Stunning photos and videos engage students while building their factual information.
I really enjoy using this product to build the students background information about animals. It has information available about most animals and the content is appropriate for classroom use. I like the photography, videos and visuals that make it engaging for young children. I like that the factual information is brief enough to read and discuss, yet not lose students' interest. I wish that the site had an audio component that would read the factual information to the students at a touch of a button. This would make the site more useful as an individual tool, for those students that are not able to read the facts on their own.
How I Use It
I use this product in whole group teacher led lessons with our interactive whiteboard. I use this site either to introduce animals we are learning about or to reinforce information we have already learned. The photography is exceptional and videos interesting and appropriate. The students always want to watch more, it is very engaging. We have only used it in a whole group setting and have not used it on an individual basis in the computer lab.