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Great Web Sites for Kids Redesigned
Earlier this week, members of ALSC (ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children) announced the redesign of the Great Web Sites for Kids site via the #alscgws hashtag.
For as long as I can remember (actually since 1997) this hard-working committee has been evaluating and compiling its list of exemplary sites for children from birth to age 14 using explicit selection criteria. Newly evaluated and accepted sites are added to the database three times a year. The committee also reviews all sites within the database twice a year to guarantee sites are still relevant, appropriate and accessible.
The site is searchable and browsable by broad topics and subtopics. It features and archives:
Though the FAQ and What’s New areas haven’t yet (re)launched, I look forward to the Committee’s discoveries for solid recommendations to teachers, parents, and, of course, kids. And, Gary Price of INFOdocket hints we should see more social networking and sharing tools on the site the coming year.
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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