Teacher Review for NSF Science Zone

Great library of videos!

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My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use this app to supplement student understanding of topics or to allow students to explore interests outside my specific curriculum. At my school we have an iPad cart. I would sign the cart out for a day and provide each student with an iPad. The students were then tasked to find 1 video through the Science360 app that relates to something we had learned about during the past 2 weeks. They were then asked to write a short description of the video followed by a critique (was it good, bad, boring etc) and how the video might be improved. My students liked being able to explore at their own pace. They were very engaged in the activity.
My Take
I have used this app to supplement my teaching. I think it is a an excellent source for supplemental videos. My students have used it as a learning tool. I like that the videos are current science events or related to current science events. The videos do not seem outdated or old. This app allows your students to explore videos and other content related to science at their own pace. The only downfall of this app is the plethora of videos it contains. My students occasionally got lost in searching and got off task but in my eyes, as long as it was interesting to them, I didn't mind the off task work.