Teacher Review for National Geographic Kids

High interest educational site that offers more than geography

Lindsay F.
Classroom teacher
Parkview Elementary School
Fort Worth, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
My students regularly used this site as a resource on our "Passport to Learning" continents studies over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year. They loved the interactive videos (when we could get them to work - but I think that was more of an issue on our end and not the site's) and they learned so much human geography and culture. It's a great non-fiction reading source and is excellent for use with text features.
My Take
I really like the site, but I think it is a bit too text rich for my ELL students. There are colorful images and the sound files that make it more accessible, but I would love to see it in a translated form.