Teacher Review For Gamestar Mechanic

Great supplement to a technology course. Not a curriculum unto itself.

Robert d.
Classroom teacher
Hudtloff Middle School
Lakewood, WA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Science, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this product as an extension in a variety of technology courses. I did a one day introduction to the program, and students moved forward on their own time. What worked - It manages itself, and kids love it. What doesn't - It is a stepping stone, and some advanced learners quickly move through the program.
My Take
I'm not as enthusiastic as some other reviewers, but I am a big fan of this program. I will use it again as an extension for my classes when students finish their class work (Comp. Sci, Tech, Robotics). It could sere kids better with allowing students to import avatars/sprites - but hey, the price is excellent. Also - I e-mailed support a number of times and received no response. That's not okay.