Teacher Review For Project Noah

Use this on nature walks and in classroom with preschool students.

Clarissa J.
Classroom teacher
Out of the Box Child, Seattle, WA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 1
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Our school is near a large nature preserve. We frequently walk through the park. This app has given us a way to upload pictures we take and learn more about the habitat we are exploring. Additionally, as outlined in my take, students learn about wildlife from other places too. Some of our students are from other countries, we get to learn about their former homes and the plants and animals we would see there if we could visit. Because I work with very young children, I upload content and type in the data. Children are allowed to use the iPhone to take pictures. I will sometimes bring my personal camera to take higher quality pictures and upload from a home computer. We will use the iPad or iPhone app to access the app later in the classroom. Have used with a max of 12 students. Prefer working in small groups of no more than 5 students for the most meaningful conversations.
My Take
I enjoy that it allows us to connect our real natural world with our digital world. We build the connection between what we see in the world and on a screen. Now, new animals that are not in our local environment that we see on a screen have more meaning because the students understand someone far away is taking the picture. Animals from other places are more tangible.