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WOW Your Class With Podcasts in the Classroom!

Your classroom is a place kids love, one filled with creativity, where curiosity is rewarded with bonkerballs learning, and there is plenty of WOW to keep kids engaged. We’ll help you put even more “awe” in awesome with the best podcasts for the classroom!

Together, we’ll combine podcasts in the classroom with creative projects to explore what students hear. Check out all our FREE resources for podject-based learning below!

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Powered by the top kids and family podcast WOW IN THE WORLD, TinkerClass is a FREE podject-based learning program that uses 21st century skills to guide students to listen, wonder, tinker, and make!

Tips & Tools for Teachers

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The Benefits of Using Podcasts in School

From building listening skills to meeting academic standards to supporting your curriculum, podcasts deliver!

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How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom

Check out our suggested, quick and easy ways to integrate podcasts into, and enhance, your curriculum.

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Wow in the World NGSS At-A-Glance

See how Wow In the World episodes align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

TinkerClass Teacher Resources

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Quick Start Guide to TinkerClass

Get up and running with TinkerClass today!

Welcome to TinkerClass

TinkerClass Teacher’s Guide

We’ve got all you need to know to get started with TinkerClass right here. We can’t wait to see what you and your students create!

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What Is TinkerClass?

Learn about the baked-in benefits of podcasts for education through our FREE podject-based-learning program.

A preview of the TinkerClass guide, reading Welcome to TinkerClass

The Building Blocks of TinkerClass

Listen, Wonder, Tinker and Make! Explore what happens in each of the four phases.

A preview of the All Podjects page, featuring the Martian Beach Party and Tour of Titan podjects along with others

What is a Podject?

Podcasts + Projects = Podjects!
Find out all about them here.

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TinkerClass NGSS at-a-Glance

See how TinkerClass content aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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Preparing to Use TinkerClass

Everything you need to know before getting started.

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Get familiar with frequently use TinkerClass terms.

TinkerClass Classroom Resources

A preview of a Wows and Wonders worksheet

Wows & Wonders

A place to record ideas during and after listening.

A preview of a Brainstorming Wonders worksheet

Brainstorming Wonders

Try this brainstorming tool in your classroom.

A preview of a Big Wonders Worksheet

Big Wonders Worksheet

Try this organizer with your class to get the Wonders flowing.

A preview of a Re-Testing Plans sheet

Re-Testing Plans

An organizer to support students with their experiments.

A preview of a worksheet to Improve Your Design

Improve Your Design

An organizer to support students with their engineering podjects.

What Teachers Are Saying

TinkerClass definitely gets students thinking as they’re going through and creating and communicating and saying to themselves ‘What’s working?’, ‘What’s not working?’, ‘How can we can we do this?’, or ‘How can you change this?'”

Emily Nagle

The language of the Wow and the Wonder so naturally folds into the scientific process or the teaching of scientific skills because that’s how many scientists start investigations.

Carole Paterson, Valley School
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