Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Wonderopolis - Great Short Reading Stories for Elementary #edtech #reading @Wonderopolis
So I was looking at Twitter and saw a Periscope about an online space for kids to read and take quizzes...how many times did we say that even two years ago. Never. But that's the reality of today's connected world. But that's not the point of this post.
The reading site I saw is called Wonderopolis and it has tons of content. The goal of the website, besides getting kids to enjoy reading, is to bring out their inner wonder; to help them ask questions about their world and discover the answers.
Some of the great features are the vocabulary support. For example, many of the challenging words you can hover over and get an instant definition. There are also content and vocabulary quizzes as well to keep the kids accountable for what they're reading. Beyond that there are lots of tools for kids to stay engaged, including a place for them to ask questions that could potentially be the wonder of the day. There's even a teacher space called WonderGround and a forum.