In 2019, The Walking Classroom rolled out our updated (and much more user-friendly!) Adopter Resources Page. We restructured it so that adopters could easily access all podcast-specific resources on a single page. In addition, we set it up so you could do a search multiple ways. You can find podcasts by searching on podcast title, subject area, health message, or character value, as well as via our themed groupings!
Since then, we enlisted our interns to curate collections of additional resources for our STEM, language arts and social studies podcasts. In 2020, all of these resources were reviewed, uploaded, and included under the Additional Resources heading on their respective podcast pages!
Originally, each podcast page in the Adopter Resources included a slide deck to introduce the podcast, suggested videos, and an electronic version of the comprehension quiz. Now, where possible, we have added the following additional resources:
- a printable of worksheet
- a hands-on activity
- a multi-day project
- an online game or quiz
- a virtual field trip
Learn More . . .
To support adopters in accessing and using the Adopter Resources and to share some tips for using The Walking Classroom, we also released a Training Update. If you have not yet taken the time to check it out, be sure you do!
. . . and Take Some Time to Explore!
No matter how learning is happening for your students this fall, these additional resources are here to support you! Incorporate them in the classroom or direct your students to use them at home.
Free downloadable (and reproducible) printables come from a variety of sources or are freshly created by The Walking Classroom. These allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of podcast-specific or podcast-related content. With hands-on activities, students can take matters into their own hands with your supervision (or their parents’ guidance).
Multi-day projects enable your students to work individually or in small groups over several days. They can solve a problem or make a visual or video to summarize what they’ve learned. Students can also complete a longer experiment or use their learning to create something new! Online games and quizzes provide an interactive opportunity for your students. They can explore topics further on their own or even test their knowledge about a podcast!
And, if you’re looking to take your study of a podcast topic beyond the classroom, virtual field trips can help with that. These allow for a variety of experiences. Students can tour the National Hurricane Center, view primary sources at the Library of Congress, or study food chains at Belle Isle Aquarium. They can visit Emily Dickinson’s home, explore Chichen Itza, get a glimpse of Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park, and more!