TweenTribune daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens – where you'll find the most compelling, relevant and interesing news for 55 million kids in K-12 and their 3.5 million teachers.Stories are selected by professional journalists working closely with teens, tweens and teachers. Teens and tweens can post comments, with all comments moderated by their teachers before they are published. We allow teens and tweens to produce 99 percent of our content as a means of engaging them. More than 100,000 teachers have registered so far.
Newsela - a new website that provides students with unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common-Core aligned quizzes, with new articles everyday (summary from their website). Teachers can create classes and then assign current event articles for their students to read. Some Newsela articles also have quizzes that students can take and then are automatically graded. The best thing is the student can change the Lexile level of the article (reading level starts at grade 4) http://www.newsela.com/
http://www.typingclub.com/? This online program will assist you with learning and improving your typing speed! Practice each lesson over and over to at least get all three stars. It really doesn't take much to learn, a few minutes a day for one to two week and you will be a pro!
Science Kids - The aim of Science Kids is to provide educational resources for teachers and parents that help make science fun and engaging for kids, taking important concepts and putting them into a form that kids can not only understand but also enjoy. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
FOSSweb is the official website of the active-learning science program, FOSS. Explore resources for educators and engaging activities for students and families. ... Grade 7, Grade 8, Elementary Grades, Middle School Grades, All Grades ... K-8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley http://www.fossweb.com/