National Geographic Education
NAME OF AUTHOR(S)
National Geographic Education
TYPE OF PRODUCT
Online course, Web Site/Portal, Downloadable material
Chemistry, Natural Science, Biology
LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE
TARGET GROUP AGE
14 – 16 years old
Teachers can use the National Geographic Education site as a trusted resource for geography-based lessons, as well as lessons for other subjects that can be rooted in geography, such as weather, animals, history, and culture.
The Learning Framework was built around a set of learning outcomes that define what children and youth can learn and do at various ages, from pre-kindergarten through high school.
The Learning Framework was built around a set of learning outcomes that define what children and youth can learNational Geographic’s free online courses for educators equip teachers with useful tools to help them transform their classrooms. Through these courses, educators develop their own skills and knowledge so that they can encourage their students to adopt the mindset of a National Geographic Explorer. National Geographic online professional learning courses vary in their length and timetables. This means that busy educators can easily find a program that suits their needs.
Courses are open to any educator from anywhere in the world, whether they work with students in a formal or informal setting. On many of the NG courses, learners can earn graduate credits through our university partnerships.n and do at various ages, from pre-kindergarten through high school.
To determine these learning outcomes, National Geographic dug deep into national standards in key subject areas. They also sought advice and input from subject matter and child development experts, along with the combined expertise of NG instructional designers, researchers, and content developers—many with years of K-12 teaching or early childhood education backgrounds.
The Library includes activities, articles, collections, educator guides, encyclopedic entries, historical articles, ideas, images, interactive activities, lessons, maps, media, photos, unit studies, and videos.
National Geographic's education programs give teachers the tools they need to engage kids of all ages, reveal our interconnected world, and inspire new generations of citizens and explorers.
This website is very good for resources for students. This was particularly good for independent learning for students. The classes, where these resources were used, were on the area of Sustainability and Waste. There were unlimited resources on this area. Students could search on the website for sustainability and there were many videos as well as articles on this area. It looked at Sustainable Development Goals as well as areas of wastage of water. The information was very up to date and there were many videos created by experts in the area. Students found it interactive and fun. It is also very easy to maneuver through the website. There are also many links to other websites and resources from those websites which help students to find reputable sources for their information. This is a great website to use if students wanted to create a project around a specific area. There is also an area of the website where teachers can avail of professional development around the area of climate change, etc. and teachers can receive certification for these courses. As school closures are so prominent around the world at the moment, there is also an area of the website where students can watch videos at 2pm each day on different areas with different experts speaking about their particular field. The website is very user friendly for students as there is some text and some pictures that work with the text. This makes it more interesting for them. There are encyclopedic entries on the website on lots of different areas including climate change. This also has a vocabulary section where students can read through all the new words that are in that piece of text and understand the meaning of them.