Maths, Computer Science, & Technology
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching: St. George’s maths revision and online homework.
MyiMaths: St. George’s Year 7-9 course material.
A+ Click: More than 1000 challenging math problems and illustrations for Years 1-13.
Get the Math: Learn how professionals use algebra in music, fashion, video games, restaurants, basketball, and special effects.
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: Real-world engineering design challenges. Projects encourage problem-solving, inquiry, and innovation. Multimedia resources included.
Engineer Girl: Highlights the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women.
Engineering, go for it! (EGFI): Student portal provides information about engineering concepts, famous engineers, videos, scholarship opportunities, and more.
How Stuff Works: How common “stuff” works (appendix, electricity, car engines, modems, etc.). Clear graphics and links to relevant information.
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.org: Supports the learning and teaching of computer coding. Tutorials to learn Scratch, Hopscotch and Java programming languages.
Code Monster: Interactive introduction to basic programming concepts. Change the code and see the results immediately!
Center for Game Science: Games that foster learning in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
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: 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.
National Geographic Animals: Photos, videos, and facts about animals.
Dino Directory: British National Museum’s guide to dinosaurs, with images, facts, and figures for over 300 dinosaurs.
Ocean Portal: Smithsonian of Natural History’s blog, videos, photos, and museum events about ocean life.
ARKive: Multimedia guide to world’s endangered species. Includes films and photos by filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, and scientists.
BBC Earth: Videos, articles, and photos of animals.
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: Explore the fascinating world of biology through puzzles,quizzes, and games. A real biologist will also answer your biology questions.
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: Covers matter, elements, atoms, reactions, and describes different types of chemistry ranging from biochemistry to physical chemistry.
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: 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.
CERNland: Virtual theme park with games, applications, and videos developed to teach about research done by European Center for Nuclear Research ( CERN).
Hubble Site: Learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about this remarkable telescope.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory: This NASA site has videos, games, and projects about outer space, the solar system, and space exploration.
NASA Space Place: NASAs Space Place includes games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
Amazing Space: Learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, discoveries. Includes “Tonight’s Sky” constellations, deep sky objects and planets.
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 Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing help for students in Years 7-13. Covers all aspects of the creative and academic writing process.
Duolingo: A non-profit, free, language-learning program offering a choice of 16 languages for English speakers.
Chillola: A free foreign language learning site for children. Games, activities, and resources for learning vocabulary in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and more.
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: Online study guides in literature, the arts and sciences. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.
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: 180 literature guides. Also test prep for SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and Praxis.
TV5 Monde: Television website for French language learners.
Ayn Rand: Material about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its application in everyday life.
World Factbook: Maps and information about 267 countries: geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. (CIA)
Geohive: Global statistics and reliable links to international statistical organizations.
GovSpot: US government information and links to news and government department websites.
Encyclopedia of Life: Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.
National Geographic Kids: Information about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Articles, contests, polls, games and virtual adventures.
Géographie: Jeux didactiques avec Flash pour apprendre la Géographie.
Glacierworks: Photos and videos of the glaciers of the Greater Himalayan Region. History, importance, and changes of glaciers.
United Nations: Access to UN documents.
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: Annual guide of international economic freedom and opportunity based on: Business, Trade, Fiscal, Monetary, Investment, Financial, Property, Freedom from Corruption, and Government Spending.
GlobalEDGE: International business research tool for academics, students and businesspeople. Directory of 5000 resources. Connect with gE Network.
Yahoo Finance: Business information: stock quotes, news, portfolio management resources, international market data, social interaction and mortgage rates.
Biz Kids: Contains resources that teach the basics of financial literacy.
John D Clare: Modern World History GCSE revision site.
Spartacus: A series of History encyclopedias with narratives, illustrations, and primary sources.
Alpha History: Contains thousands of topic summaries, documents, images, maps, timelines, biographical profiles, historiographical information, and online activities.
Library of Congress Treasures: Permanent online exhibition of Library of Congress digital collection.
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: Learn what happened on a selected date. Automotive, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Entertainment, Literary, Old West, Vietnam War, Wall Street, and WWII.
Ancient/Classical History: Learn about ancient history and culture.
Odyssey: Discover Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and sub-Saharan African cultures with puzzles and interactive games.
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: Digital history of film, broadcasting, and sound recording. Provides a glimpse into the early years of movies, radio and television broadcasting.
Olympic: Winners of every event of every Olympics sine 1896, slide shows, videos, athlete profiles, virtual exhibitions of ancient and modern Games, news.
International Tennis Federation: Current information such as player biographies, results, rankings, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and other team competition results.
Sports Reference: Statistics for baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and Olympics history.
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.
Pro Con: Pro and Con arguments for controversial issues.
World Public Opinion: Public opinions on international issues in specific nations as well as global patterns of world public opinion.
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: 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: Provides news articles and an assessment of their political bias, from left to right.
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.
FactCheck: Use this site to check up on political claims.
Politifact: Pulitzer Prize-winning website that researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
Hoax Slayer: A service that debunks or validates internet rumors and hoaxes.
Performing and Visual Arts
Guggenheim Foundation: Free online electronic books and catalogues documenting Guggenheim exhibitions and collections.
Virtual Museum of Canada: Online exhibits of Canadian heritage from Canada’s museums, educational institutions and heritage organizations.
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: Learn to draw, paint, and sculpt with the help of free videos featuring kids and adults creating art together.
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: Videos and essays about the history of art from Paleolithic period to present. Divided into sections by cultures, styles and themes.
Classics for Kids: Greatest classical composers and their music. History of music, games, and lots of multimedia content.
Go Classical for Kids: Creative Kids Central encourages young people to explore power and beauty of classical music.
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: Free access to public domain music (scores and recordings).
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: Free online repository of classical to modern art images, in both the public domain and those protected by copyright.
Web Gallery of Art: Virtual museum and searchable database of European art. 30,000+ images, artist biographies, commentaries, and guided tours.
Billboard: Daily music news, charts, reviews, artist of the day, and more.