Online Diagnostics and Assessments
iReady is the diagnostic program that we are using at Barack Obama Charter School, that can also be practiced at home. i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction is an online, interactive learning environment designed to assess students and then provide individualized instruction based on each student’s unique needs.
Click here to view the iReady Parent Training Guide.
YouTube video about free iReady apps for iPad
iReady login: Click on "Log in with Google", then use your students school email address to login. Please contact your child's teacher for their username and password.
Smarter Balanced Assessments
Parent Resources to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.
Download the Parent Guides (grades 3-5), (grades 6-8), Understanding the Score Reports, and Videos.
PTA Parent's Guide to Student Success - Available in English and Spanish, find out what students need to know in order to be successful in their Grade this year.
Common Core Parent Roadmap - How to support your child in English Language Arts and Math.
Online educational resources for parents and students
Resources for Home - a collection of free online resources, retail suppliers & more.
Gamequarium - educational games & activities, videos, e-books, printables plus safe internet search tool.
Getty Games - interactive games based on art from the Getty Museum
Disney's Family Fun - crafts, printables & playtime tools
Shepherd Software - Hundreds of free educational games, activities, quizzes, articles and more!
Creative Kids at Home - crafts, huge activity library, creative parenting ideas
Tux Paint - Free open source drawing software for kids. Available for Windows, Mac or Linux.
Literactive - Teaching children to read. Includes interactive activities, ESL, and worksheets.
ReadWriteThink - for all grade levels. Activities & projects, printouts, games & tools, podcasts
Scholastic Parents - - video demos describing how to read aloud to children plus school help and reading activities
PBS Kids - Online educational games for kids, organized by topic.
PBS Parents - Educational portal for parents
Hooda Math - Math games organized into three sections: Geometry Games, Arithmetic Games, and Logic Games.
KidsKnowIt - Free children's learning network. Free educational games, movies, music, and podcasts.
UpToTen - Online educational games for kids ages 0 - 10. Recommended by USA Today, Yahooligans, AOL, 4Kids.org, and more.
Multiplication.com - Games and math fact navigator. Additional resources available to purchase.
The Stacks for Kids - From Scholastic for kids, free reading tools, games, videos, and book reviews.
CoolMath4Kids - Math site specially designed for what kids like and how they learn! Math really CAN be fun and really CAN be easy to learn.
KnowledgeAdventure - Award-winning collection of one hundred fun, free online educational games for kids
National Geographic for Kids - Free videos, games and photos from around the globe.
NASA for Kids - Educational games, NASA TV, and interaction with actual NASA projects.
Top Ten Math Apps for Elementary Students - Math apps for iPad, iPhone, Android and other mobile devices
Funbrain - Free math and reading arcade games, web books & comics, boys & girls funblogs,
Learning Games for Kids - These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills and they're free. Want educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more? You've come to the right place!
Kids.gov - The official kids web portal powered by the U.S. Government. Links to educational web sites for grades K - 8.
Discovery Kids - From the Discovery Channel creators - free games, puzzles, activities, recipes, science experiments and crafts for kids.
4Kids.org - Focuses on technology for kids. Produced by a team of educators, writers, technology specialists and students that creates weekly articles and links demonstrating how online learning can be a safe, fun and adventurous activity.
Educational Freeware - Reviews of the best free learning games, software and websites for kids and grownups.
Professor Garfield - Learning with comics & animation. Available in many languages
Fact Monster - from Pearson Education, online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia & homework help
Library of Congress - Focus on history of American and the world, literacy, book festival webcasts.
Play Kids Games - Build skills in math, logic, memory, vocabulary,spelling, geography, computer skills
SchoolFamily.com - Ways for parents to support their child, your go-to-guide for school success
VocabularySpellingCity - Efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.
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