Teacher Review for MarcoPolo Ocean

Learning and exploring made fun!

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with General
How I Use It
I would use this resource as a way of getting students interested in marine biology outside of class. Having students explore this app on their own time as "homework," I think would be the most effective way of utilizing the app.
My Take
I believe this is a really good teaching tool. I liked how it allows students to explore the ocean in a unique way that also educates them at the same time. Exploring is done side by side with learning, which makes the process of retaining information a lot easier because it coincides with a fun adventure. I like how the app does a really good job at explaining multiple facets of the ocean including the fish, plants, boats, etc. It allows students to explore the ocean without actually having to be in the ocean, while at the same time constantly educating them on what it is they are viewing. I also liked the different puzzles as it helps with keeping the user engaged.