Compelling digital field journal site engages kids on multiple levels
Pros: High-quality visuals, an intuitive and functional interface, unusual expeditions, open-ended educational opportunities.
Cons: There's little help on the site, and teachers will need to decide on their own how to best fit Open Explorer into their curriculum.
Bottom Line: An eye-opening, fascinating way to explore the world from a personal perspective; students will learn about geography, culture, and science along the way.
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