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Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
The Khan Academy platform contains practice exercises, instructional videos, dashboard analytics and teacher tools which empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace.
From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.
Crash Course creates high quality educational videos for free. Choose from more than 15 different courses. Geared toward high school and college students.
Crash Course YouTube channel for kids.
Established in late 2004, e-learning for kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the internet for children ages 5 – 12.
Questions to Consider for Website Evaluation
No one judges the quality or accuracy of information found on the internet before it is published, so you must evaluate what you find for yourself. Consider the following questions when trying to determine if you can trust information found on a website.
- How recent is the information?
- When was it last updated, is there a date listed on the page?
- Who is the author of the content?
- Is the author knowledgable or an expert? What are his or her credentials?
- Is the information fact or opinion based?
- Are there cited sources?
- Is there advertising? Is the site trying to sell you something?
- Who is the audience for this information?