Wonderopolis hopes to spark curiosity when students have time to flex their imagination
The effort by the National Center for Families Learning to create "Wonders of the Day" and learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 4:14 AM EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Wonderopolis® is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Brought to life by the Louisville-based National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), the Wonders of the Day® will help you find learning moments in everyday life-ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs.
Wonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Connecting the learning we do in our schools, our homes, and our communities, Wonderopolis walks the line between formal and informal education. Each day, the website poses an intriguing question and explores it in a variety of ways. The Wonderopolis approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.
With multi-disciplinary content that purposefully aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, Wonderopolis has earned a place in K-12 curriculum and in classrooms worldwide. Teachers can use the daily Wonder to jumpstart their students' critical thinking, or dip into our ever-growing collection of Wonders for content that relates to specific themes and student interests. The possibilities for using Wonderopolis in the classroom are endless, and teachers are invited to find firsthand accounts and additional resources in the Educator Sandbox.
Children, parents, teachers, schools, and families all benefit from Wonderopolis-as well as contribute to its content and growth. Supporting 21st century communication and digital citizenship, visitors who leave comments on the site receive personalized responses from the Wonderopolis team. Users are encouraged to nominate their own Wonders and to vote on Wonder ideas from others.
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