Teacher Review For X is for X-Ray (iPad)

Not all items are worth x-raying

Connie J.
Media specialist/librarian
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 2
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Advanced readers have used this for reading on their own. It was not an app that grabbed their attention or kept them coming back.
My Take
While some students may enjoy this app, it mixes juvenile poems with quite detailed information about the item being x-rayed. Advanced students may wish to skip the poems entirely and just read the text. Some of the items selected for x-raying are curious - there's not much to see on the inside of a piggy bank or an umbrella.