Teacher Review For Ecofriendz

Interactive game for learning and exploring ecology, the environment, and climate change.

Susan M.
Blended Learning Coach
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Great with ELL
Special needs
How I Use It
This game is great for application of knowledge, or at least putting to use understanding of how we can impact the environment. It is certainly not real world work, but it helps students better understand the importance of our decisions and the delicate balance of growth and preservation of our environment.
My Take
This would be a great addition to a possible project-based learning experience, giving students an opportunity to practice their thinking before putting a plan into action. The text within the game was delivered like a typewriter, which students did not particularly like as it controlled the speed. Students didn't really read it and many would click through to get to the game. But it certainly offers a simulation to help students put into practice their learning of ecology and environmental impact.