Thursday, September 22, 2016

DK FindOut! An Online Encyclopedia for Elementary

I love DK books.  The bold but simple images and succinct information easily captures the attention of students and adults alike. In February, 2015, DK launched an online resource called DK FindOut!  I wish I had discovered this site sooner as it is a wonderful, interactive, visual resource that is available for FREE!

The main site allows users to search by subject area or just browse interesting information:

Subject areas are then broken down into common and interesting topics:

Each page of information is interactive.  On all images there are words that can be clicked to learn more information and each subject includes links to even more engaging information such as a video or quiz on the topic.

If you want to share DK FindOut! resources as a lesson or centers-based activity, the site even has a lesson plan creator!  Teachers choose the media they wish to include and when the lesson is played the content moves through the selected resources as the lesson is advanced.

If you have K-5th grade students, I am sure you will find this a useful resource that seems to be evolving and growing.


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