Teacher Review For Stack the States

An okay game to test random state facts.

Jennifer O.
Classroom teacher
Julian Charter School
Temecula,
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My Grades 4, 5, 6, 7
My Subjects Science
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I got the app for my 5th grade students to practice the states and capitals. I wanted them to also learn the location. They quickly got bored of this one, as did I. We chose other apps to learn the states and capitals.
My Take
At first, this is a fun game to try to stack the states. However, it teaches very little and can become boring very quickly. The facts are not things that I would expect or even want my students to remember. Sometimes it asks for you to find the state by giving you the capital. Mostly the kids just guess and hope they get it right. They do not retain much information. The only plus would be they are see the state names a lot and the shape of the state. However, I do not think they retain much of this information.