Website Reviews

Kids in the House Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Detailed, age-appropriate intro to the House, its history.
URL: http://kids.clerk.house.gov
(2015)
CoBELS Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Science, math games emphasize subject learning, concepts.
URL: http://www.cobels.in/
(2015)
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)
Q-files Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Enormous kid-friendly encyclopedia also pushes ebook sales.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
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)
The Particle Adventure Website Poster Image
age 16+
Science site explains complex ideas, needs more engagement.
URL: http://particleadventure.org
(2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Curious Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Video education site with many classes not always academic.
URL: https://curious.com/
(2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Wattpad Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen writers hone craft, get feedback; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.wattpad.com/
(2014)
MovieStarPlanet Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Serious privacy, content issues with celebrity fantasy site.
URL: http://www.moviestarplanet.com/
(2014)
WYNN (WYNN Wizard and WYNN Reader) Website Poster Image
age 10+
Gives kids tools to read, write, and comprehend any text.
URL: http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/wynn.asp
(2014)
KidsThinkDesign Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Budding designers explore creative fields, get inspired.
URL: http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/index.html
(2014)
English Online GameZone Website Poster Image
age 10+
Dated, overcomplicated games distract from learning.
URL: http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm
(2013)

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