Teacher Review For Puzzling Plates

Gets students thinking deeper about plate tectonics

Dana O.
Instructional Technology Integrator
North Allegheny School District
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
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
Great with General
How I Use It
Students in 8th grade used this app individually to deepen their understanding of plate tectonics. The content teacher created a guide for them to use along with the app to keep them on track. Overall, it was a huge success. The students were completely engaged with the app and learned a lot.
My Take
Students developed a deeper understanding of Plate Tectonics in one period using this app, than they typically would across days of "typical" instruction. I highly recommend this app for anyone teaching plate tectonics. There's really nothing I would suggest as far as improvements.