Bookshare, the world's largest accessible digital library for people with print and learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), provides free membership to qualified U.S. schools and students, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education. Get access to more than 43,000 digital books, textbooks and teacher-recommended readings to help your child succeed and enjoy reading independently.
Connect For Kids
Connect for Kids, an award-winning multimedia project of the Benton foundation, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. The Web site offers a place on the Internet for adults — parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others — who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind.
EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.
Updated daily, this site provides summaries and links to the top news articles and commentaries on education, from newspapers across the country and the world. Free online subscription allows you to receive a daily e-mail news update.
Edutopia offers teaching and learning resources for teachers and students that inspire collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. Edutopia's mission is to transform the learning process by helping educators implement six core learning strategies, including project-based learning and technology integration.
If you're like us, you're always looking for a good family movie for weekend viewing. The New York International Children's Film Festival committee compiled a list of the best international, classic or unusual movies for kids. Most of the films have played as part of the NY Children's Film Festival, and the list contains a handful of other recommendations.
We are a community of authors, illustrators, educators, and parents all working together to bring great books to kids. KidLit TV has partnered with We Need Diverse Books to encourage the children’s literature community to create more books that reflect the diversity of our society. Browse videos from diverse authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and more; video tutorials on using new technology for creating and promoting books; and videos about contemporary and classic books.
Kidsreads, part of The Book Report Network, is a great place for kids to find info about their favorite books and authors, and reviews of the newest titles.
The PBS documentary Misunderstood Minds shines a spotlight on learning differences and disabilities. Produced and directed by renowned Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk, this 90-minute special shows the children's problems in a new light, and serves as a platform to open a nationwide dialogue on how best to manage young, vulnerable, and misunderstood minds.
PBS Kids is made up of over a dozen sites connected to PBS characters. PBS Kids is a noncommercial, safe, and educational online space, just for kids. Online games, writing, and Did You Know sections are created with educational goals in mind.
PBS Kids Lab
A bilingual, mobile-friendly resource for parents, educators and researchers, featuring the newest games, activities, mobile apps and other transmedia resources for kids 3-6 years old.
PBS Kids: Ready to Learn
Ready To Learn is public broadcasting's on-going contribution to the fulfillment of the first national education goal — that by the year 2000, all American children will begin school ready to learn. PBS and its member stations are working towards achieving this goal for children in a number of ways: offering a full line-up of high-quality PBS children's programming based on specific educational goals, both on-air and online; creating interactive online resources for kids and their caregivers; producing special on-air educational messages that teach kids important skills; presenting community outreach and educational materials for neighborhoods; and offering TV Tips for Parents.
Here you'll find information about your child's development, fun educational activities, information about PBS KIDS programs, and much more!
PBS Teachers provides educators with nearly 3,000 free lesson plans and activities tied to PBS programming. Teachers can sort lesson plans by subject area and grade level.
RIF: Reading Planet
The RIF Reading Planet, part of the Reading Is Fundamental website, is a place where kids can explore the colorful online world of books, activities, and literacy games.
Teaching Cannel is a video showcase of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools. Teaching Channel works to revolutionize how teachers learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve education.
Merriam-Webster's Word Central offers kids a student dictionary, Daily Buzzword, and interactive word games.