Something new has come to our library.....
Now we have even more awesome resources from National Geographic that we will all love too.
This collection contains 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images; National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present; and 200 National Geographic Kids books focusing on animals, environment, places, history, people and cultures, and science and technology.
These resources can be used by individual students, within small groups, and as a classroom. They can be used by the students and teachers at school and will also be an important addition to the resources they have access to at home as well.
When you click on a picture, it opens up on another page to give you a bigger view. It also contains a sound clip that tells about the picture and the copyright information.
With all of the magazines, books, and pictures there are tools that go with each. They can be found on the right hand side of the page. It will be helpful for students to have the citation for each item.
I went to the School Library Journal Summit last weekend in Austin, Texas. It was wonderful meeting the people representing Gale/Cengage at the Summit.
I especially loved the National Geographic Bee information that they shared.
The National Geographic Bee registration is taking place now through October 15, 2013. The Bees then start....you can see the dates and other information above and on the website.
With preparing for the Bee it is a GREAT time to try out National Geographic Kids too! This is the perfect place to really introduce the new resource to a school community and to participate in a new educational event.
Also, check out the National Geographic Research Guide on Geography which has lots of information on how to use National Geographic Kids.
I can't wait to see how it is used on our laptops and the kids iPads. We will be highlighting it at our parent/teacher conferences next week too.
Everyone at Van Meter you can go to our National Geographic Kids site here.....please get the password from me.
And all others, please click here for more information on the National Geographic Virtual Library: http://goo.gl/u4WGbd