Site URL: http://www.gogonews.com/
Content: GoGo News’s tagline is “Big News for Little People,” and the site delivers on this with short posts on current events as well as some longer, more in-depth posts. Readers can respond to the articles in moderated comments, ensuring that any discussion on the site is kid-appropriate. The content is broken up into several areas: Planet, Cool, Fun, Picks, In-Depth and Teach, allowing users to easily find content that interests them.
Design: The site’s design is clean and easy to navigate, with an airy look and three-color scheme giving it a modern feel. The photos accompanying articles add visual appeal, and some articles also include videos. Each piece lists a date, so users can instantly judge whether the material is fresh.
Review: This site offers a lot in a small package. Kids can learn about a variety of current events from short, succinct posts. The longer, more in-depth posts are broken up into pithy facts arranged under headings, so that the material is easily digestible and offers many possibilities for classroom use.
Bottom Line: GoGo News is a great, easy-to-use site that will get students excited about current events. Its clean, modern design and short, digestible posts are perfect for students and can spark lots of in-class discussion. This one is a keeper.