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Apps & Websites that can help with learning

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Edgenuity MyPath
Welcome to Edgenuity's MyPath personalized and individualized learning path. This is an online tool that can help reinforce and/or accelerate one's math and/or English language skills. Click on this link to get ahead.

Naviance for Middle School is a college and career readiness solution that helps students discover during these pivotal years their strengths and interests, and see how they can help them reach their goals. It also enables individual learning plans aligned to students’ goals.

Edgenuity MyPath for math

MyPath is an online intervention program that offers instruction for mathematics and reading. Designed to meet middle and high school students at their learning level, MyPath provides age-appropriate instruction to help kids get back on track.

With math help I strongly suggest students and parents check out the website This site has also created a great iPad and iPhone app that addresses all of the Common Core Math Standards from Kindergarten through the 12th grade as well as other many other subject standards.  You can download the app by searching for KhanAcademy in the iTunes App store or click here iTunes.  For Android devices there are a number of Khan Academy related apps click here for GooglePlay.

CPM Math Program
Student and Parent support for the math curriculum/program Hale utilizes.  Great tips and resources.

ALEKS Online Program 
ssessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.
Flash Card Apps
There are a number of iPhone and Android apps that are virtual note cards. Quizlet is very popular with high school students and with a bit of guidance it is easy for any middle school student to master. Go to  You can download the app by searching for Quizlet in the iTunes App store or click here for iTunes or click here for GooglePlay.

Some things in your life have to be memorized. Facts, formulas, words, pictures, dates, procedures, even names and faces. Everything you do includes information that needs to reside in your head. Studies can help with that.

Studies is a flashcard app for the serious student, with editions for Mac®, iPhone® and iPad®. It's a tool to extend your knowledge, and it doesn't matter what it is you want to learn — medicine, law, history, driving, aviation, fine art, music, or martial arts — from simple day-to-day tidbits, to knowledge of life changing importance. Studies is an app to help you achieve your learning goals.

General Studying & Writing

Shmoop is a digital publishing company with "a point of view." We seek to empower and broaden the range and depth of choices students have in life. Our teaching method revolves around the basic notion that learning is often too hard, so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 that we squirt on the tracks whenever we can.

We believe that education need not be an arduous Herculean set of labors. Fun is not the enemy here. When you need to know what that story you read is really about then check this place out and get Schmooping.

Time Management

Cold Turkey

Are you distracted by your phone or computer? With Cold Turkey, a free app for your computer, you can block selected sites for an extended period of time, from 15 minutes to 24 hours. This program is something you set to block you from the temptations of having your mind and eyes wander to something else. The best part is there is no way to turn the timer off until it runs out, so you can’t cheat!


Specific Websites That Help With Reading 

Each of the following sites can help students with reading comprehension and general reading skills. My recommendation is to look at the each of the sites and work with the one that most fits your needs. I’ve placed them in the order of my personal preference.

CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students up through grade 12.
This is a free service and aligned to Common Core State Standards.
Students and parents can choose many different passages to read.
  • There is text-to-speech
  • There are Guided Reading Models
  • There are Assessments
  • There are Discussion Questions
  • Readings have a Parent Guide as well to help you help your child
Edgenuity MyPath for English

MyPath is an online intervention program that offers instruction for mathematics and reading. Designed to meet middle and high school students at their learning level, MyPath provides age-appropriate instruction to help kids get back on track.

ReadTheory Reading and Writing, Improved
What is Read Theory?
  • Read Theory is a powerful educational tool that offers online reading activities for all ages and ability levels. Our custom web application adapts to students’ individual ability levels and presents them with thousands of skill building exercises that suit their needs.
Tutoring & Homework Help
  • You can get free homework help from a live, online tutor. All you need is your LA County Library card and an internet connection. You can use Live Homework Help from home, school and even the Library.
  • This is the city library system. The Platt Public Library is a part of this system. Help is available everyday.