HippoCampus

Yes, that C is supposed to be capitalized. And no, I’m not talking about the region of your brain that has to do with memory – to an extent. This article isn’t for anatomy – if you want to hear about that, you should take an anatomy and physiology class. It’s about homework. It’s about help. HippoCampus is “…free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics, and religion homework.”

Nope, not that one. (photo by prilfish)

Nope, not that one. (photo by prilfish)

And the help isn’t just for younger students – it can help anyone in the range from middle school, to high school, to college. It can even aide as a resource for instructors and teachers.

What I’m about to do is list the collections that they have, to better optimize your usage of the site.

They feature study help from:

  • The NROC Project, which offers courses for middle, high, AP, and college students.
  • SIATech, which provides interactive lessons in English Language arts.
  • Khan Academy, which provides lectures on math and science. (My professor even recommended this one to me!)
  • Dallas Learning Solutions, which provides videos on topics in History, English, and Sociology, among others.
  • PhET, which is an interactive science stimulation.
  • Art of Problem Solving, which provides presentations on how to approach and solve math problems.
  • NORA, which provides earth science multimedia.

Now, here are the courses that they offer help with:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Advanced Math
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • History
  • Government
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Religions

Once you click on one of the subjects that they have presented the public with, you’ll see a page with three tabs on it. Those tabs say Browse Topics, Launch a Course, and Textbook Correlations.

Browsing Topics is simply self explanatory.

Launching a Course will be the difference in level. You’ll find here the differences between middle school, high school, Advanced Placement, and college level courses.

Opening up said course may actually include syllabuses, units, and other resources that you can use for help. It’s definitely worth it to go browsing through these things.

Going through Textbook Correlations will open up a list of every correlation that has been put in place on that subject. It’ll basically show you the textbook name listing and where you can find the information in the book. This is one of the most helpful features I have seen on an educational website.

Most subject pages also link to a blog for the correlating subject. These are mainly intended for teachers – so they can broaden their projects and actvities that you may find in your classroom.

Does a friend need help with a subject? You can easily tweet or send them a link to the subject matter via Facebook! They really leave no room for you to miss out on the opportunities they provide.

In any case, this is HippoCampus. You may want to bookmark this page. I know I will.

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