Teacher Review For Scoot & Doodle

Terrific interactive way to have students demonstrate understanding of concepts.

Mary H.
Classroom teacher
Veronica E Connor Middle School
Grand Island, NY
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
How I Use It
Scoot-doodle works well for semantic word mapping. Students are given a concept to discuss and then map related words, examples, non-examples, extensions, etc. The interactivity feature allows students to comment/edit/add to others work. Students had no difficulty getting right to work and taking advantage of the features. All features were easy to understand. The great variety of pen shapes and colors were appreciated by the kids.
My Take
Scoot-doodle allows students to interact and brain storm specific content. I appreciate how a product like this could be used for ANY subject area. Students can log in and brainstorm/craft independently but also (if they are 13 or above) they can interact with one another. The site is facebook dependent for interactivity which limits usability. Teachers do not always want to encourage facebook use and teachers in middle school settings would most likely not be able to use it.