Teacher Review For National Geographic Kids

Captivating website to explore the world's beautiful people, places, and animals.

Erica K.
Classroom teacher
Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School
Point Pleasant, NJ
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Special needs
How I Use It
What better way to explore the world's most captivating and beautiful animals, people, and places then through this colorful, interactive and engaging website based on the famous National Geographic organization. I use this website in so many different ways for learners of various levels and abilities in grade 1-5. The most frequent way I like using the website is for research. It's a safe, informative way to explore topics of all sorts from amazing animals to places all over the world. Specifically, when I teach about effective keyword searches I like using this website search bar to have the students practice finding web results based on keywords. I will provide the students with a topic of the day question and then they will use their keywords to research the question. The best part is that the content is usually available in text or video format so its engaging for all.
My Take
It's a great tool for introducing a new topic or as a way to deeper student understanding of a topic since much of the content is comprehensive and presents a global perspective. I like the video selections and the collaboration features which include being able to vote on opinion questions or post photos of your own.