Educational Website Search

Title Description URL
USA Learns USA Learns is a free website for adults to learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. Site includes video lessons and a U.S. Citizenship course.
UsaCityLink List of states links to list of cities.  Includes travel, tourism, and relocation.
UsingEnglish.com This site has resources for ESL- English language references, teacher resources, ESL tests, ESL articles, and more.  Includes lesson plans, printables, handouts, worksheets, and more. 
Very Basic Computer Skills Printable worksheets for the very beginning computer user.
Virtual English Center This site has a variety of topics for advanced English learners.
Visuwords Visuwords online graphical dictionary. Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
VOA News - Voice of America Special English Voice of America is radio programming broadcasted around the world in a variety of languages, funded by the American government.  VOA Special English programs are radio broadcasts designed for people around the world who are learning English and American culture.  VOA Special English uses a core vocabulary of 1500 which are listed under Our Word Book on the left hand side.  Links are also provided to practice exercises under the English Learning link on the left hand side.  You can search by subject or program. 
Vocabulary can be fun This is an interactive site. Students pick a topic and a vocabulary list is generated. Students pick the game format to use or learn the vocabulary. 
Voice of America News website (including sites from around the world in different languages)  that teaches English based on current events . This site provides audio files, video files and transcripts that can be used to teach a wide range of topics and skills.  
Webmath.com Instead of giving you the problem and asking you for the solution, on this site you give the problem and it gives the solution.  Solve math problems by filling in online forms.  Answer given with short explanation.  Main categories- math for everyone, general math, K-8 math, algebra, geometry, trig & calc.  Subcategories- figuring a tip, sale price, wind chill, count coins, lottery odds, simple interest, compound interest, decimals and fractions, scientific notation, place value, number line, proportions, etc. 
Webster's Online Dictionary This dictionary has English and 90+ other languages available.  Definitions for English words.  I also typed the Hmong word ''thov'' and got English translation/definition.  To see list of available languages, click Non-English Dictionaries on bottom of page.  I chose Somali and there was a list of words and phrases in Somali.  I clicked one and it gave me the definition in English. 
Word processing activities for a language class- Claire Bradin Siskin This site has word processing activities for ESL learners at a variety of levels. 
WordPlays This site has various word games, language puzzles, and dictionaries.
Wordsmith Wordsmith hosts A Word a Day as well as several other services including anagrams, dictionaries, and thesauruses. 
World English This site offers many tests and exercises for English language study.
WritingFix This site has interactive writing prompts which let the students choose a character, a setting, and/or a conflict to get them started.  Also has pre-writing and rough draft worksheets to print.

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