Website Reviews

MediaBreaker/Studios Website Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Video editor promotes media literacy, has no content filter.
URL: http://mediabreaker.thelamp.org/index.php
(2015)
Booktrack Website Poster Image
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age 9+
LEARNING
Multisensory reading experience for all ages.
URL: https://www.booktrack.com/content/
(2015)
ParentSquare Website Poster Image
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age 18+
LEARNING
Helpful communication tool for schools, parents, not kids.
URL: https://www.parentsquare.com/
(2015)
Hemingway Editor Website Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Editing tool finds common errors, lacks any explanations.
URL: http://www.hemingwayapp.com/
(2015)
Room for Debate Website Poster Image
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age 16+
LEARNING
Variety of experts debate topics, but depth, info limited.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate
(2015)
Virtual Republic Website Poster Image
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age 14+
LEARNING
Current-event site designed to get kids into activism.
URL: http://ideaofamerica.org/
(2015)
Vidcode Website Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Digital-media, coding site promotes female programming.
URL: http://www.vidcode.io/
(2015)
Vessel Website Poster Image
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age 17+
LEARNING
New video site doesn't restrict profanity, drugs in clips.
URL: https://www.vessel.com
(2015)
PBS Kids Kart Kingdom Website Poster Image
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age 6+
LEARNING
Virtual world racer fun but confusing for young drivers.
URL: http://pbskids.org/kartkingdom/
(2015)
Twine Website Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Interactive story-creation tool is fun but complicated
URL: https://twinery.org/
(2015)
Mozilla Thimble Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 12+
LEARNING
Fantastic online editor teaches kids to write the Web.
URL: https://thimble.mozilla.org/
(2015)
Call Me Ishmael Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 14+
LEARNING
Audio way for readers to enjoy stories; not all for kids.
URL: http://callmeishmael.com/
(2015)
Bookopolis Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 7+
LEARNING
Kids use reading, writing skills to explore online library.
URL: https://bookopolis.com/#/
(2015)
Tubi TV Website Poster Image
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age 17+
LEARNING
Mostly grown-up streaming site has a few kid options, ads.
URL: http://tubitv.com
(2015)
bandcamp Website Poster Image
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age 16+
LEARNING
Musicians' portal draws true fans, isn't pushy for money.
URL: http://bandcamp.com/
(2015)
ellentube Website Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
TV-show video portal serves goods, giveaways, lots of ads.
URL: http://ellentube.com/
(2015)
Writersky Website Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Mostly clean writers' platform could use a bit more jazz.
URL: https://www.writersky.com/
(2015)
Vimeo Website Poster Image
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age 16+
LEARNING
Video privacy, sharing a plus; iffy content, bugs aren't.
URL: https://vimeo.com/
(2015)
Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius Website Poster Image
age 6+
LEARNING
Digital-media dog offers a super primer for young users.
URL: http://pbskids.org/fetch/ruff/
(2014)
Spring.me Website Poster Image
csm_website
age 17+
LEARNING
Anonymous Q&A's can veer into too-mature territory for kids.
URL: http://new.spring.me/
(2014)

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