Teacher Review For The Robot Factory by Tinybop

Robot Design Without All the Mess!

Jennifer K.
Classroom teacher
Legend Elementary School (Newark, OH)
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My Grades 1
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Are you looking for a STEAM app? Then this app offers everything you need for children to build their own robot without having to buy all the part. This is an excellent app for early STEM kids. This app allow students to create their own robot with many different options and functions. Then the best part of the app is that they can test their creation out and then make adjustment to their robots. This app has so much potential with students.
My Take
I have been really impressed with what my students have designed and then changed on their robots. The test mode of this app teaches them so many scientific concepts that they can then problem solve how to fix. This app is hands-on problem solving that leads to great discussions with students on why things didn't work they wanted them to and then how to go about fixing the problem. My only negative that I have witnessed is the app will freeze-up while a student is designing their robot and the only way to unfreeze is to close the app and reopen it and sometimes it does not save their work.