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Publisher DK launches free education research site

By Laura Devaney
March 30th, 2015

Reference tool is aimed at students ages 7-11

education-referencePublishers DK have launched a new online resource called DKfindout!–a global education website for children, parents and teachers.

The site is primarily aimed at children aged 7-11, and brings together DK’s bank of images and content across a breadth of subjects.

The site is free to use and aims to give children, teachers and parents a learning and reference tool to use both in the classroom and at home. Topics, such as the human body, zoology, and geology are covered in age-appropriate text with corresponding interactive images.

DKfindout! will provide children and their parents with a wealth of information across core educational topics, from science and mathematics to geography and history.

The 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 visual approach to the internet.

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

DKfindout! launched in January 2015 at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura