Note: We recommend that you start with our For Students and For Tutors pages to see some of the most common links members of our learning community use.

General Learning Websites

The BBC – KS2 Bitesize Revision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize

  • Part of a series of delightful sites that deal with literacy and numeracy challenges in a fun way. Features music and audio.

ABCteach

http://www.abcteach.com

  • A colourful, easy to use website, packed with printable tools like flash cards, covering reading, writing and math.

2Learn

http://www.2learn.ca

  • A jumping off point for a number of 2learn Canadian sites that support both students and tutors at all levels in a wide range of subjects.

Discovery School’s Puzzle Maker

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com

  • Tools to create your own word games.

Mr. Nussbaum

http://www.mrnussbaum.com

  • A great fun site that deals with a wide variety of subjects, including reading, writing and math. The basic site offers a lot of options like crossword puzzle creation to support specific student learning needs.

TV411

http://www.tv411.org

  • TV411 is a television series for adults who want to strengthen their literacy skills, produced by the Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA). TV411’s basic programs are designed to help improve reading, writing, vocabulary and math skills as well as specialized programs about retirement, GED preparation and previews for upcoming shows.

EdHelper

http://www.edhelper.com

  • Covers many topics, from reading comprehension and critical thinking to algebra.

Online Worksheets

http://www.onlineworksheets.org

  • This site offers randomly generated worksheets for language arts and math. New challenges appear each time a sheet is generated.

HotChalk’s Lesson Plans Page

http://www.lessonplanspage.com

  • Lesson plans, articles on efficient reading, information about fun science projects and more, organized by grade level.

The Skills Workshop

http://www.skillsworkshop.org/

  • Quizzes, songs, assessments, exercises and math.

Skills for Today’s Workforce

http://www.khake.com

  • The site provides links to workplace skills, personal skills, life skills, math skills and study skills.

School Express

http://www.freeworksheets.com

  • Worksheets for a number of areas including phonics, math, language, science, social studies, geography, history, thinking skills, grammar and writing.

Computer/Internet Websites

Government of Alberta Web Wise

http://www.getwebwise.ca

  • Online resources for parents

ESL Websites

Learning English with CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/learning-english

  • Using multi-media newscasts to help develop English skills.

Internet TESL Journal

http://iteslj.org/

  • A variety of ESL activities

English Club

http://www.englishclub.com/

  • An online club for ESL students full of grammar help, irregular verb lists, jokes, games, pronunciation tips, a guide to the Internet and links to ESL sites.

Amby’s Education Site: Language Arts Skills Development

http://www.amby.com/educate/language.html

  • High level grammar quizzes, exercises and vocabulary building.

TOEFL

http://www.ets.org

  • For ESL students who are interested in the TOEFL test and TSE.

Geography Websites

Atlases and Maps

http://www.refdesk.com/factmaps.html

  • A list of links to sites that offer atlases and maps

Canadian Geographic

http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/

  • The site for the exploration and discovery of Canadian geography.

Environment Canada

http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca

  • Environment Canada’s web site provides information on biodiversity, birds, mammals and the weather.

National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

  • An exceptional site! Don’t miss their Homework Help page and take time to explore the wonderful content. Check out the Kids section for fun and games.

Parks Canada

http://www.parkscanada.ca/

  • Learn about the National Parks of Canada

Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.ca/

  • Canadian statistics for people and places.

CIA World Fact Book

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

  • Facts and figures about every country in the world, including maps, flags, demographics, history, economics and more. Sponsored by the CIA.

History Websites

Canada History

http://www.canadahistory.com

  • Canadian History information.

Canada’s National History Society

http://www.historysociety.ca

  • “Devoted to brushing the dust off of Canadian history to reveal our true passion and drama.”

Eyewitness to History

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com

  • The history through the eyes of those who were there. A very attractive and interesting site.

Historica

http://www.histori.ca/

  • Historica is a foundation devoted to promoting Canadian history. Home of the Heritage Minute.

Library and Archives Canada

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx

  • A huge collection of Canadian archived historical material.

The Canadian Encyclopedia

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia is a searchable resource of all things Canadian. This is the best Web site for anyone studying Canadian history.

Math Websites

Cool Math

http://www.coolmath.com

  • Games, lessons, calculators and more — a fun, informative site.

Fun Brain

http://www.funbrain.com

  • Interactive and fun, this site includes features designed to help with math, science, grammar and other subjects.

Interactive Mathematics

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_4.html

Interactive exercises and tutorials

Math.com

http://www.math.com

  • An excellent site with Cool Tools, Study Tips, Formulas & Tables, and the Wonders of Math.

The Math Forum

http://mathforum.org.math.topics.html

  • Extensive help in all math topics

The Math League

http://www.MathLeague.com

  • Test your math skills. Basic math explanations, conversion sheets, math activities and links for homework

APlusMath

www.aplusmath.com/

  • Offers flashcards, worksheets, a homework helper and games for students with math challenges and their tutors.

BlackDog

www.blackdog.net/games/math/index.html

  • A user-friendly site that has a number of division practice worksheets and links to other excellent pages.

CoolMath4Kids

http://coolmath4kids.com

  • You don’t have to be a kid to benefit from the quizzes, drills, puzzles, and games on this website.

GCF Learn Free Math

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/math

  • Math and money, percentages, or using fractions, savings, interest, credit and other practical math topics. Interactive.

Fraction Shapes

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Patterns

  • This is very well illustrated and easy to use. Excellent instruction on Mathematical patterns

Math Goodies

http://www.mathgoodies.com

  • Math Goodies is a free educational site featuring interactive math lessons.

Math History Theme Page

http://www.cln.org/themes/math_history.html

  • The history of mathematics.

Math in Daily Life

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath

  • Practical day to day math.

Math Stories

http://www.mathstories.com

  • Thousands of math story problems organized by grade level and then by topic. Worksheets can be printed and used free of charge.

Web Math

www.webmath.com

  • This site is composed of many math “fill-in forms” into which you can type in a particular math problem. It analyzes the problem, and when possible, provides a step-by-step solution.

Mathematics Worksheet Factory

www.schoolhousetech.com

  • Free math sheets and answer keys available.

AAA Math

www.aaamath.com

  • General math resources. Great for self-learning.

Visual Fractions

www.visualfractions.com

  • A tutorial that models fractions with number lines and circles.

Reading Websites

SparkNotes

http://www.sparknotes.com

  • Barnes & Noble offers free online access to those interested in senior level analysis of major literary works, in addition to guides for a number of other subjects.

Reference Websites

Google

http://www.google.com

Fact Monster

http://www.factmonster.com

  • A very cool site with interactive tools including a dictionary, atlas and encyclopedia.

Thesaurus

http://thesaurus.reference.com

  • A thesaurus and link to reference.com, its dictionary and other services.

Wikipedia

http://www.wikipedia.org

  • The world’s largest online encyclopedia, driven by user contributions. Make sure to double check information with a more authoritative resource!

Writing Websites

Writing Wizard

http://www.writingwizard.longcountdown.com

  • This site offers a wizard to create handwriting and printing worksheets and links to many writing sites.

Common Errors in English

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors

  • Mixing up continual with continuous? Stationery and stationary? This site will set you straight.

Guide to Grammar & Writing

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

  • A comprehensive collection of grammar and writing articles and lessons, with links to even more information.

Everyday Spelling

http://www.everydayspelling.com/

  • Spelling activities and strategies up to Grade 8 level.