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Lessons & Online Study Tools for Current Students

Seeds wants to empower you to practice on your own. You do not have to be a Virtual Classroom student to uses these digital resources — they are for everyone!

Whether you’re at your local library, or on your computer at home, you have access to the very same resources as when you’re working in a Seeds computer lab.

Please note, some of these links will require you to log in. Have your user names and passwords handy. 

Learn HSE Subjects On Your Own

Khan Academy  YouTube video math lectures that cover all levels of GED mathematics.  If you are new to Khan Academy, you will have to create a free account.

  • Get started here:
  • (1) Click “Learner”
  • (2) Enter your date of birth
  • (3) click “Sign Up with Email”.
  • (4) Enter your email and create a password that you will remember. Write it down if you have to. 
  •    Tips for New Users

Mathtv  Another resource for videos covering all levels of GED mathematics

ReadWorks A site that allows you to practice reading passages. This type of practice helps you read faster and understand better. The audio will help you with new words. ReadWorks passages also include science and social studies. First time users need to create a new account.

  1. Fill out the New Account form with your details.
  2. An email will be immediately sent to your email address.
  3. Read your email, and click on the web link it contains.
  4. Your account will be confirmed and you will be logged in.
  5. Now, select the course you want to participate in.
  6. If you are prompted for an “enrollment key” – use the one that your teacher has given you. This will “enroll” you in the course.
  7. You can now access the full course. From now on you will only need to enter your personal username and password (in the form on this page) to log in and access any course you have enrolled in.

To log in: Use this link: https://www.readworks.org/student-authentication.  Enter the class code from your email.  Find your name Enter 1234 for the password

Common Lit A literacy and assessment program for grades 3-12. First-time users need to enroll:

  1. Use this link https://www.commonlit.org/en/enroll
  2. Enter the following class code from your email: 3ZLPLV

Mindplay  An interactive site to improve reading comprehension

E-Reading  A resource to practice reading comprehension, including fiction, nonfiction, and specific skills such as inference, main idea, and the author’s purpose

Read Theory  A resource that provides reading comprehension practice that includes answers and explanations

English for Everyone  Worksheets and exercises for grammar skills and reading comprehension

Khan Academy Science YouTube video science lectures that cover all levels of the GED science curriculum

Interactive Periodic Table A helpful resource to practice the periodic table of elements

Core Knowledge Foundation Science (3-5)

Khan Academy Social Studies  YouTube video social studies lectures that cover all levels of the GED curriculum

Civics Preparation Provides videos and practice on GED civics curriculum

Core Knowledge Foundation History & Geography (K-8)

 

Improve Your Computer Skills

Typing.com  Sign in to your account and practice typing skills. Good for all levels of practice.

Essay Text Typing  This site allows you to practice typing your own writing. Great for essay practice.

Typing Tutorial  This beginner’s tutorial provides a step-by-step instruction for typing.

Computer Basics

How To Videos – SHORT videos covering a range of topics from turning your computer on and off to recovering lost passwords and taking practice tests on GED.com.

Getting Started  A step-by-step introduction to using a computer

Mouse Tutorial  Learn how to use a computer’s mouse

Mousing Around Practice your mouse skills in this precursor to Mousercise

Mousercise  Practice your mouse skills with this interactive game

 

Types of Computers

Using a PC  An introduction to the operating system for a Windows computer

Using a Mac  An introduction to the operating system for a Macintosh (Apple) computer

 

Microsoft Word

Word Tutorial   An introduction to the basic uses of the word processing program Microsoft Word

  • Basics: begin using Word, creating and opening documents, and saving and sharing documents
  • Text: formatting text, using find-and-replace, indents and tabs, line and paragraph spacing, lists, and hyperlinks
  • Page layout, printing documents, breaks, columns, headers and footers, and page numbers
  • Pictures and text wrapping, formatting pictures, shapes, text boxes, aligning, ordering, and grouping objects, tables, and charts
  • Checking spelling and grammar, track changes and comments, inspecting and protecting documents
  • Quiz: Test your knowledge of Microsoft Word

Other Microsoft Office Programs

Excel Overview Lessons on how to use the spreadsheet program Excel

PowerPoint  Lessons on how to use the presentation software PowerPoint

Search Basics — learn how search engines work and how to use them

Refining Web Searches — learn how to make the most of your searches

Navigating a Website

Intro to Email 

Intro to Email 2

Basic Search Engines

Being Safe Online

Skype, Facebook, and Social Media

Mobile Devices

Online Shopping

Practice Reading Fluency

 

ReadWorks A site that allows you to practice reading passages. This type of practice helps you read faster and understand better. The audio will help you with new words. ReadWorks passages also include science and social studies. First time users need to create a new account.

  1. Fill out the New Account form with your details.
  2. An email will be immediately sent to your email address.
  3. Read your email, and click on the web link it contains.
  4. Your account will be confirmed and you will be logged in.
  5. Now, select the course you want to participate in.
  6. If you are prompted for an “enrollment key” – use the one that your teacher has given you. This will “enroll” you in the course.
  7. You can now access the full course. From now on you will only need to enter your personal username and password (in the form on this page) to log in and access any course you have enrolled in.

To log in: Use this link: https://www.readworks.org/student-authentication.  Enter the class code from your email.  Find your name Enter 1234 for the password

Watch Recorded Lessons Created by Seeds Tutors

During the COVID-19 closure, Seeds tutors created and presented live lessons by videoconference. These lessons were recorded.

Check out more than 100 videos on all of the GED topics, computer basics, and job coaching.

Digital Literacy Assessments