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KidZui: The Internet for Kids, Ages 3-12

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KidzuiKidZui is a free Web browser, search engine and online playground for kids 3-12.

Kids have the freedom to learn, play, search and discover over 2 million games, websites, videos and photos on their own. KidZui has the largest number of games, websites, videos and photos reviewed by parents and teachers anywhere. Kids can find what they need to help with schoolwork, by themselves.

Smart for Parents
KidZui eliminates the need for parents to constantly watch over their kids’ shoulder, when they are online.

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ScrapBlog: Collages for the next generation of students

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ScrapblogRemember being covered in a mess of glue and paper clippings after spending hours cutting out pictures from magazines and newspapers for your 4th grade research project… The collage? Well, those days are over.

Enter Scrapblog. With a simple drag-and-drop interface, Scrapblog takes collage-making into the next generation by combining your favorite photos with their designer content to create one-of-a-kind scrapbooks, slideshows, greeting cards and everything in-between. Once you’re finished, you can share your treasured moments online or turn them into high-quality photobooks or cards.

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Animoto: High-quality video production made easy

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Welcome to the end of slideshowsAnimoto has arrived to change the way we view photos by giving everyday people the power to create professionally edited videos in a matter of minutes.

The entire process requires you only to upload your favorite images (or pull them from Flickr, Picasa, etc.) and select a song. Animoto does the rest. Using a patent-pending technology to add effects and transitions and sync the selected music, this dead simple web application punches out a high-quality music video that would make MTV proud.

Sign up today and try it for yourself.

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New York Times: Experimenting with an Online Tutor

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New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, a mother of three who seems to be as fearful of 5th grade math questions as every other parent I know, writes about her experience working with online tutoring service Tutor.com.

Tutor.comTutor.com is an online service that “connects students to tutors, most of whom are based in North America and will pop on-screen in chat windows, day or night, to help students in grades 4 to 12 with core subjects from world history to English to physics.” The costs range from $29.99 for 50 minutes to $229.99 for 500 minutes with the average student using “maybe 15 minutes here and there, a couple of times a week” according company founder George Cigale.

Other online tutoring services include: SmartThinking.com, TutorVista.com, EduFire.com and GlobalScholar.com

Read “On Demand, on Time and for a Fee, an Army of Tutors Appears” in the New York Times »


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