Online Resources for Families and Students on Common Core State Standards

Online Resources for Families & Students
on Common Core & Smarter Balanced
Computer Skill-Building
 E-Learning for Kids/Computer Skills – Typing
A global nonprofit foundation that’s dedicated to providing children ages 5-12 with fun, free online learning.
TypingWeb – Free Online Typing Tutor
A free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb includes fun typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification.
General Resources
PBS Parents
Resources for parents to engage children in educational activities across all subject areas.
PBS Kids
A free collection of many ELA and Math games, activities, and resources for students in grades 3-8.
A learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard.
Dare to Compare
Civics, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, and Science questions at the 4th, 8th, or 12th grade levels. Answers are given, as are comparisons with responses from countries around the world.
Khan Academy
A free online collection of more than 4,000 short video lessons stored on YouTube teaching almost all subject areas.
Khan Academy – Common Core Mathematics Exercises
Thousands of new, interactive math problems aligned to The Common Core State Standards from K-12, focusing on conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and real-world application. Every problem includes hints and a step-by-step solution.
Illustrative Mathematics
Detailed math tasks linked to Common Core State Standards in grades K-8. Each task includes a commentary section and solutions.
TenMarks – Math Practice
An online math program for students to practice and master math concepts covered in grades 1 through 12, covering concepts as advanced as algebra and geometry.
Online Resources for Families & Students
on Common Core & Smarter Balanced
English Language Arts / Literacy
Kids Discover
Free, short non-fiction Quick Reads on fascinating science and social studies topics, in addition to downloadable longer lessons.
Reading Rockets
General information and resources about reading, including literacy activities for home, based on the Common Core State Standards.
Time for Kids
Online newspaper written for kids at kids’ reading levels.
 Achieve the Core
A growing collection of high-quality tasks and assessment questions in ELA and Math, aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
SBAC Sample Items Online Practice
Online practice test questions presented just like the actual test. Use of the FireFox browser is recommended for this link.
SBAC Student Pretest Practice
Released shortened practice tests for all subjects and all grades. Leave as the default guest login and follow steps to find your practice test of choice.
Technology / Online Safety
Common Sense Media
A collection of independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media for children and their families.
Netsmartz Workshop
Educational resources, tips, and discussions covering a wide variety of topics related to technological and online safety for children and their families.
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to always monitor and discuss online use with their children.