3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2010 8:59 AM by Kristin Townsend RSS

Wonderopolis

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What information can I get and/or how do I use the website Wonderoplis? 

  • Re: Wonderopolis
    Laura New User
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    Wonderopolis is a website designed for parents and children to engage in learning together.  It presents fun, yet educational, opportunities for busy families to enjoy learning moments throughout their everyday routines.  A daily Wonder of the Day presents an intriguing question to be explored.  Then bits of knowledge and facts are provided to help answer the question followed by an application of the information to a family activity.  Each Wonder of the Day includes a video that complements the overarching topic of the day and sparks further conversations between parent and child.

     

    Here are a few ideas for educators on how to use Wonderopolis and promote a home-school connection:

    • Extend classroom lessons and curriculum with specific and connected Wonders of the Day to manageable parent and child activities in the home.
    • Share Wonders of the Day with families who are looking for simple activities that spark their children's excitement for learning.
    • Use Wonders of the Day for family-based school events such as "Family Learning Night" or "My Family's Wonder" where families share their own unique Wonder of the Day. These types of events create parent-to-parent connections that build parents' confidence in continuing to support their children's educational development.

     

    Wonderopolis can provide a multitude of possibilities for family learning.  I invite others to share their ideas too!

  • Re: Wonderopolis
    Jane Brown Master
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    You can find Wonderopolis from the Verizon Thinkfinity homepage or go to Wonderopolis - http://wonderopolis.org/

     

    The National Center for Family Literacy is putting up a Wonder of the Day each day.

     

    Each Wonder of the Day contains

    • a video
    • some information on the topic of the day
    • an activity on the topic of the day, may be an online or offline activity

     

    These are all high-interest topics that will stimulate discussions within families and perhaps in your SPED classes.

     

    Jane Brown
    Community Manager

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