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Common Sense Education has a section titled Ed Tech Ratings & Reviews that hosts teacher reviews and ratings for online games, websites, and apps. The site is free with no registration required.
KinderTown is a website that reviews apps for iPads and iPhones, providing an easy interface for finding useful educational apps for ages 3 to 8. See my brief review of KinderTown here.
Lexercise offers their Basic Therapy program based on the Orton-Gillingham approach for children struggling with reading, spelling, or writing. This online program uses instruction, independent practice, activities, and games. Parents are given directions for supporting their child, and a therapist is available to answer questions.
Many reading readiness programs fail to include or suggest one of the most valuable tools for helping children learn letters and sounds—movable alphabets. A movable alphabet consists of letters of the alphabet —plastic, wooden, posterboard, magnetic, sandpaper, felt, etc. The Magnetic AlphaBoard is one possible solution.
free online Sight Words Games
This free website by Michael Cummings has plot summaries for all of Shakespeare's plays plus themes, settings, character descriptions, historical background and much more.
WatchKnowLearn catalogs hundreds of free educational videos "Wiki-style" in both broad and sub-categories so it's easy to search. There are sub-categories for phonics, reading skills, literature, and reference skills.
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