Reader Reviews

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KasimsWeatherWatcher

July 17, 2014 -- Submitted by Kasim Awan, a teenager from the United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

KasimsWeatherWatcher is an interesting weather site. It has easy navigation and is easy to read for young people.

Linens Direct Knitting Guide

July 11, 2014 -- Submitted by SilverbeanSam, a reader from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

In my opinion, Knitting is a therapeutic activity that can help you unwind.

It’s also logical and methodical, which are useful things to learn as a child! (We all know that work can be exactly that way sometimes…)

This guide from Linens Direct will take you through the basics of knitting in simple terms and provide a glossary of terms you’ll probably see around while you’re researching your knitting projects.

You’ll learn what you’ll need to get started, what equipment you’ll need and how to get things off to a flying start.

There’s also basic explanations on different kinds of wool, needles and patterns.

A lot of this information is then condensed to really useful ‘Pointers’ that you can easily jot down and keep by your side as you and the kids get knitting!

The useful table of stitches that are used in patterns is another ‘printable’ resource that’ll come in handy as you get more advanced with the wonderful scarves, socks and blankets you’ll end up making if you enjoy it!

DegreeStory

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Phil, a reader from Scottsdale, AZ, who is affiliated with the site.

DegreeStory is a free website for people to share college and career experiences. We collect real-world stories from people in all different fields and make them freely available on our site for anyone to read. This helps students choosing their first career field, or adults making a mid-career change, to get a more detailed, accurate picture of the different career options.

The idea behind DegreeStory is that many people choose their career field without a lot of information about what it’s really like. Once they finish school and start working, they often realize that there is a big difference between how they thought their career field would be and how it actually is. This is particularly serious in the current job market, where different fields have such different opportunity and potential.

DegreeStory provides that “missing piece” of the career decision puzzle – real experiences from real people. Reading their stories on our site can give someone a better picture of what the different career options are like and hopefully make a more well-informed career decision. Anyone who is already in school or working (or retired) can also share their own experiences on our site to help out others.

DegreeStory was launched towards the end of 2013. We currently have about 2,400 stories on our site, including about 1,000 general stories from all different fields and about 1,400 stories from teachers. We are working hard to increase our story base and hopefully get it over 100,000 by the end of 2014.

NanoSpace

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Patrice Harris, a reader from Milwaukee, WI, who is affiliated with the site.

This site offers wonderful, free games that can be used by kids, teachers and parents to increase literacy in science in a fun, interactive and educational way. NanoSpace has more than 25 games and activities in an amusement park setting that keeps kids engaged while learning about science. Teachers can also find free resources including lesson plans and age appropriate worksheets in the Educator Resources of The Molecularium Project website.

Scrabble and Anagram Word Solver

April 24, 2014 -- Submitted by Steve Race, a parent from United Kingdom, who is affiliated with the site.

This Scrabble based puzzle help website is also great for educational purposes, you can firstly solve anagrams using there free tool, you can define any word you enter simply enter a word and it generates the definition, synonyms, verbs, adverbs etc You can use this site to check to see if a word is acceptable in different dictionaries for example SOWPODS. The website is a great website to learn new vocabulary, solve your anagrams and find out definitions of words.