Teacher Review For Wonderopolis

Revisit the Wonder

Kim M.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
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 Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I recommend having the wonder of the day or a wonder that relates to a current concept being investigated up on screen. Pose the question - ask children to consider what they know to be true at this time about the wonder without any investigation. Record if necessary first thoughts and wonderings. Then allow children to investigate the wonder of the day, chat to peers and learn together for 10 minutes. Come back together as a class to discuss learnings and what they found out, what is new knowledge and what existing knowledge did it verify or consolidate. At the end of the lesson allow the students 5-10 minutes to investigate the site independently and share with a peer what they found out, or where they went, what question they wondered about and searched, features of the site they liked and make sure they are aware of the ability to be part of the learning community by submitting their wondering questions to Wonderopolis - maybe their question will get chosen to be answered as a wonder of the day.
My Take
• Loaded with videos and images and fun facts • fun to browse and see where your curiosity leads you or search for something that you are wondering right now • Encourages generations to Imagine, wonder, explore laugh and learn