All Reviews

Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Brilliant puzzle enmeshed in a compelling story makes this thinking game a winner.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Engaging games give kids safe, smart civics lessons.
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URL: http://www.icivics.org/
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A fantastic mystery mixed with more than 100 brainteasers makes for an armchair sleuth's dream.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids will actually enjoy looking up words and playing around with WordFlex Touch Dictionary. By exploring, kids can develop a depth of understanding for old and new words and broaden their vocabularies. 
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Putting Mobile Observatory into kids' hands is like giving them full access to an observatory and planetarium along with a docent to guide them on their self-paced tour. 
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Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This impressive database of fine and classical art features museum collections from around the world and lets kids curate their own galleries for study and inspiration. 
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URL: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Thimble provides one of the most inviting and supportive environments available for kids who want to code and feel like they're a part of the learn-to-code movement.
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URL: https://thimble.webmaker.org/
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic approach to learning algebra through gameplay.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Solve brainteasers to get clues to crack mystery.
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Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news, discussion.
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URL: http://www.nytimes.com/learning
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
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Platforms: Windows
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Social site with good edu value needs supervision.
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URL: http://www.whyville.com/
(2007)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Must-see geographic exploration tool; watch for iffy videos.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great academic videos with math practice for skills mastery.
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URL: http://www.khanacademy.org
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular, trusted resource covers mature topics responsibly.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
9 fun ways to practice; purchase needed to unlock full app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Learn physics while designing your own roller coaster.
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URL: https://games.ciconline.org/coastercrafter/
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create impressive comics with simple click-and-drag tools.
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URL: http://www.pixton.com
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, easy-to-use tool for making and sharing videos.
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URL: http://animoto.com/
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A global community of civic-minded young people.
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URL: http://www.yourcommonwealth.org
(2012)

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