Teacher Review For SimpleRockets

Great tool for looking at physics in a new way

Darlene P.
Assistant Principal & Graphite Mentor
Shivela Middle School
Murrieta, CA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I had a class of students studying physical properties of motion use the app to apply what we had learned. The students first used it as an intro activity then repeated using the app as an assessment. Students had to discuss what they were using and seeing. I monitored the discussions as well as had them record what the group discussed. The students were engaged and I was able to see the growth from the beginning of using it as more of a game, to the students being able to apply what they learned.
My Take
Overall this app was both fun and useful. I really like the engagement and options that the students have with the app. Without it the students would not be as engaged or have grown in the concept as much as they did.