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Educational Sites

  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by Salman Khan with the aim of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos. In addition to micro lectures, the organization's website features practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available for free to anyone around the world. The main language of the website is English, but the content is also available in other languages.

  • Common Sense Media

    Finding educational websites for children that they actually enjoy using can be a challenge. Some websites claim to be educational but offer the same, repetitive games you can find anywhere. Common Sense Media looks for websites that provide a range of educational offerings for kids, while still being entertaining, fun, and of course, age-appropriate. Some of the sites are free to use and some require a subscription.

  • Duolingo

    This is a tool for learning new languages such as Spanish, French, Italian and German and provides a lesson-based structure in which you gradually learn new words and grammar. The site integrates visual, audio and written learning, so you become comfortable with the new language as a whole. Using Duolingo feels like playing a game, but after completing the full track of a language, you’ll be able to carry on a basic conversation.