Teacher Review for National Geographic Kids

NatGeo kids excellent resources database

Jason G.
Technology coordinator
Jakarta International School
Jakarta, Indonesia
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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 Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Used a database resource. Learners used the videos, magazines of animals to explore the concepts of survival and adaptation. The wide variety of videos and magazines allowed many of the learners to find something of interest on their organism in order to help them answer their research questions. High quality images and video were engaging for the learners and the search function saved alot of time. What didnt work? The streaming of videos was slow sometimes.
My Take
Excellent resource for searching. Kid friendly and easy to search by topics and filter by date. Being able to source the citation in a tiny url made it valuable as we incorporate a few mini lessons on citation. Used on the iPad learners appreciated the zoom in out feature. Nice to see videos, books and images included.