being physically active… reading for pleasure… completing homework… thinking about careers… writing… drawing… joining clubs & other activities… researching… hobbies… board games… crafts… sports… taking fun classes outside school
(Have your library card and PIN number handy!) Online resource available through the TC Library. Provides live tutoring in English and Spanish in subject areas; offers tests in areas including reading, writing, math, science to test key learning objectives. Students get immediate feedback. It offers live tutoring for students learning Spanish. It offers essay review for student papers within 24 hours.
Internet Public Library: http://ipl.org/div/teen/
Homework help for teens.
Guide on starting, adapting and succeeding at middle school.
U.S. Dept. of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html
“Help Your Child” series of resources. Articles in English and Spanish.
PBS Kids “It’s My Life”: http://www.pbskids.org/itsmylife
Testimonial videos and resources on issues and difficulties that teens deal with every day.
Brain Pop: http://www.brainpop.com
Animated and interactive educational site for science, math, reading, technology and more.
American Library Association Young Adult Services:
Quick picks for reluctant readers.
Cool Math: http://www.coolmath4kids.com
Lessons and games to review math concepts for children up to 13.
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org
Free instructional videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance and history. Includes 125 free practice exercises to sharpen math and science skills.
The Fun Works…for Careers You Never Knew Existed: http://thefunworks.edc.org/SPT—homegraphic.php
Describes cool careers, what they earn, what classes to take and related online games. Includes a career quiz to help guide which careers to explore based on interests and strengths.
Kids Portal for the US Government: http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml
A career list with in-depth information about what each professional does on a daily basis and how to become one.