The Internet has vast resources. When using websites for your homework assignments, the trick is to find sites that are reliable, accurate, up to date and appropriate for your project. Here are some great starting points.
Citing Sources / Bibliographies
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Interactive online encyclopedia with a Canadian focus.
Almanacs, Dictionaries, Directories, and Maps
Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.
Clichesite.com has amassed a list of over 2100 cliches, euphamisms, sayings and figures of speech complete with definitions and explanations.
Includes an atlas, almanac, encyclopedia and dictionary.
English idioms and quizzes.
An idiom is a natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language.
Info Please Homework Center
This site includes access to an almanac, atlas, map library, dictionary, biographical database and more.
A visual dictionary.
Symbols.com contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.
Interactive Homework Help
Post questions to get help now!
Ask For Kids
A fast and easy way to get the answers to questions online. This site enables the user to ask questions using natural language.
Ask A Teacher
The Independent Learning Center at TVO offers this service. Ask a Teacher is the ultimate online destination for homework help and it covers Canadian curriculum!
Fun science facts from the Library of Congress.
TVO's Independent Learning Centre partners with the Ontario Ministry of Education
to bring Homework Help to Ontario students. This site focuses on math help for students in Grades
7, 8, 9 and 10. Students have access to both guided and independent learning in a unique environment
that combines technology and personal interaction.
General Subject Directories
Organized by subject and age level, this site also offers a dictionary and a current events section.
eNotes features study guides, critical material, and group forums on more than 20,000 works of literature and other academic subjects.
Internet Public Library for Teens
This well organized site’s mandate is to 'Provide library services to Internet users. Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals.'
Link to Learning
Supporting Ontario Curriculum from K to 8
A well organized and easy to use site full of information.
BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
Provides innovative and useful information for parents, students and teachers.
Canadiana - The Canadian Resource Page
This site contains all Canadian resources on news and information, facts and figures, travel and tourism, politics and history, science and history, and alot more.
Excellent website organized by educational level: elementary, middle and highschool. Also includes a 'Reference Desk' allowing the user to submit questions.
HowDoYa was created to help people who want to learn how-to do something — anything. We do it by helping you search the Internet in a smarter, task-centric way. We give you many (but not too many) answers, so you can find the one that is right for you.
The Kids on the Web: Homework Tools
This site offers great resources and links to help you with your homework.
Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
A non-profit volunteer group that provides information about home learning, enables networking among members and advocates homeschooling to the provincial government.
A website offering an extensive index of information on research papers.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Search North American mammals.
Geared for preschoolers, a website based on the popular programs offered by TVO.