PebbleGo is an online database that provides young readers with access to a collection of nonfiction text focusing on various topics. BCPS offers access to three databases on PebbleGo: Animals, Earth & Science, and Social Studies. Students can use PebbleGo to research and read about topics in these categories. Also included are features such as audio, video, articles, games and activities. This database is also capable of being used on mobile devices.
Just getting started with PebbleGo in your classroom? Click here to purchase a wonderful resource to make the introduction seamless. Included are lesson plans, Common Core connections, extension activity ideas, graphic organizers, and self-assessments.
Introducing 'research' to your class for the first time? This Prezi can help!
Compare and contrast fiction books with nonfiction! This resource offers ideas on how to pair picture books with nonfiction text.
Here is a lesson that uses PebbleGo to research snowflakes. The students utilized the available print-outs from PebbleGo to write about their findings. They even cited their resource!
Click here for a quick and easy third grade science lesson which uses PebbleGo to research animal life cycles.
This teacher used PebbleGo with her kindergarten students to research different insects. Click here to see her lesson.
These first graders used PebbleGo to help them find information about the Chinese New Year.
If you have access to the 'biographies' database on PebbleGo, your students can research historical figures. Here is a lesson that focuses on inventors.