Teacher Review for US Geography With Flat Stanley HD

Fling your way towards a knowledge of the 50 states

Sean A.
Technology coordinator
District 75 Central
New York, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
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 Individual
Practice
Small group
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this app to supplement other geography learning. It's good for practicing state knowledge, location, shape, spelling, and general facts.It works best for students who have already been introduced to the states as there is little initial instruction built into the app. I find it helpful to pair the app with the Flat Stanley books, so that the character, Flat Stanley, and his purpose are clear.
My Take
It's a lot of fun, but the flinging Stanley aspect can be daunting for students (or adults) with limited manual dexterity. This is especially true when you get to states like Rhode Island. I really like though how you can expand on student knowledge, because it gives extra facts about each state like the state bird, state motto, capital, and landmarks.