Websites & Apps for Homework/Organization Help

Los Angeles County Library

https://www.lapl.org/onlinetutor

Free Homework Help If you are a student in Kindergarten through College you can get free live homework help from a trained tutor in these subjects: Math, Science, English, and Social Studies.  All it takes is a County of Los Angeles Library Card.

Available from 1:00pm to Midnight every day.

 

Math

https://www.khanacademy.org/

With math help I strongly suggest students and parents check out the website. This site has also created a great iPad and iPhone app that addresses all of the Common Core Math Standards from Kindergarten through the 12th grade as well as other many other subject standards.  You can download the app by searching for KhanAcademy in the iTunes App store or click here iTunes.  For Android devices there are a number of Khan Academy related apps click here for GooglePlay.


ALEKS

https://www.aleks.com/about_us (Free trial available)

Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.

 

WebMath

http://www.webmath.com/

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.

 

Aplusmath

https://www.varsitytutors.com/aplusmath

Interactive math resources for teachers, parents, and students featuring free math worksheets, math games, math flashcards, and more.

 

PatrickJMT

http://patrickjmt.com/

Making FREE and hopefully useful math videos for the world!

 

Math Games

Math Videos - Math Games - Word Problems - Common Core
 
Games to practice fractions, integers, multiplication, and more
 

Specific Websites That Help With Reading/English

 

https://www.commonlit.org/

CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students up through grade 12.

This is a free service and aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Students and parents can choose many different passages to read.

  • There is text-to-speech
  • There are Guided Reading Models
  • There are Assessments
  • There are Discussion Questions
  • Readings have a Parent Guide as well to help you help your child

  

https://readtheory.org/ Reading and Writing, Improved

What is Read Theory?

  • Read Theory is a powerful educational tool that offers online reading activities for all ages and ability levels. Our custom web application adapts to students’ individual ability levels and presents them with thousands of skill building exercises that suit their needs.

 

Owl

https://owl.purdue.edu/

 

Flash Card Apps

Here are two examples there are many more.

 

Quizlet

https://quizlet.com/

There are a number of iPhone and Android apps that are virtual note cards. Quizlet is very popular with high school students and with a bit of guidance it is easy for any middle school student to master. 

 

Studies

http://www.studiesapp.com/

Some things in your life have to be memorized. Facts, formulas, words, pictures, dates, procedures, even names and faces. Everything you do includes information that needs to reside in your head. Studies is a flashcard app for the serious student, with editions for Mac®, iPhone® and iPad®. It's a tool to extend your knowledge, and it doesn't matter what it is you want to learn — medicine, law, history, driving, aviation, fine art, music, or martial arts — from simple day-to-day tidbits, to knowledge of life changing importance. Studies is an app to help you achieve your learning goals.

 

General Studying & Writing

 

Springboard

A rich variety of texts. Activities that get students engaged. Structured reading and writing workshops that focus on crucial skills. Smart resources and tools. Find out what SpringBoard ELA can offer you.  This is the website for the ELA textbook.

https://springboard.collegeboard.org/ela?state=ca

 

https://www.shmoop.com/

Shmoop is a digital publishing company with "a point of view." We seek to empower and broaden the range and depth of choices students have in life. Our teaching method revolves around the basic notion that learning is often too hard, so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 that we squirt on the tracks whenever we can.

 

Time Management

 

Cold Turkey

https://getcoldturkey.com/

Are you distracted by your phone or computer? With Cold Turkey, a free app for your computer, you can block selected sites for an extended period of time, from 15 minutes to 24 hours. This program is something you set to block you from the temptations of having your mind and eyes wander to something else. The best part is there is no way to turn the timer off until it runs out, so you can’t cheat!