Do you remember Ms. Frizzle and her magical school bus? Watching this show growing up, it was so fun to see the kids go on some amazing field trips to different ecosystems, inside the human body, and everywhere in between. Recently, Netflix revamped the series and my youngest daughter is hooked!
While watching with her one day, I was struck at how the field trips that were once impossible outside of the show are actually quite possible today. You can visit almost anywhere in the world via Google Maps or Google Earth. There are apps and websites for looking at human anatomy from the inside out. With a green screen and the DoInk app, a student can take the path of a water droplet and explain it in detail. Then, with Seesaw, the final product can be shared with an authentic audience!
Find your inner Ms. Frizzle!
What a fantastic time to be teaching and learning! Magic School Bus will still be a favorite at our house, but as a teacher and a coach, I have the opportunity to bring these experiences to life!