Back in 2006, most elementary school teachers weren't using film/video for much more than "rainy day recess." Our team wanted them to see it as a dynamic, engaging resource for 21st century learners.
The National Geographic Education Foundation allowed us to develop hands-on activities for film/video and videotape teachers using the curriculum in local classrooms. Outside evaluators confirmed the effectiveness of the package.
"I think the key to learning is going visual" - Barry Hoonan, 6th grade teacher