Education & School

Need help with homework? ACT Prep? Check out these educational resources.

Homework Help
AR BookFinder  Accelerated Reader book levels, points, and descriptions of books
Practice Language Arts K-12  Practice questions for children according to grade level
Grammar Girl  Helpful tips on grammar and punctuation
GCF Learn For Free  Tutorials for adult learners from computers to math to money

Help Now! connects students in grades K-12 and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-on-one help.  Tutors available seven days a week from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Illinois Christian Home Educators  Dedicated to the success of homeschooling in Illinois
Homeschool World Illinois Groups  Illinois homeschool groups
Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience  Statewide network of support groups
Homeschool World  Articles, experts, events, groups, forum, etc
Homeschooler’s Curriculum Swap  Buy or sell homeschool curriculum  Homeschool curriculum packages

College Funding
Federal Student Aid  Free Application for Student Aid
FinAid  Find funding for your college education
Scholarship Help  A variety of scholarship opportunities
FastWeb  Find scholarships you qualify for with a questionnaire
America’s Career InfoNet  Scholarships, fellowships, loans and financial aid opportunities
College Savings Plan Network  Information on 529 college savings plans

Finding the Right College for you
Campus Tours  Virtual college tours
College Navigator  Find colleges based on location, setting, test scores, athletics, etc
Community College Review  Detailed profiles of US community colleges  Information on graduate school programs
Vocational Schools Database  Vocational schools across America
Kiplinger  Find the best value in public colleges
U.S. News & World Report  Ranks universities & Colleges by region

College/Test Prep
Peterson’s  Test prep and admission guidelines
The ACT  Learn what to do before, during and after the ACT
Educational Testing Service  Online test prep for GRE, SAT, AP, & TOEFL exams  SAT test prep
Adventures in Education College planning resources & career guidance
College Answer  College selection, application & financing
FreeTestPrep  Test prep for SAT, ACT & GED with flash cards and practice tests

For Teachers
Illinois State Board of Education  Illinois learning standards, required skills by grade level
U.S. Department of Education  Federal site on education
Illinois PBS Learning Media browse by subject and grade; variety of topics with PBS resources
Edsitement  Lesson plans on art, culture, language arts, foreign language, history & more
Education World  Lesson plans, etc.
Confusing Words  Collection of troublesome words
Online Writing Lab  Writing resources & instructional materials
Teacher Tube  Educational videos