vc Links

Parent Links

Academics
Focus School Software: Use Focus to view your child's grades and communicate with their teachers.
Edmodo: Use Edmodo to view your child's homework, assignments and upcoming due dates.

Fun Links

Simple English
http://bright-productions.com/kinderweb/a.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/confusable/index.htm
http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/games/alien/ash.html

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/games/monkey/monkey.html

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/games/tina/tina.html

Listening Practice
http://www.manythings.org/pp/ http://www.manythings.org/listen/

Just Games
www.funbrain.com
http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm
http://a4esl.org/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/
http://www.teflgames.com/interactive.html
http://www.agameaday.com/
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/
http://bogglesworldesl.com/wordsearches.htm
http://www.geocities.com/sgaer/hotpotatoes/
http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/
http://www.mccollam.com/fun/
http://www.manythings.org/
http://www.eslpages.com/game%20of%20the%20day.htm

Some spelling and vocabulary games
http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/a/
http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/v/

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/l/

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/b/

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/g/

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/y/

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/w/

http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/x/

http://www.english-daily.com/
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/crosswords.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/hangman.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/jumbledwords.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/fun.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/matching.htm
http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/games/e/
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_1st.htm

College Search Sites

College Board Online - www.collegeboard.com
A comprehensive site on SAT programs, financial aid, scholarships and the admissions process.

Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com/
This is an award-winning website which allows students to search up to 4,000 colleges and universities as well as explore careers ad majors. This site also offers information on the financial aid process and offers information on scholarships.

CollegeNET - www.collegenet.com
This site allows a student to search over 25,000 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities, junior colleges, technical schools, law schools and medical schools in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. You can even take online campus tours on this site, get online applications, and search the scholarship database.

College View Campus - www.collegeview.com
Search for a college by major, location, size, type of college, special programs such as athletics. This site also offers information on career planning and financial aid along with virtual college tours. You can also find many electronic college applications.

College Link - www.collegelink.com
This site offers online applications to over 900 colleges. Also has a recruiting service for student athletes.

International Education Service - www.ies-ed.com
This site offers a service to international students interested in applying to colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

Virtual Campus Tours - www.campustours.com
Offers online campus tours of many colleges in the United States.

Early Decision & Early Action Planshttp://www.collegeboard.com/collaps/early/html/states.html
Here you will find a list of colleges in the United States, Lebanon and Canada that offer early decision and early action admissions.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

College Board's Financial Information - http://www.collegeboard.com/pay
Understand all of your options when it comes to paying for college. We can help you get the latest information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.

College Search Service PROFILE Online - www.collegeboard.com/profile
This site allows a student to register and apply for the profile form.

FAFSA Online - http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/completing_fafsa/index/html
This site allows you to file a free application for federal student aid online.

Fast Web - www.fastweb.com
This site offers information on over 275,000 scholarships, fellowships, loan, grants and internships.

Fin Aid - www.finaid.org
This site offers comprehensive financial aid/scholarship information.

College Scholarships - www.college-scholarships.com
This site offers a comprehensive website with numerous links to sources of financial aid information.

CollegeNET - www.collegenet.com
Go to the financial aid section and browse the scholarships database.

College Entrance Examinations

ETS NET - www.ets.org
This is the home page for the service that develops the college admissions tests such as the SAT, AP Exams and TOEFL. A student can take practice tests online.

College Board - www.collegeboard.org/test/index.html
This site offers information on test dates, online registration, test centers, score reporting, and tips for test preparation.

SAT Score Sender - www.collegeboard.org/sat/html/students/adlscor.html
This site provides information on how to send up to five additional SAT score reports to colleges and scholarship programs.

TOEFL Online - www.toefl.org/index.html
This site offers information on the TOEFL that is an examination, required by colleges, for those students whose first language is not English. Students can register online and take practice tests.

Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com/
This site offers test preparation information, college program search, rankings, and career advice.

Careers and Work

Jobtrak - www.jobtrak.com
A website for students and alumni looking for full-time and part-time positions, internships & on-campus employment.

Mapping Your Future - www.mapping-your-future.org
A resource for career and college planning, with information about financial aid

Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.html
A source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Published by the US department of Labor.

TRMS Career Resource Center -www.camas.wednet.edu/chs/netlinks/tech/career.html
An extensive list of career-related links can be found here.

Applying to Countries Other Than the United States

Australia Education Network - http://www.australian-universities.com/
Information about studying in Australia

Canada - www.studyincanada.com
The Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada

Studying in Ontario, Canada? - www.ouac.on.ca
OUAC processes applications for study at universities in the province.

United Kingdom - www.ucas.ac.uk
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. A good starting point if you want to study in the UK. Applications begin here.

Sites for International Students

These websites offer information for international students on visa issues, cultural differences, and more.

Edupass - www.edupass.org

Institute of International Education - www.iie.org

Study USA - www.studyusa.com

Geography - Maps

World Atlas - World Geography and maps

Kid Info - Geography Maps

Pro Teacher - Maps

CDLI - Maps

National Geographic - Places and Maps

Geography For Kids-Geograhpy Games For Kids, Games About Our Earth

English Learning

Topic

English Learning Web Sites from Gini Rojas

Bilingualism, Literacy & Parent Involvement

www.bilingualfamilynewsletter.com
www.multilingual-matters.com
www.bbc.co.uk/vocies/yourvoice/multilingualism.shtml
www.cal.org
www.uc.edu/njrp
www.parent-institute.com
www.ncela.gwu.edu
www.sdkrashen.com

Teaching Strategies

http://www.tki.org.nz/r/esol/esolonline/strategies_e.php

L1 Resources

 

 

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/index.shtml
www.icdlbooks.org
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html#foreign
http://www/google.com/language_tools?hl=en
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/mlg/mlg.php
http://www/wwf/org
http://209.161.219.123/Default.asp
www.settlement.org/CP/english/index.html

Software programs

http://itesllj.org/links/TESL/Commercial_Sites/Software
http://eslcafe.com/search/Software/
http://www.polk.k12.nc.us/esl/software.htm
www.ellis.com
www.EnchantedLearning.com
www.eslreadingsmart.com
www.esl.net/diascriptive_development.html
www.longman.com/ae/multimedia
www.alloyinteractiveinc.com
www.everythingesl.net
www.inspiration.com
www.comenius.com
www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes

Discussion Boards

www.eslcafe.com/forums/student
www.quicktopic.com
www.webct.com

Web Quests

http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquest.html
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/materials.htm

Wikis

 www.bigstickwiki.wikispaces.com
http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=7237

Blogs

http://www.teachersfirst.com/getsource.cfm?id=6808

Digital Storytelling

http://storycenter.org
http://storycenter.org/stories
http://www.storycenter.org/stories/index.php?cat=4

Podcast

http://www.bobspankle.com/blog/C1697218367/index.html

Miscellaneous

Common Application - www.commonapp.org
Download the common application from this website. The Common Application form lists its subscriber colleges. When in doubt you can always email the college and ask if they will accept the Common Application.

NACAC - www.nacac.com/p&s.html
The National Association for college Admission Counseling. Here you will find information about college admissions, including resources for international students.

Make Posters - http://poster.4teachers.org/

Kids Biology-http://www.kidsbiology.com/animals-for-children.php