Teacher Review for Spaghetti Marshmallows

Virtual building combined with logical thinking.

Jennifer C.
Classroom teacher
Carson High School
Carson City, NV
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with General
How I Use It
This could be used as a support for a lesson. Students will need some background prior to playing related to shapes and structures or as they play, they need a way to think through the cause and effects of their designs.
My Take
A fun platform. Endless creative opportunities for kids to explore. Could be really fun to use to model the thinking process as a teacher for the students, then allow students to come articulate and demonstrate their thinking at the smartboard in front of the whole class. Additionally, students could work in pairs or small groups to construct, this would add an interactive element to the process. Finally, students could work individually to determine their best design for homework, then return to share with the class.