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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 – Quantitative & algebraic problem solving
  • Science – Life science, physical science, earth and space science
  • Social Studies – Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and the world
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts – Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written text

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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 each interactive exercise has a star icon next to it.   This is a great tool for brushing up on your math skills before taking the ACCUPLACER or other math placement exams.


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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 the ACCUPLACER, to get some extra study help for your math class, or to practice for self-improvement.

You will create a free account if you want to save your work in the program.  If you just want to enter and check it out without creating an account, you can just click “Enter as Guest”, but any work you do will not be saved!  Also, there will be a prompt asking for a “Key”.  You do not need to type in a key to enter and use the site.  Just click the ‘Get Started’ button on the prompt and you will be able to enter and see the general math goals you can work on.

Note: The ‘key’ code is used by specific instructors who have prepared math sets for their own students to access. If your teacher has given you a ‘key’ code then enter this in the box when you sign up.

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Find lessons/videos/interactive exercises relating to almost any subject from basic to intermediate levels. The cK-12 websitethough 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 in your topic of interest or need in the search box, OR scroll down on the home page to find specific subject areas to browse the content topics!  This content can come in handy for understanding concepts and finding related videos or exercises even for college level study!


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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 and the country of origin who will have different accents in production. This site is easy and quick to use to listen to text segments (only up to 200 characters) spoken aloud. This could be a helpful study tool for language learners for pronunciation of English words or listening comprehension practice. The voices are not perfect since it is a computer reader so it sounds a bit robotic. Nonetheless, it works and it’s free! 


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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 in to use the site. Each subject tab will show thumbnails of videos related to that subject area.  Specific lessons and printouts are listed under the green right side bar tabs. Though the site is not super well organized, the content is great and the interactive exercises are helpful.


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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!


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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 you can choose to do the activity which guides you through an interactive picture with information that you are voice prompted to drag and drop correctly. It gives a kind of avatar introduction or idea of what something is like in real life.


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