Bitesize is a website published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The BBC is a public service broadcaster providing content online and for television and radio in multiple languages.

Website

Bitesize on BBC.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

The site offers resources for teachers as well as families and students in multiple subject areas including language arts, fine arts, math, science, and social studies. Resources are also available for foreign languages, careers, and religions. Content is readable online for many topics, but in others, the resources primarily consist of video clips which are not viewable when browsing from the U.S. (a K12PS team member was able to view the video clips when browsing under a VPN that allowed selection of the United Kingdom as a server location). The site is easy to navigate and search, with options to find information by subject, topic and age ranges (ages 3 to 16+). Note that some of the sections on the site are organized by school level names in the U.K. countries, but there is also information on age ranges so it is not difficult to find age-appropriate content.

Language Arts, Fine Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology

GRADES

PreK, K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Ducksters Education Site is a website published by Technological Solutions, Inc.

Website

Ducksters.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

The site offers free resources in social studies (U.S. and world history plus biographies of historical figures from multiple genres) as well as science, geography, and sports. The content includes games, kids’ jokes, and miscellaneous information on movies, music, and holidays. The content is detailed and well-organized in the related sub-topics. The site is easy to navigate; however, it lacks information on grade levels. Based on the K12PS review, we expect that grades 3-8 could find useful information and ideas on this website.

Social Studies, Science

GRADES

K-5, 6-8

Education.com is a membership-based website that includes free access to some online resources. Membership plans are offered monthly, annually, and lifetime to families, teachers, and schools / districts.

Website

Education.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

The site offers resources for teachers and home-schoolers as well as families and students in preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 5 in multiple subject areas including language arts, fine arts, math, science, and social studies. Resources are also available for typing, foreign languages, English language learners, and seasonal/holiday. Resources include a library of printable worksheets, online games and exercises, activity ideas, and lesson plans. The site is easy to navigate and search, with options to find information by subject, topic and grade level (PreK to 5).

Language Arts, Fine Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

GRADES

PreK, K-5

History.com is the website for the History Channel, which is available in many cable/satellite/online streaming television (TV) packages. There is also a free smartphone app available on iPhone and Google that offers access to some programming with access to full content via linkage to a TV package.

Website, Television, Smartphone App

History.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

The website offers written summaries of many topic areas in history such as events (e.g. the Civil War), eras (e.g. the 1980’s), movements (e.g. the Civil Rights Movement), and traditions (e.g. Halloween). There is also a page on the site with significant historical events by day (“This Day in History”). The site is easy to navigate and search, but does not include grade level information; the K12PS team expects that students of any age can will find useful facts on topics for research, etc.

Social Studies

GRADES

K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Kids Discover is a website primarily focused on resources for teachers such as lesson plans, print materials (e.g. magazines, posters, etc.) and online classroom resources. Content for teachers includes both free and paid items (such as smartphone apps).

Website, Smartphone App

KidsDiscover.com

CATEGORY

TYPE

For parents and students, the site offers some free resources in social studies and science. The free content includes online reading materials, downloadable infographics, and teacher’s guides that could be useful for parents and home schoolers. The content is detailed with good graphics and can be searched by broad topic (search tool or categories or grade levels). When searching by topic, lists of both paid and free resources like the online readings show in the results. Based on the site comments and materials, we expect that grades 3-8 could find useful information on this website.

Social Studies, Science

GRADES

K-5, 6-8

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