Teacher Review For ARKive

Arkive: Incredible Wildlife Imagery and Facts

Deborah B.
Media specialist/librarian
Charles Wright Academy
Tacoma, WA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
"Top facts" sections breaks information into smaller chunks for younger readers. Wish there was a way to have text read out loud to students to lend comprehension support. I really appreciate how frequently this site is updated.
My Take
Beautiful photographs and videos are paired with up to date factual information about wildlife around the world.Teaching resources are available for different age groups from the Arkive Education link.This is a great database for visually stunning imagery that can be used in student projects.Detailed "fact files" offer additional information for older students.Printable factsheets are available which include references, glossary and suggestions for further learning.