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Do your students often need help completing homework assignments, but don't know where to look or how to narrow down the available resources? Homework Help sites can make the task more manageable. Whether they're looking for information about a specific topic or more general tips for completing assignments, this list of sites will put them on the right track. Included: Five helpful homework sites for students of all ages!

For most kids, going back to school also means going back to homework hassles! As computer technology continues to change the face of education, however, more and more students are turning to the Internet for help with their homework as well as with their schoolwork.

The amount of information students find online can be overwhelming, though; homework help sites can cut that mountain of information down to manageable size. By organizing online information into categories, often by subject area and grade level, these sites help students find answers to specific questions, write research papers, study for SATs, and more.

The sites below are some of the most comprehensive homework help sites available.

Pink Monkey
PinkMonkey, a free study resource for students in middle school and above, offers booknotes, literature summaries, and chapter notes for nearly 400 literature titles, from Absalom, Absalom to A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. Students also can access study guides in 15 other subject areas, including algebra, chemistry, statistics, and world history. The site also provides an SAT study area, where students can practice study skills, complete study projects, and locate state testing resources.

High School Ace
High School Ace offers a comprehensive collection of lecture notes, articles, reference links, interactive activities, and lessons to help students deepen and expand their understanding of nine content areas, including biology, earth science, and world languages. The site also offers sections on current events, reference tools and resources, games and puzzles, and study strategies. Elementary and middle school students can visit QuizHub for their own age appropriate materials.

Fact Monster
Fact Monster, from Information Please, is a reference site for young students. The Homework Center section of the site provides tips for improving writing and study skills, as well as information to help students complete assignments in English, history, geography, science, social studies, and math. Students also will find quick reference links, daily features, fun facts, world news, cool games and quizzes, and more.

Designed by an educator, the KidsKonnect site has found a large number of quality sites and arranged them by topics, making sure all links and advertising are appropriate for students. Also available from the site's page is a section entitled Today Hooray! which links to sites such as "Pet of the Day," "Joke of the Day," and other daily Internet offerings. Separate sections also are available for links to U.S.A. state sites and research sites.

Your provides K-12 teachers with a venue for posting homework and class assignments online. The teacher simply sets up his or her class using an easy fill-in-the-blank format, and students can instantly access assignments from anywhere, at any time. The Homework Help database of rated sites can be searched by subject, grade level or keyword, and results can be sorted by grade or rating.



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Last updated 9/6/2011