Useful Links

Homework Help Sites
  • Awesome Library  - over 26,000 carefully reviewed sources organized for students, teachers and parents
  • BJ Pichbeck's Homework Helper  - links to resources to help students with their homework
  •  - search dictionaries, a thesaurus, or the web; site includes daily puzzles, a translator, and other language resources
  • Fact Monster from Information Please  - reference site for student ages 8-14 that provides educational resources: reference center includes an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs
  • Great Sites for Kids by American Library Association  - high-quality resources selected by librarians
  • Homework Spot  - resources are organized into categories for elementary, middle and high school
  • Info Please Homework Center  - categories include Subjects, Skills and Reference Sources
  • ipl2: Information you can trust - the merged collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. Includes the following categories: Resources by Subject, NewsPapers & Magazines, Special Collections created by ipl2, For Kids, and For Teens.
  • iTools  - quick access to the best Internet searching tools
  • Kathy Shrock's Guide to Everything - hundreds of links for teachers and students
  •  - the U.S. government's official web portal for kids: sites are categorized according to school subjects
  • Merriam Webster Word Center  - includes a dictionary and thesaurus, daily buzzwords and games 
  • National Geographic Education  - includes Homework Help for families, students and kids and teaching resources for teachers and informal educators
  • New York Times Learning Network - Student Connections Grades 6-12  - selective guide to the Internet for students
  • Nobel Prize Internet Archive  - maintains information on all Nobel Prize winners in all categories
  •  - indexes quality Internet sites according to grade levels; includes HomeworkHelp, Ask an Expert, and several other sections









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Fun Sites

  • Kids Hub  - online interactive learning center for elementary school students
  • High School Hub  - online learning center for high school students; offers homework help, current events, learning activities, reference resources and research tools,  and games and puzzles

Career Planning
Explore tips to help with essay writing for college or scholarship applications and entrance exam essays.  Visit Texas OnCourse for tips and guides.

For Your Students: The Four Big College Application Systems

Many colleges accept multiple application systems such as ApplyTexas, the Coalition App, the Common App, and the Universal App. Print out this handy chart to help students choose the best application system for them. You can find more resources like this one within the Texas OnCourse Academy.

For Students and Families: Learn about Endorsements with MapMyGrad

For parents and guardians, hearing that their eighth grader will have to select an endorsement can be confusing. Students and families please know about MapMyGrad, a free interactive website. MapMyGrad explains endorsements and career pathways in language your students can understand. You can even take a short quiz to determine which endorsement is best for yourself. Bonus: students can draft a high school graduation plan to share with their counselor.