Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet Me At The Corner Review

Back To School Meet Me At The Corner is a virtual field trip series.  Created from a child's perspective, these unique pod casts feature historical and cultural sites.  A suggested reading list and follow-up activities accompany each video.

I personally enjoyed the Interview with a Veteran:  Evacuation of Saigon.   Young Robert is very likable as he takes us to San Diego to visit  the USS Midway and meet Vern, a retired US Navy man.  Vern tells Robert his exciting story of evacuating Saigon as a Navy Colonel.

As a teacher, I highly recommend Meet Me At The Corner for use to enhance your curriculum or something for fun for your students/children at home.  Meet Me At The Corner provides activities and further study for each pod cast topic:  vocabulary building, fun trivia questions, map skills, listening skills, research.  If I used this in my classroom, I would have library books on the pod cast subject for my students to read.  I think reading comprehension is important.  Read.  Read.  Read.  I'm happy to see that Meet Me At The Corner lists recommended books on the subject, as well as fun websites for more information.

Meet Me At The Corner Virtual Field Trips For Kids can be found at the following websites:

Curriki an open source website for educational materials k-12 has over 80,000 members who are educators and teachers.

Teacher Tube  a video sharing website based on YouTube. It is designed to allow those in the educational industry, particularly teachers, to share educational resources. To dates TeacherTube has 380,000+ members.

Next Vista Learning online library of free videos for learners everywhere. believes learning is stronger with teachers and students from all over the world contributing content. They have a membership of 6,000 contributors.

WatchKnow  founded by Dr.  Larry Sanger,   co-founder of Wikipedia. Watch Know is a database for "instant tutoring".  It hosts multiple video explanations of the same topics, to accommodate many different learning styles. 

Check out the newest episode of Meet Me At The Corner Virtual Field Trip:  Canine Companions for Independence.


Rushton said...

Thanks for adding to your list! A quick correction: we have thousands of teachers and other professionals on our mailing list, but not that many videos (yet!). Anyone interested in exploring projects with us is welcome to contact me at rh(at)

Happy holidays!
Rushton Hurley