30 Best Online Resources for Parents to Understand Modern Ways of Learning

Learning has hugely shifted online and it is no more restricted to schools, colleges and libraries. Modern ways of learning have evolved

with technology and there are a variety of tools and resources available online for learning. Parents should be aware of how their children are using technology to learn in better and advanced ways and should themselves adopt and encourage such ways of learning.

Here’s a list of 30 best online resources for parents to understand modern ways of learning:

PBS Parents: Is a website that provides information about your child’s development. It provides valuable school-related resources for parents and offers strategies for building literacy and Math skills.

Scholastic for Parents: Provides parents with expert advice on children’s books & reading, arts & crafts, activities, school achievement and more. It also provides newsletters, articles, daily picks, essential parent tools, guides and blogs.

Discovery Education: Offers free family resources that provide high-quality, relevant material for you and your children. It has family activities, contests and many other resources that are uniquely designed with parents in mind.

BBC-Parents: Offers advice for parents from homework help to special education needs and learning resources for home and school. It has a parent panel where parents share experiences and opinions about latest educational issues.

Edutopia: Empowers and connects parents, teachers and administrators with innovative solutions and resources for better education. It provides resources by grade level, blogs, videos and guides.

Starfall: Is a website which parents can use it to teach their kids to read with phonics. It is perfect for home-schooling and bolstering the instruction your child receives at school.

Khan Academy: Provides free educational resources for parents and allows them to keep track of their child’s learning.

Common Sense Media: Provides trustworthy information, education and independent voice that families need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Twitter: Is a micro-blogging platform where parents can learn by following their interests and connect with people to share ideas and knowledge.

Pinterest: Is a tool for collecting and organizing things that interest you. You can pin things on its virtual pinboard and share them online.

YouTube: Contains a large number of videos of diverse categories. Parents can watch tutorial or how-to videos to learn anything they want at their ease.

Wikipedia: Is a free Internet encyclopedia. Parents can learn about almost anything in detail with Wikipedia.

TED Talks: Share what happens at TED conferences giving everyone on-demand access to the world’s most inspiring voices.

Scoop.it: Allows you to quickly find relevant content, enrich your blogs and websites and build communities of your interests.

Evernote: Is a note-taking app that allows you to keep record of things on the go with the ability to sync your notes across all devices.

ParentSmart.com: Provides extensive and useful articles about education. It features subjects that are of special interest to parents and educators.

Quizlet: Is an online learning tool with which you can learn language, vocabulary or almost anything. You can select from different study modes to suit your learning style.

Mapping Your Future: Provides career, college, financial aid, and financial literacy information and services for students, families, and schools.

Family Education: Provides parents with practical guidance, grade-specific information about their children's school experience, strategies to get involved with their children's learning, free email newsletters, and fun and entertaining family activities.

JumpStart: Provides resources for parents, teachers and students to make the process of learning and teaching fun and easy. Parents who are home-schooling their kids can find a variety of educational resources, activities and educational games here.

Education.com: Provides parents the information they need and the ideas they want to help their kids from kindergarten readiness through college prep.

Adventures In Education: Provides free resources to students, parents, educators and counselors to discover and pursue educational opportunities.

College Board for Parents: Helps parents find the right college for their child. It also contains information on college entrance exams and admissions.

GetNetWise: Helps provide safe, constructive, educational and entertaining online experiences by providing resources to make informed decisions about the use Internet.

Colorin Colorado: Is a website that provides great information for parents who want to help their kids learn how to read and succeed.

Fingerprint Play: It provides fun apps for your family and an innovative platform where families and friends can connect together to learn and play.

Prezi: Is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations, allowing to share ideas more effectively.

Topmarks: It provides you safe access to high-quality, free teaching and learning resources. It features articles and videos for parents which they can use as guides.

Tykoon: Is a financial education tool for parents and their kids which empowers kids to develop stronger financial values with real money and real-life experiences under the safe and watchful eye of their parents.

SchoolDays.ie: It provides a rich source of information for parents to help with everything from your child's learning and activities to how to occupy them through the school holidays.

Add more to this list to help parents find more tools for modern learning. The Comment Box awaits you.

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About the Author
Author: Saomya Saxena
Educational technology blogger, loves to research and write about tools and tips for educators on how to integrate technology into everyday instruction creatively and effectively. Fond of reading and writing.

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