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What do the lions at the zoo have to do you with your EAL class?

Not much—unless you’re in the know about killer online EAL resources.

All it takes is an internet connection and a little creativity to get your students roaring to learn and speak English.

You can create incredible out-of-the-box learning opportunities for your classroom with just a few clicks, including everything from cartoon spelling bees to custom worksheets to, yes, even a live-stream of the zoo, as you’ll see later in this post.

So get ready to start bookmarking some amazing websites.

Let’s explore some of the best EAL resources that the internet has to offer your classroom.

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Why Online EAL Resources Are Essential

With online EAL resources, you don’t just get new materials for your classroom. You get access to a wide variety of different materials, which is crucial for successful EAL education.

Think about it. Online EAL resources are accessible instantly and many of them are free. In the time it takes you to eat lunch, you can find resources designed by institutions and educators from around the world, with all different types of goals and interests, and catering to many different learning levels. (We’ll show you plenty later in this post.)

Why’s that important?

Most obviously, having a variety of EAL resources handy will help keep your students engaged. For example, one minute they could be listening to English via video or reading an English blog, and the next minute applying what they’ve just learned in an interactive online quiz. This pushes comprehension levels to the max.

Plus, think about how your students spend their time outside of the classroom. Many of them are already watching online videos in English, following well known English speakers on social media and listening to English pop music.

They’re getting their English from all types of online sources; you want to build on this positive engagement, not dampen it with the same old worksheets and textbooks every lesson.

Some of your students may also have some background in English grammar from previous classes. Providing a variety of online EAL resources allows students to use what they’ve already learned in new ways. Variety keeps them on their toes and produces interactive challenges in real time.

What to Look For in EAL Resources

Here are some important qualities to look for as you’re searching for resources online:

  • Interactivity. Online EAL resources often come with quizzes, games or memory tools built in, which will help students retain and apply what they’ve learned.
  • Real-world relevance. Try to mix it up with resources that are relevant to current events and pop culture. This is the easiest way to cure “when will we ever use this?” syndrome.
  • Communication opportunities. When gathering new resources for class, it can be easy to stock up on reading and listening materials, but more difficult to find materials that spark communication and conversation. And of course, that’s what your students ultimately need to be able to do: communicate in English!

Some resources come with speaking or writing activities built in, but you should also consider how other EAL resources can be used as prompts for presentations or debates.

Smithsonian Kids is one of the best online EAL resources out there due to the sheer variety of materials. No matter what your students are interested in, there will likely be something to engage them on this site. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your lesson plan around a wide range of real-world topics.

You’ll find everything from an arctic wildlife portfolio to a geography from space quiz. Certainly a little something to get every student interacting with English in a way that interests them.

One of the most exciting resources for young students is the Animal Cams section. You and your class can get a front row seat to the panda, lion and elephant exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo!

From there, you and your class can have group discussions about what the animals are doing in real time. It’s a great way to practice using new English verbs. (Just keep in mind that sometimes the animals are a bit camera shy, so you won’t want to devote a huge chunk of your lesson to this activity.)

Another advantage of Smithsonian Kids is that there’s a sister site geared specifically to students. This is a great place for you to begin your browsing, especially for interactive resources in English like this fun trivia game.

Want to immerse your EAL students in authentic English content… while making sure they learn from it? Then don’t miss out on FluentU.

FluentU takes authentic videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language lessons.

Science News for Students is one of the best EAL resources for combining science education with English. Consider this resource especially if you teach intermediate to advanced students and/or adult students.

This online resource serves up a wide range of science topics. Space, chemistry, physics, the body and genetics are just a few of the topics you and your class can explore together. But it’s not just the variety that’s exciting.

Because this site is geared specifically toward students, the articles are accompanied by “Power Words” definitions that you can use to introduce material and new vocabulary. There are also “Explainers” that break down complicated topics related to certain articles.

The site is updated regularly just like a traditional news site, so you’ll always have something for your next lesson plan. To get started, check out the educator-focused rundown for how to use this resource in the classroom.

LearnEnglish Kids, another useful website from the British Council, offers engaging and interactive activities sure to push your students to learn more. There are short stories, songs, word games and videos all at your fingertips.

This online resource serves up a number of powerful materials for younger EAL students to explore. “Listen and Watch” puts listening skills to the test, while “Speak and Spell” builds much needed confidence in English communication.

There are other sections focused on reading, grammar, creative expression and more. And don’t shy away from the parents’ section, which you can encourage students and their families to use as a way to keep up the English learning momentum at home.

The worksheet generator tool at ESL-Kids is one of the most time-saving EAL resources there is. Worksheets are certainly a powerful tool for English learning but they’re often the most challenging to craft. This site takes much of the difficulty factor out of the process.

There are too many worksheet themes to list, but a few that may be helpful include weather, sports, body parts, actions, feelings and family, as well as several holiday themes. Once you choose your theme, you can customize your worksheet using a key vocabulary list.

ESL-Kids serves up more than just worksheets, too. There are numerous materials you can use to develop an effective lesson plan, including flashcards, games and songs. There’s also an “In Class” resource that’s useful for first days of class and icebreakers, and which teachers who are early in their careers might find especially helpful.

PBS Kids’ Spelling Games website emphasizes English basics for young learners new to EAL education. With a number of interactive and engaging cartoons, this site helps teach English words in a way your younger students can relate to.

From a princess-inspired “Spelling Bee,” to a drag-and-spell activity with the famous Caillou, this site offers catchy games with fun characters that your students will love.

There are also plenty of other EAL resources you can draw from using the PBS Kids online learning platform. Other topics to explore with your students include adventure games, engineering games, math games, nature games and teamwork games.


Emphasize engaging and interactive material in your EAL classroom. There are certainly plenty of online EAL resources to choose from with a bit of browsing. Setting your EAL students up for success means giving them the confidence to communicate in and outside of the classroom.

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Useful Resources Online – EAL Children

Welcome to our resources page. Here you will find links to websites with resources suitable for learners with English as an additional language. You can search by resource type, language, or age range (nursery, primary or secondary).

We have included websites that are recent, free and contain either advice, downloadable teaching or planning resources and are suitable for children from a variety of language backgrounds and ages.

Could you please take a minute to complete a short online survey about your experience of using this resources page. Your feedback is anonymous and will be used to inform its further development. You can access the survey on the following link.

Aberdeen City EAL Service

Aberdeen city EAL website is split into resources for different age groups. There are links to websites that children can use and links to resources for teachers.

Resources: Guidelines; SEND; Translation; Parental Letters
Languages: Polish; Arabic; English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Website

This guidance is aimed at teachers, EAL co-ordinators, subject leaders and teaching assistants. The aim is to share knowledge and practice in this specialist field such that the learning needs of a range of pupils can be addressed.

Resources: Induction procedures; Parental Involvement; Advice for parents; Support; Assessment; Beginners; Reading strategies; Writing strategies; Forms
Languages: Chinese; Czech; German; Hungarian; Japanese; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Solvakian; Spanish; Thai
Age range: Primary; Secondary

British Columbia

Research-based planning tool that can be used as an educational model for instructional and support planning for EAL students with diverse needs.

Resources: EAL planning tool; Refugee Guidelines
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

British Council

Lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children. For parents, we have articles on supporting children in learning English, videos on using English at home and information about face-to-face courses around the world.

Resources: Short stories; Songs; Word games; Videos; Listening activities; Speaking activities; Songs; Worksheets
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Collaborative Learning

A teacher network disseminating accesible talk-for-learning activities in all subject areas

Resources: Resources; Workshops; History; Science; Geography; Literature; Art; Music; Technology; PSHE; Maths; Citizenship; EYFS
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Colorin Colorado

Age-specific resources for English language learners created in the USA

Resources: Articles; Videos; Webcasts; Tip sheets; Recommended school support; Curriculum planning; Assessment; Family outreach; Strategies; Best practice; SEND; Literacy instruction; Content instruction
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

EAL Association of Wales

A not-for-profit national professional association committed to promoting good practice in language and curriculum development for pupils learning English as an Additional Language, and to representing the professional interests of those working with additional language learners in Wales. Membership is requires and is either œ10 for teachers or œ5 for teaching assistants

Resources: Professional assiociation; CPD; Conferences; Reports; Research; Grants; Government policy
Languages: English; Welsh
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

EAL Highland

Ideas, advice and resources for teachers of childen with English as anadditional language and meeting EAL targets

Resources: Art; Biology; CDT; Chemistry; Drama; English; Geography; History; I.T.; Maths; Modern studies; Music; P.E.; Physics; Science; Targets; Strategies; Best practice; Class signs; Flashcards; Games; Grammar; Letters; Literacy support; Numeracy support; Phonics; Word lists; Writing prompts
Languages: Albanian; Arabic; Bengali; Bulgarian; Chinese; Czech; English; Farsi; French; German; Greek; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian; Japanese; Latvian; Lithuanian; Malayalam; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Slovak; Spanish; Tagalog; Tamil; Thai; Turkish; Urdu
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

EAL nexus

Great resources across all age ranges including EAL targeted work on GCSE English literature curriculum

Resources: Database; Resources; Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced; Ideas; Strategies; Development; Assessment; CPD; Research
Languages: Many- use their search function
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

Early learning HQ

Planning documents for EAL across the EYFS and KS1

Resources: Lesson planning; Planning documents
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery; Primary


Strategies and Resources for Supporting EALs from the USA

Resources: Strategies; Resources; Tips; Blogs; Videos
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery; Primary


EAL resource library and tools for schools. Over 200 languages covered. Membership required.

Resources: Resources; Worksheets; Text communication tool; Digital communication tool
Languages: Over 200 languages, please search
Age range: Primary; Secondary


Translated maths vocabulary and resources inmany languages

Resources: Worksheets; Vocabulary
Languages: Arabic; Albanian; Bengali; Burmese; Chinese; Czech; English; French; Haitian Creole; Hindi; Korean; Lithuanian; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Slovakian; Somali; Spanish; Tagalog; Tibetan; Ukranian; Udru
Age range: Primary; Secondary

English Language Support Programme

This website has been designed for use in post-primary schools by learning support, language support and mainstream subject teachers, and their students. The resources and activities have been designed to help all students access post-primary curriculum subjects, both junior and senior cycles. There are also resources to help teachers prepare their students for public examination.

Resources: Activities; Lesson Plans; Support; Teachers’ notes; Vocabulary; Advice
Languages: English
Age range: Secondary

ESL Kids

Many resources that are free to download and use yourself, especially designed for EAL children.

Resources: Flashcards; Worksheets; Classroom games; Song lyrics; Games; Vocabulary
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary


A world of resources for teachers of young EALs.

Resources: Games; rhymes; songs; craft ideas; printable materials; tongue twisters;
Languages: English
Age range: nursery; primary


A wide range of resources (both EAL and MFL) which are all free for teachers and which cover a range of topics, including curriculum content.

Resources: Welcome packs; Grammar; Speaking activities; Writing activities; Science; Maths; History; Geography; DT; Art; Literature; British values; Literacy; Phonics; Flashcards; Games; Vocabulary; Worksheets
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Hertfordshire Grid for Learning

Range of useful informaition, support, resources and links for EAL teachers

Resources: Research; Good practice; New arrivals; News; Meetings; Consultancy; Training; CPD; Policies; Gifted and talented
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Hounslow Language Service

Resources developed by experienced EAL specialists and have been field-tested in class.

Resources: Language development; Curriculum support; EAL assessment pack; Beginners schemes of work; Multilingual resources CDs
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Lancashire Grid for Learning

Variety of educational resources, content and managed services to support schools in maximising the benefits of technology to support teaching and learning.

Resources: resources; technology; support; good practice; maths; English; CPD
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Learn Alberta

Writing examples, videos, ?I can? statements, and benchmarks for EALs

Resources: assessment tools; strategies; writing examples; videos; benchmarks for EAL; research; resources
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Learn English Teens

LearnEnglish Teens is brought to you by the British Council, the world?s English teaching experts. If you want to learn English while having fun, this free website is just for you. LearnEnglish Teens can help improve your English with reading, writing and listening practice, tips for exams, grammar and vocabulary exercises, games and videos. You can also interact with other teenagers from all around the world. If you want to learn English in your own country, find a face-to-face course near you.

Resources: Reading; Writing; Listening; Tips for exams; Grammar; Vocabulary; Games; Vidoes
Languages: English
Age range: Secondary

Learning Village

Free downloads or paid membership to access more. Supporting differentiation across the curriculum

Resources: EAL framework; flashcards; interactive lessons; role play; flash cards; guidance
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Mesh Guides

Wealth of information by Dr Naomi Flynn; Chris Pim & Sarah Coles. including activities, information, language theories and case studies

Resources: activities; information; language theories; case studies; evidence; literacy; speaking; key principles; interactive activities; beginners; new to English; planning; assessment; advanced learners; EAL grouping; stages of additional language learning; benefits; personalising; reading; challenges; secondary; writing; evidence; transferability
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Milton Keynes Council

Downloadable materials, links to other websites and contact details for suppliers.

Resources: materials; resources; links; front covers; language grids; key translated phrases; Chinese characters;
Languages: Urdu; Hindi; Marathi; Punjabi; Somali; Tamil; Arabic; Chinese; Farsi; Gujurati
Age range: nursery; primary; secondary

Nursery Resources

EAL advice for supporting EAL in the Early Years Settings for nursery teachers

Resources: Advice; Research; Support
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery

PBS Kids

Spelling games for younger children

Resources: Spelling; Games; Interactive reading; Vocabulary; Rhyming
Languages: English; Spanish
Age range: Nursery; Primary

Primary Resources

EAL resources in a variety of languages

Resources: Vocabulary; Worksheets; Speaking; Translated phrases; Parental letters; Useful phrases
Languages: English; Polish; Korean; Pashto; Latvian; Lithuanian; Portuguese; Arabic; Welsh
Age range: Primary

Printable Books for Early Reading

Hand-picked, printable books for English-speaking children (aged 4-8), and for people who are learning to read English as a additional language.

Resources: Printable books
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Professional Development Service for Teachers

Resources for learning for EAL in primary school. An Irish website.

Resources: Speaking; Listening; Reading; Writing
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Realising Equality and Achievement for Learners

REAL provides tools that enable schools to assess any new arrival as potentially gifted and talented, or strategies and resources to develop capacity to personalise provision for gifted and talented BME learners and advanced learners with EAL.

Resources: Strategies; Gifted and Talented; Strategies; BME; Development; Advanced learners
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Rocky River

Links for EAL children for online activities from the USA including games, videos, vocabulary; history and stories.

Resources: Links; Pupils; Games; Vocabulary; Lesson plans; Animations; Reading activities; Stories; Instruction; Hostory; Listening; Maths
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Smithsonian Kids

Not specifically for EAL children but a wealth of resoucres with rich vocabulary from wildlife to geography

Resources: vocabulary; resources; topics; science; geography; videos; recordings; space; history
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Teach it languages

A selection of resources which are particularly suitable for teaching school age learners, both in a withdrawal context and within the mainstream classroom.

Resources: intervention; withdrawal; mainstream classroom; activities; resources
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

The Teaching Channel

Instructional strategies for teachers of EALs including essential questions and video resources

Resources: instructional strategies; blogs; videos; resources; bridging content; essential questions
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary


The TES is a website with resources for teachers across a variety of subjects and age ranges. All resources are created and made available by teachers

Resources: resources; worksheets; cross curricular; lesson plans; reading; writing; soeaking; listening
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

University of Chester

EAL resources, documents and policies from the University of Chester

Resources: resources; documents; policies; assessment; research; links; trainees
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Victoria State Government

Resources to support EAL teachers and schools to plan and deliver effective programmes

Resources: resources; interpreters; curriculum; assessment; literacy; new to English; games; advice; refugees; reporting
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Wokingham New Arrivals Toolkit

Wokingham new arrivals toolkit. Information and general advice about teaching EALs across different age groups

Resources: information; advice; new to English; assessment; forms; language identification chart
Languages: Arabic; Bengali; Sylheti; Cantonese; Mandarin; Japanese; Kurdish Sorani; Nepali; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Tamil; Thai; Turkish; Urdu; Hindi
Age range: nursery; primary; secondary

World Stories

A collection of short stories including traditional tales and new short stories from around the world both in English and other languages. It has audio files.There is also a teachers? section which show the grammar and vocabulary contained in the stories. There are also ideas for lesson plans .

Resources: Stories; Lessons; Songs; Folk Tales
Languages: Akan, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Danish, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Javanese, Kannada, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, Yoruba, Zulu
Age range: nursery; primary; secondary

40 free educational resources

Brainify translated 40 excellent educational resources. Plus it’s completely free.

According to, there are over 1700 universities, but getting an education in some of them is quite expensive. Many students around the world (and their families) take out large loans and work more than sixty hours a week in order to afford a higher education. Two-thirds of American college graduates take out student loans, with an average of about $27,000. Reading this article, I couldn’t help but remember the words spoken by someone else 30 years ago:

“Mass education gives a person the opportunity to learn to read and write. Just as if we had Internet access in every house, which would give us access to any libraries and where we could ask any question that interests us. We could search there for everything we are interested in, however, this way of education may seem stupid to someone else »

— Isaac Asimov.

Isaac Asimov died at 1992, but if he saw the opportunities that the Internet gives us in the 21st century, he would most likely smile from ear to ear. Getting a higher education at a university can be expensive, but now there are other ways. There are many sites on the web that offer free study materials. Now even the poorest people can afford to get the knowledge they want, all they need is access to a computer (it doesn’t even have to be personal, you can use the free resources of public libraries). I think enough words are enough for you, let’s move on to demonstrating the resources that can and should be used:

  1. — over 60 million content and posts, 120,000 unique visitors per month.
  2. is a free educational site that works with universities to add to their online courses. More than 542 courses available.
  3. Reddit — Reddit Free University.
  4. Udacity — Improves your education and career through online design classes, mainly focused on science and math data.
  5. MIT — Free access to several MIT-compliant resources.
  6. OpenCulture is a collection of free learning resources, including courses, tutorials, and videos/movies.
  7. Noexcuselist — A huge list of learning resources for all tastes.
  8. Yale is a free resource that provides open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by eminent Yale teachers and scholars. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio and text formats. Registration is not required.
  9. Khan Academy — thousands of lectures on various topics: history, medicine, chemistry, computer science, etc.
  10. ZoonIverse — Take part in a huge variety of interesting explorations of nature, science and culture.
  11. Tufts is part of a new educational movement. The course demonstrates MIT’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach.
  12. — more scientific studies and explanations of phenomena that you would not have figured out in a year.
  13. Harvard Medical School Open Courseware — This resource is an open source database of Harvard Medical School. The goal is to share the knowledge of Harvard scientists with other institutions, future students and the public.
  14. Video Lectures — amazing video lectures on many topics.
  15. TED — Motivational and educational lectures from prominent professionals around the world.
  16. Shodor/ is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to the development of science and mathematics, in particular, dealing with the use and modeling of technologies. This site rearranges learning resources, software, interactive lessons, research, and workshop information for students, teachers, and learners of all ages in math and science.
  17. Udemytop-free — Hundreds of experts share their knowledge on Udemy every month, including best-selling authors, executives, professionals, and celebrity instructors. Courses include videos and live lectures. There are many free courses that can teach you about business, law, programming, design, math, science, photography, yoga, and more.
  18. Math Sand Science — Courses, tests and study materials in math and science for students in grades 1-12.
  19. EdX are free courses designed specifically for interactive online learning with the help of MIT, Harvard, Barkley, Georgetown, Boston University, Washington State University, Karolinska Institute, Kyoto University and many others.
  20. iTunes U is a free app from Apple that gives students mobile access to many resources. It offers many free video courses, books, presentations, and audio lectures.
  21. Liberty Class Room/ owned by bestselling author Tom Woods. Offers several free courses in history and economics, but for the price of one movie ticket, you can access a lot of useful information. Not completely free, but not three times as expensive either.
  22. DrawSpace — Hundreds of free drawing lessons.
  23. CodeAcademy is an easy way to learn how to code.
  24. Duke — Offers various free courses on iTunesU.
  25. Nature is a free science library and personal learning tool that currently focuses on genetics, the study of evolution, variation, richness and complexity of living organisms.
  26. My Own Business — offers free online business management courses that would be useful for new managers and anyone interested in starting a business.
  27. KutzTowns Bussines Development Center — Pennsylvania’s Small Business Development Center offers over 80 free online business courses. Kutztown courses are personalized and the exercises are prepared for self-study. Many of the courses feature high-quality graphics, interactive case studies, and audio streams.
  28. Histroy The Arts — Gives you free access to Open University course materials.
  29. Free Computer Books — free books on mathematics, engineering sciences and lecture notes on the same topics.
  30. Academic Earth — free video lectures from the world’s leading scientists.
  31. American Sign Language Browser — Provides online sign language learning.
  32. BBC Languages ​​- Learn new languages ​​with this resource.
  33. Unplug The TV — the resource randomly chooses which video and which topic to show you.
  34. Life Hacker — learn how to break the system. Tips and tricks for improvement in all areas of your life.
  35. Justing guitar — Hundreds of free guitar lessons and music theory.
  36. Duo Lingo — Learn a new language for free by translating texts over the Internet.
  37. Layer Magazine — Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro, Design and After Effects tutorials.
  38. Photoshop — A list of over 950 Photoshop Lessons to keep your skill set up to date.
  39. Open to Study — Provides free, high quality online education. You can study subjects at a satisfying price and in just four weeks you can learn something new, explore the next step in your career, just satisfy your curiosity. Materials are provided by leading Australian educational institutions, scientists and leading experts in various industries. All you need is an internet connection and a desire to learn.
  40. — On this resource, you can choose from more than 1000 resources for self-study.

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Free online educational resources for teaching students — interesting Internet resources

Websites for process optimization


Start with the main thing — polish the schedule. Paper diaries are long gone. You can now use digital resources for students for planning.

If your child is studying the school curriculum at homeschooling and you need to make your own schedule, use the online designers. For example, on, you can use different templates, not just classic tables. You choose text, pictures, layouts, colors. The finished version is easy to print. The Timetable constructor has similar functions.

Source — mstimetables. ru

Pay attention to task scheduler sites — Trello and Notion stand out among the popular ones. If the first is a digital analogue of a regular whiteboard with cards, then the second is a kind of combination of a planner, an application for notes and lists, and a knowledge base. By the way, Notion can be used without the Internet, which is convenient for families traveling frequently. In such planners, it is easy to paint the curriculum for the n-th time ahead, along the way introducing home or related tasks to optimize learning processes.

Information storage resources

It is convenient to use «clouds» for this purpose. This is an online storage model in which data is stored on numerous servers distributed over a network. Simply put, one big virtual server where you can upload information. Cloud storages are such Internet services as Google Drive, iCloud, Yandex.Disk, Cloud Mail.Ru and others.


It is important to be able to tune in to learning. For this, websites and applications designed to help you focus and increase productivity are suitable. For example, on, you can put various sounds in the background — from the crackle of a fire or the sound of rain on the roof to muffled conversations in a cafe and the clink of dishes. Put on your headphones, choose the right sound background and focus on the task at hand.


And if you want something more interesting, then pay attention to the Norwegian project Listen to the Clouds. Here, pilots and airport controllers from all over the world talk in real time to ambient, a melancholy genre of electronic music. It often sounds like «all the best» and «all the best.» Calm voices and inconspicuous music will help you relax and concentrate on your homework.

Educational resources for school subjects

Now let’s talk about online resources that can be used when completing lessons in specific disciplines.


Use Google Calculator to quickly solve any arithmetic and geometric problem. And it’s also enough to enter any function in the search box, and Google will instantly build a graph of any complexity. Graphs can be explored in more detail by zooming in, out and moving them on a plane — everything is interactive.

Another free online resource for students is called It is so cool that it is used in the lessons at Foxford’s home online school! This is a free program for all levels of education, including geometry, algebra, tables, graphs, statistics and arithmetic. The site allows you to perform all kinds of calculations, build curves and tables.

Russian language

And if you are looking for online resources for teaching students to polish their native language, then pay attention to This is a well-known reference and information portal where you can check the stress in a word, ask a question on the forum, study useful manuals, and even participate in contests related to spelling and literature.

A Gramota. ru bonus is the function of online dictations, just like in the Interactive Dictation project. Every month, for the anniversary of an outstanding Russian writer or poet, a new dictation based on the works of the hero of the day appears on the site. You can find out how literate you are by writing a text for the 145th anniversary of Bunin or the 125th anniversary of Bulgakov’s birth. And it does not matter if there is no one to read the text. On the site, you only need to insert letters and punctuation marks into the gaps.

Ushakov’s electronic dictionary, «Dictionaries and encyclopedias on the Academician», Ozhegov’s explanatory dictionary and others are also popular when studying the Russian language.


To find the information you need, you used to have to go to the library and dig through dusty tomes. It is easier for modern children — Google will answer any question in a second anyway.

And to find more detailed and verified information, use another type of online educational resources for schoolchildren — online libraries.

The most famous digital libraries are the Maxim Moshkov Library, LitRes, the e-Reading Library of electronic books and others. You can download both scientific, academic and educational literature, as well as fiction books.


Separate unit converters can be used, such as the useful site This is an automatic converter that allows you to convert any value. Time, power, area, speed, information and much more — with this online resource for schoolchildren, you can always check yourself and not make a mistake in a task.

The converter is useful in solving any problem in physics

In fact, you don’t have to go far to convert values ​​- Google and Yandex themselves already know how to do this. Just enter a query in the search engine (for example, N centimeters to meters), and you will get an instant answer. The same with currencies (for example, 1,000 dollars in rubles) and other convertible units.

And here’s how Yandex copes with the conversion of values ​​


To improve your knowledge of national history, use a cool service — an interactive map of border changes over the centuries. You can look at what year certain events took place, refresh names and realities in your memory. The map covers the history of Russia from the 9th to the 21st centuries and ends in 2018.


For studying anatomy, we recommend the useful site The project was developed by Google Labs. It uses three-dimensional graphics and interactivity — you can view the model of the human body in layers, change the scale and switch to specific details. To identify a body part or find a specific muscle, bone or organ, just use the cursor.


It is not always possible to perform experiments in real laboratories. Even if the child goes to an ordinary comprehensive school, and does not study at a family education, the teacher is far from always interested in demonstrating cool experiments.

But there are virtual laboratories that allow you to recreate them online! For example, VirtuLab or Labster. The first is the Russian portal, where you can simulate simple experiments from the school curriculum. And the second is an international educational resource that is being developed by scientists from all over the world. Allows you to experiment with a more serious level.


This is not the most popular school subject — after a long break, he returned to the program only in 2017. But Olympiads are already being written on it! So far, they are relevant only for a narrow circle of children who became interested in astronomy in the elementary grades. However, the basics of astronomy are also important for a wide range of people. In 2011, a VTsIOM poll showed that a third of Russians believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth. To avoid ridiculous mistakes, study the Universe using online resources — for example,


The most accessible and interactive way to learn geography is to browse Google.Maps. Just imagine: in a second you can be transported anywhere! And Google Street View will provide a 3D panorama of any street — and now you are walking through sunny California or the foggy streets of London.

Google. Maps will help in studying the geographical position of a country or continent, their topography, water resources. This is a visual aid for online learning.

And if you want more interactivity, try playing Geogesser. This is a browser game that uses Google Street View maps. The player’s task is to guess the location of a street, lane or highway in the world by marking it on a Google Maps map. You need to focus on road signs, signs, general landscape, climate, trees, vegetation and other identifying signs that can give away the location. The game is able to throw into any wilderness, but you can also limit yourself to a specific country. When a participant selects a point, the system gives the correct answer and shows how many kilometers you were close or missed.

Foreign languages ​​

Google.Translate, Yandex.Translate and other online resources for students related to foreign languages ​​will help you translate text from an unfamiliar language. In some versions, the translation can be obtained by simply photographing the source text.

But be careful not to use online translators for assignments in the language you are learning. Such resources are still imperfect, and sometimes, instead of a correct translation, a meaningless set of words is obtained.

To learn a language, it is better to use proven dictionaries on websites for schoolchildren and not only. For example, in the case of English, which is now studied everywhere, we recommend Cambridge Dictionary, Macmillan Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary. Explanations of words are given in English, but you can switch to a less extensive English-Russian version.

Source —

From other resources, the free Context.Reverso resource is popular, where you can see the translation of a word or phrase in context. The dictionary based on artificial intelligence will select the exact translation, pronunciation, examples of use in a variety of texts.

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