Teacher Review For National Geographic Kids

Stunning photos and videos engage students while building their factual information.

Susanna V.
Classroom teacher
Williamson Elementary School
Rancho Cordova, CA
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
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.
My Take
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.