Saturday, November 15, 2014

You Oughta Know About: A Blog Hop ~ November

Joining up again with Buzzing with Mrs. McClain and the November You Oughta Know Blog Hop. It seems to be my trend to share a technology find on the hop. This month is no different. Technology is a great conduit for learning. There are so many great resources out there, but here is one you oughta know about: The National Geographic Young Explorer website. (Note: Flash is required.)

What is exciting is that students can either listen to or read the text based on readiness. This website could be used for a reading center, as a partner activity, as part of a shared research project, or part of a nonfiction reading task. There are some many possibilities.
National Geographic Young Explorers

Click on the image above and see what happens when students click on the Listen & Read Tab. Students can turn the pages, read the text themselves, or listen to it being read by clicking on the voice icon. This makes it accessible to all types of learners. This resource could provide for some differentiation!

Skim and scan past issues and you might find a piece that you can embed in your current or future units of instruction. The topics and vibrant pictures are very engaging.

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  1. This looks like it could bring national geographic to the next level!

    The Math Maniac

    1. Thanks for stopping by Pam's Place. The vibrant colors and the variety of topics makes it very engaging for students! Two thumbs up for National Geographic :)!

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    1. You are welcome! I have seen that it can be really engaging for students! Hope your students like it!!

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    1. You are welcome! Hoping it might come in handy with your students!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this website! I'm always looking for new resources to use for Daily 5 (Listen to Reading, Read to Self). Thanks for sharing :-)

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

    1. What a great idea to make it part of Daily 5! Hope your students like it!!