Adult Basic Education
Online Resources

 

ABE Online Resources



Cass Lake GED and Post-SecondaryPrep Resourcesand Online Programs
Requiring Registration Through ABE:

GED-I  http://ged-i.org
GED preparation for students who are excellent readers and just need brush ups to prepare for the exams.

My Skills Tutor http://myskillstutor.com
Learn new skills and review needed skills in lessons designed just for you.  Reading, math and writing.

Lifetime Learning Library http://learnandpassmath.com
Great math instruction and study in the GED content areas of reading, social studies, science and writing.

MindQuest Academy http://mindquestacademy.org
Excellent post-secondary preparation in writing, study skills, critical thinking skills needed for college.  College academic sample courses also available.

BlueSky offers a free, flexible online education to Minnesota residents and is committed to helping students succeed in school and in life. BlueSky and Cass Lake-Bena ABE work with students and families individually to make sure you learn, earn the credits you need and graduate with a high school diploma.

Math

http://aaamath.com/
Hundreds of pages of basic math skills, interactive practice on every page and an explanation of the math topic on each page.

http://www.mathpower.com/
A resource to help students with math test taking skills.

http://www.aplusmath.com/
Interactive activities ranging from addition and subtraction to geometry and algebra.

http://www.math.com
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Has homework help, practice, calculators, and games.

http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/as/education/projects/webunits/measurement/home.htm
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Introduction to different units of measurement (length, mass, volume, temperature, and time).

http://mathforum.org/library/topics/
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A search engine to look for websites that relate directly to specific areas of math.

http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/alg/index.html
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This site allows students to get help when they are stumped on a problem, and also gives activities for students to work on in specific areas and levels of math.

http://mathforum.org/students/
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Allow students to practice skills, and ask "Dr. Math" questions about math problems.

http://www.hbschool.com/glossary/math/index.html
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An animated glossary of mathematical terms that students should be familiar with.

http://www.mathgoodies.com/

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This site has games, activities, and worksheets for students that help them build their math skills.

http://www.webmath.com/
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Has math problems for students to solve in areas such as Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

http://www.algebratutor.org/
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This free, online, intelligent tutoring system is designed to assist students in learning to write algebraic expressions and solve word problems. Program can also be downloaded. (Neil Heffernan; Carnegie Mellon University)

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/
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Fun activities in math (ranging from graphs and fractions to calculus) for teachers to use with their students.

http://mathforum.org/arithmetic/arith.units.html
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Divides math sections into individual subjects and has lessons and activities to use in each section.

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/math.html#math3

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Nine high school math lesson plans, geometry, stats, algebra, etc.

http://mathforum.org/teachers/high/
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This site has activities, lesson plans, and problems to use for students in the classroom.

http://www.mathsphere.com/teacher/welcome.htm

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This site has activities and worksheets for teachers to use with students.


L.A Writing/Reading

http://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htm

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Index of grammar terms, interactive lessons, handouts, and grammar rules.

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/errors.htm

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A listing of irritating words and phrases that commonly cause errors in written English. Clear explanations and examples of these deviations from the standard usage are also included. (Paul Brians, Department of English, Washington State University)

http://www.vocabulary.com/

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Challenging word puzzles of various types. Have fun with these fiendish little gems!! If you get stuck, try another. (Vocabulary University )

http://www.nanana.com/grammarlinks.html

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Has links to grammar-help sites.

http://www.iTools.com/research-it/research-it.html
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Has a specialized dictionary that searches for definitions, translations, and also features a thesaurus tool.

http://www.grammarlady.com/

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Has a hotline for questions, grammar tips, and a FAQ page.

http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/
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Grammar games to play- identifying parts of sentences such as verbs, nouns, adjectives.

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

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Includes lists of basic grammar tips, interactive quizzes, a hotline, quotes, links, and a log of grammar FAQ's.

http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/grammar/activities.html

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Grammar activities arranged by level: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

http://www.smic.be/smic5022/handoutsgrammarand.htm

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Has printable worksheets dealing with for students to work on.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/index.html
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Online grammar, punctuation, and spelling database, along with writing workshops.

http://www.poetry.com/

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Has a database that includes several famous poems.

http://www.protrainco.com/info/grammar.htm
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Has an index of articles, FAQ, and an "Ask Ms. Grammar" section.

http://www.syndicate.com/
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Has puzzles, activities and thematic features for students to work on vocabulary.

http://englishplus.com/grammar/

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Index of correct and incorrect grammar usage, split up into categories (capitalization, abbreviation, etc.)

http://www.rhlschool.com/english.htm

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English Basics, free worksheets.

http://www.grammarbook.com/
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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation.

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/

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Common Errors in English.

http://www.nanana.com/grammarlinks.html

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English Grammar Links.

http://www.englishpage.com/?uniq=8831
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Dictionaries, resources, and help links for grammar.

http://www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw/

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11 Rules of Writing.

http://www.gocee.com/english/grammar.htm
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Online grammar book.

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/index.cfm
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Online English Grammar book.

http://bartleby.com/141/index.html

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Online resource center, including dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and style manual.

http://www2.actden.com/writ_den/
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Designed to help students with reading comprehension and retention skills.

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/arts_lit.htm

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Allows a student to do activities in any area of the arts and literature.

http://www.teachers.net/cgi-bin/lessons/sort.cgi?searchterm=Reading
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Lesson plans in areas ranging from phonics to creative outlets such as writing poetry.

http://www.MysteryNet.com/learn/

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Ways to use mystery books in the classroom.

http://www.knownet.net/users/Ackley/reading_plans.html
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Reading lesson plans geared toward beginners- summarizing, and writing responses.

http://www.folger.edu/education/teaching.htm
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Lesson plans and resources for teaching Shakespeare.

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Workshop/8405/

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Teaching ideas for English/literature instructors, features links to creative ways to teach different aspects of literature and history.

http://www.sfo.com/~parvin/tutoring.html
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Reading, writing and math teaching resources for tutors or parents of home schooled children.

http://www.abcteach.com/grammar/grammartoc.htm
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Has activities for teachers to give students to learn basic grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.)

http://www.soton.ac.uk/~wpwt/notes/grammar.htm#1.%20Introduction
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Traditional English grammar description and use.


Social Studies:

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/soc_stud.htm
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Allows a student to do activities in any area of social studies (history, govt., geography, etc.).

http://www.cnn.com
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Current events.

http://www.usatoday.com/
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Current events.

http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/soc/high.html

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Has 96 social studies lesson plans, gives brief descriptions of each.

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/terrorism/index.html

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Has lesson plans for teachers to use that deal with the September 11th attacks.

http://ericir.syr.edu/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Social_Studies
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Lesson Plans and printable student activity sheet.

http://www.socialstudies.com/c/index.html?nocache@0+s@rR1jVitliyClM

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Activities for teachers regarding women's history.

http://www.LessonPlansPage.com/SSJH.htm
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Has several lesson plans in all areas of social studies, with a brief description of what each lesson plan entails.

http://www.civiced.org/lesson-plans.html
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Has lesson plans about different types of government.

http://www.usatoday.com/educate/home.htm

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Resources for educators concerning each day's news.


Science:

http://www.eoearth.org/

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A new, searchable electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

http://scienceshareware.com/indexSub.htm

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Free software to learn about math, physics and engineering.

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/sci_tech.htm
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Allows users to do activities in whatever area of science that they want.

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/Doc/educatn.htm
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Has links for students to learn about space and aerodynamics, courtesy of NASA.

http://www.sciencegems.com/
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This site has resources for physical, life, and earth sciences.

http://www.BioScope.org/student.htm
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Several resources involving biology activities and experiments.

http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~explorit/quiz.html
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Use these interactive quizzes to explore and improve your knowledge of science; topics include biology, astronomy, weather, animals, medicine, physics, etc.
(Davis California Community Network )

http://www.LessonPlansPage.com/ScienceJH.htm
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Has lesson plans in the areas of biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, physics that are very easy to access.

http://teachingplastics.org/hands_on_plastics/
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Has lesson plans and background information on plastics for teachers to use.

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/science.html#sci3
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Has 23 science lesson plans for teachers.

http://www.BioScope.org/teachers.htm
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Biology lesson plans for teachers.

http://www.martindalecenter.com/

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Martindale's reference desk.


Driver’s License Exams

http://www.golocalnet.com/st/minnesota/
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This is a practice test.

http://www.quia.com/de/mnmain.html
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Take a sign quiz or a written quiz.


Jobs and Work

https://www.minnesotaworks.net/
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Formerly know as Minnesota’s Job Bank.  The place to look for jobs listed through the WorkForce Centers in Minnesota.

http://iseek.org
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ISEEK makes it easier for Minnesotans to research, organize, and understand successful pathways to the hottest careers, best education, and perfect jobs.

http://www.deed.state.mn.us/
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Positively Minnesota provides a one-stop center for jobs, unemployment insurance, business development and labor statistics.

http://www.jobsnowcoalition.org
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Look and apply for jobs in Minnesota and use the cost of living calculator based on where you live.