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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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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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Room for Debate Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Variety of experts debate topics, but depth, info limited.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate
(2015)
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Room4Debate Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Iffy, uneven content limits debate site's usefulness, impact
URL: http://room4debate.com/
(2015)
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The Particle Adventure Website Poster Image
age 16+
Science site explains complex ideas, needs more engagement.
URL: http://particleadventure.org
(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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SCOTUSblog Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Comprehensive unbiased coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.
URL: http://www.scotusblog.com/
(2015)
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bandcamp Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Musicians' portal draws true fans, isn't pushy for money.
URL: http://bandcamp.com/
(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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Vimeo Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Video privacy, sharing a plus; iffy content, bugs aren't.
URL: https://vimeo.com/
(2015)
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Know Your Meme Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Internet pop culture encyclopedia has lots of iffy content.
URL: http://www.knowyourmeme.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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Imgur Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Often funny, often explicit meme site best for mature teens.
URL: http://imgur.com
(2014)
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