Online Tools for Back to School
Encyclopedia Britannica: The world-renowned reference tool, with articles, images, videos and helpful links on almost every topic (countries, people, animals, science, etc.). Three versions: For Children, For Young Adults and Reference Center. 1st grade-adult.
Student Resources in Context: Reference articles, overviews and magazine journal articles on all topics. Helpful at term paper time! 5th grade-adult.
PebbleGo: For emergent readers--short articles and videos about animals, science, biographies and social science. K-2nd grade.
Core Concepts (Biology, Chemistry & Periodic Table): Overview articles to help understand important scientific principles. 7th-12 grades.
CultureGrams: Detailed overviews of all the world’s countries: government, population, daily life, etc. 3rd-12th grades.
Visual Thesaurus: Love wordplay? Use Visual Thesaurus to explore connections between words and build your vocabulary. Read fun, informative articles about the interesting ways in which we use words. There’s even an online spelling be you can join. Also great for ESL learners. 6th grade-adult.
Testing & Education Reference Center: Online test prep for ACT, the new SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GED etc., as well as several vocational tests (ASVAB, PRAXIS, etc.) and language/citizenship tests. High school students can do college and scholarship searches, and job seekers can use a resume-building tool. 10th grade-adult.
Tutor.com: Live online tutoring for students in all topics (math, science, social studies, etc.). Older students can get help with standardized test prep and adults can take advantage of their resume-writing assistance. 1st grade-adult.