The Walking Classroom In The News
Published on Apple Valley Unified School District Web Site in Apple Valley, CA
Thursday, 12/17/2015 | By Kristin Hernandez
Susan Cooper’s fourth grade class at Sitting Bull Academy is combining learning with exercise, thanks to a donation worth $3,500 from The Walking Classroom. Earlier this year, Cooper and her class received a complete set of teacher manuals, headsets and mp3 players preloaded with podcast lessons.
Through The Walking Classroom, students participate on a brisk 20-minute walk, while listening to an educational podcast. After they return to class, students engage in a group discussion and take a quiz on the lesson content.
“It’s like physical education, except it’s through technology,” Matthew, student at Sitting Bull, said. “Since you’re walking around, your brain works smoother and you actually really listen to what the podcast is saying.”