21st Century, Digital Life

2 Websites Worth Sharing

In preparing for the PYP Exhibition, I came across two websites that look like they could be really interesting to pursue with students:

The Wonderment

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The Wonderment, created by the non-profit Kidnected World, is a global co-creative platform that connects kids to make a difference and meet the world through the shared magic of imagination. Using the common language of wonder, kids and educators around the world can collaborate on creative challenges in an engaging and purposeful app environment that encourages self-directed creativity, global community and social-emotional learning.

The Wonderment: How it Works from The Wonderment on Vimeo.

The Kid Should See This

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The Kid Should See This is a growing library of smart & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that can be watched in the classroom or together at home. 8-12 new videos are added each week, or you can search 1,800+ videos in the archives, curated by Rion Nakaya, with help from her 4 & 6 year olds. The video selections are driven by wonder, enthusiasm, and “wow!” moments and cover all topics under and beyond our sun, with a special focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) topics.

This site would be a great ‘safe search’ place for kids to just go and explore.

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2 thoughts on “2 Websites Worth Sharing”

  1. Hello Sonya, I love thekidshouldseethis it is a treasure chest of everything under the sun from Derby the dog runs on his 3D printed prosthetic paws to TED Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain and more. I use it often. Thanks to Rion Nakaya who curates the site and our students always have some keen observations and thoughtful interpretations to share.

    Shine on,
    Neila

  2. She is amazing! I love that I can go to a site where all the stuff is appropriate for kids – and that ‘appropriate’ doesn’t mean ‘dumbed-down’ (to quote Rion). There is so much interesting stuff out there and to have this curation of curiosities – so fortunate!

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