We were awarded with a grant to get the Walking Classroom. Using The Walking Classroom is a favorite activity for my students. They are always very eager to walk, listen, and learn. I have found that students are able to make deep connections to our content when we listen to the different podcasts.
Getting started with using the Walking Classroom was very easy. I assigned each student a number and wrote the number on the WalkKits.
Before each new unit, I browse the podcast list on the back of the Walking Classroom case to see if there are any topics that can fit into what we are learning. Once I find a concept, I will either use the Walking Classroom to introduce the topic, to help build students background, or we will use it in the middle of our unit.
Right before we go out walking, we discuss what we will be listening to and make any connections that we can. Once it is time to walk, my students pair up with another student and walk side by side outside. We are very fortunate that we have a walking path by our school to use.
After our lesson, we debrief as a whole class, and then students take the quiz on Google Classroom. Once students have finished the quiz, we typically go over it together, and discuss any connections from what they have just listened to, and what we have already learned in class. There are so many great podcasts that I typically do not have trouble finding one that aligns with my curriculum!
Fifth Grade Teacher