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Brightstorm Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Brief video lessons from pro teachers give teens a boost.
URL: http://www.brightstorm.com
(2013)
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Google Hangouts Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Chat, listen, and learn on Google's communication platform.
URL: https://hangouts.google.com/
(2013)
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Spillit Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Social site is wide open for cyberbullying.
URL: http://www.spillit.me
(2013)
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PBS NewsHour Extra Website Poster Image
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age 14+
PBS site gives kids reasons to care about the news.
URL: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/
(2013)
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Google Earth Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Zoom in or out, see the whole world on this virtual globe.
URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
(2013)
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Radio Rookies Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Fresh voices tackle big questions with kid-created radio.
URL: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/rookies/
(2013)
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Science News for Students Website Poster Image
age 11+
Up-to-date STEM stories could inspire budding scientists.
URL: https://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students
(2013)
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Geocaching Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Real-world treasure hunts are best for teens or as a family.
URL: http://www.geocaching.com
(2013)
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WeVideo Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Cloud-based video-creation site makes collaborating easy.
URL: https://www.wevideo.com
(2013)
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Spicynodes Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique tool lets kids organize ideas in a nonlinear way.
URL: http://www.spicynodes.org
(2013)
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Quizlet Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Millions of user-created flash card sets; some can be iffy.
URL: https://www.quizlet.com
(2013)
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Shmoop Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Clever study materials for teens merge humor and learning.
URL: https://www.shmoop.com
(2013)
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The Ozone Hole Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Mediocre design buries useful ozone layer facts.
URL: http://www.theozonehole.com
(2013)
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Branches of Power Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Creative simulation teaches kids the legislative process.
URL: https://www.icivics.org/games/branches-power
(2013)
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Executive Command Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Quick, feel-good tour of the presidency.
URL: https://www.icivics.org/games/executive-command
(2013)
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Biz Kid$ Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Upbeat site paves the way to financial and business success.
URL: http://bizkids.com
(2012)
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Kiva Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Micro-loan site gives everyone the chance to help.
URL: http://www.kiva.org
(2012)
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Mobilize.org Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Nonprofit site that empowers Millennials to get involved.
URL: http://mobilize.org/
(2012)
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Reasonably Clever Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Create LEGO-themed avatars; stick to kid-safe mode.
URL: http://www.reasonablyclever.com
(2012)
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Virtual Nerd Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Detailed math videos and practice -- from simple to complex.
URL: https://www.virtualnerd.com/
(2012)
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