Here are some of the top free educational sites for elementary. There are so many great resources out there, and so many websites have that one amazing resource that just hits that one standard perfectly. I’ve focused here on websites you can let your students roam free on because the entire site is filled with educational gems!
Incredibly helpful, straightforward, standards-aligned videos, practice exercises and articles. Topics for K-6 include math along with reading & language arts. You can even assign work and track student progress with a teacher account.
Your students will learn to code with challenges and games conveniently leveled for pre-readers, grades 2-5 and grades 6-8. Clicking on an activity will show you what standards it supports, whether it can be completed by students independently, what technology is needed, languages it is offered in and how long it will generally take to complete.
This is a hub for educational games, and every single game here is truly educational. Language arts skills such as grammar, spelling and typing and a wide variety of math topics. If you want your students engaged while building fact fluency, this is where you send them.
Another place where educational games dominate. In addition to math and language arts, this website also includes a variety of science and social studies games.
With an ever-increasing focus on technology in our world, typing is a crucial skill. Younger students will develop their fine motor skills and familiarity with the keyboard, while older students can improve their typing speed.
This website is dedicated to answering all those wonderings kids have. It’s a great place to stoke your student’s curiosity and let them see that there are answers out there.
There are great educational videos, photographs, quizzes and even suggestions for fun science experiments. This is also a great place for your young readers to do their own research when writing about nonfiction topics. Disclaimer: there are also some silly games and loosely educational personality quizzes.
Your students can watch stories read aloud by various actors. The stories are from a variety of genres and have suggested grade levels K-4th. They are also starting to add some titles read in Spanish, and even have one read with an ASL interpreter.
An adaptive, standards aligned math skills game, built into an immersive video game world kids love. Students battle monsters with spells cast by correctly answering math questions. The game will level, assess and continually challenge your students all by itself, or you can create a class and assign your own questions to match what you are studying. Disclaimer: There is avatar customization and students can “meet” other avatars in-world then run around aimlessly together, so you’ll have to enforce that your students should be in battles at all times.
Let your students build their engineering skills by experimenting with 3D modeling software. They can use the basic free software designed for personal use, or SketchUp for Primary and Secondary program is free with a G Suite or Microsoft education account.
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