Teacher Review For Apparatus

Aggravating app that doesn't live up to the hype

Melanie G.
Media specialist/librarian
Forestbrook Middle School
Myrtle Beach, SC
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Although this might be a great resource for advanced learners who work well with limited to no directions or hints, this is not a good app for the general student population. Students in my robotics group tended to enjoy this app, however it was not something that they begged to use over and over. It is more of a one and done type of tool.
My Take
I wanted to purchase and review this app because I thought that it would be a good tool to increase depth of knowledge and practice for advanced learners and those in the programming/robotics club that I manage. Instead it was a struggle to get students to use more than once and when they did attempt to use the tool, it was a lesson in patience. The help feature is not integrated well and therefore is less than helpful. I would not recommend this product.