Teacher Review For United States History

Good Reference and Homework

Ann L.
Special Education Instructor
Van Wyck Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, NY
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 1
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
My special education students were studying for an upcoming test for their general education social studies class. I used this app to find information to help them fill in a teacher generated study guide. The references materials were good, and helped with some questions. I feel they would have gotten more benefit from using their own textbook. This did not provide information is simplified terms, like many needed. Also, they had to do more "searching' for answers which took these particular students a lot of time.
My Take
I do not think it is designed as a teaching tool, but more as a reference tool. As a reference, it isn't bad. I believe it is still being updated, which is logical. I do think it can be used at home or during a research project. It is also beneficial to teachers that just need more than what a district endorsed textbook provides.