- Books 4 Your Kids Reviews MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids
As a lover of children's literature, mother and bookseller of 14 years, I want to put good books into kid's hands. I share my philosophy on what makes a book good as well as book reviews and lists of great books for every reading taste and ability with a focus on new readers. I also highlight some wonderful books that are not always on the shelf at bookstores, but might be at your library and can definitely be ordered. All books mentioned are available in paperback unless noted.
- VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
As we search for ways to broaden the experiences of our students, virtual field trips may be a way for every student to visit many places they normally wouldn’t get to see. Here is a great site: Meet me at The Corner
- Everything San Diego Reviews MEET ME AT THE CORNER
Currently on Meet Me At The Corner San Diego locals can watch the young host as he visits with San Diego illustrator Lori Mitchell author of Different Just Like Me and Holly Bloom’s Garden from Flashlight Press. Lori talks about her life as an illustrator and artist.
- 100 Video Websites Every Educator Should Know
It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran teacher or a newbie just now taking college courses — finding new ways to get students engaged in the classroom is always a great thing. One way many teachers are reaching out is with the multitude of material found on the web, allowing them to turn everyday lessons into a multimedia experience. You can find a great amount of helpful material on these sites, including videos to augment your lessons, lectures to inspire students, documentaries to show them how things work, and loads of additional videos to help you become a better, smarter teacher.
- Raising Arizona Kids Magazine: Have an Edison Party
How to celebrate? Bake a birthday cake in the shape of a light bulb or look at the video on Edison and other resources at Meet Me at the Corner, which also encourages kids to submit video book reviews and virtual field trips.
- Big Catches for the 21st Century
Every once and a while I am introduced to a truely unique and innovative site that has great implications for 21st century learning. The most recent site that fits this bill is one called Meet Me At The Corner. The site is dynamic and interactive, encouraging individual expression and participation through video submissions from children worldwide. Donna Guthrie, the website producer, is committed to creating a community of children, who learn the art of self-expression and storytelling through video. Guthrie is not new to education. She is the author of more than twenty award-winning books for children. Donna has also taught kindergarten through fifth grade in both public and private schools in Pennsylvania and Colorado and is a visiting professor at Colorado College where she teaches children’s writing.
- SFC Blog: Families Matter Reviews MEET ME AT THE CORNER, VIrtual Field Trips for Kid
I just love this site. I have been visiting MEET ME AT THE CORNER (http://www.meetmeatthecorner.org/) for the past two years. Some of my tips about events and holidays have come from some the virtual trips I have taken there. It’s very kid friendly and a great way not only for parents, but teachers too to share the world around us with the children in our lives.
- What Parents Need When They Need It Reviews MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids
This site is set up with easy to navigate tabs and it's a breeze to get around. There are tons of things to check out, under each video is a list of books that relate, other free websites and a learning corner if you're using the site for educational purposes.
As we all talk about cheap or free activities for the family this summer, this website fits right in. Your trip to the free museum, national park or community festival could take on a whole new life if the kids were shooting a video tour for other kids.
- Model Train Yard Reviews MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids
The hobby of model railroading needs new young participants to grow and thrive and a trip to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum can really help inspire young minds to see how fun this hobby is. While a trip to San Diego may not be possible right now for our younger visitors, MeetMeAtTheCorner.org provides the next best thing with a very interesting virtual tour of the Model Railroad Museum.
- MEET ME AT THE CORNER Review
MEET ME AT THE CORNER is a virtual field trip series. Created from a child's perspective, these unique pod casts feature historical and cultural sites. A suggested reading list and follow-up activities accompany each video.