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Learning Resources for Kids

Learning Resources for Kids

Databases

If you are outside of the library, you will need your library’s username and password to access these resources. Ask your librarian.

Explora
Explora offers online resources for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Explora can help with homework assignments, research papers, and finding information about events, people, and places. Explora is part of EBSCOhost.

Britannica
Designed for elementary and middle school students as well as
homeschoolers, this educational site provides fast answers and homework help, videos games and articles, and maps and illustrations to use in school projects.

General Education

Literacy Central at Reading is Fundamental
Explore free digital resources including activities, games, and videos for your children’s favorite books. The site includes sections for teachers, parents, and volunteers.

PBS Parents
PBS Parents contains information on child development and early learning and also offers access to educational games, activities, and birthday party plans, inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

¡Colorín Colorado!
This site serves educators and families of English language learners in grades PreK-12, providing free information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities.
Colorín Colorado es el principal sitio web nacional que presta servicio a maestros y familias de estudiantes del idioma inglés de los grados PreK-12, ha ofrecido información, actividades y consejos para padres, escuelas, y comunidades.

International Children’s Library
The International Children’s Digital Library Foundation provides a collection of historical and contemporary digital books from around the world in many languages.

Fact Monster
Fact Monster combines reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids.

NeoK12
This site provides educational videos, lessons, quizzes, and educational games for K-12 students in various subject areas, such as science, math, health, social studies, and English.

Khan Academy
This free site offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for subjects ranging from math and coding to history and economics. For ages kindergarten through adults.

TEDEd
The maker of TED Talks provides curated educational videos on literature and language, mathematics, science and technology, and lots more. Filter the results by student level, subject and more to find what you need.

WatchKnowLearn.org
Over 50,000 K-12 educational videos in over 5,000 categories have been selected and reviewed by educators and are available on this site for free to teachers, parents, and students.

Art Projects for Kids
Kathy Barbro has posted over 600 art projects with easy-to-follow instructions on her blog.

Making Music Fun
This site brings music lessons and resources to teachers and parents with more than 1,700 pages of free sheet music, music lesson plans, music theory worksheets, games, and more.

NASA Kids’ Club
From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration website, this section for kids contains games and information about space and related subjects.

iCivics
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor founded iCivics in 2009 to cultivate a new generation of students for thoughtful and active citizenship. Young people learn about government by playing games that transform abstract concepts into real-life problems.

National Geographic Kids
Nat Geo Kids online inspires young adventurers to explore the world through games, videos, information, and an interactive world map.

NOAA Education Resource Collections
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides educational resources about the oceans, weather, climate, elementary science, and more.

Open Culture Kids Educational Resources
This Open Culture collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students and their parents and teachers. It features video lessons/tutorials, mobile apps, audiobooks, ebooks, textbooks, quality YouTube channels, foreign language lessons, test prep materials, and web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science, and computing.

Education Support

StopBullying.gov
This site provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

NSTeens
Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online.

Learning Disabilities Association of Oklahoma
This site provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a network of resources.

Parent and Guardian Resources from the National Education Association
Find tips on how to encourage curiosity in your child, build partnerships with your child’s teachers, recognize signs of bullying, and more.

Edutopia: Advice for Parents and Guardians
Learn about easing back-to-school jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more, from George Lucas’ educational foundation.

Home Schooling

Home School Page of Oklahoma Department of Education
Find legal guidelines and educational resources for schooling your children at home.

Oklahoma Academic Standards
From the State Department of Education, these expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of the school year can provide a guide for home schooling families.

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)
NHERI conducts and collects research about homeschooling and publishes the research journal, Home School Researcher.

Homeschool World
The web home of Practical Homeschooling magazine promotes homeschooling with articles, organization and event lists, and experts on home schooling information.

School Evaluations

U.S. News High School Rankings
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Oklahoma School Profiles
The Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability makes available data on student, teacher, and school performance as well as other measures through a variety of reports.

National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. They provide scientific evidence to inform education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public.

Oklahoma School Performance Reviews
This review program was authorized by the Oklahoma Legislature to develop findings, commendations, and recommendations for individual school districts regarding containing costs,  improving management strategies, and promoting better education for Oklahoma children.

Vocational & College
Adult Learning