Homework Help

The World Wide Web includes helpful sites and portals for both students and parents who may need some assistance with homework.

Ask an Expert Sites
Suitable for all grades, this Ask an Expert Page provides links to experts in a number of different categories. This site offers a quick one-step process for finding experts in any field. The Science and Math links breaks down into major subjects with the number of sites listed for each subject: General Science, Astronomy & Space, Biology & Life Sciences, Physics, Oceanography, Geology, Weather, and Mathematics. All major subject areas as listed as well as other "Ask-an -Expert" Web Sites.

Ask Dr. Math
Good site for advanced math questions, not as strong for tutoring or basic math concepts.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
BJ was 11 years old when he created this site. Today the Discovery Channel hosts this 700+ site of helpful homework links organized into 12 major subject areas. Once you click on a subject area you are brought to a page organized by disciplines of the subject. This site is chock-full of resources for all students.

Homework Center
Infoplease's Homework Center provides information and links to common questions in the major subject areas. In addition, users can use the search box to find answers to their homework questions using the almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and biography database. For assistance with maps, go to the atlas or map library.

Homework Spot
The major divisions: Elementary, Middle, High School, Reference, and Parent/Teacher are subdivided into the appropriate curricular areas for those grade levels. Homework Spot simplifies the search for the best study tools and resources for a wide variety of subjects, including math, science, social studies and language arts. Also includes foreign language, arts and crafts, technology and more. There are suggestions of things to do, questions and answers, online field trips and academic contests. This site has something for every age group and subject.

This site is simple enough for elementary students to use, and it has a categorized list of links to some of the best Web sources on every subject from Art History to World History. The four sections: Student Index, Young Children, Teacher Index and Parent Index provide structured guidance to locating the information you need.

KidsClick: Web Search for Kids by Librarians
KidsClick! was created by a group of librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library System (New York) , as a logical step in addressing concerns about the role of public libraries in guiding young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.

Pitsco's Ask an Expert?
Fourteen broad categories (Science/Technology, Animals, Money/Business, Career/Industry, Law, Arts/Humanities, Internet/Computer, International/Cultural, Health, Resources [library], Recreation/Entertainment, Education, and Repair/Trade) offer a plethora of ask-an-expert sites, most are annotated. A searchable collection of over 300 links organized into categories where you can send your questions. "Askanexpert.com connects you with hundreds of real world experts, ranging from astronauts to zookeepers. These experts have volunteered to answer your questions for free!"

RefDesk: Best Source of Facts on the Net
The plethora of information on this site is staggering. There are over 100 links to home pages, accompanied by a conglomerate of reference materials from newspapers, periodicals, encyclopedia to over 200+ search engines. Clicking on "Homework Helper" brings you to links that are organized first by grade levels and then my subject.

Virtual Reference Desk (VRD)
The VRD's AskA+ Locator contains a collection of over 80 AskA services that focus on the information needs of the K-12 community.

The Learning Center is part of a larger site from the Virtual Reference DeskSM and is funded by the US Department of Education. The Learning Center is a question and answer service for the K-12 community, supplemented with links to curriculum related Web sites, frequently asked questions, and an archive of previously asked questions. School, public, academic, and special librarians and library science students offer their time and expertise to help K-12 students, parents, and educators find resources for curriculum related questions. The site is free and open to the public.

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