TECH RESOURCES AT KING!

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT SITES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

The internet should be more than a place where your child sends instant messages and logs on to MySpace for Facebook accounts.  It is an excellent learning tool.  Just stick to a few guidelines:

¨     Supervise your child.  Keep the computer in a family area, rather than a bedroom.


¨     Know who publishes websites.  Websites that end with gov or edu are best.  If the site ends with org or com, look it over for quality.


¨     Don’t rely on wikipedia.org.  It can be a great starting place, but anyone can edit a Wikipedia site.  The links at the bottom of Wikipedia entries are often more reliable than the entry itself.


Some learning sites to check out:

¨     www.factmonster.com--infromation about for any school subject.


¨     http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/index.html--Find information about the US government.


¨     www.billnye.com--Search for science information.


¨     http://english-zone.com/index.php--Find help with language arts homework.


¨     www.onlinenewspapers.com--Access newspapers from all over the world.



Reprinted with permission from Copyright© 2008, The Parent Institute


INTERNET NEWS RESEARCH SOURCES


Other websites students can use for research include:

Source

Website

Description

Kids Click

www.kidsclick.org

Search engine developed for kids by librarians

Scholastic News Online

www.scholastic.com/scholasticnews

Search for news

ABC News for Kids

http://www.abc-directory.com

Allows search by category

Time for Kids

www.timeforkids.com/tfk

News articles

Yahooligans! News

www.kids.yahoo.com

Search engine at the top of the page (Beware lots of fun kid stuff)

New York Times Learning Network

www.nytimes.com/learning

Search for news by subject or key word

Kids Post (Washington Post)

www.kidsport.com

www.washingtonpost.com

Search for news articles

 

National Geographic Kids News

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

Search function, stories, photos

News Flash Five PBS Kids

http://pbskids.org/newsflashfive/

News archives (no info on main page-click on Archives)

Internet Public Library for Kids

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

The Internet Public Library is a public library for world wide web

CNN Student News

http://www.cnn.com/studentnews

CNN news website.  Includes videos and news articles