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Homework Resources

Books and eBooks; magazine and newspaper articles; specialty databases; ACT/SAT/AP test prep; free WiFi and computer access; and more.

Good Starting Points

See also Online Resources for Grade K — 6 and Online Resources for Grade 7 — 12.
For online practice tests and tutorial courses for students, see LearningExpress Library database (choose School Center).

  • Distance Learning Resources

    • Wide Open School
      This collection of free activities and resources aims to help students, parents and teachers feel more comfortable with distance learning. It consists of three main sections:

      • Student Activities, where students choose a grade level category: Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8 or 9-12 to find high quality educational activities or resources by subject area. These subjects range from traditional school topics such as math, science, social studies, writing and reading to arts, music, movement, field trips, life skills and more.
      • Family & Teacher Center offers guidance geared toward families by theme (examples include Get Ready, Learning and Motivation, Social & Emotional Well-being) and teachers (Partner with Families, Set Norms, How-to and more).
      • Recursos en Español offers activities and resources for Spanish speaking families.

Wide Open School was created by nonprofit organization Common Sense with more than 75 content partners and supporters.

  • DK Find Out!
    This highly visual site offers articles, quizzes and videos to help kids learn and explore the world.

  • Khan Academy
    The goal of the Khan Academy is to offer "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere." Content includes math; science topics such as biology, chemistry and physics; arts and humanities; economics and finance; and test preparation.

  • Newsela
    Create a free account to read articles about current events and opinions (in the News section) and other topics such as Science & Math and Arts & Culture (in the Library section). Each article is available in five reading levels from elementary to MAX (the original version), and articles come from Newsela’s content partners such as The Washington Post, Scientific American and You may practice writing responses and answer quiz questions about what you’ve read. Some articles are also available in Spanish.

  • Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institutions are world-renowned facilities of research and education. There are a variety of subjects of interest and primary resources for research needs. Also check out the open access for free use pictures from all the Smithsonian museums and collections. 

  • TED-Ed
    Students can discover big ideas by watching short, animated videos exploring subjects including math, arts, science and social studies. TED-Ed encourages students to create their own TED-style talks using its curriculum as a guide. This project is part of TED: Ideas Worth Spreading which has thousands of free, short video talks related to technology, entertainment, design, science, business and global issues.

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