Language Arts Sites
Grammar Ninja has three levels. Identify parts of speech in short passages by hitting words with shooting stars.
Seussville is a Dr. Seuss themed games, books, and activities.
ABCya offers games for grades K through 5. They also offer apps for iPads, iPods, and iPhones. ABCya's content coverage is very broad as well.
A Maths Dictionary for Kids is an animated, interactive dictionary of math terms for kids. A Maths Dictionary for Kids contains over 600 math terms. A Maths Dictionary for Kids contains examples, activities, practice, charts, calculators, and definitions. The Math Charts page of this site contains printable visual aids for various mathematical concepts.
Dreambox offers a nice suite of free interactive manipulative tools. They are organized by grade level and topic. They are designed to be used on an interactive whiteboard such as a SmartBoard or Promethean Board, but can be just as easily used on your home computer. The grade five simulations are near the bottom.
Video tutorials, practice problems, and self-guided lessons for many math concepts.
Mathsframe is a site that contains over 170 interactive math games for free!
As you can probably guess, Multiplication.com offers a multitude of games for learning multiplication. The games are pretty fun and the variety of games is very large.
The NLVM offers a comprehensive suite of virtual interactives and simulations. All simulations are organized by math strand and grade level. Use this site to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.
SeeMath is a site that contains visual animations of math concepts. The visualizations provide nice reinforcement for any student that uses hands-on manipulatives or explores alternative problem solving during math time.
Smarty Games offers a host of educational games and challenges. They even offer mobile games. Smarty Games contains games for pre-K to early elementary. Their "Michael the Hero" series of games are pretty fun and simple games that offer more than just drill the skill style play. Check out Smarty Games: Math, Smarty Games: Money, or Smarty Games: Time.
The British Broadcasting Corporation has an educational site filled with learning materials. Check out their science materials here:
Game for Science is an outstanding site that is designed to get kids excited about science and technology. They have several "portals" that offer many different games and simulations. Kids can play Game for Science as a "tourist" without registering, or they can register an account which requires an email address and confirmation.
EcoKids provides teachers materials for teaching about environmental science. In the "Kids' Section" students can access games organized by various science topics and age appropriateness.
PBS Kids offers a lot of educational resources like videos and games. Their science games collection is very large; covering many topics.
The popular PBS show Nature has a nice site to accompany their program. The site gives you access to various Nature documentaries and videos. Within the site is a section containing quite a few interactives and games - Nature's Interactives & Games. The content is great for a wide range of students covering several topics like animal anatomy or forensic science.
Study Jams! is a site from Scholastic that is designed to allow students to review science and math information through songs and videos.
Wonderville is a very engaging site filled with interactives, games, videos, comics, and other educational resources like hands on activities that you could incorporate into your lesson plans.
social studies sites
Go Social Studies Go is pretty much a collection of multimedia books about common social studies themes. The books include videos, pictures, and links to resources.
Museum Box is a site that allows students to create virtual museum displays for class projects - like a web-based shoebox diorama!
The digital vaults from the National Archives offers a unique collection of historical digital photos. Within the Archives Experience site, you can create your own videos or posters using their images. These creations can be saved in your account or e-mailed with a specific URL for your work. Everything is drag and drop for creating within the Digital Vaults. You can add sound to your photo reel as well. Images are well organized and can be separated by keyword tags
For the Fun of It
Fraboom is an interactive online kids' museum. Their free version is great containing interactive books, games, and virtual museum exhibits. FraBoom is a very entertaining site, and its focus is to boost creativity and to provide quality educational content. FraBoomalso offers two pay versions of their service.