- 1 Overview of Marcopolo
- 2 Support
- 3 About Who Was Marco Polo?
- 4 About Who Was Marco Polo?
- 5 Did this review miss something on diversity?
- 6 How Can I Teach with This Tool?
- 7 Is it any good?
- 8 Is It Good for Learning?
- 9 What did Marco Polo do?
- 10 What Is It?
- 11 What is paid time off like at Marco Polo?
- 12 What was Marco Polo’s family like?
- 13 What were Marco Polo’s other accomplishments in Asia?
- 14 What’s it about?
- 15 Who knew?
- 16 Why was Marco Polo so influential?
- 17 History of Marcopolo
Overview of Marcopolo
"Best practice still relies on meaningful relationships between teachers and children, and there is a developmentally appropriate opportunity to empower teachers and caregivers with technology to provide high-quality, personalized, and interactive learning moments."What we know about what children need remains unchanged by the pandemic.But the field is learning about new ways we can thoughtfully leverage technology to support children in any environment, which is why we’re excited about our partnership with MarcoPolo," said Breeyn Mack, vice president of education at Teaching Strategies.MarcoPolo is very tightly aligned with our pedagogical approach and research-based best practices.Together, we’re giving educators the guidance to thoughtfully incorporate child-led digital learning into their instruction."
About Who Was Marco Polo?
Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China …and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed.But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about …or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was …? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O?Brien.
About Who Was Marco Polo?
Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China …and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed.But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about …or was it all made-up? Young listeners are presented with the facts in this entertaining Who Was …? biography.
Did this review miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids’ healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies.
How Can I Teach with This Tool?
MarcoPolo Ocean includes an excellent extensions idea section (compiled by an ocean education expert) under the Parent icon on the main page.Tap on that, then tap on More to find ocean book suggestions, three hands-on activities, field trip ideas, and discussion starter questions, all suitable for kids in preschool and up.This app can be a fun, interactive supplement to any classroom studying the oceans and ocean life.
Is it any good?
Creating group video chats across platforms can be tricky, but this app makes it easier.Teens can create video chat with individuals or leave video messages for friends to view later.The notable advantage with Marco Polo – Video Chat is the ability to watch videos from your contacts at your leisure, which can help people on different schedules connect more easily.And the conversation is archived, so you can go back and rewatch it whenever you’d like without searching for a video on your device.Parents will want to ensure they know everyone in their child’s contact list and talk about limits around how many messages are OK to send and when to send them.
Is It Good for Learning?
Kids can learn about ocean ecosystems, marine mammals, plants, and fish, as well as boats and submarines.As they explore the ocean ecosystems and what lives there through puzzles and free play, kids learn topic-specific vocabulary such as fish body parts, parts of a ship, and aquatic animal behavior.Even preschoolers can learn some early engineering vocabulary, as they build and learn the names of parts of submarines and boats.As kids travel through the ocean in the free-play part of the app, the water becomes darker as they go deeper, and kids will see how different sea creatures live at different depths.MarcoPolo Ocean creates a fun environment for kids to explore and gain an appreciation for the waters that cover so much of the Earth’s surface, the animals that live there, and the vessels humans use to explore it.
What did Marco Polo do?
Marco Polo was 17 or 18 when he began his journey from Venice to the farthest reaches of the Mongol empire.Living among the emperor’s dominions, with his father and uncle, as an advisor and emissary for 16 or 17 years, he returned to Venice by way of Hormuz (aboard ship) and Constantinople (overland).
What Is It?
MarcoPolo Ocean is a beautiful free play and puzzle app that includes five fun activities that help kids as young as preschool age form an overall concept of what undersea life looks like.MarcoPolo Ocean also invites kids to build a ship and a submarine, puzzle style, to learn the names of those marine vessels’ parts.The narrator gives kids brief facts about more than 30 species of fish and marine mammals throughout play.As kids fill in the puzzle, the narrator speaks related vocabulary words.There’s just enough of a dip into ocean knowledge within the waves of kid-friendly interactivity to make this app a fun, educational adventure.
What is paid time off like at Marco Polo?
What was Marco Polo’s family like?
The Polos were likely shrewd, alert, and courageous; they traded with the Middle East and acquired considerable wealth and prestige.Marco Polo’s father, Niccolò, and uncle, Maffeo, continued this legacy.Traveling east as far as Mongol emperor Kublai Khan’s summer residence, Shangdu, they established friendly relations with him before returning to Europe as his ambassadors.
What were Marco Polo’s other accomplishments in Asia?
Kublai Khan sent Marco Polo on fact-finding missions to distant parts of the empire, including visits to Yunnan (and possibly Myanmar [Burma]) and through southeastern China to “Quinsay” (now Hangzhou).He escorted a Mongol princess, with his father and uncle, by sea to Hormuz, and by land to Khorasan, during his return voyage to Venice.
What’s it about?
Users of MARCO POLO – VIDEO CHAT can stay in touch with friends (and anyone else on their contact lists), exchanging video messages in real time or when it’s convenient.For example, one user can send a video message, and the recipient can respond when it works for them, continuing the conversation.In contrast to FaceTime or Skype, where users have to be present at the same time, this app lets users have a video conversation on a delay.To spice things up, you can add filters to the videos and add text messages and doodle on-screen.Users can also easily create groups for group video chats.
Marco Polo did not introduce pasta to Italy.The dish had already existed in Europe for centuries, according to History.com.
Why was Marco Polo so influential?
Marco Polo’s account in Il milione opened new vistas to the European mind, and, as Western horizons expanded, Polo’s legacy grew as well.The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used in the late 15th and the 16th centuries, during the age of the great European voyages of discovery and conquest.
History of Marcopolo
Marcopolo closed its plant in Portugal in September 2009 because of the economic recession.