News Site Engages Kids With Current Events

News Site Engages Kids With Current Events

Site of the Week picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Smithsonian: TweenTribune

Trustworthy tween news site has cool classroom component

Pros: Kids will find the articles interesting, and teachers can track student quiz and comment activity to facilitate progress.
Articles on fluff topics like a pageant shoe parade don't offer much useful information; the topic listings and tags could be more clearly defined.
Bottom Line: TweenTribune's questions, quizzes, and educator tools can help kids follow and understand the news; its content may work best with younger users.

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By Common Sense Education