One of my favorite places to send students and teachers to for their research needs, learning and personal exploration is PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next. Using these two databases in the library and through collaboration with teachers, PebbleGo helped us turn our students into researchers full of curiosity and a passion for exploration, learning and research.
For those of you who haven't seen PebbleGo, let me give you a little background.
Capstone started by creating PebbleGo. It is the only database designed for preK-3 and now consists of 6 databases, including one in Spanish. One of the things I love most about PebbleGo is the read-aloud audio for every curriculum-connected articles and a selection of videos.
A few years ago, Capstone introduced PebbleGo Next for older students in grades 3-6. While it shares the read-aloud audio and easy visual navigation, it is clearly designed for older students with more detail and depth of information in the topics and articles included.
And last week Capstone released the newest member of the PebbleGo databases!
Let's take a closer look at the different topics within PebbleGo Next Social Studies.
The first is Culture which includes one of my favorite places to go in PebbleGo Next....Examining World Cultures.
Within Examining World Cultures, students will be able to explore so many different topics around the world.
As I looked around, the Food article caught my attention.
We have been getting ready to kick off a Global Buncee Cookbook Project so this would be a perfect place to send our students as they research food around the world.
You can read more about the Buncee project and how to get involved here.
Here is a detailed article list to show what you will find under each main topic area.
These are located at the bottom of the page. They just have to click on Games...
As you see, PebbleGo Next Social Studies brings so many special things to your library, classrooms and most of all to your students. It is the perfect next step in research and connecting to all of these social studies topics.
And this year, I hope you give it a try and is becomes the perfect place for your students too.
You can find out more about PebbleGo Social Studies here.