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Math Links

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Leveled math program that allows students to work through lessons and earn points based on how well they do. They can then "spend" these points on items for their avatar or donate to charity. Great for all students as higher or lower content can be assigned based on the student's need. The login is: Username = student ID (lunch/library number) with "s" in front of it and "nisd" at the end. Password = student's 4 X 4 (first four letters of last name and last four numbers of their SSN).
Leveled math program for teaching and practicing concepts. Students complete teacher assigned lessons to track their progress, or go to the Exploration area to work through any lesson (no progress tracking). Good for kids who struggle with math. The login is: Username = student ID with "@nisd.net" following it. Password = student's birthdate - MMDDYYYY
Fantastic virtual math manipulatives - like base blocks, fraction pieces, money, tangrams, pattern blocks and geoboards - and activities to teach concepts.
Play against kids from around the world! Challenge others. Challenge yourself. This site is aimed at students in upper elementary and middle school.
EZSchool's mission is to make learning easy and fun for kids. We focus on helping students, teachers, and parents by designing and developing supplemental materials that reinforce what is taught at school. We provide worksheets, study tools, interactive games, tutorials, easy to read stories, a year long spelling program, and much more. All materials are geared towards helping kids becoming more successful. Every week, the website is updated with new activities.
Great activities that go along with grade level content.
Great activities and virtual manipulatives to go along with grade level content. More great stuff (test prep and brain teasers) from HMH at http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mhm/
KidsNumbers.com is the absolutely free math resource designed by teachers, specifically for students and children of all ages. A place where students can practice all aspects of math, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in a fun and pressure free way. We also provide Math Foundations, which is a cutting edge, free 12 week program that will help build the foundation your student needs to do well with mathematics.

Science Links

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Search a huge archive of resources on thousands of topics. Search by grade level to get the most appropriate material for your child. Locke Hill students have a login that can be given to you by his/her teacher.
Enjoy fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. There's a range of free online activities to try with something for everyone whether you're interested in animals, plants, chemistry, biology, physics, space, magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases or other science related topics.
From PBS and Jim Henson comes Sid the Science Kid! This fun, animated series teaches kids about a different science concept with every episode. More geared for the little ones, kids LOVE Sid and his friends' silly antics while they learn about the world around them.
Great activities from our textbook publisher that go along with the units and chapters from each grade levels' texts.
From the BBC, some fantastic interactive activities for kids on various science topics.
It's NASA....need we say more?
The AMNH's kids' page lets kids explore various "ology" topics - archaeology, paleontology, zoology....you get the idea - in fun and engaging interactive activities.
Loads of animated science videos for grades 1 – 7.
The Missouri Botanical Gardens has a fabulous site describing different biomes and ecosystems. Find out what they are, where they are and what kinds of plants and animals live there.
This. Is. Wicked. Cool.

Social Studies Links

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Learn about the great state of Texas from the Texas Senate! This section is aimed at grades 4 and up. Click the tab for Senate Jr. to access content aimed at grades 3 and below.
The Texas State House of Representatives teaches kids about the people, processes, and places at the state capitol.

Language Arts Links

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An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. Kids can have books read to them or read the books themselves.
Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success.
The ultimate children's digital library.
Istation is an internet-based reading intervention program for use by students in grades 3 through 5. Istation combines assessments, individualized instruction, animated delivery, progress monitoring, and additional teacher resources to help students achieve success in reading. To download and use this program at home, please refer to the instructions that came home with your child, or ask your child's teacher to send that information home again.
Discover online multimedia resources for your favorite books. Bring books and authors to life. Hundreds of videos of your favorite authors talking about how they write, draw, or get inspired. Northside ISD has a license for district-wide use. Just ask your child's teacher or our librarian for the login credentials.

Cross Curricular Resources

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Fantastic animations teaching about everything under the sun (and the sun itself!). Galm has a subscription, and your child should know the password, but it is not accessible after 5:00 pm. BrainPop ALWAYS has some free videos and a different featured free video every day. The site also provides a quiz and other interactive activities for each video topic. The site says that this site is appropriate for 4th grade and higher. The younger ones are directed to BrainPop Jr.
Just like the regular BrainPop, but with content aimed at a younger audience, BrainPop Jr. provides videos, quizes, and activities for all subject areas. Galm has a subscription, and your child should know the password, but it is not accessible after 5:00 pm. Just like BrainPop, BrainPop Jr. ALWAYS has some free videos and a different featured free video each week. The site says that this site is appropriate for Kinder - 3rd grade.
Wide range of lessons, practice exercises, step-by-step tutorials, and printable worksheets for MATH and LANGUAGE ARTS.
Featuring over 3,500 content pages, MrNussbaum.com is one of the most popular destinations on the internet for parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and students. MrNussbaum.com was created by Greg Nussbaum, a Virginia public school teacher with experience teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms. Awesome activities in all subject areas!
SoftSchools.com provides free worksheets, games, and quizzes in various subject areas. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. The printable worksheets are auto generated using criteria you input. Lots of great stuff here.

Parent Resources

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