Adult Basic Education (ABE)

GED Academy

Learn and practice your skills in math, science, English language arts, and social studies.  Practice and improve test taking skills.  Note: GED Academy is offered to all TCC students for free.  You must contact Debbye Larsen at dlarsen@tacomacc.edu to get a user name and password.  With this resource you’ll be ready to go, learn, and practice! Math –…

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English Skills: Online Study and Practice

Study grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, spelling, study skills, communication & pronunciation.  Portland Community College’s helpful site full of online resources. Link to Resource

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ABEWeb

ABEweb allows you to study and improve your skills in English, transitions, GED, college prep, ELL, geography, job searching, math, social studies, and technology.  ABE web is a large website that can help adults with their basic education.  The website is very easy to navigate and offers many activities that are both visual and interactive.…

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Dartmouth-Academic Skills Center

The Dartmouth website explores study habits and learning skills. It offers resources through learning links, videos and handouts. Link to Resource

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Netiquette

The Netiquette website provides information on common courtesy and informal rules regarding writing comments, participating in discussion boards, emailing, blogging and other forms of communication on the internet. This includes  10 ‘Core Rules’ and more extensive rules in the ‘Complete Online Edition’.  The Quiz is outdated and so does not work on modern browsers.  This information is a…

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Khan Academy: Arithmetic

Khan Academy: Arithmetic provides series of videos for each of the concepts of arithmetic mathematics. When you click on the topic, a series of videos will appear.  After a set of a few videos, it will give you an interactive exercise to practice what you learned. Each video has a play icon next to it and…

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Edready – NROC Math

EdReady is a program that uses NROC Math content to assess yourself in math from arithmetic to trigonometry, then helps you with a customized study plan showing you which areas you need more learning and practice with and which areas you have mastered. This is a great free program to prepare you for placement exams like…

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Semicolon Wars on Punctuation Island

Though Mr.Nussbaum’s website was created primarily for kids, there are some fun educational games that can definitely help you practice certain important and difficult content in English, Math, and other subjects.  The Semicolon Wars of Punctuation Island is a really fun game to practice the use of semicolons, periods, comas, and colons. Even as a college…

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Spelling Bee

Games to Learn English’s Spelling Bee game is great for practicing spelling.  The game first lets you select a general vocabulary topic area.  Then it speaks words to you from that vocabulary set and you have to type them using the keyboard on the screen.  It shows you a picture of the word as well…

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WikiHow: How To Spell

The How To Spell wikiHow is a great tool for reviewing the primary rules for English spelling.  It also provides printable handouts of a “Spelling Rules Cheat Sheet” and “Common Mispellings”, which can be helpful to have on hand as needed.  The end of the post gives some tips on how to practice and improve…

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Free Rice

Freerice.com provides users with immediate multiple choice questions to practice your knowledge in various subject areas.  However, the site does not teach you the information, so the only way to learn new information is by trial and error and continuing to use the program until the same question comes around again and guessing until you…

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GCF Learn Free Typing Tutorial

Learn how to type with a audio/visual tutor guiding you step by step. The Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) has provided this helpful interactive program to teach typing to the beginner.  GCF’s Typing Play is especially beneficial for those who need to slow step-by-step instruction with audio and visual lessons and interactive exercises. When you start…

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In Pictures: the simplest way to learn office applications

Get step-by-step instruction on how to use Microsoft Office Applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. In Pictures provides step-by-step visual tutorials on how to do specific actions on the Microsoft Office Applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.  It provides visual screenshots of the particular application with text explanation to help you learn to use the…

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cK-12

Find lessons/videos/interactive exercises relating to almost any subject from basic to intermediate levels. The cK-12 website, though created to provide resources for primarily pre-college grade levels, has a lot of great content for all general subject areas and specific topics there in.  You do not have to “join” sign-up nor sign-in to access their content.  Simply type…

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Commonsense Composition [by CK12]

Learn writing skills with information and practice exercises. Commonsense Composition is an open text on the cK-12.org website that provides content for self-paced study of writing concepts and skills!  Each link gives you information and diagrams explaining that particular essay writing style and then gives reading content and questions to practice your writing skills.  The content is well…

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Smrt English

Learn English grammar, writing skills, and listening practice using videos and exercises. Smrt English is good for Native English speakers learning grammar and also for English Language Learners learning the basics of the English language.  You do not need to create an account to access the site.  The ‘Library’ has grammar videos that are searchable!  These videos…

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Geosense: An Online World Geography Game

www.geosense.net Practice your world geography knowledge while playing a game. The Geosense site provides an interactive game where you are given a country and city name and you have to click your cursor as close to that city on the world map as you can. You can enter the site as a visitor just to play, or…

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Cengage Learning: Reading & Writing

Practice reading comprehension and/or grammar knowledge. The Cengage Learning site provides practice exercises giving a reading segments of 2-3 paragraphs followed by 17 comprehension questions. There is also a link on the left menu labeled “Writing: ACE Practice Tests”, which provides practice quizzes in various grammar points from apostrophes to comas, each quiz has 17 multiple choice questions on…

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Ted-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Learn from a video lesson with exercises and further resources and discussion as well. Ted-Ed provides video based lessons that people have developed into fuller lessons using question and answer exercises after the video, futher information and resource references, and online discussion boards.  You can search for the subject area or lesson topic you would like…

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Listen and Write

Practice English listening comprehension and spelling. Listen and Write  is a site with various levels of articles and information in English that are read aloud in an audio recording repeatedly and allows the user to type out what is said. After typing the sentence as correctly as possible, you click check and your answer will be corrected…

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Natural Reader

Listen to any written text spoken aloud at your preferred speed. The Natural Reader site allows you to copy and paste or write 200 characters of text into a box which will then be read aloud in the voice of your choice and at the speed of your choice. You can choose a male or female voice…

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Grammar Ninja

Practice recognizing parts of speech in basic to advanced English sentences. Grammar Ninja game tests the player on identifying parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb, article, conjunction, preposition & pronoun) in a sentence. It has beginning, intermediate and advanced challenges.  This is a fun game to practice and learn with.   Link to resource Rating:

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TV411: Tune in to Learning

Watch videos and learn from guided exercise lessons to learn various concepts in the areas of reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, and finance.  Spanish version of site is also available. TV411 provides free educational videos and interactive lessons in various skill areas including reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, and finance.  You do not have to register or sign…

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ABC Fast Phonics

   Learn to read English with audio & visual explanations of basic English letter sounds and the vowels and consonants used to form words. ABC Fast Phonics is a great tool for introducing and understanding the basic elements of English sounds and written letters.  The site gives simple explanations and examples and provides audio of all written…

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Longman Vocabulary Website

wps.ablongman.com/long_licklider_vocabulary_2 Practice your vocabulary knowledge and learn new words using word exercises. The Longman Vocabulary Website provides question exercises relating to various vocabulary topics including synonyms, antonyms, commonly confused words, academic vocabulary, and more.  The site gives three levels under each topic: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.  Each level has 10 different exercise sets to practice and learn…

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No Red Ink

 Learn English grammar with practice questions and progress tracking. For students, you can sign-up to use this program free and then type in your class code that your teacher provides you OR you can enter without any association to a class by using your email to sign-up and finding the ‘Practice’ tab once you enter the site.  It…

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APA Style

 Find details of guidelines for APA essay formatting. The APA Style site provides extensive information on the APA formatting style for writing papers for college classes.   Link to resource      

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Khan Academy Library

Learn math, science, economics, history, art, computing or test prep using video lessons and exercises.The Khan Academy Library provides well organized video series teaching and exercises in many subjects.  Khan Academy has the most extensive content in Mathematics, but also has great series of videos in Sciences, Economics and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Computing, and Test Preparation!   Link to…

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OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab

 Find detailed information about many topics related to writing, grammar rules, writing techniques, and essay formatting. The Purdue OWL site is an extensive reference for all questions associated with writing.  It gives specific information and descriptions on writing process, grammar, rules and styles.  It can be very useful for understanding writing concepts being taught in classes…

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Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free

Learn basic computer skills, basic reading, or basic math with interactive videos, exercises, and more. GCF Learn Free has video tutorials, interactive activities, & quizzes introducing all kinds of basic skills from using a computer to baking a cake. After finding the topic of interest, you can watch a basic tutorial video explaining the topic, then…

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Typing Club

 Learn how to type. The Typing Club site provides very well organized typing lessons with goals and great immediate results. You are able to track your progress if you want, but you do not have to. The format is simple and easy to use. It is like a game, so it makes you want to keep trying again…

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Typing Web Tutor

 Learn typing/keyboarding. Typing Web Tutor provides free interactive typing lessons showing you which finger to use for each letter.  You can save your progress if you create a free account, so you can come back later and start where you left off.  It requires more clicking than some other typing websites, but the visuals are helpful…

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