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Handy Links

This page features links to various school/education-themed websites.
Disclaimer:  While these links are presented in good faith, St. Rose cannot be responsible for external content.
To notify us of a broken link, suggest links, or for any other comments, please write to Mr. Flapan, our webmaster.
This page is often updated by our computer teacher, Mr. Flapan.  Please check back for more links in the future.

Categories (coming soon!)

Social Studies
Reading/Language Arts
Technology – includes drawing, surfing, searching, web design, and more!
Typing Practice/Games
For Students
For Teachers
For Parents


Social Studies


Reading/Language Arts




Search Engines for Kids

  • Kid Rex – Powered by Google, this site looks like it has been drawn with crayons!
  • KidsClick! – This site features search results chosen by librarians.  Results are targeted to grades K-7.
  • SearchEdu – Excellent for homework help, features sites with the .edu suffix, so most are affiliated with colleges.
  • FactMonster – Facts galore, also handy for homework, features many results that include timelines and biographies.
  • Pics 4 Learning – A safe image site with dozens of categories.
  • Quinturakids – Features Topic Tag Clouds!
  • Ask Jeeves for Kids – Kids can type in a question, and results will be returned with answers that are kid-friendly.


  • Slimber – An excellent site for drawing & painting with some beautiful examples.
  • Bomomo – A fun site where users can create unique pictures with different templates (ie, Pixie).
  • Doink – A great site combining Paint-like tools and creating animated art with a Web 2.0 flare (Apple devices only).
  • Sketchpad – A unique interface with cool drawing tools.
  • Sumo Paint  – One of the most popular digital art creators on the web, very similar to Photoshop.
  • Draw Island – A site with straightforward drawing tools and options.
  • One Motion – A site specializing in color, it lets you create thousands of combinations!
  • Crayola Digi-Color  A very user-friendly site for kids.
  • Voice Draw – A unique site that lets users create art with their voice/sound.

Technology – General

  • Keyboard shortcut list of special symbols/characters
  • HTML list of codes for special characters
  • resource for learning HTML
  • An HTML hexadecimal color code chart
  • Be Funky – online photo effects, editing, tools, tips, tricks, and more!
  • Smithsonian 3D – Explore artifacts from this legendary museum in 3D!
  • Online Learning with MIT – Over 2000 audio and video courses offered from the pre-eminent technology college.
  • Children’s Software Online has hundreds of software program titles for kids of all ages!

Typing Practice/Games

  • ABC Ya! – Click on your grade to see dozens of educational games!
  • Z-Type – Type correctly to keep words from falling to the bottom.
  • Typisto – Type classic stories by famous authors! (works best in Chrome (not IE))
  • NitroType – Race other typists (works best with acct.)!
  • Typing Web – Free online typing tutorials
  • Typing Adventure – Type correctly to play this adventure game!
  • Typingtest – This site offers classic and current works to practice typing.
  • KeyHero – This site analyzes your WPM in cool graphs and stats.
  • WristBand Express - A huge list of typing-related links.  Includes typing tests, proper typing techniques, tutorials, finger placement, typing games, and more!


For Students

Homework Help

  • Internet Public Library – Contains thousands of searchable documents for info and research.
  • EdHelper – Features guided assistance and activities for all ages.
  • Info Please – Tons of facts, stats, timelines, HW info, and so much more!
  • Smithsonian for Kids – A place for kids to explore, discover, and learn
  • Bartleby – Famous publisher their quotes database, various encyclopedias, and an excellent literature reference.
  • Ask Rose – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers a free Tutoring/HW Help service.  Also by phone at 877-ASK-ROSE.
  • Ask Mr. Flapan - Visit, ask, or just say hello at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • The Free Dictionary – Grand site includes usage examples, quizzes, games, and much more than definitions!
  • Mindflash – Quiz and Testing Taking Strategies

For Teachers

  • Thinkfinity – a free, comprehensive digital educational platform with thousands of lesson plans, activities, and other resources from the Verizon Foundation.
  • – All about webquests-this is the site that invented them!
  • Rubistar – Excellent page for creating rubrics in almost all subjects
  • Mimio – our interactive whiteboard – software, lessons, suggestions, tutorials, and more!
  • Harcourt School Publishing – Search for lessons, there are thousands!
  • School Express – Thousands of worksheets, games, links, and more resources!
  • Sites for Teachers – Hundreds of links here!
  • IN Dept. of Ed. Standards and Resources
  • Sites for Teachers
  • Teach-nology – Thousands of lessons plans, tips, resources, and more with a slant toward technology.
  • ReadWorks – ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
  • Quiz Generators – An article that highlights several websites that generate quizzes, tests, etc., with different formats, immediate feedback, and more!
  • Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
  • Apples 4 The Teacher – Hundreds of lessons – focusing on holidays, themes, printables, and more!
  • Free Math Test – This site contains hundreds of math tests and activities, both online and printable.
  • 4 Teachers – works to help you integrate technology into your classroom by offering online tools and resources such as lessons, rubrics, calendars, and more.
  • Easy CBM – Bringing over 30 years of Curriculum Based Measures into the classroom to help teachers assess.
  • That Quiz – Tests and activities for students and teachers in all grade levels, especially math.
  • Handwriting Templates – Several templates available for different grade levels, both printing and cursive are offered.
  • Learning Essentials – A program designed by teachers for teachers, get help planning, creating, collaborating, and save time with over 100 templates and tutorials.
  • NBC Learn K-12 – NBC Learn K-12 makes thousands of historic videos, current events, and original resources available to K-12 teachers and students, all aligned to state standards and mapped to curriculum.
  • NBC Learn Resources – Free Resouces from NBC Learn K-12

For Parents

This collection was compiled and curated by Mr. Flapan, Computer Teacher Emeritus of St. Rose.

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