With more than 55 million students across the U.S. learning from home, National Geographic is answering the call for online learning opportunities with its new digital hub.
Dubbed NatGeo@Home, the learning outlet is a combination of all of National Geographic’s educational content, providing a one-stop-shop for teachers and parents looking for family-friendly material. Users want relevant and personalized content on their digital journeys, according to a Gartner report on the topic, so finding learning tools fit for all ages on National Geographic’s new platform could fill a specific consumer need during this unsettling time. For example, though the tool is aimed at K-12 students, it also includes teacher and parent material, to create lesson plans at home. To top it off, the hub is completely free and includes a wide variety of learning mediums from videos, quizzes, science experiments, and more.
National Geographic is also integrating its new site, Explorer Classroom, to host daily live-video talks from scientists, conservationists, and filmmakers where students can hear about topics such as space exploration and wildlife photography. The portal is also available on #DisneyMagicMoments, Disney’s new website full of activities and videos for students from all of its brands including Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic. The homeschool resources could help in educating and entertaining children, but the sites will also house Coronavirus-related resources for parents and teachers to help them better answer questions from kids about the pandemic.
National Geographic is stepping up to fill in the gaps of at-home learning curricula. With a plethora of resources and an increased demand for online learning, National Geographic could help students, teachers, and parents explore the world from their living rooms.