Teacher Review For Smithsonian Channel

Overall solid app but needs improvement for student users

Brandon B.
Classroom teacher
Huntington East Middle School
Huntington , WV
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 3
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
Great with General
How I Use It
In my classroom, the students use the videos as a supplement to prior learning. For example, they watched the videos about Japan surrendering during WWII. The videos worked really well, but they needed to be longer. It was easy to find the videos together, but categories would have been more helpful.
My Take
This app could be extremely helpful if the videos provided more information. Unfortunately, the videos are extremely brief in time and information. I did like how the app is set-up. Very user-friendly for teachers and students. For kids, the app provides a small supplement to what is being taught in class. It benefits them because the information is coming from another source other than myself.