National Geographic has redesigned their education page and it is fantastic. The site is just in beta and now is the time we need to speak up to tell them what we need.
The first thing I can see is that they have aligned their content to the national standards. They have included tons of multi-media to meet the needs of our 21st century learners. Their interactive maps are perfect for our interactive white boards.
The site is broken down into several categories.
The teaching resources include lesson plans, activities, and downloadable and printable worksheets.
The media tab includes video and the beautiful still photography that National Geographic is know for.
There is also illustrations and comics. The great thing about this section is that student questions (and answers) are included.
The collections tab seems to be a teachers dream. The people of National Geographic Education have done all of your research for you. They have found the best resources for a variety of topics. They are all nicely categorized by grade level.
I believe that National Geographic Education has worked very hard on this amazing site and it will be an unbelievable resource for all of us. Remember, this is a beta site and they are asking for our input.
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