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DK FindOut – An encyclopedia for kids

I’m always looking for sites that are fun and educational for my daughter to read and learn about the things that interest her and get her interested in learning about other things that she didn’t know would be fun and interesting.

I was so glad to learn about DK FindOut! This is great for homeschoolers! DK FindOut is a no-cost online encyclopedia for kids created by Dorling Kindersley. I’m sure most parents are familiar with DK books! I’ve borrowed a many of their books from the library for my kids.

Keep reading for a giveaway below!

The site is currently in BETA phase and new content and functionality will be added throughout 2015.

This has been great for my daughter to browse the site and look for things she’d like to learn more about. How many of you had an encyclopedia set in your house as a kid? I sure did. The only time I opened one of the books was to research something I needed to write about for school!

Key features of DKfindout! include:

– Key subject areas in US curriculum are covered 
– Content is easily accessible on all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile 
– The website caters for every type of learner, from those who prefer to read information to visual learners
– Accurate and up-to-date facts authenticated by experts
– Content will be constantly updated throughout 2015 and beyond, in line with changes to teaching practice
– Includes animations, sounds, videos and thousands of photographs
– Hundreds of quiz questions supporting every topic
– Teacher area in development throughout 2015 – includes a bespoke tool for teachers to create lesson plans
– Parent information and support 
– Powerful search engine allows users to find exactly what they are looking for quickly, easily and visually

Who is it for?
Children aged 7-11, but will also appeal to those within the 5-14 age range
Teachers 
Parents

How can I access it?
DKfindout! is a website that can be used on all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile

Testing includes:
– 18 months of continued testing with children, parents and teachers
– Focus groups and market research
– Global usability testing
– Testing in schools
– Surveys

Endorsements:

‘This is the website of teachers’ dreams’ –Elementary school teacher
‘There are so many positives, am genuinely excited about DKfindout!’ –Elementary school teacher
‘Interactive, educational and fun’ –Mother of two
“This is pretty awesome…” –Child, aged 9

Giveaway!

DK FindOut is giving away a branded tote bag. This is open to US residents only!

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