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Here’s a list of best educational websites for kids from preschools, kindergarten, grades 1-12, and higher education.
These e-learning websites have been included in the list because of the quality of their content, and coverage of relevant topics
The list is in no particular order of preference. We have divided the list of best educational websites into various themes such as Early Years, Science and Maths, Arts, and MOOC’s.
Here’s a list of e-learning sites for students aged 2-5 years. These kids’ learning websites are being used by thousands of learners.
Each platform has a different style of pedagogy—some kids’ websites teach through e-books and videos, while others use games and interactives.
A lot of parents choose homeschooling for kids of young age. These platforms are also good homeschooling websites, with e-support and comprehensive resources.
It’s an educational website for children aged 2 to 7 years. It’s comprehensive, offering 650 lessons across 8 levels, and covering Reading, Maths, Science, and Art & Colors. It’s free for the first month, and after that it costs USD 7.95 per month. It’s free for individual teachers in the U.S. and Canadian public schools, private schools and head start programmes. Teachers can register here: https://www.abcmouse.com/teacher-registration
On National Geographic, you can watch learning videos, play games and learn about animals. You can also subscribe to National Geographic Kids’ magazine, and shop for educational books, DVD’s and toys.
PSB Kids is one of the best e-learning websites with videos and games for young kids. It also has Apps, E-books and music albums that let children learn with fun.
FunBrain is a wonderful education website for students of Preschool, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8. It has books, videos and games that teach concepts in a fun way. They have a section dedicated to Maths, where videos and games help students learn and explore Maths concepts. The website is free.
This kids’ educational website also has nursery rhymes, kids songs, interactive books, and games. Their products are available through their website, apps and DVD’s.
Agnitus is for kids up to 5 years of age. It has 1000+ learning activities on alphabet, music, the world, shapes, colours, and foundational skills. It is available on desktops, and Android and iOS devices. It gives you a detailed skill report, with your performance on each topic.
The platform has interesting interactive e-books, too. Such educational sites that allow interactive learning are generally very effective.
If you are looking for a collection of ebooks for your little ones, then you will like Farfaria. You can download their app to read over 1000 books for young children.
Science and Maths
Educational websites for kids for Science and Maths are available from various content providers. We have picked a few e-learning sites for this list on the basis of the quality of their content, and the clarity with which the concepts are taught by them.
Khan Academy is one of the widely used free educational websites for kids. It has free video lessons for Maths, Science & Engineering, Computing, Arts & Humanities, Economics and Finance, and Test preps. The platform lets you systematically learn, take assessment and track progress.
BrainPop is used in the UK and US. They have 2D videos, assessments and other learning resources for K-12 students. You can subscribe to their content online as a Home, Classroom or School user. The subjects they offer include Science, Maths, Social Studies, English, Arts & Music, Health, and Engineering & Tech.
Pixelsed has 3D animated videos for Science, Maths and Earth Science for grades K-12. You can register on their website for a free 7-day access to their videos, resources and assessments. You can take annual subscription to their wonderful 3D learning videos that make learning concepts easy. It’s a great classroom and homeschooling website.
Click View is also a repository of Science, Maths, Language, and Social Studies videos for K-12 grades. It can only be accessed by teachers and students if the school has subscribed to a Click View license.
Twig World has 3D learning videos for Science, Maths and Earth Science. Its well planned lessons take you step-by-step through a learning concept with the help of short animated videos. It can be subscribed by home learners and schools.
pixelsed.com and Twig-world are both good homeschooling websites, and have similar type of content. However, pixelsed has a nicer learning platform with assessments and other e-learning resources.
Mozaik has learning videos, images, worksheets, 3D interactives, and audios for learners of Grades K-12. Teachers and students and subscribe to MozaWeb’s e-books, Web app, 3D simulations, etc. These tools are high-quality and effective for classroom teaching. Mozaweb’s 3D interactives are fun to use and learn with.
Minute Physics has hundreds of short videos that explain various science-related concepts through line drawing videos and interesting story lines.
Check out some interesting tools for Maths and analysis.
Wolframalpha has learning and analysis tools for hand-on learning of various topics related to Mathematics, Computing, Weather & Meteorology, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Art & Design, etc.
MathRun is an app that teaches you Maths on the run.
Technology and Engineering – Programming
Learning to programme is the new literacy. Thanks to institutes like MIT, there is a revolution in learning-to-code resource market. Today, many wonderful and free educational websites for kids and adults are available with invaluable resources for learning to code.
Following are a few best educational websites where you can learn to code.
Scratch by MIT is a revolutionary coding platform for kids aged 8 years and above. It has code blocks that can be dragged and dropped to create games, animations, interactives, and to programme robots and drones. This platform is free to use. A growing Scratch community worldwide provides a great opportunity to share your work and knowledge, get feedback and collaborate. It’s the pioneer among free coding for kids websites.
ScratchJr is a simpler version of MIT’s Scratch. ScratchJr teaches the concepts of coding for kids aged 5-7 years. It also has a simple interface with code blocks, which can be dragged & dropped to create stories, games and more. It’s one of the best free educational websites for kids.
Codemonkey is a another great coding platform. It has 400+ activities where kids can code a monkey to fetch the bananas stollen by a gorilla. It gives reward points to keep learners encouraged throughout its step-by-step coding activities. It’s a fun website for kids.
You can both learn and teach coding with Code.org. They have Grades K-5, Grades 6-12 and University-level coding lessons. If you do not have much time, you can join an Hour-of-code tutorial to learn various aspects of coding. Teachers getaccess to detailed lesson plans to teach and become experts of coding without any prior experience.
This Apple platform runs on iOS devices. It teaches you the basics of Swift coding. You can code 3D characters to move around and accomplish activity goals. After mastering the basics, you can join a community of developers to create iOS apps, games and more. Students can also use it to programme various drones and robots that are compatible with Swift Playgrounds.
With Codeacademy you can learn HTML, CSS, Responsive design, Java Script, Saas, Making a website, Deploying a website, Python, ReactJS, AngularJS, Ruby, GIT, SQL, and the Watson API. It has hands-on learning lessons and quizzes that help you learn various skills within hours.
This is a very simple hands-on learning website to learn beginner, intermediate and advanced-level Ruby programming. The website is free to use.
Coding Bat has a well-organised lesson plan (text and videos) with hands-on trial resources. It covers Java and Python.
This section covers top study websites in the field of the Arts, covering Design, Art, Music, Writing, Culinary, Literature, etc.
Like TedEd is a wonderful platform where you can learn various lessons worth sharing related to Thinking & learning, Psychology, Maths, Science & Technology, Literature & Language, etc. Its well-scripted videos like ‘Where do new words come from’, ‘The science of smog’, and ‘The language of lying’ are what makes this platform different than others.
One can also create a lesson and submit to TedEd to share with learners and teachers around the world.
We have put this website in the Arts section, and not the Science and Maths section, because of the diversity of themes it covers, including many Arts subjects.
This is an interesting Youtube channel where you can learn about various subjects through 5-15 minute videos. The topics you can explore include Sociology, Film history, Movies, Computing, Boolean logic, 3D graphics, Philosophy, Maths, Anatomy, History, Biology and Literature.
With channels like these, Youtube is becoming one of the most valuable free learning websites for educators and learners.
Pobble is a website for kids that can be implemented by teachers in classrooms to encourage students to write. You can share a student’s writing with other students across the globe. Other students can read and comment on the work. This encourages students to write more. You can also share the work with moderators to get feedback. Students’ work can even be shared with their parents.
Justin Guitar has guitar playing lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. Justin teaches techniques, theory and songs to learner through his videos which are detailed and well-scripted. It’s among the best guitar learning websites for kids and adults.
Learn music theory with free online lessons, exercises and tools. This is a comprehensive website with well-planned lessons and interactivity that help learn better. You can also download their premium apps for iOS devices, for access to enhanced theory lessons, exercises and tools.
Ultimate guitar is a great repository of guitar chords and tabs for any song that you wish to play. It also has lessons and discussion forum sections. You can even submit tabs and chords for a song, or review those submitted by other guitarists.
Besides justinguitar and ultimateguitar, you can check out our article on best websites with guitar lessons for beginners.
It’s a cooking website for children. Kids can learn various interesting breakfast, dessert, lunch, salad, meat and vegetarian recipes.
You can learn piano through videos and interactive piano lessons on this website. Understand music theory to be able to create music on your own.
This is another music theory website. It has music theory tutorials, theory and ear-training exercises, theory references, and articles.
Duolingo is a wonderful website to learn 24 languages with bite-sized lessons and games. You can use this platform to learn languages like Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, French, Hebrew, Dutch, High Valyrian and Irish.
Memrise has audio and text lessons for languages including English, Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Korean, Chinese, and Russian. It also has lessons for computing, Arts & Literature, Maths & Science, History & Geography, etc.
With BBC you can learn 40 languages through courses and audio & video lessons covering vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities, and phrases. It also has tests to assess your learning.
Busuu has free language learning lessons for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Russian and Arabic. With its premium subscription you get access to conversation tools, offline mode lessons, vocabulary trainer, grammar unit to make sentences, and an official certificate.
With Verbling you can select a teacher from the teacher profiles available on the website, to learn a language through a virtual class. You will have to book a class with your teacher as per your time and budget, and then login to connect and learn.
You can take RossetaStone’s subscription for 3, 6, 12 or 24 months to get access to all the lessons for the 30 languages available on the website.
Makerspace, Projects, DIY’s/How To’s
Here are a few more best educational websites for kids that have instructional articles and tutorials to make projects of various kinds.
This website has everything about Makerspaces. You can buy makerspace books, and refer to its free makerspace books with over 250 resources on 3D printing, coding, STEM education, etc.
Instructables is a community of makers where they post How To’s for various Craft, Technology, Home and Food projects. You can refer to an instructable to make your science project or plan a class activity. You can also document and post your own projects on the website to share with other learners and creators.
This website has How To’s on almost everything under the Sun. You can search how to do or make something. It has articles under categories including Arts and Entertainment, Education and Communication, Philosophy and religion, Health, Hobbies and crafts, and Pets and Animals.
MOOC’s or massive open online courses are becoming popular means of education. The following are popular academic websites, where students can undertake online courses and earn certifications.
It’s among the top study websites that offer online courses, specialisations and degrees. At the end of a course, you get a certificate, which adds value to your resume.
Udacity is a popular academic website, which offers massive open online courses on Web development, Mobile development, Data science & analysis, Machine learning & deep learning, Robotics, Self-driving car, Artificial intelligence, Digital marketing, and Virtual reality.
Udemy has open online courses for Business, IT & Software, Design, Health & Fitness, Teacher Training, Language, music, lifestyle, etc.
Edureka has courses for Business analysis, Software testing, Data analysis, Programming & web development (Python, Java Script, Selenium, AWS architect, etc.), DevOps, and more.
Here’s a small list of top websites for education and entertainment.
Wikipedia is World Web’s largest repository of information articles. From biographies, to concepts, events, and places, you’ll find information about everything on Wikipedia.
UnplugTheTV is a collection of videos curated to share knowledge about topics ranging from the Space and Global warming to Life skills, Politics and everything else under the Sun. You can visit their video archive, http://unplugthetv.com/archive, and select what you would like to watch instead of TV.
This website has interesting articles about television shows, things happening around the world, and more. This is mostly for Edutainment.
An interesting repository of articles on how things work around the world. It’s also both entertaining and educating.
Gutenburg has a an array of public domain books. These books are available for reading for free.
Poemhunter has poems from all the renowned writers by themes, popularity, etc. You can read poems from your favourite poets, submit a new poem that you have written, and enter poetry contests.
This website has free, public domain audiobooks. You can listen to the available books, and even volunteer to read books for other listeners.
They’re an online publisher of literature, verse and reference material for students, teachers, and intellectually curious. The website is free of charge.
Motivation and Lifehacks
You can explore the following two websites for some motivation and inspiration among the hustle and bustle of your student life. Go zen!
It has various inspirational videos by experts in various fields. If you are looking for motivation to improve your memory, be kind, start a business, or learn a language, tune into Ted.com, which is full of ideas worth spreading.
It has various articles on how to stay healthy and be mindful for a happy and successful life.
The following websites are worth exploring if you are into documentaries.
Select from a wonderful collection of documentaries from topics including nature, mystery, comedy, biography, philosophy, politics, conspiracy, environment, society, sexuality, health, and economics.
Watch interesting documentaries on various themes. This website has a Top 100 section including movies like Apollo Zero; The new world order – Illuminati, Freemasons; Dark side of the Moon; and Zero: an investigation into 9/11.
We hope you find this list of best educational websites useful. We will update the list as when we come across any valuable website that may add value to your learning or teaching. Till then, adios!