Welcome to Student Links, web sites for use by students at Latham.
These web sites may be used by all Latham students:
To use all other web sites students must return a signed permission form and receive instruction on using the internet at school. If you do not have internet permission your teacher will have other directions for you.
Visit Fact Monster – a free online almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia and thesaurus – and students will quickly find the information they need. It is meant for kids aged 8-14 years old, and is packed full of all kinds of facts and figures. The dedicated homework section offers help with common school topics, and the rest of the site is updated regularly to give details about current events and holidays.
Aimed at 6-12 year olds, Ask Kids also does a great job at finding relevant, age-appropriate content from the web. It is optimized to respond to a typical child’s keyword search and it pulls results from a database of sites that Ask.com’s editorial staff have deemed appropriate and safe for student learning.
Quintura is a great visual search engine that will quickly hone down broad search terms and provide a focused list of sites that are most relevant to your child. If you search for a broad term like ‘dog’, a cloud above it appears for you to select additional terms like ‘pet care’ or ‘breed’. Clicking on one or more of these reduces the number of sites in your results page to a more manageable amount. These suggested sites are also all rated safe for children to visit.
GoGooligans: It has a seven step security filter to ensure that only the most appropriate sites are displayed, the ability to narrow your search by a certain type of website, and the choice on what region of the world you want to search. It is quick, intuitive, and a great search engine for kids of all ages.
SweetSearch4Me searches only Web sites that their staff of research experts, librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved as high-quality content appropriate for young users. Only the best sites directed at elementary school students are included, and many of the results on the first page were created exclusively for kids.
- Arcademic Skill Builders
- BookPals Storyline Online- Choose “56K Dial-up: Slow” for best sound
- Little Explorer Dictionary
- Locate the States
- Make Comix.com
- Math Playground
- NASA For Kids
- OSLIS - Oregon School Library Information system
- Seussville Playground