Teacher Review For iTooch 6th Grade Health

Great learning tool that allows students to learn material at their own pace.

Matt H.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
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
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is a great product to use when reinforcing health concepts. This app provides 50 lessons related to health topics such as: Nutrition, medical musts, physical activity, growth and development, and safety. What works is that students have the ability to read through a lesson at their own pace. They are able to take practice questions throughout the lesson, and there is a quiz at the end of each lesson that asks meaningful questions that are related to the main learning objectives. Students really enjoy the avatar that they are assigned. This avatar will grow to different levels as students complete lessons. A great function that this app offers is the ability to enable quiz questions to be read-aloud to students. This is a great feature for diverse learners. However, the actual lessons do not appear to have read-aloud capability. Another great feature is that students can enlarge the size of the text to best meet their learning needs.
My Take
Overall, this is a great product to build of reinforce understanding of specific health concepts. I really like how it allows for students to learn at their own pace. Also, this app allows students to review each lesson at any point in time. Students are awarded points for each lesson/quiz that they complete, and also have the ability to play a short game after completing a lesson. This tool could best serve students during a student-driven activity, or a review activity of health concepts. I can also see this app used as a center learning activity in a large group setting. The only downfall of this application is that the lessons are presented through text/graphic representations. Depending on skill-level, some students may have trouble reading/understanding the entire lesson by themselves.