Teacher Review For EarthViewer

Useful teaching aid for lessons and I like that its free

Shaun N.
Student
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
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My Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Learning
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this alongside my lesson plan as a resource for my students.
My Take
The EarthViewer App is a 3-D model of the earth that users can use to trace tectonic development and other geological events on. Users can see the development of the earth’s crust from its formation to the current day, with detailed data information about the different changes in the earth’s atmosphere and temperature, Lumosity, and biodiversity. It is free to download and use, and is available on both apple and android platforms. This means that if you have a phone or tablet, you can download and use this app seamlessly. The app claims to be based on scientific data and evidence, and displays this data in a colorful and easy to consume way. This allows teachers to teach very complex concepts easily through visual representation. The drawback on this app, however, is that it is just a display of data, and users will find that without any goals or tasks to complete, they will not know what to use the app for. On the other hand, this makes this app very useful for teachers to integrate as part of their science lessons, and students can use this app to deepen their learning and understanding on that subject matter. Overall, this is an amazing app that allows students to consume complicated datasets in a visually pleasing manner. Alongside a carefully planned lesson plan, this app will be a great tool for any teacher to use during their lessons. Plus its free.