Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Great Website for Kids from National Geographic

One of my new favorite websites is from National Geographic.  There is so much too it.  Here’s just a little of what you will find: 

National Geographic Kids Website - Games

Games - There are plenty of games which work on a variety of science and social studies topics.  My son was especially excited to see a bunch of ecology games available.

 

Videos – The videos available are just great!  There areNational Geographic Kids Website - Videos tons of animals, birds and reptiles, plus there are some great videos with a cartoon character named Iggy Arbuckle who make science and social studies topics fun for kids.

Country Information – This great section gives kids National Geographic Kids Website - Countriesquick facts, a video, a map and a news article on a ton of different countries around the world.  It would be great for research projects for grades 2-5!

 

News – This section is basically an e-version of the National Geographic Kids magazine.  There are great topics covered that link into science and social studies topics.

 

Blogs & Photos – One of the best parts of this website National Geographic Kids Website - Blogs by Kidsis that kids can actually get involved with other kids.  There are a ton of kid bloggers from around the world, and your kids can not only read their blog posts, but they can respond by adding comments to their blog posts.  (In order to respond, they must create a free log in.)  Kids can also upload photographs they have taken and view photographs taken by other children.

 

Stuff for Younger Learners – There is a whole section with games, activities and videos for younger students, so if you have K or pre-K aged kids, this is a great addition to this site.

 

At my blog, Raki’s Rad Resources, I suggestion one new website you might want to use with your students.  Feel free to stop by and check them out by clicking HERE.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources     Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

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4 comments:

  1. My students used this site for a zoo animal research project. The videos are great for the ones still learning to read. I would love to try out the blogging page with my kids this year. Thanks.

    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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    1. NatGeo is a great resource for nonfiction text (especially with the push on this in Common Core). My students always love to hear the audio samples of animals, possum sounds are definitely a big hit! Love the look/concept of your blog. :)

      Your newest follower,
      forkin 4th

      p.s. Happy 4th of July!

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  2. I just discovered your blog and am so excited to learn technology! Can't wait to check out all of the resources. I have also awarded you the One Lovely Blog award so stop by and get it when you get a chance.

    Shana
    Enchanted with Technology

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  3. Happy Friday,

    Just stopped by to say that I'm glad I found your blog! And, The Versatile Blogger and The One Lovely Blog [AWARDS] are yours. Come visit my blog to accept them!

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    Antonia @ forkin 4th

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