Teacher Review For HowStuffWorks

great app it gives you access to facts, quotes, videos that can get you interested and involved into how things work

Andy G.
Classroom teacher
john marshall high school, glen dale, wv
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
How I Use It
The biggest thing that I use HSW for is to show students videos how things are made and how they physically function. Being a computer repair person understanding the how the devices and objects that we wok with everyday are built. Its got full shows called Tech Stuff that range anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour. I use these generally as s lead in to something that we are about to do to get the students interested in what is coming up.
My Take
The app is full of information and which can be used for any area and field of teaching. There are quizzes and 10 featured articles/videos that you can look through very quickly to find something that might catch your and students attention. The main menu is very easy to navigate and this app is great for finding something to introduce a lesson and to get students interested.