Hey all! Introducing a fun new Preston family project: Fun Facts with Alex! It is just getting started. Our vision is for science and social studies educational videos between 3-5 minutes that teachers can use as morning or pack up work – and every post includes a journal activity. Alex is just starting to learn about video presence, enunciation, and the facts he will be sharing on the fly. They will get even better with time.
As a family, we found we were doing quite a bit of traveling. Alex has a passport with stamps from at least 5 different countries and has visited many more via closed loop cruising (where passports are not needed). He has been on 6 cruises ranging from 7-12 day trips each. Some of his favorite places in DisneyWorld in Orlando, Disneyland in California, and Disneyland in Paris (maybe you have noticed a trend – haha!)
On a recent trip to Hawaii, I realized that there are so many kids out there who don’t get an opportunity to travel like Alex. As a former teacher, I also know learning about interesting things outside of our regular environment can broaden the mind inviting students to think bigger.
Unfortunately this idea was hatched while on a 24-hour travel day back home AFTER the trip was over so we missed out on some amazing places and facts to share. The good news is that the idea was hatched and that gives us even more of a reason to travel.
We hope it “opens up” the world a little for those students who may not have access to leave their own communities. It also includes one journal entry idea listed right below the video so you just have to turn it on and you are done. We will eventually even ask for “student guest vloggers” in the future to share even more facts from all over the world!
Please head on over to website now to check out some of the facts from the last few weeks and sign up for our Free Educator’s Club too. See you there! www.FunFactswithAlex.com