- AskRI.org / Homework Help - Lessons, worksheets, study guides and videos to help students of all ages in all subjects. Live tutors available from 2pm – 10pm EST every day.
- FactMonster.com - Homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects.
General Info and School Projects
- WatchKnowLearn.org - Excellent educational K-12 videos
- FreeRice.com - Learning and ending hunger, a few grains of rice at a time.
- SmithsonianEducation.org – Kid-friendly info based on Smithsonian museum collections and research.
- Kids.USA.gov - The U.S. government's portal site that provides a gateway to hundreds of Federal and other websites for use by kids and teens .
- HowStuffWorks.com - Explains everything, from engines to lock-picking to ESP.
- Mocomi.com - For all ages, packed with educational content, interactive stories and fun activities.
- FunBrain.com - Online educational games for kids of all ages on all subjects (math, grammar, science, spelling, history).
Math and Science
- APlusClick.com - Games, logic number puzzles, geometry, algebra, word problems. K-12.
- MathIsFun.com - Math explained in easy language, plus puzzles, games, quizzes, worksheets and a forum. For K-12 kids.
- Quarked.org - Includes an animated television series w/ science-based toys and games featuring the Quarked! characters. Ages 7–12.
- PBSKids.org/SciGirls - Join SciGirls and have science fun online with other girls like you!
- Almanac4Kids.com - A children’s version of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Contains facts about weather, star gazing, history and more!
Computers and Technology
NSA.gov/kids - Learn all about codes and ciphers, and even create your own to be part of the next generation of America’s codemakers and codebreakers!
FunToType.com - Learn to type faster by playing fun, free online typing games!
TypingWeb.com - Free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels; includes entertaining typing games, and typing tests.
Scratch.MIT.edu - A free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations; graphical application gives kids a taste of programming.
Reading, Language, and Literacy
AskRI.org / Mango Languages – A free online language-learning program that can help kids learn foreign languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, (or even Pirate!), or choose from 15+ ESL courses.
RIF.org/Kids/LeadingToReading - Early literacy site where kids can read, sing, play, and explore a variety of subjects and books. Also available in Spanish!
YourDictionary.com –An easy to understand dictionary with example sentences, famous quotes and audio pronunciations.
Go To Sites for Games & More
Sports and Celebrities
- SIKids.com - Sports news, games, cartoons, and fantasy leagues.
- Act.MTV.com - A blog celebrates and tell stories of young people, celebrities and organizations taking action to make things better.
- SecretBuilders.com - A virtual world for children powered by a web 2.0 community of children, parents, educators, writers, artists, and gamers.
- Fairies.Disney.com - Believing is just the beginning! Play online games and download activities in this safe Neverland of fun.
- Fantage.com - A virtual world where you can chat with friends, dress up your avatar, play free games, collect pets, and complete missions!
- Switchzoo.com - Make new animals in Switch Zoo by switching the heads, legs and tails of 142 diverse species!
- Crayola.com/Kids-Playzone - Wonderful site with lots of rainy-day fun!
- BuildWithChrome.com - It’s a virtual Lego set for the little Lego lover in your life.
- Try to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser (and NOT Internet Explorer) if you have the option. It’s faster, much better for gaming and video-streaming, and will crash less often.
- Never give your password to anyone (except maybe your parents).
- Always log out of any site on any computer you use to stay safe.
- Never share personal information with strangers online.
- If someone or something is making you uncomfortable, trust your gut and talk to someone you trust, like your parents or a librarian.