Friday, May 6, 2011

Back to School : Online Resources for Teachers and Parents

Teachers and parents should be equipped with tools and resources for back to school  activities.  Thanks to the wonders of Internet, tech-savvy teachers and parents  are taking advantage of online resources which tremendously helps them in completing school requirements for their students and children.  Here are five  online educational sites for teachers, parents and students :

Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.

Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through solutions like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more, Discovery Education helps over one million educators and 35 million students harness the power of broadband and media to connect to a world of learning.

An online community for  teachers open for discussions, sharing of  teaching resources, and a venue to network to each other. The site offers live chatboards, lesson plans resources in various grade levels and subject areas,browse and post classified ads,find and post teaching and tutorial jobs, explore hundreds of classroom projects, subscription to mailring network, and browse  articles through their Gazette.

Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

PBS Parents, the trusted online resource that’s filled with information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years. Created with input from experts in child psychology, early childhood education, media and other fields, PBS Parents provides the answers you need to be your child’s first, best teacher.