Teacher Review for Scoot & Doodle

Scoot and Doodle helps students use their noodles

Scott C.
Classroom teacher
South Carolina
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
In the past, I would have students create flashcards on index cards that included the word, definition, sentence for context application, a drawing that represents the word, and a few synonyms with different connotations.Now, I assign the units words in teams and the group creates a Scoot and Doodle for each word. The app's drawing element helps students create more visually exciting cards. The teams then share their Scoot and Doodle cards on their tablets with other class teams and we create a master set of cards. The sharing component has been a big hit because students can be inspired by other students and some of my students who don't always feel confident in their academic skills get praise by their peers for their artistic skills.
My Take
I have used this as a twist on vocabulary flash cards to help students understand a word in context. It increases the level of engagement for some less enthusiastic students, especially my artistic doodlers, by adding a creative and social aspect to a vocabulary lesson. The drawing feature makes it feel less "skill and drill." I think it works better for a younger group (9th grade), but I have used it at other levels.