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  1. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  2. ProCon Latte - A free content filter for the Firefox browser - Automatically blocks explicit content - and can be set to block profanity; settings can also be locked (see details at site) - See other free filters here
  3. Beginner Tips - Learn how to use new technologies
  4. Free portable tinySpell™ - Interactive spelling checker
  5. Online Talking Dictionarist - Has online keyboard option
  6. Free Online Translation - Also has Virtual Keyboard
  7. Online Talking Calculator - PBS KIDS - Downloads & larger calculators on Math Page
  8. Balabolka - Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser (saves sound file)
  9. Alternatives for QuotePad - Many choices for note-taking and to do lists
  10. - Cut & paste URLs or your text into its box area and then every word you click on will be defined by your choice of dictionaries for medical, language...
  11. See Most Essential Local Pages below - Outstanding links and tips to help students and home educators
  12. See Free Education Sites and Tools below - Countless new educational sites make teaching and learning easy
  13. See extensive list of Free Software below - See FREE alternatives to commercial versions!


    These are related pages from the Free Educational Technologies Site INDEX - See many core subjects there!
    NOTE: - Most pages also have related free software listed!
    Also please see Free Educational Technologies Home Page for important additional links and messages
  14. Activity tips - Listing of various things to do
  15. Beginner Tips - Using modern technology tools - comprehensive areas
  16. Career tips - Helps students select an area of work
  17. Coping tips - Focus on students
  18. Discipline tips - Management links mainly
  19. Distance Ed - Free learning opportunities online
  20. EduGames - Games that have educational value
  21. Homework Help - Helps with student success
  22. How-To Guides - Technical guides
  23. Logic Links - See how logic helps in most cases
  24. Math Links - Essential to many fields
  25. Memory Tools - Can help everyone
  26. Motivation - Mainly for students
  27. Online Tools and Productivity Tools - Include free education links
  28. Reading Links - Core area in education
  29. Special Ed - Helpful links and software
  30. Student Tips - Links chosen for student focus
  31. Study Skills - Very essential student site
  32. Teach Online - Lots of tools to make it easy!  (Many tools can be used at home)
  33. Top Tutorials - Using software and technology
  34. Writing Links - Collection of valuable tips and software


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    NOTE: Many contributors around the world believe that education should be free - and many have donated their time and talent to creating free educational tools like online blogs, courses, podcasts, videos, as well as downloadable lessons and software programs to help students learn with professional-grade creativity; Colleges and universities have joined in this endeavor. “Click-to-Learn” methodology is a great benefit from modern technology.


  35. K-12 Educators Guide To Web 2.0 - Tips for everyone from Teachinghacks
  36. Visual Literacy - Organization of visualization methods
  37. Mind Map - Explanation by Wikipedia
  38. Podcasting Terms: Glossary Courtesy of Whatis?com
  39. Podcasting - Articles from®
  40. Audio & Podcasting - Educational links and tools - from From Webtools4u2use
  41. How to Subscribe to a Podcast - Video Tutorial
  42. Conversions - See conversions of text to audio
  43. Zamzar - Free Online File Converter - Convert URLs or any given file type to another
  44. Vozme - Free online text-to-MP3 converter - pick male / female voices (several languages)
  45. Media Converter - Online version or download version - Swiss scientist's invention
  46. Video Blogging - Wikipedia
  47. Web Video Tutorials - From Web Video
  48. Glossary on Video Terms - Courtesy of Miracle Tutorials
  49. Video Tools & Sharing - From Webtools4u2use
  50. - Helps with student productivity in a big way - Covers: Top 20 RSS Feed Readers, Twitter Search Engines, Social Networking and extensive study aids
  51. What is Distance Education? - Glossary for Online Learning
  52. Glossary of Online Learning Terms - The elearningcoach
  53. 100 Hand-picked Freebies for Learning Experience Designers The eLearning Coach
  54. A Guide to Free E-Learning Tools - Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
  55. Tools & Strategies that can be used at home - Via Internet Archive
  56. 100 COMPLETELY FREE Distance Learning Resources for Homeschoolers"> - Distance
  57. Online Courses & Resources
  58. Open Source Language Educational Resources Repository
  59. Teaching Every Student
  60. Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies/Web 2.0 Tools - From Wikibooks
  61. 101 Free Learning Tools 101 Learning
  62. 95 free Learning tools
  63. 11 Tools from
  64. List of emerging technologies - From Wikipedia
  65. David Meaney's Top Ten Tools 2007
  66. Educational Technology
  67. Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

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  68. Podcasting tools
  69. Directory of E-Learning Tools: Podcasting tools
  70. Guide to Podcasting
  71. See 25 tools tutorials for podcasting
  72. Pocket Sized Podcasts For Learning Management Systems - From ezinearticles
  73. Learning in the 21st century
  74. Learning Tools
  75. Doing E-Learning
  76. Technology for Teaching and Learning
  77. Podcasting - K12 Handhelds
  78. Learning in Hand - Podcasting in Education
  79. Select a Podcast Genre for titles
  80. Podcasting Directories - PCA Forum
  81. PodSafe Music Sites
  82. Software for Downloading Podcasts - PCA Forum
  83. Teacher Innovations - See free tools and presentation tutorials
  84. Podcasting Tools - Resource for podcasting
  85. Cell Phones in Learning
  86. All You Need To Know - From
  87. Skype + Podcasting = Skypecasting
  88. Introduction to English Learning Podcasts - From®
  89. Podcasts & audio recording - All about podcasting and useful links
  90. Teaching & learning with podcasting
  91. Podcasting - Resources from Philadelphia University
  92. To pics in Social Learning - Strategies and Trends
  93. Using in Education
  94. Podcasting - Educational focus
  95. 100 Essential Web Tools for Homeschoolers - From Smart


  96. Free Audio Books - Links by PicktheBrain - Also see self-improvement links
  97. Online Electronics Book from WikiBooks has detailed information
  98. - Free reprint rights for many topics (linkback required)
  99. librivox - Search resources for public domain books on podcasts
  100. Top 100 Audio Books downloads from Project Gutenburg
  101. Project Gutenberg - Download free electronic books (ebooks)
  102. Free Audio Books & Video Directory - Selections from
  103. Free Ebooks from Paul C. Jong's Christian Book Series


  104. Top 100 Blogs by (CNET News)
  105. Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: Overview - By
  106. eLearning 2.0 - 2006 - From eLearningtech
  107. Jane's E-Learning: Top Tools in 2009
  108. Learning resources - Articles and Slidenotes - From c4lpt
  109. DIRECTORY OF LEARNING TOOLS - Index Page - OSS, freeware, and more - C4LPT
  110. 321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology - Via eLearning Industry
  111. 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - Via teachthought


  112. Teacher Tube
  113. How to get an education on itunes - Get over 100,000 audio & video courses at eHow™
  114. Wikiversity: Main Page - See offerings at
  115. Handbook of Open Universities
  116. Free Online MIT Course Materials for High School - MIT OpenCourseWare
  117. Free Online Courses from MIT Open Course Ware - No registration required
  118. Yale now also offers free non-credit courses, lectures, notes online - With download options
  119. The Open Coursework Consortium - Lists free courses from universities around the world
  120. FREE - Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans from the Federal Government - Via
  121. Academic - Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars
  122. Open (No Cost) Educational Content - Wikieducator - To support students and teachers in the creation, re-use and sharing of e-learning material
  123. WikiEducator Content Page - Outlines in Education
  124. EduResources Weblog - Higher Education Resources Online - Free learning
  125. Free Online Encyclopedia - Everything is open content by Academic
  126. More Encyclopedia - Provides information which is open content
  127. - Content is freely available for everyone per GNU Free Documentation License
  128. Free Education on the Internet Courses: - from Arts & Humanities, Automotive, through Math, Science, and Social Science - Courtesy of
  129. Online Learning - Courtesy of - replacement site
  130. Top 100 Tools For Learning 2013 - SlideShare
  131. The WWW Virtual Library
  132. K12 Open Education
  133. EPN the Educational Podcast Network
  134. Learning Online Info - Links to Podcasting educational sources
  135. Podcasts Learning -
  136. - YouTube - EDU - Videos from college and university partner
  137. See more OPEN (FREE) EDUCATION Opportunities - Main Page - Plus find more free resources


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  138. Homeschooling Topics - See global trends and motivations
  139. Home Sweet Home-School's Educational Resources Page - General Resources
  140. The Homeschool Glossary - Courtesy of Homefires - The Journal of Homeschooling Online
  141. Homeschool Resources Text Links
  142. A Maths Dictionary for Kids - By Jenny Eather
  143. Directory Web Search for kids by librarians - By KidsClick!
  144. Questgems - Thousands of Links to Useful Websites, Listed by Subject Areas
  145. Home Education - further HE Links
  146. Maria's Homeschool Links
  147. Knowledge House - Homeschool Information - Learning Resources
  148. Tara's Lots o' Links Page - See homeschooling section
  149. Homeschool World® - Has articles and tools
  150. Links for Homeschool - Links are free unless marked
  151. The Education Resource List - See free resources from the archived newsletters
  152. The Teaching Home, A Christian Magazine for Home Educators
  153. Homeschool Oasis: First Stop for Starting-Out / Burning-Out Homeschooling
  154. Homeschool has free worksheets, free activities for lesson plans, etc.
  155. Jon's Homeschool Resource Page
  156. Homeschooling Resources -®
  157. Free Homeschool Study Resources - Links provided by Homeschool Central
  158. - Math, Reading Comprehension, Lesson Plans
  159. - Homeschool Sites for Kindergardners - Yahoo!®
  160. First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts
  161. New to Homeschooling? Begin Reading Here - See tons of resources at A to Z Home's Cool Homeschool Website
  162. Crossword Find, Rhyme Find, dictionary Find...
  163. The Home School Study Center - See index of links
  164. Web Links for Home Schoolers - From SPL
  165. Arnold's House of Homeschool - See index of sites
  166. Find a preschool in your state Courtesy of The Savvy Source
  167. Homeschool World®: Practical Homeschooling Articles
  168. Homeschool Help from
  169. Learn English with Pictures (over 400 words/photographs) - links to English-Spanish with audio
  170. Common Errors in English - See alphabetical links
  171. Homeschooling Links -®
  172. Amby's Education Site: Home Schooling Resources
  173. Homeschool Resources
  174. Kids.Net.Au - Kids safe portal for children, parents, schools and teachers
  175. ZillaMail is a free, child safe, web based email system
  176. Children's multilingual Dictionary with audible pronounciation (LogosDictionary.Org)
  177. Discovery Education Homeworkhelp - Math Homework Help - Video tutorials plus extensive math links
  178. Top 100 Educational Websites for 2015 -
  179. 101 Things To Do This Summer - Tips from
  180. Free Homeschool Resource Guide
  181. TheHomeSchoolMom Free Homeschool Planner and Organizer - Also see more resources
  182. All-in-One Homeschool - A complete, free online Christian homeschool curriculum
  183. Special Home Educator - See Resources
  184. US Health Corps - Click on Menu icon
  185. Homeschooling and Online Education - Links via U.S. Dept. of State
  186. Khan Academy - Free videos on all subjects

  188. How-To Contact Congress | 5 Letter Template Examples
  189. Search Department of Education Guides for: Guides for Parents
  190. Education-World® - Use search engine for: parents - Find hundreds of articles
  191. See Parents as Partners in Children's Learning - Also see related topics at KidSource Online™
  192. 101 Fun Activities To Do With Your Child
  193. Activities - Helping Your Child Become a Reader - From
  194. Teaching With Documents - National Archives
  195. What You Can Do at Home to Help Your Child Succeed at School
  196. Home Schooling - The Education
  197. School Resources & Educational Help By Grade & Subject for Parents - By FamilyEducation
  198. Helping Your Child Learn Science - U. S. Dept. of Education
  199. Let's Do Homework! (Dept. of Education)
  200. Parents Guide to the Internet (U.S. Dept of Edu)
  201. Family Sites -®
  202. Welcome to the eHow™ Articles - for K-12 educational tips for parents
  203. Family anger management skills for parents and children (
  204. Family Fun on Computers -®
  205. Math Fun & Games Online - Via® (Child Parenting)
  206. National PTA Education Program Parent Involvement
  207. Resources for Teachers and Parents
  208. Literacy Links: Resources for Parents - International Reading Assoc.
  209. Hubbard's Cupboard - Early childhood education
  210. HomeWork Help for Math and Reading (
  211. Advice for Parents
  212. Free Online Equation Editor
  213. The Learning Pages - Also has section on discipline
  214. KidsHealth - For parents, kids, and teens
  215. E-ssential Guide: A Parent's Guide to Assistive Tech
  216. Home Schooling & Parenting Resources
  217. Parenting Resources
  218. Resource Guides on a Budget - BeBusinessed
  219. Gateway Drugs: How Does Addiction Start? - Michael's House Treatment Centers
  220. Parent Safety Issues and Lesson Plans
  221. 94 Ways To Keep Kids Busy For The Work-At-Home Parent
  222. Drug Abuse Prevention - Parents, Teachers, Teens Tips - Also see Self-Tests via Prevention Coalition
  223. How to check your child's credit report and prevent identity theft -
  224. My Essay on Divine Designs - “You Are No Accident”
  225. My Article on Violence: “Divine Protective Mandate”

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  227. Free software - School Express - Via Internet Archives
  228. Educational Freeware
  229. Online Learning Tools & Software - Autism
  230. Freeware Files
  231. Free Software for teachers and schools and homeschools -
  232. 3 Angels Free Software for Education, Teachers, Students - Grading programs, Word search generator, math plotting...
  233. SUPER© Free 3D Converter encodes and plays any Multimedia file - Free software!
  234. Free Printable Checklists - from My ParenTime's
  235. Fraction games and tutorials online - Free software included
  236. Free Printable Calendars - Courtesy of
  237. Free Stuff for Homeschoolers, Students, and Teachers
  238. Prime Number Calculator
  239. Calculators Online - Wide variety by Questgems
  240. Homeschooling Freebies
  241. Stain Removal Guide
  242. Freebies for Families & Education (Canada & U.S.)
  243. Simple D Budget - Open source home budgeting program
  244. Text Mining Tool - Freeware to convert PDF, DOC, and other files to text
  245. TrackClass - Online Homework Manager - smart way to keep track of your schoolwork
  246. - Enter only one task - it's free!
  247. - Free Online To-Do-List Manager - No registration! No login!
  248. Big Data Visualization Review of the 20 Best Tools
  249. FREEWARE SECTION has really outstanding FREE software adaptable to homeschooling

  251. LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  253. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
    under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc., eg:
    Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page

    logo Click here to Search - For kids, teens, parents, and teachers

    ALA: Great Websites for Kids - and others

    Tech Terms Search Box

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