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Search Engines

Clusty is the perfect search engine for yourr child's style of thinking. It "clusters" the results of the search by topic.

Yahoo Kids

Ivy Internet Search Engine

Literature and Writing

The Online Literacy Resources page can be navigated by your choice of literacy topics or skills using the labeled books on the left side of the page.  Publishing Student Work online, Reference Tools, and Writing Contests will be especially interesting to GATE students.

Writing with Writers lessons on Scholastic.com.  Also, if you want to have opportunities to talk to your favorite authors online. You'll also find a lot of great information about your favorite authors.

Creativity

Cartoons  Kids write, read and tell stories by creating comic strips online, then printing or e-mailing them to friends or relatives. 

Program a video  Create movies, music and video games at Scratch, developed by MIT Media Lab members. 

Music   On Crank It Up!, kids can compose and record multilayered rhythms using pots, pans, wooden spoons and even the computer keyboard to create a masterpiece. 

GATE Student Resources

Curriculum Websites

curriculum.jpgKhan Academy    With a library of over 2,800 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 290 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Exploratorium   The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events that feed your curiosity.

Math Challenge  A website dedicated to the puzzling world of mathematics

Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum  Learn by doing! A variety of online activities test your knowledge and demonstrate the principles of aviation and spaceflight.

Scholastic.com (Families, Kids, Teachers, Librarians) You will be able to find answers and visit with experts.

PBS  (Also visit the Kid's Site, Parent's Site, and Teacher's Site)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Center Index of the Animation Series.  An index of fascinating animations created by NASA scientists in an effort to visualize collected data.
The National Wildlife Foundation sponsors a kids' site that provides hours of learning fun.

The National Zoo sponsors an entire page of fascinating web cams so students can study animal behaviors and habitats virtually.

The American Museum of Natural History has an entire website, "Ology" dedicated to the great "ologies" such as paleontology, astronomy, marine biology, and more.

Starfall.com  A great site for K-2 students to practice reading skills.

Student Apps

TED
Riveting talks by remarkable people
Toontastic
A creative learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a non-profit video channel with over 2,500 videos covering topics ranging from high school math and science to banking and venture capital.

Painting with Time
Explore how the world is changing by controlling the flow of time with your fingers

Poetry Creator
Create-Poetry, Poems & Poets

Science 360
Access engaging science and engineering images and videos from around the world
Brain Pop
Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free!

TinkerBox HD
Gives students an opportunity to invent machines that capitalize basic engineering concepts.

Homework Help

Free Online Language Courses These sites contain lessons to help learn one language from another. The courses vary in quality and the quantity of material presented.

BrainPop has great video and Flash animations that help students explore many fields of study.

ipl2 for Kids  Kids can submit a question (barring medical, legal, tax, and personal opinion) to a volunteer librarian and receive a well-researched answer back within about a week.

FactMonster  The place to go for fun facts and homework help. It's brought to you by educational professionals

Math Homework Helper   Homework Helper will allow you to input a problem and your answer. It will then figure out if your solution is correct.

Reference Websites

Your Dictionary   A dictionary that provides a variety of stimulating educational experiences are more likely to remain actively engaged in the learning process.

Visual Thesaurus, a great tool for all writers! You'll find some real-world learning opportunities that will truly inspire learning.

Links For LearningYou can find lists of e-book sites, math sites, foreign language sites, and more.

Merriam-Webster OnLine  an easy-to-use online dictionary, Thesaurus and research tool

Contest and Projects

Raptors in the City provides excellent additional resources to make this project an outstanding real world learning experience.

For a page filled with outstanding reading and writing contests for your students, visit the Scholastic Contest page.

Science Fair Projects