Internet Resources

Here are some great internet websites for teaching elementary students.

Smithsonian Virtual Tour

Smithsonian VT
A virtual tour through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Beautiful panoramic shots of the entire museum.

 

Starfall

Starfall
This resource specializes in phonic instruction and early literacy with stories that include focused phonetic practice and animated visuals helping to show the words coming to life.

 

Spelling City

Spelling City
Great for parents and teachers.  Spelling City allows users to input word lists and provide practice and review based on these lists.

 

Visuwords

Visuwords
A great visual thesaurus that allows students to see synonyms, antonyms, and parts of speech using color coding.

 

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

NLVM
I love this resource because it has literally dozens of interactive math tools to practice concepts in every domain.

 

Google Earth

Google Earth
This is a fantastic globe and map combination that allows for virtual tours and dynamic labeling that makes geography instruction really fun.

 

AAAMath

AAAMath
This site focuses more on computational practice.  It has a few dozen types of randomized practice including math facts, time, money, and statistics.

 

Algodoo

Algodoo
Algodoo is a physic simulator sandbox.  Kids can use tools such as motors, hinges, and chains, and apply them to basic shapes with all kinds of crazy results.

 

Lego Digital Designer

Lego Digital Designer
A really fun way to play with and design virtual Legos.  Kids get a real kick out of this.