It's great to hear that the Wonder of the Day works well on the iPad. I'd be interested in knowing more about how you are using the Wonder of the Day with your students.
Is anyone else in this group using Wonders of the Day from Wonderopolis with their students on iPads or iPods?
Hi! I really like Wonderopolis too! I showed it to my 3rd graders before the winter break and they really enjoyed it. I am planning to have 2 students a day each morning read the Wonder of the Day and report on it to the class. Then I want the class to have a "Written Conversation" bulletin board where they can write comments and thoughts about the Wonder of the Day - sort of like a blog on the wall rather than on a computer. It's a bit of a higher reading level than 3rd graders are used to, but they generally get the gist. I have a student teacher and a para who can help the 2 students each morning.
Eventually I'd like the class to create their own "Wonders of the Day" and research their own answers.
Wonderopolis Rocks! I used Do All Plants Have Roots? #487 to introduce photosynthesis to my 7th graders. My school is a 1:1 iPad school where each student has their own iPad to use throughout the day and I agree that the sites work great on iPads.
The tags on the Wonder Words page was a fantastic resource to link the students to foster their learning; taking that next step in "owning their learning.” As you can imagine, the students explored the site and found the Science NetLinks’ The Science of Spring lesson. Now, we will start planting seeds next week. As for photosynthesis, we conducted an experiment that worked perfectly with the introduction from Wonder #487. But even more important, my students branched out on their own and discovered a new resource to explore.