Technology Resources

Variety of resources for all!  Technology is sometimes overpowering for some of us, so here are some websites that are fun, for learning about things/subjects.  Please share if you learn of any other resources. 


  • BookSpring – Online free that builds literacy in children and families through healthcare, education and the community. books to read right on their website.  Various categories/subjects in English and Spanish. 
  • Oxford Owl – free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. eBooks are tablet-friendly; have various subject resources, kids’ activities, and a lot more!  Just register or login (note: new users in order to activate your registration you will need to click the link in your confirmation email).
  • Brightly provides parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need such as books, read-aloud and flip-along videos, and more to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life. They cover a wide range of topics for readers of all ages in order to cultivate a love of books and reading in children.
  • Illinois Library Lists 
  • Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) a database containing over 1.3 million bibliographic records such as abstracts and citations. Some of this date back to the 1960s. 
  • Library Spot – free virtual library resource center (libraries; reading room such as journals, magazines, speeches, and more; plus reference desk resources.)
Homeschool / E-Learning:
  • Chrome Music Lab – enables students to explore music and its connections to math, science, and art. This highly visual tool is organized in experiments and it is quite engaging and easy to use. 
  • GoNoodle – Get the blood moving and this app is good for helping when taking breaks from the learning schedule.  It is a free app and website with tons of active games and videos designed to manage kids’ energy levels. These features are available free of charge.
  • EasyPeasy All-in-One Homeschool – EP seeks to free families from the burden of pursuing the “perfect” and encourages them to let it be “enough.” Each family and each child is different and we seek to provide the resources to enable your family to be who you were created to be.
  • Starfall Education – a free educational resource for Pre-K through 3rd grade.  Starfall offers an extensive library of interactive online reading and math activities,  with printable lesson plans and worksheets. Starfall is also available as an app for smartphone and tablet users.
  • Microsoft Education Center: Engage your family for an hour or more with these safe and simple, family-led learning experiences for ages 3 to 12. Collection of free activities curated out of educational resources from around the world 
  • Special Education Resources -Microsoft: Accessibility resources for remote learning.
  • Learning Templates – Microsoft: Free templates search for multiplication tables for science projects, an online collection of templates will help keep remote students interested and engaged.
Microsoft Office 365 Free for Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today. .Websites / Apps:
  • Rich on Tech – Resources, Apps, Techie Reviews and lots more!
  • Google Apps and More – Tutorials to watch to learn how to assist you in various apps.
  • Word Hippo – Good Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs etc.
  • Google Translate to use for a document or text.
  • Mathway: App available for IOS and Android – From basic algebra to complex calculus, Mathway instantly solves your most difficult math problems – simply type your problem in (or point your camera and snap a pic!) 
  • Photo Math: App available for IOS and Android – aims to maximize comprehension of core math concepts learned in the classroom. Will provide you with a solution and the details of how it solved the problem.
  • Grammarly – Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly’s AI-powered writing assistant. Get corrections from Grammarly while you write on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all your other favorite sites.
  • Math Learning Center – Apps (Lots not just math): nonprofit organization serving the education community. They are committed to addressing the needs of classroom teachers and their students. Nice selection of apps.
Fun Activity & Learn:
  • ABCya – Easy and so fun games that kids learn without even knowing it! Try it today!
  • Funbrain – provides free educational games, comics, books, and videos for children in grades Pre-K through 8th. fun-filled activities focus on developing skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy. Content is organized by grade level and the site does not require you to enter logins, passwords or personal information.
  • StoryLine – is an award-winning children’s literacy website that features famous people reading beloved children’s books. Children can listen to the story, follow the words, and enjoy the colorful animations.
  • Kidzone Educational and fun Worksheets – printable grade school worksheets help older children learn phonics, reading, creative writing, math, geometry, science, and geography.
  •  encyclopedia and reference boos with over 200 resources
  • NASA to inspire and enrich upper-elementary-aged kids’ learning of space and Earth science online through fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles, and engaging short videos. With material in both English and Spanish and resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone.
  • Library of Congress the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps, and manuscripts in its collection.  
  • National Archivesdocuments and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American K–12 history education while also serving the general public with 70,000 documents.
  • Census Bureau USA providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all the information the Census Bureau collects.

Technology keeps growing!  Gotta love it, right!

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