachel
    83rachel Posts: 244 Forumite
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    Wow i was directed to this thread after posting in another, confuzzled thank you for all those links i will definatley be spending the evening sifting thru them.
  • Confuzzled
    Confuzzled Posts: 2,323 Forumite
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    83rachel wrote: »
    Wow i was directed to this thread after posting in another, confuzzled thank you for all those links i will definatley be spending the evening sifting thru them.


    you're quite welcome 83rachel!

    i was commenting to a friend how much easier it is these days to home educated inexpensively with such an amazing array of quality websites, sites that are definitely too good to keep all to myself :p
  • 83rachel
    83rachel Posts: 244 Forumite
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    Now i have my new printer i can start to actually print these sheets for the kids :) yay
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