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MediaBreaker/Studios Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Video editor promotes media literacy, has no content filter.
URL: https://mbstudios.thelamp.org/
(2015)
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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)
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Virtual Republic Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Current-event site designed to get kids into activism.
URL: http://ideaofamerica.org/
(2015)
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Call Me Ishmael Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Audio way for readers to enjoy stories; not all for kids.
URL: http://callmeishmael.com/
(2015)
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Hello Giggles Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Light news fare with pro-girl-empowerment messages, content.
URL: http://hellogiggles.com/
(2015)
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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)
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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)
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Wattpad Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen writers hone craft, get feedback; watch privacy.
URL: http://www.wattpad.com/
(2014)
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FlipSnack Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Potentially pricey online book-design tool neat but limited.
URL: http://www.flipsnack.com
(2013)
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The Noun Project Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Visual language shows there are many ways to communicate.
URL: http://www.thenounproject.com
(2013)
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LinkedIn Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens should think twice before posting an online resume.
URL: http://www.linkedin.com
(2013)
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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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PBS Newshour Extra Website Poster Image
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age 14+
PBS site gives kids reasons to care about the news.
URL: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra
(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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WeVideo Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Cloud-based video-creation site makes collaborating easy.
URL: http://www.wevideo.com
(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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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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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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Mashable Website Poster Image
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age 16+
Slightly sensationalistic news, social networking.
URL: http://mashable.com/
(2012)
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