ABCya is a website that offers free educational computer games; the company also produces smartphone apps. The website is set-up for both family login and teacher usage in class.

Website, Smartphone App

ABCya.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

The site offers free computer-based games in the subjects of language arts and math. Additionally, there is content around holidays and on developing strategy and miscellaneous skills such as learning to use a calendar, drawing, etc. The content is designed for pre-K and grades K to 5. The site is easy to navigate by grade level, and by subject under each grade level.

Language Arts, Math, Life Skills

GRADES

PreK, K-5

The American Red Cross is a non-profit service organization founded by Clara Barton in 1881 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1900. The organization is known for its disaster response, blood products, and armed forces support services, but also offers training and certification classes, some online and some in-person, that are suitable for kids under 18.

Website

RedCross.org

CATEGORY

TYPE

Training options for kids (and adults) include Babysitting & Child Care (minimum age 11) and Lifeguarding (minimum age 15 by end of course). These are for kids who are looking to earn money with part-time and/or summer work, and who want or need to have qualifications to gain employment. The online courses for Babysitting & Child Care are $40-45; the costs for the lifeguarding courses vary from $75 for review (refresher) options to $230 for courses that combine online materials with 2 day in-person lifeguarding and bloodborne pathogens training. Lifeguarding instructor training is also available for those 17 and older.

Life Skills

GRADES

6-8, 9-12

Typing.com is a website and educational product developed by Teaching.com. Teaching.com also offers an additional free site, NitroType.com, where learners compete in a racing game using real-time typing.

Website

Typing.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

The main Typing.com site offers an online typing tutor for learners of all ages and skill levels. The lessons are interactive, and use games and other techniques to enable learning and skill development. The site also allows for personalization such as avatars and it tracks achievements to help with motivation. Free resources are also available for teachers, including a teacher portal to track student progress. Features include a timed typing test and options to assist visually impaired learners such as dictation.

Life Skills

GRADES

K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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