ZillyDilly’s New Feature Helps Teachers Organize Internet Resources

by jessica on April 8, 2013

The latest version of ZillyDilly gives users instant access to over 70 online video games and hundreds of fully functional, handpicked websites. Now, teachers can use iPads to find and organize free online resources to supplement their lesson plans. From Language Arts to Enrichment, each subject area is represented, and searching for sites and games related to them is quick and easy! ZillyDilly’s built-in electronic sandbox gives educators the ability to allow their students secure access to the internet by preventing availability of undesirable websites. Kid-friendly websites and online games, curated by respected child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Eitan Schwarz (Dr. S), provide subject/grade appropriate lists to choose from while allowing educators to add their own choices to the list. Even if your students don’t have iPads, you can still benefit from this feature.

To find constantly updated free online resources related to each core subject and age group, simply select the Education Enrichment icon on the Media Plan page, choose a subject from the list below, and enter that subject’s corresponding number in the search box.

1. Language Arts
2. Math
3. Science
4. Social Studies
5. Enrichment

ZillyDilly will search its huge handpicked database and instantly list ranked sites for the age group and subject. These sites are also ranked by our many criteria that optimize child-friendliness and safety. Once selected, the site listing is moved into your Media Plan and removed from the master list, making it easy for you to return to your favorite resources again and again.

Parents may also use this additional tool to refine their child’s Media Plan. Let us know if your favorite site didn’t make the list. By sending us your suggestions, we can then review them for inclusion and make our lists even more comprehensive.

NOTE: You might find considerable overlap among subject area lists. This is because we would rather overlap sites rather than have you miss an opportunity.

The newest edition of ZillyDilly also features the child-safe browsing and monitoring features you’ve come to know and trust from ZillyDilly, plus 70 great games and hundreds of approved educational and fun sites for kids of all ages to enjoy! Introduce your little ones to the Internet with ZillyDilly™, the world’s first curated media manager for children. Now available for iPad! Click here to learn more.

Product mentions or links made by authors of the MyDigitalFamily, Ltd. / ZillyDilly blog are for informational purposes only. Reference to any specific product, application or service by name or otherwise does not constitute or imply medical / psychological advice nor a partnership between the manufacturer and MyDigitalFamily, Ltd. / ZillyDilly. It also does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by MyDigitalFamily, Ltd. / ZillyDilly or Dr. S.

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Cellebratelife February 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Thank you so much for this information- I have been using my iPad with my special education students for two years now, but had not heard of this site- I am always looking for more apps to use with them to keep them motivated!

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Dr S February 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

Studies and anecdotal reports certainly support your POV that iPad use increases motivation and engagement. ZillyDilly brings the Internet to teacher lesson planning.

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