Elementary Curriculum (Digital) Resources

Websites

Math Links

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GeoGebra
Allows teachers and students to explore math in a way that connects numbers, functions, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and 3D math.  Search over 800,000 free, interactive materials, and connect with educators around the world.

Math Drills
Math Worksheets - all levels of math K-12

Homeschool Math K-5
Math Lessons and Teaching Tips K-5 

Homeschool Math 6-8
Math Lessons and Teaching Tips 6-8

Study Jams
StudyJams by Scholastic - animated videos, vocabulary, quizzes on all kinds of math topics you teach

Free Online Manipulatives
from The Math Learning Center - fractions, geoboard, math vocab cards, money pieces, number frames, number line, number pieces, number pieces basic, number rack, and pattern shapes . . . all work online or have their own app

5 Great Resources for teaching Fractions

 

ELA Links

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Reading/ELA pretest, lessons, and post-tests.  The lessons are narrated by students.

http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae/readingless.html

Spelling City - teachers can pre-load spelling lists or students/parents can add the words.  Games, practice test, etc.

www.spellingcity.com

Reading Rockets - teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle

http://www.readingrockets.org/

Newsela - https://newsela.com

Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core– aligned quizzes, with new articles every day. 

 

Science Links

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Learning Science.org - This site has all grade levels, all strands, and all kinds of activities. All of the yellow highlighted areas are links that are interactive. 
http://www.learningscience.org/

StudyJams by Scholastic - Amazing site with videos, vocabulary, quizzes, etc on any science topic you will teach!
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/index.htm 

Discovery Science
http://science.discovery.com/

Wild Animals
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/videos/index.html

Cool Science Lab
http://coolsciencelab.com

Matter
http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/

National Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com 

 

Social Studies Links

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https://www.dogonews.com/
This is a great site for student level current events.  The stories are written to be kid friendly without the negative or scary details you get in some reports.  Really good for Social Studies integrations.  Students can share ideas after reading and teachers can drill to various grade levels.  Works for differentiation.

gapminder.org - looks at data through multiple layers - it's an interactive graph - sites where they pull their data

GameOn.World is a free and fun game site similar to kahoot! with needing an account and the questions are already created for you
http://gameon.world/ 

National Geographic - explore the 50 states and the world
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com

 

Safe Search Sites


NCWiseOwl
Not just searching the whole web . . .Safe search TONS of good resources ranging from encyclopedias, online resources, and magazines.  Resources have built in citation tools so staying copyright compliant is easy.

Kiddle Search
"Safe visual search engine, powered by editors"  Sites are supposed to be vetted to make sure they are educational and safe.  It uses Google Custom Search, but is not affiliated with Google.

KidTopia
Younger kid-friendly - limited images available - ALWAYS MONITOR students' searches because 100% of inappropriate images may not be blocked.

Kid Rex Search
Kid-safe search site - but ALWAYS MONITOR students' searches because 100% of inappropriate images may not be blocked.

Free Image Sites

NCWiseOwl
Not just searching the whole web . . .
Safe search TONS of good resources ranging from encyclopedias, online resources, and magazines. 
Resources have built in citation tools so staying copyright compliant is easy.

Pics4Learning
ALWAYS MONITOR your students' searches.  100% of inappropriate images may not be blocked. Better for older students.

Photos for Class
Better for older students - ALWAYS MONITOR your students' searches.  100% of inappropriate images may not be blocked.  This site will automatically add the attribution information (website) to the image when you download it.

Kidz Search
Safe site for younger kids to search for images.  ALWAYS MONITOR students' searches because 100% of inapropriate images may not be blocked.  Site has quite a few advertisements.

Safe Search Kids
Filtered by Google - good for younger kids - ALWAYS MONITOR students' searches because 100% of inappropriate images may not be blocked.

Kiddle Safe Image Search
Good for younger kids, but ALWAYS MONITOR students' searches because 100% of inappropriate images may not be blocked.
 

iPad Apps

Math Apps

This is a Symbaloo created with math apps that I have heard/read about or that teachers have found and shared with me.

ELA Apps

This is a Symbaloo collection I created with apps I found or teachers told me about. They are sort of grouped together. The top left group is mostly phonics skills apps. Top right are working with words apps. The bottom right are word puzzles like Rebus puzzles.

Science Apps

This collection is an ongoing project.  Solar System apps, Body Systems apps, Science reading comprehension apps .

Digital Storytelling Apps

This is a Symbaloo collection of some apps teachers I know have used along the way.

"Must Have" Apps

This Symbaloo is a collection of some of my very favorite apps. Not all of them are necessarily to be used with students, but some are for teachers as professionals for your development.