Teacher Review For Ecofriendz

Nice way to review Global warming and Carbon emmisions through an addictive game!

Tony D.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Science
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Great with ELL
How I Use It
This game could be used as an extension/review/homework/classwork on Global Warming and how carbon emissions are produced and can be reduced. As a way to do something different in class is a nice game, but to use it just for learning probably very simple. The learning behind is limited but depending on the group age used can be useful, as there are some tips on how to reduce emissions that young students (Grade 6-7) can understand and try to implement at home (questions that pop up once they start to build homes-cities). For older students may be very simple, but still useful for a lesson on a game related to the topic. Great (for ESL students): once the game is installed you have the option to play in English, Spanish and French.
My Take
As a game it is interesting and I have the feeling students may get addicted to it, as there are aspects of the game that teens may love as punching loggers to avoid cutting trees and other challenges that make every stage of the game more difficult. As a teaching tool I may use it for a "break lesson" where students can play a game (as normally they always ask for games and to play). It is a way to diversify your lessons with something different (game) that reviews few ideas about Global Warming and how we produce more emissions or we can reduce them.