Educational Resources For Parents & Students - Reviews by The Banks

As part of my mission as an educator, when I first started this community, I wanted to provide a place where parents, teachers, and students could get easy access to resources that would help with their own goals or the educational goals of their pupils and children. After a lot of thought, I realized that it would be easier to split the resources and dedicate this section to that objective. Feel free to bookmark, since this list will expand and I will update this area often.

 

Youth Mentoring Program

 

Writing & Editorial Youth Mentoring Programaimed at young adults in different areas of study, aged 18-25, who want to get their feet wet in writing and editorial work.

Education Youth Mentoring Program – for young adults in the field of education aged 1825 who want to coordinate educational programs or get their foot in the door on a leadership role in education.

 

Scholarships

 

Fastweb – a comprehensive scholarship database that also offers financial aid, student planning, career advice, and educators’ resources.

 

ScholarshipOwl – a scholarship database service where applicants are matched with numerous scholarships through a single application.

 

Scholarships.com – another thorough scholarship database where one can search for all types of scholarships. Places a strong focus on college scholarships and financial aid.

 

Course Hero – a platform that allows students to find (and exchange) educational resources on specific courses/subjects while getting access to tutors and supplemental materials.

 

Early Childhood, Family, and Teaching

 

PBS Kids – focus is on parenting resources, programs, and activities for children.

 

Sprout – offers shows, programs, and activities for young children 2–6 years old.

 

Common Sense Media – non-profit organization that reviews and rates overall media (movies, TV shows, apps, games) to aid families, educators, and policymakers in their decisions.

 

The Dove Foundation – non-profit organization that advocates for families while providing movie reviews based on Judeo-Christian values.

 

Plugged In – follows a biblical approach to provide reviews, articles, and discussion on the world of entertainment and pop culture.

 

Parent Previews – parents are the focus of this site, which aims at providing reviews and articles on movies (G, PG, PG-13) and other media that best fit their values.

 

Kids in Mind – a comprehensive review of movies to guide parents and caretakers in finding appropriate content for their children.

 

Reach Out and Read – a program implemented by medical professionals aimed at building early reading skills and literacy in children. The program runs in approximately 5,000 sites in all U.S. states.

 

Science Buddies – a non-profit organization that provides valuable science resources and project ideas geared toward K-12 students.

 

Foreign Language

 

Coming soon