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Poets.org Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Learn all about American poets and poetry.
URL: http://www.poets.org/
(2005)
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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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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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We the Economy Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Short films get kids thinking about the economy.
URL: https://wetheeconomy.com/
(2015)
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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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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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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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Ptable Website Poster Image
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age 14+
The best periodic table reference online, hands down.
URL: http://www.ptable.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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Make:Online Website Poster Image
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age 14+
DIY site encourages kids to tinker, create, invent, think.
URL: http://makezine.com/
(2012)
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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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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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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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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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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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Spring.me Website Poster Image
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age 17+
Anonymous Q&A's can veer into too-mature territory for kids.
URL: http://new.spring.me/
(2014)
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BuzzFeed Website Poster Image
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age 17+
Mature news site includes fluff, swears, adult content.
URL: http://www.buzzfeed.com
(2015)
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Mathwords Website Poster Image
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age 14+
Math dictionary defines, leaves deeper questions unanswered.
URL: http://www.mathwords.com
(2013)
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Popcornflix Website Poster Image
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age 17+
Free film site includes too much adult fare for kids.
URL: http://www.popcornflix.com
(2015)
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