We love how The Walking Classroom has supplemented our curriculum. The students have thoroughly enjoyed being able to learn while they walk inside or out.
Typically, we listen to a podcast three times before taking an assessment. The resources that accompany the podcast have been a great asset to our new reading and writing curriculum. The podcasts for grammar — especially those dealing with sentence structure — were offered in a different format that allowed the students to hear and practice these skills in different ways.
The science podcasts have also been a huge asset. The students have especially enjoyed the space-related ones. For some students, this information has provided background knowledge before they cover it in the classroom and for others it has served as a review.
The biographical podcasts have assisted our students with both their social studies and their science curriculum, and students have even cited them as sources within their biography papers and presentations. I have loved this most of all!
Being able to expose students to materials that are not just written, but also in audio format, is wonderful. It has even encouraged some students to listen to audiobooks.
My co-teacher and I have really enjoyed using The Walking Classroom this year and look forward to incorporating it even more into our curriculum next year.
Crab Orchard Elementary