With Web 2.0, the number and functionality of fee-based and free interactive electronic resources available for K–12 classrooms have grown and changed tremendously in the last 5 years. The resources come in all designs, ranging from information databases to interactive discussion groups. Some focus on one subject area or age group; others span the entire K–12 curriculum. Some promote fun activities in which the students learn without being aware that they are learning, while others are more direct in their instructive approaches. Teachers can use any of these resources to augment traditional instruction across the curriculum.
In this article, the sixth in my series of reviews, I look at four websites I found particularly notable for the interactive programs they offer. These are programs that can be integrated into K–12 classrooms either as part of the curriculum or as learning supplements. One is a fee-based database while the others are free to use but require user registration.
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