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Barefoot World Atlas App Poster Image
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Kids get an interactive look at animals, indigenous people, and other topics of interest around the world. By spinning, pinching, and zooming, kids can find something that interests them and learn more about it through descriptions and photos.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
BrainPOP Featured Movie App Poster Image
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Includes content aligned to state education standards, with videos, games, quizzes, and activities on school subjects as well as lessons on terrorism, war, reproduction, and alcoholism, all handled sensitively.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
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An audio-heavy pay site that creates animated curriculum-based content aligned to state education standards for elementary schoolers. Includes video, game, quiz, and activity sections for science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math.

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The Digital Public Library of America's mission: to make cultural and scientific works more accessible to the public. With a database searchable by map, time line, format, and topic, it hosts well over two million records, including text, images, and video.

DreamBox Learning Math Game Poster Image
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Online math game adjusts in difficulty as you play. The game-like atmosphere is enticing and engaging; it's visually appealing and fun to play.

Mac, Windows

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Discuss your family's history and stories. Brainstorm ways to use technology to capture the story effectively, and help your child create a presentation, song, poem, or essay that expresses the story's tone and main ideas.
  • Do simple math to accomplish a task: If you're building a box, how much wood will you need for the sides? Measure the length, width, and height of the box. How would you figure out the volume of water it would hold?
  • Start to talk with your child about bullying, including cyberbullying. Even though social media may be years away, plant the seeds now for helping kids understand appropriate interactions, and let kids know they can talk to you about it.