Education websites reviewed here are listed on LearningReviews, a directory of more than 2,900 mostly free K-12 educational websites, rated and reviewed by teachers, parents and students.


Kids Books to Read Online - for FREE!

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As ebooks become increasingly popular, teachers and parents are looking for books their kids can read online or from their iPad, Kindle Kire or Nook.  For younger readers, some ebooks let kids interact with the content or provide read-along audio.  For older students, many ebooks and etextbooks can be bookmarked and annotated for study and paper writing.

Reduced school budgets and family incomes may mean fewer ebooks for kids.  But that doesn't have to be the case.  There are thousands of free online ebooks for kids, as well as ebooks you can download to your PC, Mac or favorite ereader.

I've reviewed some of the best online and downloadable free ebooks sites in my post:


Algebra vs. Financial Literacy

1001 Money Lesson Plans
The country's finances are in poor shape and personal finances for the majority of Americans are equally dismal, especially for our youth.  Surveys show... 40 to 60 percent of our kids, the future financial leaders of our country, will graduate and not pay their bills on time and accumulate less than $10,000 in net worth during their lifetimes.  Most do not pay off their credit card balances every month and grossly underestimate the amount of time needed to pay off the balance by making minimum monthly payments.

So the debate is taking place in many school districts and states, such as Oregon.  Should we require students to graduate from high school with more personal finance classes or more algebra?  Until it's resolved, teachers and parents can become more financially literate themselves and provide valuable money lessons for their children in school and at home.

I've created a list of 1001+ money lesson plans to help teachers and parents to give the gift of financial literacy to our children.  You can also go to the post to join the debate, Algebra vs. Financial Literacy.