Students look forward to the summer because they want a break from the toil of rigorous, brain wrenching activities. However, too long of a break is counterproductive. Students need some mind provoking activity to keep their learning alive during the summer months. Educational experiences like visiting a museum or taking a trip to the library to check out a book can be profitable.
A great tool to utilize is the Internet. Interactive games and activities make learning and review fun. You’ll find limitless educational sources on the Internet for students to use, but to get started consider some of our teachers’ recommendations.
http://www.bartleby.com -- A good source for reading and research material. (adult level readers)
www.arcademicskillbuilders.com -- Math and language games (elementary)
http://www.softschools.com -- Math, history, and language games and quizzes (elementary and middle school)
www.ixl.com -- Interactive math reviews (elementary, junior high, and high school)
www.turtlediary.com -- Math and English (lower elementary)
www.fun4thebrain.com -- Interactive games (lower elementary)
www.iknowthat.com -- Interactive learning in science, social studies, math, and language arts (elementary)
http://www.kidsnumbers.com -- Interactive math reviews and games (elementary)
If you download Google’s browser Chrome, you can download many free educational apps for typing practice, science exploration, math review, foreign language learning, discovery, and research for all ages.
Thousands of instructional videos for all ages covering all subjects can be found at khanacademy.
*Remember that we cannot endorse everything you may find on these sites. Please supervise your children carefully.