Helpful Links

Virginia Department of Education

This site lists the Standards of Learning (SOL) for all subjects.

Khan Academy

A not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.


4Teachers work to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate and create ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars.

Helpful Websites for Parents of Elementary School Students


Educational games are the highlight of this site. The games cover all interest areas and target specific age levels. There are “parent-kid challenges,” “homework relief,” and “books on the run” links. Also linked to this site, there is a family education newsletter that helps with school, life, entertainment, and special needs issues.

Kids Read

This website shares reviews of “cool new books” and authors. The books are categorized by age and by genre. There is a link for podcasts and another for book clubs. The newsletter highlights the newest and best on the site.

PBS Parents

This site contains guides on a variety of topics such as child development, curriculum connections, and technology for kids. It also shares information on hot issues in education. On the lighter side, there are games, stories, and guides to the TV programs offered by PBS.

Scholastic for Parents

This site contains age appropriate guides for helping your child learn to love reading. Divided into early childhood and school age children, the site also contains resources for helping your child with math, technology and other subjects. Additionally, there is an array of information about family matters.

Time for Kids

This site shares diverse resources for parents including virtual tours around the world, kid-appropriate current events stories, homework help, and games.


Homework Web Sites

English and Math Homework

This site, founded by teenager B.J. Pinchbeck, contains links to over 700 homework sites in disciplines such as English, foreign languages, math, science, social studies and more. There are even links to today’s news headlines and on-line games if you need a study break.

High School Assistance

This site bills itself as “the academic homepage for high school students,” and on it, you will find links to help in specific subjects, as well as reference tools, news updates, puzzles and quizzes and information on choosing the college that is best for you.

Homework Spot

In addition to offering links for help in specific subjects, this site also gives you the chance to learn something new every day by clicking on its “This Day in History” and “Word of the Day” features. There is also a quick reference section that includes links to almanacs, atlases, biographies and more.

Information Please

In addition to links to help sites in specific subjects, skills and reference sources, this site includes links to today’s news, interesting facts about today in history, timelines, a daily spelling bee and more.


Reference Web Sites

Ask an Expert

This kid-friendly site will connect you with experts in a variety of fields who have agreed to answer your questions free of charge.

Online Dictionary

In addition to helping you find spellings and definitions of words, this site gives you tips on how to use words properly and contains a new “Word of the Day” for you to learn about each day.

Internet Public Library

The IPL (Internet Public Library) contains virtual stacks of reference information including almanacs and geography resources. IPL librarians are also available to answer any questions you have while using their site.

IPL Teen

This TeenSpace portion of the IPL’s Web site contains resources for college and career advice as well as homework resources by subject.

Library Spot

This site is a free virtual resource center that contains links to the best library and reference sites on the Internet, including the Library of Congress and Encyclopedia Britannica. In addition, you can search for science project ideas, ask homework questions, search full-text publications and much more.


This site contains an encyclopedia and an almanac as well as a directory of thousands of Web sites covering a variety of topics.

Online Thesaurus

This site will help you find synonyms and antonyms for words and also contains links to word games such as crossword puzzles and word searches.

Study Skills Web Sites


Homework Spot Tips

This site contains valuable suggestions for how to be a better student, with tips for better note-taking, study habits, test-taking and more.

Infoplease Homework Study Skills

Before taking your first American School examination, visit this site for some pointers. You will learn how to take notes, how to read textbooks and how to plan for essay questions on exams.

Infoplease Using the Web

This site will help you effectively and safely use the Internet to find the information that you need to succeed in school and beyond.

English Web Sites

Information About English

This site contains a grammar and style guide, detailed descriptions of the parts of speech and their uses, suggestions for writing better and stronger sentences and tips to help make you a better speller.

Help with English, Literature, and Authors

In addition to containing information on American literature, English literature and world literature, this site contains sections on folklore and mythology and an encyclopedia of literary terms.

Homework Assistance

Now hear this! You will want to visit this site if you need help writing speeches or conducting interviews. There is also a link that will help you improve your listening skills.

Writing Skills

Want to become a better writer? This site can help. It takes you step-by-step through the writing process and gives you suggestions for writing various types of documents, from letters and book reports to speeches and research papers.


This site from the Academy of American Poets provides biographies of many of the world’s greatest poets and highlights their greatest works. In addition, the site contains writing tips, a forum, and information on how to get your own poetry published.

Math Web Sites

Mortgage Calculator

Use various calculators to measure and calculate all sorts of things, from climate, to shopping, cooking, saving money, converting measurements, and plenty more!

Virtual Manipulatives

Maintained by Utah State University, the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers a series of interactive exercises in algebra, geometry, measurements, data analysis and probability.

Math Assistance

By visiting this site, you will be able to add to your math knowledge. The site is divided into sections on numbers and formulas, factors and fractions, measurement and money. You will also be able to watch your skills multiply as you play some of the educational math games that are linked to this site.

Math Power

In addition to providing information about basic math and algebra, this site also focuses on building strong math study skills and easing math anxiety. You will also find a forum to interact with other students and a link to fun activities involving math.

Algebra and Geometry

This site will help you solve a variety of math problems in algebra and geometry, including many word problems that have practical applications to your everyday life.

Math Practice



Math Facts and Games

Cool Math


Elementary Math

Math Playground

Fun Math Activities

Science Web Sites

Science Museums

Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. The site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. They currently serve 20 million visitors a year.

Microscope Imaging Station

The Microscope Imaging Station at the Exploratorium provides a unique opportunity to explore the microscopic world.

Homework Science

This site contains resources and links that will help you in many science courses, including earth science, life science and physical science. There are also links to sites about computers, technology and science projects you can complete at home.

Scientific American Magazine

This site will provide you with the latest science and technology information direct from Scientific American magazine.

Science Behind the News

This site presents the science behind the news in a clear and accurate way. You will find a variety of scientific images, new columns and articles every week and over 450 stories in the site’s archive.

Social Studies Web Sites

This research site from the Library of Congress will allow you to learn about the social, economic and political systems of 101 countries around the world.


You’ll be on top of the world after you receive help from this site, which contains a section on the study of geography, as well as in-depth analyses of United States and world geography.

Three Branches of Government

This site is broken down into three sections. The first section contains links to information about the three branches of the United States government: the President, the Supreme Court, and the Congress. The second section contains general information about the United States, and the third section contains general information about countries of the world.

National Geographic

This site will keep you up-to-date on the latest news in nature and geography. In addition, you will find links to animals, history, maps, people and places and more.

Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C.

This official site of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. features links to each of the Smithsonian’s museums and their exhibitions, as well as special online resources in art and design, history and culture, and science and technology.


Reading Web Sites

Reading Games

Internet Activities for Children

Middle School Reading Activities

Games For Childrens