National Geographic has a handful of apps for students including Weird But True, National Parks, Underground Railroad, and Marine Missions. In addition to these great choices for tablets, their website National Geographic Kids is a terrific resource for students and teachers.
National Geographic Kids has games, articles, pictures and more for kids of all ages to explore. It can be used to incorporate informational text or multimedia into a whole class lesson. Students can also dive into the resources on the site to answer their own questions or conduct research projects.
Check out their website to see everything that is available for your students!
QR Codes are a fantastic way to take students directly to a website and I’ve shared tons of ways I like to use them! If you want your students to find a picture without doing a Google Image search, it’s easy to create a QR code that takes students directly to a photograph.
1. Do an Internet search to find the perfect picture
2. Right click on the picture and choose “Copy Image URL”
3. Paste the Image URL into a QR code generator
4. When students scan the QR code they’ll be taken straight to the picture – not a website with text, advertisements or other links to click on.
Looking for more tips for using QR codes with students? Check out my Udemy course: “Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Energize and Differentiate Your Lessons” (50% off)