International Educational Websites
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A children’s gateway to the Internet.
Registration (free) required for access to cameras in African game reserves. Visiting these is like a lucky dip – there may be no animals there – or virtually any African animal.
Christian answers to common questions.
San Francisco museum of science, art and human perception features on-line exhibits.
Calculates straight line distance between two cities around the world.
Info on a vast array of technical matters.
Answers to an array of questions on how physics work in every day life.
Great fun – telescopes, train sets, cameras, etc attached to the Internet.
Just what it says.
Advice on keeping pets.
Apparently a simple way to sponsor the hungry at no personal cost.
NASA images of the earth.
Aunty’s home page – news, sport, entertainment, etc.
Classic comedy – including the Goons.
The Times Newspaper on-line.
THE encyclopedia (and more) on-line – for a subscription.
An eclectic range of reference information – music, chemistry, etc.
You never need to update your real dictionaries again. Search hundreds of dictionaries on-line – use partial word forms, hear pronunciation, translate foreign words, etc.
The FREE and EDITABLE on-line encyclopedia. A tremendous example of technology allowing people to co-operate to produce a wealth of knowledge.
Classic and modern versions of these tales – uses Flash.
Create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature. Not totally American – but only award-winning books included – it even has links to two of New Zealand’s childrens book awards (the Esther Glen Award and the Russell Clark Award).
Boggle’s World is a resource site for teachers who teach elementary and middle school English, ESL and EFL to children.
An on-line collection of free children’s books – including some in Maori.
Includes a practical guide for home schoolers.
Wordplay – anagrams, palindromes, spoonerisms, oxymora, mnemonics, etymology, word play, tongue twisters, cockney slang, nett lingua, etc.
Crosswords, wordsearch, logics, quizzes, jigsaws, etc. Includes UK spelling option.
Develop word skills.
Basic arithmetic drills.
Primary math – on-line flashcards, etc.
Interesting math site with enlightened views on learning.
Some basic exercises for ages 6-11.
Copernicus education gateway – major learning resource centre.
Over 350 categories of free, first-rate, family-safe online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented websites.
Resources for junior students.
Mainly for primary age – but also helpful for parents who never did learn particular subjects.
Non-certified courses on the Net.
Also unit studies, software, links, etc.
Anagrams, crosswords, brainteasers, comic verse, computer art, conundrums, cryptic crosswords, doublets, family fun, fractal art, fractal music, humor, jigsaw puzzles, literary trivia, logic problems, mastermind, mathematical recreations, mazes, nonsense, number puzzles, paradoxes, picture puzzles, puns, quizzes, riddles, tom swifties, trivia, visual illusions, web guides, wordplay, word puzzles, wordsearches … and more.
Free art lessons on-line.
Learning Disabilities Resource Community
Includes information about learning disabilities, as well as an introduction to the eight styles of learning..
Marcia’s Lesson Links
Links to a wide range of lesson ideas.
Free teaching resources including worksheets.
Special needs families share their experiences and information, information on a variety of family friendly fun and helpful topics; easy access via rings and links to over 11,000 categorized websites relevant to special needs families.
Maps, flags, geography facts.
Subscription-only learning site.
Sam Blumenfeld’s site introduces his AlphaPhonics programme and more.
Major educational publisher – area for children to explore on site.
Australian teaching resources.
Educational software from a professional who is also a home educator.
Something more honoured in the breach than the observance – especially on the Internet. Of course NZ law is tighter.
Kids On-line – computing
Learn about the bits inside computers.
Alphabet and reading software.