Website Reviews

csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Detailed, age-appropriate intro to the House, its history.
URL: http://kids.clerk.house.gov
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Science, math games emphasize subject learning, concepts.
URL: http://www.cobels.in/
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Enormous kid-friendly encyclopedia also pushes ebook sales.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
csm_website
age 16+
LEARNING
Variety of experts debate topics, but depth, info limited.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate
(2015)
age 16+
LEARNING
Science site explains complex ideas, needs more engagement.
URL: http://particleadventure.org
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Teacher-designed history site may help parents educate kids.
URL: http://www.teachinghistory.org/
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Mostly safe kid-focused search engine packs many ads, flaws.
URL: http://www.kidzsearch.com
(2015)
csm_website
age 16+
LEARNING
Comprehensive unbiased coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.
URL: http://www.scotusblog.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 16+
LEARNING
Musicians' portal draws true fans, isn't pushy for money.
URL: http://bandcamp.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Video education site with many classes not always academic.
URL: https://curious.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 16+
Internet pop culture encyclopedia has lots of iffy content.
URL: http://www.knowyourmeme.com
(2015)
csm_website
age 16+
LEARNING
Video privacy, sharing a plus; iffy content, bugs aren't.
URL: https://vimeo.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Flashy, but young gamers will need persistence to get tips.
URL: http://play.nintendo.com/
(2015)
csm_website
age 16+
LEARNING
Often funny, often explicit meme site best for mature teens.
URL: http://imgur.com
(2014)
csm_website
age 16+
LEARNING
Teen writers hone craft, get feedback; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.wattpad.com/
(2014)
csm_website
age 16+
Serious privacy, content issues with celebrity fantasy site.
URL: http://www.moviestarplanet.com/
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Gives kids tools to read, write, and comprehend any text.
URL: http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/wynn.asp
(2014)
csm_website
age 10+
LEARNING
Budding designers explore creative fields, get inspired.
URL: http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/index.html
(2014)
age 10+
LEARNING
Dated, overcomplicated games distract from learning.
URL: http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm
(2013)

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