With the help of this free resource, students will be researching, writing, and revising biographies in no time.
Let’s take a look at this helpful site, Ducksters, for free resources your students can use for their biography projects.
One thing to watch out for, Ducksters does have some advertisements on their sites. As long as you train your students to look out for these, it shouldn’t be an issue (and really, it’s a great digital literacy lesson for students to learn to watch out for clickable ads). If you’re not comfortable with students navigating the site on their own, the video above describes a workaround so you can still use these resources without exposing your students to any of the online advertisements.
Interested in another resource for writing biographies? Take a look at this article, How to Help Students Write Biographies, for a look at a graphic organizer designed to assist students with this task. This is a great next step for students to take after reading through all of the information at Ducksters.
About Our “Write Biographies” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.