Solutions To Improve Our Thinking, Learning, Leading, and Ultimately Our Living
This page has links to useful tools, sites, and resources provided by many different companies and groups. This page has been around for a long time. Many of these resources are still free. If you know of a great resource, send us a message so we can check it out. We'd love to add it to our page!
(last updated 04.27.2021)
All Elementary Grades
A full, highly interactive, online curriculum for pre-K and Kindergarten. A great way to introduce preschool age kids to online learning.
Posted July 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM
Pre-School to Kindergarten
Great options for kids who are 3 to 5 years old.
This site is so much fun, I'm not sure if it's for kids or adults. Either way it's a great way to introduce your young learner to the wonderful work of Dr. Seuss.
Posted May 24, 2015 at 10:43 AM
A great collection of videos and learning games based on popular kids' shows and characters on PBS.
Posted May 24, 2015 at 10:49 AM
This site isn't free, but it's well worth the $35 a year for access to this collection of colorful, fun, well-designed, interactive learning options.
Posted May 24, 2015 at 10:54 AM
Elementary and Middle School
Powerful resources for kids who are in school but looking for extra practice and supplemental content.
IXL -- A Great Back-to-School Resource
A wonderful resource for parents who want to provide their child with practice options in Math and English. The exercises are organized by grade and topic.
Posted July 11, 2014 at 8:14 PM
This is one of the most wonderful resources I have found out there for helping learners get started meeting their own personal learning needs. You will be surprised at how much even young kids love building their own quizzes so they can study vocabulary lists or more complex information. LOAA
Posted July 4, 2014 at 9:56 AM
Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. Available in 34 languages. LOAA
Posted July 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Need help finding that next book for your young reader (or for you)? GoodReads has reading lists by grade for quick easy access to ratings and overviews.
Posted July 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM
National Geographic For Kids
A great site for your young science lover or those who are curious by nature.
Posted May 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Stories and games for your young learner. This site offers stories (even some best sellers) that can be accessed and read for free.
Posted May 24, 2015 at 10:32 AM
This link is actually a collection of resources submitted by a young learner named Dakota. :-)
Posted October 11, 2016 at 12:29 PM
Educational Computer Games for Kids
This link was submitted by Connor and has some great options! Thanks Connor!
Posted July 20, 2017 at 8:05 AM
Jokes For Your Study Break
This site was submitted by Chloe! Thanks, Chloe!
Posted January 16, 2018 at 3:46 PM
Free Brain Teasers & Puzzles
This resource was submitted by Liz. Thanks Liz! Hope your Girl Scout Troop gets to meet in person again soon! :)
Posted October 12, 2020 at 9:21 PM
Middle School and High School
It's always a good idea for students at all ability levels to pursue additional options outside of the school environment. These are great options for addressing that need.
Grammarly is an automated proofreader and personal grammar coach. It corrects up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processing software.
Posted July 29, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Purdue's Online Writing Lab
This site has great information even for those who aren't Purdue students. It's a great starting point when you need to brush up on your writing skills. They provide information and links to many valuable resources.
Posted July 11, 2014 at 8:41 PM
A low-cost option for interactive language learning. Great for those who need a bit of extra practice with their foreign language skills. LOAA
Posted July 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM
Free Book Notes - Help With English Homework
This resource was suggested by a visitor to DowningInteractive.com!! Enjoy! English homework can be daunting. Reading assigned texts, compiling research, writing papers, and creating projects are all par for the course. Don't panic if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by English homework assignments. You may find just about all the resources you need by looking through this guide. There are tools to help make sure you're following the fundamentals, digitized versions of reference texts, help with writing, and even opportunities for tutoring.
Posted November 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM
Sometimes parents need a little assistance. You want to have fun and learn with your kids but where do you go? How do you find options? This list is a great way to get started. Look for local options like the ones listed here.
Indianapolis Children's Museum
Even if you live nowhere near Indiana this site has wonderful content and very interesting exhibits if you do want to visit in person.
Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Smithsonian: Seriously Amazing
This is one of the most wonderful sites out there for exploring different topics and experiencing cool learning options.
Posted July 4, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Great Options For Adults
The best way to describe Lumosity? Little, fun workouts for your brain.
Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM