Best Free Learning Websites

The AALRC has put together a list of “Best Free Learning Websites” and we would like to hear from you about your favorite free websites. What good sites are you using now? What are your favorites from this list? This list is not complete yet - we need your help to make it a better list for everyone. Please email Rob Pollan rob@aalrc.org for comments and suggestions.

 

Updated February 2017

Math

Khan Academy - fantastic website with great videos that students can watch over and over till they get the concepts. The math section includes practice and an extensive tracking program for the teachers. http://www.khanacademy.org/

BBC English and Math for Adults - lots of good stuff in here including videos, training, quizzes, and games. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

TV411 - Get practical practice - reading, writing, vocabulary, math, learning. http://www.tv411.org/

Reading

Goodwill Community Foundation - includes Reading, Computers, and Math. Nice layout with lots of activities. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/

Fonics - good audio and pictures that go along with the words http://www.fonetiks.org/foniks/

Literacynet Learning Resources -Great reading site with stories from CNN and a local CBS affiliate. You can read the story and view the video, then look for the activities on the left to test
your knowledge and comprehension - vocabulary, word selection, multiple choice, sequencing, conclusions, and “your turn”. http://literacynet.org/cnnsf/home.html

Web English Teacher - good resource for English teachers. http://www.webenglishteacher.com/index.html

California Distance Learning Project - many stories that can be read aloud to the reader by the computer. Includes comprehension qui and other activities. http://www.cdlponline.org/

Montana’s list of Reading and Listening Activities - Includes GED practice tests. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/pilotproject/reading/readingindex.htm

Starfall - starts at the beginning and works its way up. The site is designed for children but is effective for anyone. http://www.starfall.com/

U.S.A. Learns - Learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills. Slick website with videos and audio. www.usalearns.org

Learning English - free printable materials. http://www.englishbanana.com/

BBC English and Math for Adults - lots of good stuff in here including videos, training, quizzes, and games. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

Pearsonlongman - Online practice reading tests. http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/marketing/sfesl/practicereading.html

TV411 - Get practical practice reading, writing, vocabulary, math, learning. http://www.tv411.org/

RHL School - Reading comprehension worksheets http://rhlschool.com/reading.htm

Read Write Think - Lesson plans, guides, materials, and more. http://www.readwritethink.org/

Natural Reader - your computer will read aloud any text to you. http://www.naturalreaders.com/

Reading Skills for Today's Adults - read the text and hear the audio as you read. Reading levels .7-8.0 http://resources.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm

PaperRater - Free online Grammar Check, Plagiarism Detection, and Writing Suggestions http://paperrater.com/

Chompchomp.com - Grammar terms, exercises, handouts and more http://www.chompchomp.com/

ESL

DuoLingo -Top notch, full featured language learning program.
https://www.duolingo.com

New American Horizons - great ESL instructional videos that help with lesson planning and teaching ESL instructional techniques. http://www.newamericanhorizons.org/training-videos

PUMAROSA - this site is bilingual phonetic and is designed to help you learn English as quickly and easily as possible. http://www.pumarosa.com/

ESL Resource Center - has various stories with multiple choice exercises. http://eslus.com/LESSONS/READING/READ.HTM

Rong-Chang - conversations with audio and exercises. Large selection of lessons for beginners and intermediates.
http://rong-chang.com/

English Speak - text and audio that allows the user to point at any text in the story and it will instantly read it out loud at your chosen speed. http://englishspeak.com/

ESL Cyber Listening Lab - stories are read out loud to the listener with quick quizes afterwards. http://esl-lab.com/

Colorin Colorado - is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs). http://www.colorincolorado.org/

Typing

Typing Club - this site comes highly recommend by computer teacher Linda Holland: https://www.typingclub.com

Sense-Lang - Great typing website. Tutorials and games that are well thought out and informative. Even includes a school section that allows you to register as a teacher and make assignments for your students. http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/

Typing Web - Another good typing website. Tells you your problem keys, has “Tools for Teachers” that allows you to track your students progress and time. http://www.typingweb.com/

Type Online - lessons, number pad, speed test. http://www.typeonline.co.uk/index.html

Keybr.com - quick and easy touch typing http://www.keybr.com/#!game

Computers

Learn Excel with Excel Easy- well laid out site with downloadable examples that will help you quickly learn various Excel topics. http://www.excel-easy.com

Microsoft Digital Literacy - Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work. http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/up/digitalliteracy/default.mspx

GCF - Goodwill Community Foundation - Computers,reading, and Math. Computer section includes Computer Basics, Microsoft Excel, Facebook 101, Microsoft Offce, Internet Basics, Google, and more. Most sections have lessons, interactives, quizzes and videos. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
For a full list of topics see http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

McGraw Hill - Interactive with audio and video lessons. Extensive collection of lessons. http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/stories/teachcls.html

Microsoft Office Training - courses for specific parts of Office. Courses include practice and tests.
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx

Jan’s Computer Literacy - not the best of the bunch, but some useful components including quizzes.
http://www.jegsworks.com/lessons/

 

Various

Adult Learning Web Resources - Comprehensive list of learning websites. http://www.alresources.com/

Books Should Be Free - audio books that can be downloaded or streamed. http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/

Watch Know Learn - large list of learning videos for many subjects. http://watchknowlearn.org/default.aspx

Free Rice - Great vocaulary site that also includes several other subjects. Works like a multiple choice game. http://freerice.com

Hippo Campus - In depth website with interactive topics and courses. http://www.hippocampus.org/

Spelling - very good site that allows you to type in your own words and then it will test you by reading the words out loud, also has flash cards and more http://www.spellingcity.com/

Spelling - you can use this site to get lists of words for a certain grade level, then copy and paste them into spellingcity.com (above) to learn and test http://www.homespellingwords.com/index.htm

Spelling - list of most common mispelled words on the GED test. Copy and paste parts of the list into spellingcity.com to learn and test http://www.gedforfree.com/free-ged-course/language-arts/most-commonly-misspelled-ged-words.html

Interactive Online Activities for ESL and ABE / GED - great list of websites. If you can't find it on our page look here. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j907b3kxoEoiJrWEfxFfKC6TRIYwIrWaor6SeJc7f18/edit

Jefferson Lab - balance chemical equations http://education.jlab.org/elementbalancing

Mometrix Academy - extensive test preparations https://www.mometrix.com/academy

Vocabulary

Free Rice - Great for vocabulary. It will automatically adjust to your vocabulary level, or hit the change level button to access all levels of vocabulary. It also has several other subjects to choose from. http://freerice.com

Vocabulary.com - Puts words into context and asks multiple choice questions. Works well and you can sign up so it can track your progress. http://vocabulary.com

Vocabulary.co.il - Vocabulary games and resources. http://www.vocabulary.co.il/

 

History

History Channel - quiz game. http://quiz.history.com/game_complete

Khan Academy - history videos. http://www.khanacademy.org

Hippo Campus - In depth website with interactive topics and courses. http://www.hippocampus.org/

 

Geography

Geoguessr - this is a fun and entertaining site that uses Google Maps to locate you somewhere in the world and you have to guess where. Great for getting people interested in Geography. https://www.geoguessr.com

Sheppard Software - Great map games that have different levels of play. If you want to learn geography and memorize locations and capitals quickly, this site will help you achieve it in a fun and challenging way.. http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

Maps.com - wide range of fun geography games. http://www.maps.com/funfacts.aspx

 

GED Practice Tests

2014 Computer-Based Test Tutorial -learn how the GED Test works online - http://gedtestingservice.com/2014cbttutorialview

Practice the GED Test with 2002 GED questions - http://gedtestingservice.com/GEDTS%20Tutorial.html 

 

Varsity Tutors - online GED practice tests and flash cards. Also has ACT, SAT and other tests available. http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests

Test Prep Review - Printable GED practice test with answer key http://www.testprepreview.com/ged_practice.htm

Study Guide Zone - GED study guide and practice. http://www.studyguidezone.com/gedtest.htm

Quizmoz - Lots of quizzes including GED - http://www.quizmoz.com/

Free Online Courses

Coursera - "Take the world's best courses, online, for free." https://www.coursera.org

Onlinecourses.com - browse free online courses and quickly find the course you are looking for. Watch out for the "Sponsored" search link, instead use "Browse by Category". http://www.onlinecourses.com/

Makeuseof - 8 Websites to Take Free College Courses Online http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-awesome-websites-free-college-courses-online/

AALRC Programs

These programs are not free, but they are free for students enrolled in Arkansas' Department of Career Education programs.
Teachers, please contact Rob Pollan to get setup with these programs and start enrolling students. Rob Pollan 479-649-5830, rob@aalrc.org

Aztec Learning Essentials Series - Students use this login link:http://aalrc.azteclearning.com

http://aalrc.azteclearning.com/Aztec/Admin/AztecAdmin.asp Instructor login

See http://www.aztecsoftware.com/_aztec/products/les.html for more information about content.

Aztec GED Prep - Login https://learn.aztecsoftware.com/p12

 

Career Ready 101 by Keytrain - http://run.careerready101.com/cr-main/login.asp

 

SkillsTutor - Login: http://myskillstutor.com/

Information about SkillsTutor http://www.skillstutor.com/hmh/site/skillstutor/Home 


Teknimedia - Login https://ar.e-learning.com/html/loginok.asp

WLC App - you can use this instead of a browser, it's easy and doesn't require Shockwave or Flash. Make sure that you first register your student with your browser using the link above. Save the WLC file to your desktop, then double-click it to run the app. In the server box, make sure you change the server to ar.e-learning.com, then enter the students user id and password.

WLC Instructions and download: http://www.teknimedia.com/MiscellaneousDocs/wlcapp-win%20download%20instructions.pdf

WLC app direct download link: http://download.teknimedia.com/cldl/wlcapp-win.exe

information about Teknimedia course content http://www.teknimedia.com/html/products.html

 

Telephone Doctor - https://aalrc.serviceskills.com/home.asp?SeriesID=&CourseID=&v=1

 

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