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WeeWorld Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Site offers interaction and games--but is light on learning
URL: http://www.weeworld.com
(2012)
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wikiHow Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Ample information, but accuracy and topics can be iffy.
URL: http://wikihow.com
(2009)
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Teen Ink Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.
URL: http://www.teenink.com
(2009)
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SMITHTeens Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Site challenges teens to summarize their lives in six words.
URL: http://smithteens.com
(2009)
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Instructables Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Encyclopedia of cool DIY projects, but not all for kids.
URL: http://www.instructables.com
(2010)
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Figment Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Teen writers express themselves on supportive social site.
URL: http://www.figment.com
(2011)
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Shockwave Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun, free games -- but be prepared for some product plugs.
URL: http://www.shockwave.com/home.jsp
(2012)
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Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips Website Poster Image
age 13+
Witty podcasts and posts offer language tips and tricks.
URL: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/
(2013)
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Purdue Online Writing Lab Website Poster Image
age 13+
One-stop site for writing help is a good resource for teens.
URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
(2013)
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Historypin Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Cool history project empowers teens to connect and share.
URL: https://www.historypin.org/en/
(2013)
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SweetSearch Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Student search engine gives kids credible, relevant results.
URL: http://www.sweetsearch.com
(2013)
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NoteApp Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Tidy virtual space for storing and sharing tidbits of info.
URL: https://noteapp.com/
(2013)
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Shelfari Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Cozy social book nook, but use privacy settings.
URL: http://www.shelfari.com
(2013)
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Power Poetry Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Online community empowers teen poets; use privacy settings.
URL: http://www.powerpoetry.org
(2013)
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NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program Website Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful crash course warmly guides budding novelists.
URL: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
(2013)
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Duolingo Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Stellar game-based lessons make for solid language learning
URL: http://duolingo.com/
(2013)
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Visual Thesaurus Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Cool word maps add depth to language -- for a small price.
URL: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
(2013)
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Chromatik Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Organize, annotate, record, and share sheet music online.
URL: http://chromatik.com/
(2013)
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Visuwords Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Sparse site has potential but offers limited info on vocab.
URL: http://www.visuwords.com/
(2013)
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Vocabulary.com Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever site emphasizes word comprehension over memorization.
URL: https://www.vocabulary.com/
(2013)
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