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Free classroom subscriptions for safe collaborative site

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March 30, 2012 By:

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Pen Pal Kids Club (www.PenPalKidsClub.com ) is offering teachers free subscriptions for use in K through 8th grade classrooms across the United States. Developed for both school and at-home use, the website provides different levels of challenge for children aged four to 14, allowing kids to share, explore and play with global pen pals in a secure environment.

Key features include:
  • Writing and receiving digital postcards from children around the globe, while learning about their new friends' lifestyles, locales, dreams and aspirations. To ensure privacy, students will create and communicate via a classroom (group) avatar, building relationships with Pen Pals anywhere in the world.
  • Postcards are automatically translated into seven different languages - English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian and German.
  •  Educational games founded in subject matter relating to world history, language, social studies, economics, geography and government.
  •  Direct online access to Encyclopædia Britannica for Kids’ library of information, filtered to be appropriate for children.
  • A safe, advertiser-free online environment that offers built-in parental/educator controls.
To register for the free classroom subscription, or for further details, visit www.penpalkidsclub.com

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