2/19/2015

DKfindout! A new online resource for children #dkfindout

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DKfindout! A new online resource for children 



‘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



DKfindout! A new online resource for children 

Last month, publishers DK launched an innovative online resource called DKfindout! - a global education website for children, parents and teachers. Supporting the most current curriculum the site is primarily aimed at children aged 7-11, and brings together the very best of DK's unrivalled bank of amazing images and content across a huge breadth of subjects. The site is available at no cost and aims to provide children, teachers and parents with an invaluable learning and reference tool to use both in the classroom and at home.

DK has been at the forefront of inventive illustrated print publishing for over 40 years, providing best-selling and award-winning books for all ages and interests. DKfindout! will provide children and their parents with a wealth of information across core educational topics, from science and mathematics to geography and history. Interactive and immersive, this highly visual resource supports learning both in the home and at school; it also provides teachers with an engaging, educational tool to use when teaching, and a reliable source of information to help with lesson planning.

DKfindout! is a safe, age appropriate online environment for children that brings DK’s inimitable visual approach to the internet. It takes DK’s authority and expertise and expands the printed page to offer online information, enhanced with sound, video animation and quizzes - providing an even richer learning context. Every DKfindout! journey is unique. It allows children to create their own personal experience with every visit, whether that’s completing a homework assignment or playing a quiz, to simply wanting to know more about a subject that fascinates them. Overall the DKfindout! experience helps children learn core facts in a fun and engaging way.

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

As the DKfindout! website has been developed it has been continually tested by children, teachers and parents around the world. Children most importantly, have been exhilarated and highly engaged by the volume of content aimed directly at them, and parents felt assured that their children were in safe hands when using the site. Teachers were also eager to use DKfindout!  - they felt the site supported current curriculum and material they use in class, and were extremely positive about having a visual aid to use when teaching and a comprehensive planning resource for future lessons.




What's in DKfindout! 





“This is pretty awesome…” –Child, aged 9




DKfindout! Stars and galaxies 



My Thoughts

My nine year old daughter and I dabbled around the DKfindout! site. She immediately wanted to learn more about stars. She clicked on the space logo to learn more then proceeded to stars and galaxies. Here she was able to read about the birth of a star, the black hole, the milky way and much more. She found it to be very informative and was amazed with her new found knowledge. 

Your child might be interested in dinosaurs or another category! There is something fun every child to explore at DKfindout!

As a homeschool parent, I look forwards to both the parent and teacher sections to make learning more fun and engaging for my daughter. For the teacher, you can create lesson plans, print and add notes. The parent section plans to offer tips and suggestions for a more exciting learning experience. 

The new DKfinout! has great promise! Since DKfindout! is in it's Beta stages, we have to remember to be patient while new things are being added throughout this year. It prompts your feedback and suggestions during this time period. What an engaging and wonderful way to encourage learning for our children whether at home or school! 

Remember, DKfindout! is free to join! Signing up allows you to find out what's new and coming soon! 



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Janet Coffield
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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs was not compensated for this posting through DK Find Out! Some content and images were provided by DKfindout! The prize will be provided by DKfindout!

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