Educational Links for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Biology in Motion

Here you will find animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience.

CNN Student News

A daily commercial-free, ten-minute broadcast of the day's news geared for middle and high school students.

CSPAN Classroom

A free membership service that offers information and resources to assist educators, and specifically Civics and U.S. Government teachers, in their use of C-SPAN's primary source, public affairs video. C-SPAN Classroom offers current, relevant standards-based video clips organized under six topic headings

Discovery Kids

Interactive site from Discovery Kids featuring games, puzzles, videos and more. Appropriate for preschoolers, elementary, students and parents.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created by Sal Khan and funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Short lectures and help on a variety of topics can be found.  Practice exercises are also included for practice. Site is appropriate for grades Kindergarten through post-secondary school.

RIF Reading Planet

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow's dynamic, fast-paced, magazine-style format amplifies kids' experiences by taking them to new places so they can experience people or activities they've not seen before. Colorful animation and fun music will entertain and reinforce these experiences. Popular personalities narrate the feature books in each episode while captivating illustrations appear on-screen. Capsule book reviews presented by students expand on the themes in the feature book, while "kid-on-the-street" interviews allow real kids to sound off about issues.

School Success Ideas for Parents

The New York Times - Learning Network

Students can read the day's top stories using Knowledge Tools, take a news quiz about today's world, and play special crossword puzzles. Students can also submit a letter to the editor, ask a reporter a question, or submit a science question and search through the Science Q&A archive. They can also expand their vocabularies and practice their verbal test-taking skills, and even take a Web Exploration on a variety of topics. Teachers can access a daily lesson plan for grades 6-12, written in partnership with The Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Parents can enhance their child's understanding of current events using Conversation Starters, join an online discussion, explore the family movie guide or participate with their children in the activities in the student section.

This Day in History

On this site you can watch video documentaries about historical events that occurred on today's date.

Time for Kids

Today's Tip for Parents