Teacher Review For Meet the Insects: Forest Edition

Get Friendly with Forest Insects

Michelle K.
Instructional Technology Specialist
South Western School District
Hanover, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
How I Use It
The app has photos, videos and text about forest animals that appeal to learners. Learners choose one or more insects to research and create a project (venn diagram, commercial, essay) demonstrating their learning. When selecting two insects, the learner compares and contrasts the insects for their audience to learn similarities and differences. The videos are bit short, so learners may take their notes from learning and create a video of their own! Also, depending on age of learner, the insects could be expanded on due to the limited number in the app.
My Take
This is a great supplemental resource that will appeal to a variety of learner types. The content is engaging and presented in a fun way. With limited access to live insects, this app provides rich exposure that would otherwise be unavailable. Note: All the information in Meet the Insects: Forest Edition is provided by National Science Museum of Korea.