Parents' Guide to

Thirteen Ed Online

By Lynne Glasner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

PBS site for kids and adults has learning for everyone.

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THIRTEEN ED ONLINE is a PBS-sponsored collection of some of the best educational web content around. Most of the links take visitors to other websites, all of which offer solid educational materials. Thirteen Ed Online divides the content for basic age groups from preschool to adults. While these broad categories can be hard to navigate, each is age appropriate and facilitates learning. The information for parents is helpful, especially for those with younger kids. For those kids who already watch PBS TV shows, the site offers supplemental material that will keep them tuned in. For middle school kids, there's nothing wrong with surfing and playing the video games, all of which have excellent educational content related to school work. And even if it's not directly related to what kids are doing in school at the time, there's still much learning to be had.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Science : animals, chemistry, energy, life cycle, measurement, physics, weather, Math : algebra, arithmetic, counting, estimation, fractions, geometry, measurement, numbers, shapes, Social Studies : events, geography, government, historical figures, history, Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, storytelling, vocabulary
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development, effort, Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, investigation, logic, making conclusions, problem solving, strategy, thinking critically, Health & Fitness : exercise, fitness, preventing sickness
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: April 6, 2020

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