Seriously Amazing Smithsonian Website
Friday, June 20, 2014
Have you seen Smithsonian's Seriously Amazing website? It reminds me a lot of Wonderopolis. When you go to the site you can choose one of the following categories:
I really love the sharing feature that is attached to each topic. If you use a digital classroom management/organizational system like Edmodo, Blackboard, Google Classroom (coming soon), etc. your students can provide the link to their topic in a threaded discussion. By giving students the freedom to choose a topic on Seriously Amazing to write about, they are given ownership of their learning and an opportunity to teach their peers about an interesting concept.
A grid of all sorts of interesting questions pop up:
When you see a question you are interested in learning about, click on the square and either a description or an informative YouTube video will pop up.
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