Maths, Computer Science, & Technology

cimt

Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: St. George’s maths revision and online homework.

myimaths

MyiMaths: St. George’s Year 7-9 course material.

a plus click

A+ Click: More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for Years 1-13.

get the math

Get the Math: Learn how professionals use algebra in music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects.

cool math

Cool Math: Interactive site for sharpening math skills, play math-related games and explore math concepts. Pre-algebra, algebra, and pre-calculus.

engineering is elementary

Engineering is Elementary: Real-world engineering design challenges. Projects encourage problem-solving, inquiry, and innovation. Multimedia resources included.

engineer girl

Engineer Girl: Highlights the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.

engineering go for it

Engineering, go for it! (EGFI): Student portal provides information about engineering concepts, famous engineers, videos, scholarship opportunities, and more.

how stuff works

How Stuff Works: How common “stuff” works (appendix, electricity, car engines, modems, etc.). Clear graphics and links to relevant information.

scratch

Scratch: Videos and guides for programming language developed by MIT for ages 8-16 (but used by all ages). Program, create, and share interactive stories, games and animation.

code

Code.org: Supports the learning and teaching of computer coding. Tutorials to learn Scratch, Hopscotch and Java programming languages.

code monster

Code Monster: Interactive introduction to basic programming concepts. Change the code and see the results immediately!

code academy

Code Academy: Teaches basics of JavaScript, HTML, Ruby, and Python with interactive online lessons. Start coding right away.

center for game science

Center for Game Science: Games that foster learning in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

app inventor

App Inventor: Helps beginners program mobile apps for android. The site offers tutorials with step-by-step directions, an on-line book, and a “course-in-a-box.”

apps bar

Apps Bar: Build free mobile apps. Video tutorials and a free, easy to use space. Apps can be created for different operating systems including Android, Apple, and Windows.

Sciences

spartici

Spartici: Collection of the best science content from around the internet including articles, videos, games, and activities.

national geographic animals

National Geographic Animals: Photos, videos, and facts about animals.

dino directory

Dino Directory: British National Museum’s guide to dinosaurs, with images, facts, and figures for over 300 dinosaurs.

ocean portal

Ocean Portal: Smithsonian of Natural History’s blog, videos, photos, and museum events about ocean life.

arkive

ARKive: Multimedia guide to world’s endangered species. Includes films and photos by filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, and scientists.

bbc earth

BBC Earth: Videos, articles, and photos of animals.

switch zoo

Switch Zoo: Virtual zoo: animal games and puzzles, guided tour, zoo quest, make new animals.

encyclopedia of earth

Encyclopedia of Earth: Earth, natural environments, and their interaction with society. Useful links and a list of further resources. Good for environmental topics.

ask a biologist

Ask a Biologist: Explore the fascinating world of biology through puzzles,quizzes, and games. A real biologist will also answer your biology questions.

biodigital human

BioDigital Human: Interactive 3D realistic way to examine the human body. Explore and manipulate the 3D images, zoom in and out of the various layers of anatomical animations.

chem 4 kids

Chem 4 Kids: Covers matter, elements, atoms, reactions, and describes different types of chemistry ranging from biochemistry to physical chemistry.

dynamic periodic table

Dynamic Periodic Table: Interactive periodic table with names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, and isotopes. Search for compounds, formulas, elements, etc. Photos, videos, podcasts.

physics central

Physics Central: Find out how physics is part of your world. Answers questions about how things work, podcasts, latest research, and daily updates on physics in the news.

cern land

CERNland: Virtual theme park with games, applications, and videos developed to teach about research done by European Center for Nuclear Research ( CERN).

hubble site

Hubble Site: Learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about this remarkable telescope.

jet propulsion lab

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: This NASA site has videos, games, and projects about outer space, the solar system, and space exploration.

nasa space place

NASA Space Place: NASAs Space Place includes games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.

amazing space

Amazing Space: Learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, discoveries. Includes “Tonight’s Sky” constellations, deep sky objects and planets.

science buddies

Science Buddies: 1,000+ project ideas in many areas of science, which can be searched by topic. Projects are rated by difficulty, level, and popularity.

Literature & Languages

purdue owl

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing help for students in Years 7-13. Covers all aspects of the creative and academic writing process.

duolingo

Duolingo: A non-profit, free, language-learning program offering a choice of 16 languages for English speakers.

chillola

Chillola: A free foreign language learning site for children. Games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and more.

poetry foundation

The Poetry Foundation: Poems and articles about poetry and poets. Searchable by category, occasion, geographic area, first line, time period or popularity. Podcasts and audio poems.

spark notes

Spark Notes: Online study guides in literature, the arts and sciences. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.

lexicool

Lexicool: 6000+ bi- and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries. Directory of translation/ interpreting courses and associations, resources, freeware, and links to currency convertors, text analysis, and language identification.

cliffs notes

Cliffs Notes: 180 literature guides. Also test prep for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and Praxis.

tv5monde

TV5 Monde: Television website for French language learners.

ayn rand

Ayn Rand: Material about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its application in everyday life.

write the world

Write the World: Young writers are encouraged to find their voices in writing, polish their editing, and publish on an international platform.

poets

Poets: Poem-a-Day; curated collection of poems and biographies of poets; featured texts, books, audio, and video.

Geography

world factbook

World Factbook: Maps and information about 267 countries: geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. (CIA)

geohive

Geohive: Global statistics and reliable links to international statistical organizations.

govspot

GovSpot: US government information and links to news and government department websites.

encyclopedia of life

Encyclopedia of Life: Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.

national geographic kids

National Geographic Kids: Information about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Articles, contests, polls, games and virtual adventures.

jeux pour géographie

Géographie: Jeux didactiques avec Flash pour apprendre la Géographie.

glacierworks

Glacierworks: Photos and videos of the glaciers of the Greater Himalayan Region. History, importance, and changes of glaciers.

united nations

United Nations: Access to UN documents.

Economics

gapminder

Gapminder: An independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Fights misconceptions about global development, and promotes a fact-based worldview.

index of economic freedom

Index of Economic Freedom: Annual guide of international economic freedom and opportunity based on: Business, Trade, Fiscal, Monetary, Investment, Financial, Property, Freedom from Corruption, and Government Spending.

global edge

GlobalEDGE: International business research tool for academics, students and businesspeople. Directory of 5000 resources. Connect with gE Network.

yahoo finance

Yahoo Finance: Business information: stock quotes, news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates.

bizkids

Biz Kids: Contains resources that teach the basics of financial literacy.

History

john d clare

John D Clare: Modern World History GCSE revision site.

spartacus

Spartacus: A series of History encyclopedias with narratives, illustrations, and primary sources.

alpha history

Alpha History: Contains thousands of topic summaries, documents, images, maps, timelines, biographical profiles, historiographical information, and online activities.

loc treasures

Library of Congress Treasures: Permanent online exhibition of Library of Congress digital collection.

best history

Best of History Websites: Recommended history sites divided by topic and rated for usefulness and accuracy. Broad periods are further subdivided.

this day in history

This Day in History: Learn what happened on a selected date. Automotive, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Entertainment, Literary, Old West, Vietnam War, Wall Street, and WWII.

ancient history

Ancient/Classical History: Learn about ancient history and culture.

odyssey

Odyssey: Discover Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures with puzzles and interactive games.

forbidden city

We All Live in the Forbidden City: Life, history, culture, and architecture in China’s former imperial palace, “The Forbidden City,” now the Beijing Palace Museum.

media history

Media History: Digital history of film, broadcasting, and sound recording. Provides a glimpse into the early years of movies, radio and television broadcasting.

bbc wwI

BBC WWI: Information on the First World War including interactive guides, a virtual tour of a WWI trench, and an animation of army movements from 1914-1918.

encyclopedia of wwI

Encyclopedia of WWI: Content from more than 1,000 authors, editors and experts across fifty countries.

Sport

olympic

Olympic: Winners of every event of every Olympics sine 1896, slide shows, videos, athlete profiles, virtual exhibitions of ancient and modern Games, news.

itf tennis

International Tennis Federation: Current information such as player biographies, results, rankings, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and other team competition results.

sports reference

Sports Reference: Statistics for baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and Olympics history.

espn

ESPN: Scores, statistics, and schedules, pro and college athletes, jobs, nutrition, and commentary from reporters. Broadcasts of ESPN events and scores for major sporting events.

major league baseball

Major League Baseball: Official site of Major League Baseball: details on National and American Leagues, statistics, photos, and league leaders.

Current Issues

pro con

Pro Con: Pro and Con arguments for controversial issues.

world public opinion

World Public Opinion: Public opinions on international issues in specific nations as well as global patterns of world public opinion.

tween tribune

Smithsonian Kids/Tween/Teen Tribune: Articles on animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists. 4 age groups: Years 1 to 13.

open secrets

Open Secrets: Tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. Information about contributions to political parties, and to US congressional and presidential campaigns.

allsides

AllSides: Provides news articles and an assessment of their political bias, from left to right.

fair observer

Fair Observer: A nonprofit media organization. Crowdsourced multimedia journal, with strong editorial processes, provides a 360° view to help you make sense of the world.

fact check

FactCheck: Use this site to check up on political claims.

politifact

Politifact: Pulitzer Prize-winning website that researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.

hoax slayer

Hoax Slayer: A service that debunks or validates internet rumors and hoaxes.

Performing and Visual Arts

guggenheim

Guggenheim Foundation: Free online electronic books and catalogues documenting Guggenheim exhibitions and collections.

virtual museum canada

Virtual Museum of Canada: Online exhibits of Canadian heritage from Canada’s museums, educational institutions and heritage organizations.

artsedge

ARTSEDGE: Kennedy Center’s free digital learning platform for arts education. Resources include lesson plans, guides, audio stories, video clips, and more.

art for kids hub

Art for Kids Hub: Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt with the help of free videos featuring kids and adults creating art together.

kids think design

Kids Think Design:  Tools for design projects. Design news, interviews, and a showcase for original work. Clothing, buildings, books, graphic art, gardens, etc.

smart history

Smart History: Videos and essays about the history of art from Paleolithic period to present. Divided into sections by cultures, styles and themes.

classics for kids

Classics for Kids: Greatest classical composers and their music. History of music, games, and lots of multimedia content.

go classical for kids

Go Classical for Kids: Creative Kids Central encourages young people to explore power and beauty of classical music.

ny philharmonic kids zone

New York Philharmonic Kids Zone: Learn about classical music and instruments. Explore famous composers, play games, and create music of your own.

petrucci music library

Petrucci Music Library: Free access to public domain music (scores and recordings).

google arts and culture

Google Arts and Culture: Links to 1,000+ works of art at 17 art museums around the world. Virtually explore a museum, or click on specific works of art and zoom in for high resolution.

wiki art

Wiki Art: Free online repository of classical to modern art images, in both the public domain and those protected by copyright.

web gallery of art

Web Gallery of Art: Virtual museum and searchable database of European art. 30,000+ images, artist biographies, commentaries, and guided tours.

billboard

Billboard: Daily music news, charts, reviews, artist of the day, and more.