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Many people, myself included, feel that for all its advantages, the internet has precipitated a steady decline in the quality of writing. Anyone can write anything anywhere, and while that gives a voice to many who otherwise might not have a public forum to share what they have to say, it also makes it difficult and sometimes impossible to uphold any sort of standards.   That said, the internet also offers plenty of resources for improving your writing. Here are a few of my favorites:   Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com Here you'll also find a thesaurus and several other reference tools. It may not be the Oxford English Dictionary, but it gives you plenty of good definitions and sometimes includes usage notes with practical implications for your writing, like differences in how similar words are typically used.   Difference Between http://www.differencebetween.com Speaking of differences, this is a really cool site.... read more

Reach for the Resources!

My favorite resources are...wordreference.com, studyspanish.com, duolingo, spanishdict.com and easy readers by Blane Ray.  My students have enjoyed the realization that they can actually read Spanish...and understand it!!

pronunciation practice

Look at the Youtube video I found at this website- it's about "th": http://www2.waketech.edu/blogs/esl_lab/ I found these: http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/mispron.html http://jakubmarian.com/common-pronunciation-errors-in-english/ http://rachelsenglish.com/video-category/sounds http://www.manythings.org/pp/ http://www.shiporsheep.com/ This is a good website. You can practice any of these difficult "minimal pairs" here: http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/minimal-pairs.htm ---> including especially the TH v. Z like: http://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/minimal-pairs-th-z.htm

My Favorite on line resources for English students is Dictionary.com

Hello Ace students!  My most trusted web site for English students is Dictionary.com. This source not only  provides a quick source to help you define words you  might chose to use in term papers, it also provides other learning tools such as:"the word of the day" that can be sent to you re mail address free of charge.  In addition to providing a new word from Webster's Dictionary daily, the source defines the word, uses it in a sentence and provides the language  from which it came. This resource will enable you to write more scholarly viable papers as your vocabulary grows.  The e-mail feature allows allows you to share the "Word of the Day with friends and family. This is a great resource andI hope you will explre it and then use it for your writing and research needs.  Keep learning!!

Noteworthy Online Resources

Being in the mathematics field, I am constantly looking for online resources that break down problems in an effective and clear way. My favorite online resource that I have found the most useful is Khan Academy. Khan Academy has a variety of video tutorials in multiple content areas, not just mathematics. The videos are well organized into units and concepts which makes them easy to navigate. Having the video tutorials are wonderful because you can pause them if they are going too quickly, rewind to see something again, and replay for more exposure to the content. Khan Academy does a wonderful job at explaining the problems in depth and color coding the steps of the problem as they go through it. I suggest Khan Academy for both enrichment and remediation for anyone.

Words for spelling lists, phonics practice, root words and prefixes and suffixes

I found a great site that I use very often for coming up with words for spelling lists and for phonics and other things. It's called MoreWords.com. You can put in any letter or letter combination in any position in a word, and it will generate an extensive list of words for it. One thing I recently used it for was making spelling lists of words ending in -able and words ending in -ible for one of my middle-school students.   It's intended for crossword puzzles and word games like Scrabble, not directly for education -- but then, many of the most useful educational tools are things that weren't intended for education, if you're creative enough!   http://www.morewords.com/  

What are my favorite online resources for subjects I tutor?

I have three favorite online websites I love to go on three websites to find ideas, activities, or a refresher for myself.   I love going on pinterest.com for fun ideas for activities that are hands on.  It is free and easy to navigate.  I like teacherspayteachers.com for good worksheets.  this website has free downloads; however, there are better things on there when you pay for them.  the last website is illuminations.com.  It is helpful for planning lessons and it is connected to the Common Core standards.  This website is also free!  

Online Resources

One of my favorite online resources for higher level math is the Khan Academy.  One of my favorite online resources for the topics I tutor is the Khan Academy.  There are videos which go over almost every topic in math and science.  The videos are short (5-15 minutes) and there are practice problems for most math topics.  Another nice feature is that there is a dashboard that keeps track of your activity and progress.  You can monitor how much that you have mastered from elementary school math through calculus.  It has been a perfect site to go over things I don’t teach very often and I even get a few teaching ideas from the way the material is presented.  I highly recommend it.  I still practice problems on the site a few times a week just to stay sharp!

Online Writing Resources

Many people, myself included, feel that for all its advantages, the internet has precipitated a steady decline in the quality of writing. Anyone can write anything anywhere, and while that gives a voice to many who otherwise might not have a public forum to share what they have to say, it also makes it difficult and sometimes impossible to uphold any sort of standards.   That said, the internet also offers plenty of resources for improving your writing. Here are a few of my favorites:   Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com Here you'll also find a thesaurus and several other reference tools. It may not be the Oxford English Dictionary, but it gives you plenty of good definitions and sometimes includes usage notes with practical implications for your writing, like differences in how similar words are typically used.   Difference Between http://www.differencebetween.com Speaking of differences, this is a really cool... read more

Online Resource

If you are looking for an online free math website, check out www.mathway.com. You can use it for help in basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, statistics, geometry, calculus, and more. It's a good resource for help in solving problems, creating worksheets, and defining math vocabulary.     

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