Technology is your new BFF if you want your children to stay ahead academically. You know enough to outlaw the bad stuff – no videogames of cold-blooded snipers taking out neighborhoods, and, definitely, no Facebook, Tweeting, Snapchatting, Instagramming, Pinteresting and texting during homework or dinner time.
But there’s a treasure trove of apps and websites that can help. A few weeks ago, I shared some of the best apps for education. Now, check out these seven websites:
- The PTA’s Parent Guide to Student Success
This guide was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards, which all students must take to measure their knowledge based upon grade level.
FYI – Miracle Math offers instruction on California’s Core Common Standards. Call us at (707) 398-3474 to learn more. Or sign up here.
- 50 Essential Links for the Parents of Gifted Children
This link is provided by the Open Education Database, which provides information on college rankings and more than 10,000 free online college courses.
Parents will find a wealth of educational activities, workbooks, video and advice on www.education.com.
- Using English
English Learners will find reading comprehension tests, grammar quizzes, exam tips, idioms and even slang. You have to register for the site, but it’s free.
5. Math Pickle
This site has great videos and exercises that teach K-12 math topics. Moms, Dads and Caretakers can do the mini-lessons and play the games with their children and then participate on discussion boards. http://www.mathpickle.com
If your children like computer games, this is the site for them. Topics range from addition and subtraction to Algebra, with an emphasis on having fun. The site is aimed at grades K-8th. www.hoodamath.com
Academics + Arcade = Arcademics. This fun-filled site is conscious of online safety. You can set up “private” educational games for your children and their friends without the worry that an online predator could try to join. The site caters to K-6th graders.