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     Websites for Middle School Students and Younger

    It seems like many of the educational sites around the web were created with either the elementary student or the college student in mind. But there are a number of sites that would be of interest to students in the middle school grades. Here are 16 to explore.

    shmoop 

    Shmoop- Shmoop offers an excellent collection of fun and lively study guides created by teachers and education experts. The site provides guides to literature,bestselling books,  poetry, Shakespeare, U.S. history, civics, music, economics,and more.

     

    Homework Helper BJPinchbeck Homework Helper - Created in the 1990s by nine-year-old BJ Pinchbeck,this small online reference has evolved into a comprehensive research site with hundreds of homework help links. Some of the topics covered on BJ PinchbeckHomework Helper include art, computer science, English, foreign languages,health, math, music, science, and social studies.

     

    Whyville     Whyville.net - Whyville helps middle schoolers learn about art history, science, journalism,civics, and economics through exploration and communication. As Whyville citizens, students can play games, chat with friends, and much more.

     

    FreeRice    FreeRice.com- This UN World Food Program site teaches civic responsibility while quizzing visitors on everything from English grammar and vocabulary to chemical symbols and pre-algebra. For every multiple choice trivia question that site visitors answer correctly, the UN donates ten grains of rice to help feed the hungry.

     

    BookAdventure   BookAdventure - Book Adventure is a free online reading program that welcomes children in grades K-8. The goal of the program is to get kids to read more and improve reading comprehension. Site visitors can use the site to create their own book lists, get reading recommendations, take quizzes on books they have read, and earn points and prizes for reading efforts.

     

    ReadPrint    ReadPrint - Read Print is a free online library that contains thousands of novels,poems, plays, and stories in the public domain. Site visitors can search for books by author, title, or genre.

     

    bookbuilder    BookBuilder - Middle schoolers who visit this site can create, publish, and share their own digital books online. They can also read free digital books created by other people.

     

    WritingFix     WritingFix - Writing Fix provides a place for young writers to improve their craft. Site resources include free prompts, lessons, articles,and other writing resources.

     

    MathPlayground    MathPlayground - This site is intended for elementary and middle school students.Site visitors can play math games, solve logic problems, watch math videos, and much more.

     

    LureOfTheLabyrinth     Lureof the Labyrinth - Created specifically for middle school students, this free online math game guides students through a digital labyrinth of math-based puzzles. Players must solve pre-algebra problems to save their missing pet and win the game.

     NoRedINk

    https://www.noredink.com/

    NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

    • Authentic Assessments – Students can rearrange sentences, edit and mark up text, organize ideas into outlines, and manipulate multi-paragraph passages.
    • Unlimited, Adaptive Practice – Our engine differentiates instruction to meet each student’s needs and to support learners when they get stuck.
    • Personalized, High-Interest Content – We generate every exercise from students’ favorite celebrities, friends, and interests, making the content fun and relevant.
    • Actionable Data – Color-coded diagnostic data, growth reports, and gradebooks allow teachers and administrators to track progress in real time.
     

     ARKive      ARKive- ARKive is a lively science site devoted to the conservation of endangered species around the world. Educational resources include news, photos, videos,article, reference materials, and more.

     

    Artopia       Artopia- Designed for middle school students with an interest in visual and performing arts, this site displays important works of art and allows users to build their own portfolio of artwork. Artopia users can also critique art, watch movies,and view student art.

     Smithsonian

    http://naturalhistory.si.edu/VT3/

     This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map (see upper right map buttons). The visitor can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms. The desktop version includes camera icons to indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel.
     
    LearningAlly LearningAlly.org:

    Solutions Designed for Student Success

    Kindergarten through 12th Grade Students Learning Ally provides proven solutions for K-12 educators and parents that drives student success. We truly believe students have the best opportunity to succeed when backed by a knowledgeable, supportive, and tightly knit parent–teacher team. Our goal is to empower this team and help students build confidence in the classroom by combining human-narrated audio books with practical advice and emotional support.

     
     books Good Reading Online – Chapter books that are suitable for middle school students are featured on this site, as well as tools to help in comprehension of the stories.