Top Three, Free Technology Picks for Homework Help and Test Preparation

Posted by Erica Warren on

There is a vast sea of website and software tools washing up all around us, and staying on top of these resources can feel like an overwhelming tsunami. I’m a learning specialist and educational therapist, and a big part of my work is to ride this colossal techno-wave so I can help my students surf the homework swells with confidence and grace. 
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My three favorite homework help websites

All these websites are great options when assisting students with test preparation.

1: The Khan Academy:

This is a not-for-profit organization that provides a free, high quality education to students around the world. They offer a growing collection of thousands of videos covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to physics, chemistry, history, SAT prep and more. To top it off, they now have a practice/lesson component that is terrific. This allows students to test their new knowledge, and if they get stuck, the website will walk them through the process and will even offer them the needed video tutorial! They have built into this feature motivational tools such as avatars as well as feedback and progress summaries for parents and teachers.

2: Quizlet:

Students can browse through and use millions of flashcards created by other students and teachers, or they can make their own. There are numerous study options. Students can review their flashcards electronically or in print form. In addition, they can play games that are generated from the information entered. Finally, students can make a multiple choice, true and false, or fill-in test with the click of the mouse. There are even visuals and a new feature that reads the information aloud. Students can save their flashcards, share them with others, and even merge them for midterms or finals. http://quizlet.com/

3. Wolfram Alpha:

Instead of searching the internet for answers, this service has its own engine that computes answers in many subject areas. The resources on this website are growing rapidly and it already has a massive collection of knowledge. Check it out and you will be amazed. It’s fabulous for calculating difficult math problems, and is a great way to check homework.

Ready-Made Materials for Homework Help and Test Preparation  

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Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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