Teacher Review For How to Make Origami

Fun for students interested in origami shapes, but would require more from the teacher to connect with content.

Adina S.
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
How I Use It
This app teaches the steps for how to create various origami designs. I would use it to connect with geometry concepts. My concerns from an educational point-of-view, are that it clearly shows the steps, but doesn't use any geometry or other educationally-based terms. To use the app, I would have students identify the terms as they are working through the directions.
My Take
The directions for various shapes are easy to follow through animated steps on a grid background, though I would like to have a connection to fractions and geometry. I was concerned with the ads on the bottom of the screen, the prominence of a link to other apps from the publisher, and the option of a gun as a shape in the program.