Teacher Review For Toca Doctor

Fun for a bit, but doesn't have real educational value

Stephanie T.
Classroom teacher
Detroit Country Day School
Beverly Hills, MI
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 1
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this product in my teaching to have students review apps for students of all ages. This app was reviewed by a small group of students and they then presented on the ability for kids to learn something from this, how long they would stay engaged and what they would change about the app. Students unanimously agreed that they would like to see this app work more on educating children as opposed to just allowing them to manipulate and play with things.
My Take
I would not use this as a teaching tool because although the app is unstructured for a reason, to allow students to explore parts of the body and how the body works, it does not allow for more instruction. If one is looking for an app that allows kids to think creatively and be engaged for a decent amount of time, this did not hold students' attention like other apps we have looked at.