Resources For Parents and Teachers
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Check out these helpful links, or recommend one of your own!
Explora is EBSCO's new research interface for schools and public libraries. Educator's Edition is a tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.
Here in Indiana
Create a family account and keep track of where you visit online around the state of Indiana. Learn about some fantastic day trips for families and children of all ages.
Take your students on virtual science field trips without leaving school.
Guides to help your student/child learn about weather science, gardening and more. Via Jasper County Extension and Purdue University.
School Readiness sessions and resources offered in each county through Purdue Extension focus on improving children's skills to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Via Jasper County Extension and Purdue University.
Lessons for money management for youth via Jasper County Extension and Purdue University.
Explore links gathered by the Rensselaer Central Middle School.
- ALA Great Websites for Kids
- Awesome Library
- Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
- Children's Book Council
- Children's Literature Web Guide
- Electric Schoolhouse
- I'm A Teacher
- Internet Public Library
- K-12 Resources
- Khan Academy (Recommended by WGN Morning News as a way for parents to brush up on skills needed to help with homework.)
- National Geographic
- Yahoo! Education: K-12: Alternative: Homeschooling