Teacher Review for DIY.org – Creative Challenges

This is so fantastic!

Elizabeth H.
Substitute Teacher
St. Cloud, Minnesota
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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 Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
This app has helped my students explore their individual interests and engage in student driven learning. I encourage students to use this app before and after school and during break times. It is fun yet provides structure and educational opportunities. They often choose to look into topics that are related to what we are discussing in class. This app is a great supplement to in-class material, but it couldn't replace actual instruction.
My Take
This is such a neat app! It is a fantastic way for students to engage in self-driven work, as they are able to search topics they are interested in and explore how other students have done projects related to these topics. Further, students can create their own videos and pictures and share them with others on the app. There are different challenges students can choose to participate in and earn badges for. This app is a great way to get students thinking, creating, and innovating! It is also a good way to help them develop technological skills and interact appropriately and respectfully with others online. I like that this app seems kid-friendly, and you don't have to worry about inappropriate images and videos in same way you would with a resource like Pinterest. My only critique is that the pictures and videos don't seem to link up with further learning. On Pinterest you can click on a particular picture of video and get more information, but this app doesn't offer that.