Teacher Review for Shadow Puppet Edu

So Good Newton Should Have Thought of It!

Ryan N.
Classroom teacher
Elk Ridge Middle School
South Jordan, United States
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My Grades 7
My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
It is great for projects and sharing what you have learned. You could use this in any unit as a formative or summative assessment. For example my kids could do a project on one of Netwon's laws. After learning and doing some labs, they have to research and report using the research tools and then narrating or using text to teach about their findings. I would have my kids move from group to group sharing their 2-3 minute presentations, then swap and learn. Great stuff.
My Take
A fun way to integrate a variety of tools to educate and report. This gives my students a chance to learn and present as they desire. I think multiple uses would help them use it more efficiently and purposefully, but it is easy enough to use for a one-time assignment. It has many options leaving it possible to use many times, though.