Website Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
csm_website
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
Editors' pick
DIY
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids can follow their interests, build confidence, and gain valuable skills as they complete fun, hands-on challenges.
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URL: http://www.diy.org
(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
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
A bounty of fun crafts for kids, but some iffy ads.
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URL: http://www.dltk-kids.com/
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cast and create fun films starring coral reef creatures.
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URL: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=20
(2006)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great way for kids to learn critical thinking.
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URL: http://www.mypopstudio.com
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Text-mad teens love this site where they can practice short-form creative writing by submitting six-word memoirs.
csm_website
URL: http://smithteens.com
(2009)
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.
csm_website
URL: http://animoto.com/
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cool presentation tool has gallery with some iffy content.
csm_website
URL: http://prezi.com/
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Sweet site lets kids write and illustrate original stories.
csm_website
URL: http://www.storyjumper.com/
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Stellar place for young filmmakers to learn about the craft.
csm_website
URL: http://generator.acmi.net.au/
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Delightful crash course warmly guides budding novelists.
csm_website
URL: http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Compose, share, and comment on original tunes.
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URL: http://www.noteflight.com
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Robust online video editor teaches responsible remix.
csm_website
URL: https://popcorn.webmaker.org/
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Image-based multimedia mash-ups fun for creative kids.
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URL: http://www.zeega.com
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Nifty comic-creation tool offers positive, upbeat messages.
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URL: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking.
csm_website
URL: https://www.curiositymachine.org
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
This site provides a supportive environment for teens to express themselves through all kinds of creative writing.
csm_website
URL: http://www.teenink.com
(2009)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cheerful paper toys to print and assemble.
csm_website
URL: http://www.thetoymaker.com/
(2004)

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