Now that school is back in session, do you find yourself searching the web for online homework help? I do. In fact, “3rd grade common core math” has become my most searched for phrase in recent weeks. In my pursuit of homework assistance, I’ve come across some fantastic online learning websites that offer educational games, instruction, and homework help. They are great for helping with new skills, and brushing up on some of the skills learned in earlier grades. I’m excited to share these educational websites with you, along with an awesome new laptop that’s perfect for students and families. Many thanks to Acer for providing the Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook for us to review.
Tati and I have also been using the heck out of our new Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook. It’s is a great laptop for both families and college students. It has all the power and features needed for school projects and research assignments, and can then pull double duty as an entertainment hub for relaxing after studies. Its long battery life and durable design make it ideal as a family computer.
Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook features:
The Aspire R 15 can be used in four different modes – laptop, tent, display (keyboard is face down), and pad (tablet). And the audio will automatically reverse channels according to the orientation. A patented 360-degree dual-axial hinge delivers the flexibility and strength needed to effortlessly convert between the modes.
The Aspire R 15 R5-571T-59DC has a powerful 6th gen Intel Core i5 processor to deliver the best of both worlds – premium performance and great battery life. The thermal design ensures it stays cool to the touch and runs smoothly. It also features 8GB DDR4 memory and 1TB hard drive.
The 15.6” full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) with IPS technology ensures a crisp, clear picture – whether you’re working on spreadsheets and term papers, watching videos on YouTube, or scanning through family photos.
A USB Type-C port (3.1 Gen 1) provides fast data transfer up to 5Gbps. About 67% smaller than standard USB ports, its reversible design means there’s no need to worry any more about plugging cables in upside down. There are plenty of other ports available for connecting external devices including USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI.
The metal top cover features a hairline-brushed finish and an anti-fingerprint coating keeps oils from fingers from sticking to the display, while a narrow border design delivers maximum viewing area.
Some of my favorite online learning websites:
Discovery Education offers help with homework but it also gives games and interactives to get kids involved in learning. A great tool on Discovery Education is the Step by Step Math Help. This is a huge help for kids who do not understand how the answer is the answer.
Scholastics is known for helping kids find a love of reading but the Scholastics website offer homework help as well as helping parents find a way to get organized, and even find science fair project help.
Hippo Campus offers educational resources for middle school through college. Hippo Campus offers over 5,700 videos covers 13 subjects.
Khan Academy let’s kids learn anything. There are sections for kids to start browsing to find the information they need, a section for teachers and a section for parents.
Kids Click gives kids a few different ways to find their information. Kids can search by topic, by pictures, video or sounds, and there is even a Dewey Decimal System.
PBS Kids is one of my favorites and offers a large selection of educational games, videos and activities.
With Tutor Next, you are connected with a tutor that takes you to a white board. From there, you type what you need and get the help as if you were there with the teacher. This is great when you and your child need more than just the answer, when you need to understand the subject.
Mathhelp.com offers video help for all kinds of math problems. Some kids need the step by step that these types of videos can offer. The videos can help a child a certain subject in math or reinforce skills already learned.
Have a question about homework? Study Room connects kids with tutors to help find the answers to homework questions.
Homework Spot offers reference materials and links. It is easy to find the answers to homework problems.
Class Brain is a network of sites that offer help and resources for student and parents, as well as teachers. Geared towards Pre-K though grade 12, there is also select college materials as well.
Learn more about the Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook. What are some of your favorite online learning websites?