Teacher Review For Intro to Colors, by Montessorium

Okay for Pre-K Students

Joel S.
Technology coordinator
Village East Community Elementary School
Aurora, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I would use this app to help students build vocabulary around the names of colors, as well as an intro to artistic concepts. There are 5 sections: Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Gradients, Paint, and Search. The Primary and Secondary activities simply ask students to sort colors into matching pairs. Not much to it. The Gradients section asks students to drag colors palettes from darkest to lightest. Paint offers 3 primary colors and a "brush" to practice painting. That section was the most engaging. The Search activity asks students to look at a scene and tap the colors being spoken. Overall, it's okay but not great.
My Take
For $4.99 I was expecting a lot more than this app has to offer. There's not much to it, other than building vocabulary and identifying colors. For a pre-K classroom, and maybe some Kindergarten classes, I'm sure students would find this app fun. After that I can see this app getting old fast. There are better painting apps out there, for FREE (such as Paper by 53), and the vocabulary can be mastered pretty quickly. I wasn't impressed and was hoping for a lot more options and engagement for $4.99.