Helpful Resources for Parents and Students
Popular Educational Resources
- Dr. Math - Tutoring site that allows students to email questions and get responses.
- Merriam Webster - The most comprehensive dictionary on the internet.
- Test Taking Survival Tips - Good tips and tricks for acing exams.
- Kid's Click - Search Engine for young students.
- Yahoo Kids - Website dedicated to youth.
- Encyclopedia for Kids - Free Encyclopedia for reference.
- Word Whiz - Helps students build vocabulary and study skills.
- Color Atlas - Unique maps for geography fans.
Reading List for Students
- Summer Literacy Adventure – Join students all across Florida as they take on the Summer Literacy Adventure Challenge and pledge to read everyday.
- Reading is Fundamental Booklists – Digital resources to promote literacy.
- Take 20 Resources – Age appropriate activities that helps to develop highly skilled readers.
- Just Read, Families! – Suggestions to help build your child’s reading skills.
- Explore Your Career Options - An interactive website from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
- The Princeton Review - Great test preparation and practice resources.
- Find the Right College for you - Learn about which colleges are similar to your interests and your strengths.
- Test Practice with Coach - Standards based test preparation for kids, parents and teachers.
- Students.gov - Student gateway to the US Government.
- Getting Ready for Campus Visits: A GEAR UP Handbook for Providing Campus Visits for Middle and High School Students adopted from Washington State GEARUP. Includes best practices and resources to help plan meaningful on-campus experiences. Contains replicable, customizable tools.
- Explore Your Career Options- An interactive website from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
- The Princeton Review- Great test preparation and practice resources.
- Find the Right College for you- Learn about which colleges are similar to your interests and your strengths.
- Test Practice with Coach- Standards based test preparation for kids, parents and teachers.
- gov- Student gateway to the US Government.
- My Career Shines for Middle and High School - Florida Shines. A comprehensive education and career planning system that will help you succeed in the increasingly competitive global economy.
Fun Educational Games
- Free Rice - Quiz game where correct answers help raise money for global hunger.
- View the Earth from Space - View Earth from the Sun, the Moon or from any of a host of satellites in orbit.
- Cheap Carl's Car Insurance Presents: The Mad Math Grand Prix - Math based racing game that helps improve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills.
- Be an A+ Math Ace - Math games based on bingo and hidden pictures, and a variety of flash cards.
- Fun Trivia Games - Fun interactive quizzes.
Resources for Parents
- http://www.pta.org - Parent Teacher Association Webpage.
- Great Schools.Org - A middle school parents' preparation for college guide.
- Health Insurance Online - A database of health information for kids and adults.
- Read, Write, Think - Resources to help parents with their child's literacy.
- Middle School Web Resources - Valuable information for both parents and teachers.
- US Dept. of Education - Search for student aid resources by state.
- Scholarships. View this list of scholarship opportunities for middle school students.
- Money for College. The Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance offers a variety of student financial aid. Use this guide to learn how you can begin finding and applying for money to finance your education!
- Foster and Homeless Youth- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) compiled a list of available resources to assist Foster and Homeless Youth with locating community resources for the purpose successful completion of higher education.
- Florida Reach? This website and resource guide centralizes resources available to youth and alumni of foster care in Florida.
- Undocumented Students- Resources to assist undocumented students with finding free money for college.