DKfindout! A free online encyclopedia for children

At the BETT Show 2015, publishers DK launched an free online education website, DKfindout! for teachers, parents and children. Supporting the new National Curriculum the site is primarily aimed at children studying Key Stage 2, and brings together the very best of DK's unrivalled bank of amazing images and content across a huge breadth of subjects.

One teacher who visited the DKfindout! stand at BETT stand said that DKfindout! was the best thing he had seen at the show. While all were impressed that it is free to use.

DK has been at the forefront of inventive illustrated print publishing for over 40 years, providing best-selling and award-winning books for all ages and interests. The website aims to provide children, teachers and parents with an invaluable learning and reference tool to use both in the classroom and at home. www.dkfindout.com contains a wealth of information across core educational topics, from science and mathematics to geography and history.

Interactive and immersive, www.dkfindout.com supports learning both in the home and at school; it also gives primary teachers, like you, an engaging, education tool to use when teaching, and a dedicated lesson planner tool. A KS2 teacher from Bournemouth described DKfindout! as "the website of teachers' dreams."

DK has tested the site with teachers, parents and children to ensure it works for everybody. Here are some of the highlights of what the site offers:

 

  • Key points of the National Curriculum (KS2) 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
  • Powerful search engine allows users to find exactly what they are looking for quickly, easily and visually

DKfindout! is a safe, age appropriate online environment for children. It takes DK’s authority and expertise and expands the printed page to offer online information, enhanced with sound, video animation and quizzes - providing an even richer learning context. Every DKfindout! journey is unique. It allows user to create their own personal experience with every visit. 

Try www.dkfindout.com for free today to see how it can support your teaching and classroom activities. 

     
   
   
 
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