Teacher Review For Scribblenauts Remix

Scribblenauts: Provide vocabulary to problem solve

Cynthia S.
Media specialist/librarian
Fremont Public Schools
Fremont, NE
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is an innovative idea as it combines problem solving and vocabulary creation. It would be a nice addition to a learning center environment to reinforce vocabulary, speaking, and writing skills. The app requires the player to provide written words to access tools for the avatar to use in the course of the game. It would be a nice tool to support ELL students in learning language and vocabularly.
My Take
This not something I would use as a teaching tool, but instead a resource for extra practice. It does provide reinforcement in spelling and accession of vocabulary terms as the player moves through the game. It was a little cumbersome to figure out what was needed and how each component worked. I spent a great deal of time reading the "help" hints. My concern would be that some students would become frustrated and give up.