Teacher Review for World Book's World of Animals

Multimedia World of Animals

Michelle M.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
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My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Our science curriculum covers a unit on Animal Habitats. We learn about different land and water environments and the animals that inhabit them. As a culminating project we complete animal reports. This app is an excellent resource for students to gather their information about an animal and prepare a presentation to share with the class. Students were assigned a particular habitat and given independent work time to explore the variety of resources and information provided.
My Take
This comprehensive, multimedia encyclopedia of animals is an excellent resource for all students to enhance their understanding of animals and their habitats. The app is well designed to give students the opportunity to learn and discover many facts through a variety of options in text, videos, sound, and photos. The activities are an added bonus that provide an interesting way to compare and rank animals. This is an excellent research tool for independent study, group activities, or whole group instruction.