Coolest Free Online Resources for Students

Your Kids You need help doing a weekend science project. It is last minute you need to find out how to write a good scientific method, how to reference and where to find some cool new sciency pictures. Here is my round-up of some great free tools, articles and resources for students, teachers and parents who want to have good students from across the web. Add your own in the comments or submit to me for my Part II.

Great Articles for Students

Great Web Applications for Students courtesy of read write web!

LifeHacker Back to School Software

How to Use a Wiki for Note-Taking

How to Cram for an Exam

How to Take Notes Like an Alpha Male

How to Study Less: Hollistic Studying

Great Tools for Students

CollegeRuled Organize your schedules with this online application

Review of Ergonomic Backpacks

Firefox Campus Edition

Random Cool Online Stuff for Students

Create your Own Newspapers, Books, Flyers, Booklets…great for online projects

Elgg Social Networks for Educatio

Notely keeps track of your to-do’s, classes, lecture notes, bookmarks, calendar and much more…

Blackboard This is a really cool site that I used in school to manage all learning environments with grades, note taking and even handouts.

Great Websites for Students

Schoolr a way to search student resources around the web—like Google, Wikipedia,, Spark Notes, text translation and unit conversion.

CrunchGear: Best NoteTaking Gear

Guide to Grammar and Writing

List of Grammar Uses and Misuses

Engrade A bunch of free online tools to keep attendance and homework records

Resources to Write an Essay Everything from topic sentences to finding good references.

Notetaking and Shorthand Teach your kids how to take short-hand notes and abbreviations


Bartleby Great way to find quotes and even full text of some poetry for research material.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Scholarpedia Much better than Wikipedia for research.

JSTOR This is a great way to find scholarly articles on almost anything (I wrote my thesis on Chinese Hip Hop and I found good articles)

Education Blogs


Read Write Web All of the best blogs about education is in there too!)



Degree Directory

Mindful Ink

Submit more for Part II (I have a lot more but cannot fit them all in one post)

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9 Responses to “Coolest Free Online Resources for Students”

  1. katy
    April 17, 2008 at 7:53 am #

    Good resources, thanks.
    My daughter’s teacher do not allow wikipedia as a source for research – she says it’s not reliable. But I find all kinds of good info there.

  2. Vanessa Van Petten
    April 17, 2008 at 7:56 am #

    I agree, I like wikipedia for personal use but always advise students against using it for school because it is not reliable enough

  3. Jennifer
    April 18, 2008 at 7:54 am #

    This is a fantastic post. I have a similar website to yours although I’m a parent writing to other parents. I’m going to do a shout out to this post and your blog.

  4. Anna
    April 19, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    I found you from Jennifer’s blog. This looks like a great list of resources. I’m definitely sending my teens the link. Hopefully they will find something they can use.

  5. Jake
    June 11, 2008 at 7:37 am #

    Thanks for the great list of resources! I’m always searching for resources to help students, in addition to our note software, NoteScribe.

    Again thank you for the comprehensive list!

    NoteScribe: Premier Note Taking Software

  6. Sher
    June 27, 2008 at 8:31 am #

    this is awesome, I’m going to college this fall and this will be alot of help. how can i get Part II?

  7. Vanessa
    June 27, 2008 at 8:55 am #

    part II will be up july 7th!

  8. BlapherMJ
    July 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    These are sooo helpful! Thanks!


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