Last month, publishers DK launched an innovative online resource called DKfindout! – a global education website for children, parents and teachers. Supporting the most current curriculum the site is primarily aimed at children aged 7-11, and brings together the very best of DK’s unrivalled bank of amazing images and content across a huge breadth of subjects. The site is available at no cost and aims to provide children, teachers and parents with an invaluable learning and reference tool to use both in the classroom and at home.
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. DKfindout! will provide children and their parents with a wealth of information across core educational topics, from science and mathematics to geography and history. Interactive and immersive, this highly 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 inimitable visual approach to the internet. 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 children to create their own personal experience with every visit, whether that’s completing a homework assignment or playing a quiz, to simply wanting to know more about a subject that fascinates them. Overall the DKfindout! experience helps children learn core facts in a fun and engaging way.
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
As the DKfindout! website has been developed it has been continually tested by children, teachers and parents around the world. Children most importantly, have been exhilarated and highly engaged by the volume of content aimed directly at them, and parents felt assured that their children were in safe hands when using the site. Teachers were also eager to use DKfindout! – they felt the site supported current curriculum and material they use in class, and were extremely positive about having a visual aid to use when teaching and a comprehensive planning resource for future lessons.
Notes to editors:
It is currently in BETA phase, during which the site is launched to the public for early users’ feedback. The site is available online, but it is still under improvement. New content and functionality will be added throughout 2015.
Who is it for?
Children aged 7-11, but will also appeal to those within the 5-14 age range
How can I access it?
DKfindout! is a website that can be used on all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile
– 18 months of continued testing with children, parents and teachers
– Focus groups and market research
– Global usability testing
– Testing in schools
‘This is the website of teachers’ dreams’ –Elementary school teacher
‘There are so many positives, am genuinely excited about DKfindout!’ –Elementary school teacher
‘Interactive, educational and fun’ –Mother of two
“This is pretty awesome…” –Child, aged 9
One winner will receive OneDK FindOut-branded tote bag This Giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 and older. The Giveaway will run from March 8, 2015 until 11:59 pm EST on March 29 2015. One entry/winner per household. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Enter using the Giveaway Tools Form Below. Good Luck!