Teacher Review For Daisy the Dinosaur

Excellent introduction for younger students to sequencing.

Sue W.
Technology coordinator
ACS Hillingdon International School (London)
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Great with General
How I Use It
Beginning with free exploration in pairs, students were challenged with moving Daisy across the page using as many different actions as possible. Students who easily accomplished this explored the challenge area whilst those who struggled continued to work on the Dinosaur actions using flash cards etc. Challenge activity - students prepare a program and peers predict what she will do before pressing play.
My Take
Great for small group collaboration. At the basic level they can make the dinosaur 'move', 'spin', 'jump', 'grow' etc. At a more advanced level, 'repeat 5' and 'when' commands can be included. A free app, it is a good introduction for Hopscotch by the same developer.