Teacher Review For Smithsonian Education Students

A bit clunky to navigate

My Rating 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The search feature did not work well at all. My suggestion is either update to recognize more words, or get rid of the search all together. You have to know exactly what to look for, and lets face it, some students do not have the patience to figure out what the computer wants them to type in. However, if you click on a category title, links from researched articles will appear.
My Take
This site is excellent for a teacher to gain some ideas to use with their students. This is not a site for engaging a student, unless they are a student that truly enjoys researching topics. The sixth grade student who may have to conduct a public speaking piece or a research project would enjoy this website.