In the dark ages (or your life before Google), doing homework and research can be an awfully tedious process of going through thick books at the library. I had to endure an hour of staying at my all-girl Catholic high school library with a life-sized statue of St. Marie De Goretti with her piercing eyes (Urban High School Legend goes that those were real eyes and she would roam the campus at night. Nobody.ever.goes.home.late., by the way) and hands clutching a dagger and a lily (which I later learned symbolized virgin martyrdom. Not that she used the dagger to cut the lily j/k).
I had to continuously repeat my point to my children and their friends on how we were better at research then because we worked by reading and digesting information on various books, not by clicking and googling the exact homework question, although I did fail to ask them if the life-sized statue is still at the old library.
But since I am in a generous mood, since I just found out my kids' friends read my blogs, too (that or they are sooo kidding me), I am sharing these list of websites that will feed their brains with awesome facts that will hopefully make them do their home works and research papers fast!
Factmonster.com is the website to go to for information, especially if you need to get quick answers because you procrastinated on finishing the homework given to you a week ago which will fall due tomorrow. This site, which is like an oline library, covers a whole bunch of facts like a country's topography to calculating fractions. Now, do your research and be thankful you can sing the new One Direction song without somebody ordering you to zip your lips!
Kids (and adults) almost always find Filipino and other Filipino-related subjects hard. WikiPilipinas.org is the Filipino version to Wikipedia, wherein all the articles are written by users in straight Filipino. This website is the place/site to go to for Philippine History and Culture, heroes, the works. It is a valuable resource for your Sibika (Civics) and Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies) homework!
Homework Hub is homework heaven! It is loaded with tips on how and what to do with your school research and reports and guides and resources on how to get your perfect A's. It is practically a student's ultimate study manual because it just does not give answers to stuff you ask, but it helps you in preparing to polishing your final drafts and organizing your study areas.
When I was younger, I used to go to Ask Jeeves, yup, the butler dressed like Batman's butler, Alfred, who practically gives answers to any question you may ask. I don't know if the site is still online. Now, there is Askkids.com. Ask your basic what, who and where question and the site will search the worldwide web for answers as it searches for the keywords you gave.
Taking care of the environment should be on your top list. Ecokids.ca gives you ways on how to keep the earth clean and green for you and the future generation. News, information, and eco-challenges are in the website which can surely help you a lot to be earth-smart.
When doing your homework using the web, always check your facts!
The internet is a vast resource for information, but these info are not always accurate or entirely correct. Always do the following to determine if you are researching from a dependable site:
- Is the writer an expert on the field you are researching about? Look for page sources or footnotes to determine if the site is trust-worthy.
- A lot of sites link with other influential sites to support their information given. If you are not sure about what you have researched, always try double-checking your facts by searching for them at Yahoo or Google or Bing. The more accurate the info is, the more it appears on other sites, too.
- Always check on when the article, study or research have been published. They may be outdated, published years or probably decades ago with data that may not be true anymore today.