Teacher Review for Plants HD

Planting Seeds of Learning

Michelle K.
Instructional Technology Specialist
South Western School District
Hanover, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
The Plants HD app is a great resource to engage primary age learners in learning about the plant life cycle. The app contains audio and visuals for the various topics related to the plant life cycle. Text based information offers the read to me feature for use with early readers. Students work through the topics independently or with a small group, by reading and/or listening to the information. At the end of each topic, there are three levels of quizzes where correct answers are rewarded with coins. The quiz questions move from recall to application on an elementary level. The app would benefit from some video based content. After exploring the content and quizzes, students could work alone or with a partner to create a diagram (paper or electronic) of the cycle with labels and important points. Notetaking during use of the app is another great way to increase transfer of knowledge and accountability.
My Take
Plants HD is an engaging, fun app for young students learning about the plant cycle. The app works for use during a unit of study until the content has been mastered.