Nat'l Geo's New Education Website!

Reviewed by Diane Flynn Keith
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Resource:Nat'l Geo's New Education Website!
Provider:National Geographic Education
Summary:Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12) A Maryland ClickScholar tipped me off to National Geographic's redesigned education website that is currently being beta tested
Description:It offers an expanded and updated library of their popular, free, multimedia education content that brings geography, science, social studies, and technology to life for educators, learners, and their families.

Because it is being beta tested, you have the opportunity to provide feedback on the site as it develops. Just click on the “Tell Us What You Think” banner that appears on most pages of the site.

A new feature called “Audience View” allows visitors to customize their view of the site. You can toggle between content tailored for teachers, informal educators, families, students, or kids. Plus, the search engine allows you to filter results by grade and age, type of resource, and subject.

When you get to the site, you'll see the featured resources that include:

*Teaching Resources - Find educational activities aligned with national standards, currently featuring info on the Monarch Butterfly Migration, Environmental Literacy, and the Japan 2011 Earthquake.

*Mapping - Get interactive maps designed to engage students as "citizen scientists" investigating real-world issues including ocean conservation, species migration, energy, and other topics.

*Multimedia - Browse through captivating photos, videos, illustrations, diagrams, and cartoons. This section alone could inspire interest in a variety of topics and subjects.

Also, in collaboration with Verizon's Thinkfinity, you'll find free materials for educators and students in all major disciplines. You can search for educational resources at the fabulous Verizon Thinkfinity website which we've reviewed previously on ClickSchooling.

Back at the National Geographic site, you can sign up for a free newsletter that alerts you to featured resources each month, and you can also connect to NG Education on some of your favorite social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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Subjects:Geography, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
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