Teacher Review for Composer Pro

Wonderfully accessible app for creating interactive media as well as getting an introduction to the principles of programming.

Kristin H.
Technology coordinator
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My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I worked with students from 8 and 9 years old to adults with Composer Pro. They were creating interactive books. They needed to write a story, create storyboards, create the art and import those assets into Composer Pro. They then learned to program the app for page turns, interactive features as well as adding animation and sound effects. This is a great app to use for developing creative communication that requires strategic thinking and coordination to complete. The students were all very pleased with their work.
My Take
This app is a great tool but does require that the teacher have a working knowledge of the product. Simple projects can be completed with relative ease but there is the potential for a high level of sophistication in the projects. Helping students become savvy visual communicators and programmers are great benefits of this app.