Website Reviews

Read to Know Family Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Concise, kid-friendly news coverage -- but it isn't free.
URL: https://www.knowledgeunlimited.com/readtoknow_family.html
(2018)
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Born This Way Foundation Website Poster Image
age 10+
Informative, action-driven, positive site light on content.
URL: http://bornthiswayfoundation.org
(2017)
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Channel Kindness Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Young writers' posts convey compassionate messages.
URL: https://www.channelkindness.org
(2017)
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IXL Website Poster Image
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IXL
age 10+
Hundreds of learning activities build skills and confidence.
URL: http://www.ixl.com/
(2016)
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BeeLine Reader Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Simple color gradient may increase reading efficiency.
URL: http://beelinereader.com
(2015)
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Kids in the House Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Detailed, age-appropriate intro to the House, its history.
URL: https://kids.clerk.house.gov
(2015)
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Center for Civic Education Website Poster Image
age 12+
Good political-awareness resources limited by dated content.
URL: http://www.civiced.org/home
(2015)
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MathTV.com Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Kid-friendly videos support learning, lack interactivity.
URL: http://www.mathtv.com/
(2015)
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CoBELS Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Science, math games emphasize subject learning, concepts.
URL: http://www.cobels.in/
(2015)
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Hemingway Editor Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
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MyGames4Girls Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Site offers more fluff than feminism.
URL: http://www.mygames4girls.com/
(2015)
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euronews Website Poster Image
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age 12+
News site gives European view on events.
URL: http://www.euronews.com
(2015)
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Teachinghistory.org Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Teacher-designed history site may help parents educate kids.
URL: http://www.teachinghistory.org/
(2015)
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KidzSearch.com Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
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Twine Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Interactive story-creation tool is fun but complicated
URL: https://twinery.org/
(2015)
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Mozilla Thimble Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantastic online editor teaches kids to write the Web.
URL: https://thimble.mozilla.org/
(2015)
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Curious Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Video education site with many classes not always academic.
URL: https://curious.com/
(2015)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Play Nintendo Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Flashy, but young gamers will need persistence to get tips.
URL: http://play.nintendo.com/
(2015)
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YouthSpark Hub Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Microsoft's youth programs offer vast tech opportunities.
URL: https://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/youthspark/youthsparkhub/
(2014)
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